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Old 10-08-2012, 05:44 PM   #21
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I called some places in OKC today and found one that says they refill a 20# tank for $10. Another quoted me $12 for the same fill. Sounds too good to be true so I'm bringing my tank there today!!

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #22
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I called some places in OKC today and found one that says they refill a 20# tank for $10. Another quoted me $12 for the same fill. Sounds too good to be true so I'm bringing my tank there today!!
I'm sure that's better than the first prices you were looking at, but I was of the opinion that a fill is different from a swap, due to a fill being pressurized gas vs a swap containing 20lbs of liquid co2.

I use two 20lb tanks with a total of 7 kegs on average, I don't have leaks but I blow pressure off the kegs frequently because I use faucets directly off the ball lock; each tank still lasts me at least 6 months.

Just be sure to leak test and I'm sure you won't be making that many trips.
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I'm sure that's better than the first prices you were looking at, but I was of the opinion that a fill is different from a swap, due to a fill being pressurized gas vs a swap containing 20lbs of liquid co2.

I use two 20lb tanks with a total of 7 kegs on average, I don't have leaks but I blow pressure off the kegs frequently because I use faucets directly off the ball lock; each tank still lasts me at least 6 months.

Just be sure to leak test and I'm sure you won't be making that many trips.
yup, I have a 3 keg setup and 2 of the kegs are 2.5 gal so I shouldn't need to get this filled often.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:16 PM   #24
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I just swapped out my 5# tank for a six pack of Homebrew

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:40 PM   #25
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Try beverage elements, they are a vendor here on hbt. New 10lb aluminum $67, used steel 10lb $50
http://www.bvrgelements.com/category/Tank/
Been looking at that site; their price on new kegs is really good, $30 cheaper than Northern Brewer, and they have these new kegs that have rubber handles like the used corney's. Very tempting
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #26
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I called some places in OKC today and found one that says they refill a 20# tank for $10. Another quoted me $12 for the same fill. Sounds too good to be true so I'm bringing my tank there today!!
Well, got the tank filled last night. $10.83 after tax and I had no issues, even with an Airgas branded and stickered tank. Anyone in OKC who needs gas - go to Gas and Supply on Reno. I can only imagine how cheap most tanks would be since mine was a 20# one!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:41 PM   #27
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I have a 20# I'm looking to get rid of. It needs to be tested, but is still holding gas. Would a 5# aluminum with reg be a good swap? If so, anyone near Houston want to swap?

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I'm sure that's better than the first prices you were looking at, but I was of the opinion that a fill is different from a swap, due to a fill being pressurized gas vs a swap containing 20lbs of liquid co2.

I use two 20lb tanks with a total of 7 kegs on average, I don't have leaks but I blow pressure off the kegs frequently because I use faucets directly off the ball lock; each tank still lasts me at least 6 months.

Just be sure to leak test and I'm sure you won't be making that many trips.
A fill means they'll fill your tank while you wait (or have you come back later), a swap means they give you a different (full) tank. Either way you should be getting the full weight of CO2.
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I exchange 5# tanks locally for $25. Seeing what some of you pay, I am getting ripped off as well. But I live in a rural area so I go with what I can get easily. I would have to drive 40+ miles to get to a "bigger" city that might save me $10 in co2 but what's the point as I would probably use up that savings in gasoline.

I did just score a free 5# aluminum tank from my brother in-law that I just exchanged. Now that I have a spare on-hand I might consider making a longer trip to exchange tanks since I won't have to worry about my beer being off of gas for extended periods.

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Old 10-10-2012, 07:13 PM   #30
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CO2 is CO2, there is no food grade CO2.
My welding shop traded my 5 pound tank for a 20 pound and refills are $12. Refill costs are pretty much all labor, here are the prices for my tanks:
2 pound-$6
10 pound-$11
20 and 35 pounder(an odd size they traded me for one of my 20 pounders)$12
50 pound-$20

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