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Old 10-01-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Filling my C02 tank question--in montreal

Im looking to get my CO2 tank filled for the first time, and the LHBS shop not only JUST swaps tanks (meaning id have to give up my shiny one) but he also says that it would be 30 bucks (for a 5 pound tank, that seems like alot (?))

Anyway, Ive been calling around and asking at fire extinguisher refill places and I think Ive found one that may be able to do it, but they dont know if it is food grade or not (language barrier issue of course.)

Is it possible for me to get a general consensus from everyone here whether or not I should be able to simply get it filled there and be able to trust that it is safe to use?
Any other suggestions?
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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Haun Welding Supply, 5921 Court Street Road, Syracuse, NY. (315)463-5241

Its back in the states but they should be able to fill your tank with CO2 safe for use in beverage applications.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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CO2 is CO2 regardless of its intended application. I don't see any reason why using welding or fire extinguisher CO2 is any different to any other CO2.

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Old 10-01-2008, 08:51 PM   #4
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Thanks Parva, thats what Ive come up with after doing some reading online about this kind of stuff.

Now I just have to hope that they have the attachment to fit my tank!

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Old 10-01-2008, 09:19 PM   #5
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Cost me $17 to get my 5 #er filled here at my fire extingusher shop. Most times I don't have to leave it ( unless I'm getting a re-certification ) and can get it filled while I wait.

And I agree, CO2 is CO2, the only real difference is in what they use to transfer it with. Some places use non-brass fittings and the resulting CO2 could have some rust/iron particles in it, although I haven't heard of anyone experiencing it. I really wouldn't worry about that.

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Old 10-01-2008, 11:20 PM   #6
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Fire Extinguisher place here in Moncton charges 2.50$ per pound so a 5lb Tank is only $12.50 and they fill while you wait unless they have to recertify.

Making this place cheaper for a 5lb but more expensive for 20LB. Liquid Air will fill 5lb for $20 and a 20lb for $40 but only on Fridays.

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Old 10-01-2008, 11:55 PM   #7
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Is your LHBS La Cachette du Bootlegger ? website says $15 for a 5# tank.

Lots of options in a big city like Montreal...

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There's Atelier Biere et Vin in Longueuil that will fill it up for about $20 + tax.

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I pay $5 dollars to get my 10lber or 5lber filled here in MIchigan.

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Thanks for all the input, I found a fire extinguisher place about 5km from where I live and rode my bike up there, the woman at the desk said shed call me when it was done but a guy came and grabbed it and said it would be 15 minutes. He was back in ten and five pounds cost me 11, so $12.xx with tax.

There is a metro station only about a 1km from there, so I would even be willing to walk it come winter

thanks for all the help everyone

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