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Old 03-29-2010, 02:58 AM   #11
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No, but I think it takes a day to get yours filled. I just do the exchange. My "new" tank is long gone now.

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Old 03-29-2010, 03:47 AM   #12
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If you refuse to exchange then eventually you will have to leave your tank for an extended period to get a hydro and be charged for it. If you exchange you never have to worry about the hydro date. The supplier will get the hydro done which includes a new date stamp and you don't have to pay for it.

The aluminum tanks are cool and expensive, and everybody wants one. I had one, but I exchanged it for a steel tank because of all the hassel and since then have exchanged it many more times without any problems or worries. I've been exchanging CO2 tanks a lot longer than I've been brewing beer.

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Old 04-09-2010, 06:13 AM   #13
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presto does refill in queens for a good price

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Old 04-09-2010, 04:51 PM   #14
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I used to goto Presto before and they do refills on the spot and its a few bucks cheaper. Getting to Presto after work is 1.5 hour round trip for me. I do recommend Presto for those that can access it and it was originally recommended to me by another forum member.

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Old 04-09-2010, 05:46 PM   #15
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On the recommendation of the Brooklyn Homebrew blog I went to Simplex Fire Extinguisher Co. this morning to get a tank filled. They want you to call and make an appointment before you come in, but will fill it for you on the spot. They topped my 5 pound tank up for $20 and in just a few minutes I was out the door.

They're located at 1621 Mcdonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY‎ - (718) 998-1250.

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Old 04-09-2010, 06:50 PM   #16
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Tech air will exchange a tank and will give an aluminum tank for a steel one . I bought two older steel tanks and now have two aluminum . Seems every time I go there is an even mix of tanks . They didn't even look at the date on the old one.

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Old 04-09-2010, 07:09 PM   #17
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The gas industry exchanges tanks. That's just how they do business. I think they probably chuckle at home brewers when they are shocked to learn that they will have their tank swapped out. That said, a local industrial supply place has re-filled mine a few times, because it was shiny. They didn't want to swap it with an ugly one for me :P

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On the recommendation of the Brooklyn Homebrew blog I went to Simplex Fire Extinguisher Co. this morning to get a tank filled. They want you to call and make an appointment before you come in, but will fill it for you on the spot. They topped my 5 pound tank up for $20 and in just a few minutes I was out the door.

They're located at 1621 Mcdonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY‎ - (718) 998-1250.

This place is the closest to my house but I could never get the owner to answer the phone.
First time I called him he answered but was leaving in 30 mins. Every single phone call since then was no answer and I left a VM once but he never called back.

What time of the day were you able to speak to someone? What part of Brooklyn are you in if you are close to Simplex?
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #19
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What time of the day were you able to speak to someone? What part of Brooklyn are you in if you are close to Simplex?
I get the sense that the hours aren't very regular. I called them yesterday in the early afternoon and arranged to bring the tank in this morning.

I live in Prospect Heights, just off Grand Army Plaza. I rode my bike down there this morning with the tank in a backpack. Five miles in the rain makes for a pretty gross ride, but I thought it was a decent deal, and I didn't want to trade out my brand new tank. The fact that they filled it on the spot was nice too. Hopefully they can help you out next time and be a good source for a while.

PS I got a notification that you tried to send a PM but that it got bounced due to a full inbox. I cleared out a couple messages so feel free to try again if you had other questions outside this thread.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:58 PM   #20
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Just called around town to fill a 10 lb tank:

Atlantic Industrial Gas - $15 on the spot! (7:30am - 3pm)
Atlantic Welding Supply - $20 drop-off / pick-up same week (7am - 4pm)
Simplex Fire Extinguisher - $25 call before you go, cuz they're on the road all day

popping by Atlantic Gas tomorrow morning.

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