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Old 04-07-2010, 08:27 AM   #31
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Wow, it sure costs an arm and a leg for CO2 in Alaska. I spent 6 years in the Fairbanks area (North Pole, AK) and since I got my co2 for free...I never realized how high it was. At least you have some Beautiful scenery to offset the cost.
Most things are an arm and a leg up here, though. You're right about the scenery. This year I'm gonna enjoy it with home brew!
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:28 PM   #32
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I called my local pepsi they want $30.00 deposit and $30 refill, Not bad! my wife is heading there today to get me a new tank

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Old 04-07-2010, 02:32 PM   #33
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I am having a bit of an issue with my local place. They are telling me they can't rent anything to me. I called them about exchanging one of their tanks and they told me they didn;t think they could do it. I do not have a beverage account. She was going to ask someone else and call me back (she didn't). I did find one of their local partners and they will rent me monthly one of their tanks, but they could not exchange the one I have.

I ended up calling Airgas. They are going to exchange the tank for me.

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Old 04-07-2010, 04:40 PM   #34
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Wow, sounds like the cost of living in Alaska is higher than the S.F. bay area in general and we are high. The price of tires, washing machines or appliances must also be high with everything shipped in. Is it cheaper buying from Canada than the USA?

My opinion even though it's going to cost more up front is to have all owner owned bottles plus get the largest size you can handle. This will pay for itself in fewer refills with the cost savings on each refill over time. Price per cu/ft on refills. Lease bottles will surpass initial purchase price in no time you'll be surprised how fast the months go by. Call me greedy with having all large owner own bottles, only the Co2 is under the 150 cu/ft size stout mix bottle in size. I refill my 20# bottles off the 50# with the special hose and invert the 50# for liquid out refills, when the 20" needs hydro i'll send it in for a retest. The footprint's the same no matter the bottle size in the closed laundry room the ceiling's my limit at 8 1/2' so no worries about the ugly industrial factor look. The Argon and C-25 gas 260 cu/ft the past 19 years alone have more than paid for themselves in less refills not alone the lease fees as an example. I lucked out with the herd of free large 3AA bottles from a friend that will fetch big money should I hydro and sell or outright sell them.

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:59 PM   #35
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where can you find a list of pepsi distributors? i couldent find one listed on the pepsi website

edit: found 2 places nearby using google. do i want the pepsi co inc or the pepsi bottling group?

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Old 04-07-2010, 11:11 PM   #36
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$200 is pretty steep... you can buy one for $100 brand new from beveragefactory. I bought my 15lb tank from them and haven't had an issue. I mean assuming you can't get one from pepsi co like the OP says.. ie alaska.

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anyone know the deal with coke?

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anyone know the deal with coke?
Nope, but "ACID" was rather common in the late 60's while in HS but then I was already a good German drinking only BIER.

Coke distributorships as well 7-UP are rather rare in my area.
I still see Corny's in the beds of Ford Rangers on the highway
but also a rather rare occurrence. Ask the drivers about C02 bottles
or refills and all they mention is "check your local welding supply".
The $200 price from the start of this thread I can make some instant
extra cash if they go for $200 this with 20# bottles.
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