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Old 03-17-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default Inexpensive way to get into a 20lb CO2 tanks

After leaving my local welding supply store discouraged because they wanted $200 for a 10lb CO2 tank I happened to drive by the local Pepsi distributor. On a whim I went in and asked about CO2 tanks. They rent out 20lbs tanks for a $50 deposit with no time limit and fill them for $19. If for some reason I no longer want the tank I can even get the $50 back. Walked out with a full 20lb tank for $69.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:30 PM   #2
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Awesome! I need to check out my Pepsi distributor and see if they will do the same. I have a 5# tank now and it lasts about 10 kegs or so, but having a 20# would be awesome! Especially at that price!

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Old 03-29-2010, 03:37 AM   #3
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Awesome! I need to check out my Pepsi distributor and see if they will do the same. I have a 5# tank now and it lasts about 10 kegs or so, but having a 20# would be awesome! Especially at that price!

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Badger..Let me know what you find out when you do this. I want to get in on this action as well. Where is our local Pepsi distributor?
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:46 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip! I was just looking at getting a bigger tank.

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:26 PM   #5
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Awesome tip!! Thanks

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Old 03-30-2010, 08:51 PM   #6
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Sweet!!! That is a great idea!

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:37 PM   #7
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Good idea. I actually have a Pepsi factory about 2 miles from here, so I wonder if they will do this...

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While you are there - ask if they have any kegs ... do the part with old kegs?

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I wonder how long those tanks are certified for. I have a pepsi tank that I rented and filled for another home hobby I used to do. (won't tell you what, not exactly legal). I have the tank in the garage and just bought a two tap keg kit. My problem is the tank has not been refilled in about three years. It still has pressure but I don't know how much. Do you think they will refill it? Maybe exchange it?

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Check the hydro stamp date, the test is good for 5 years.

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