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Old 05-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Score! Tow 20lb CO2 Tanks from Craiglist

I scored two 20# CO2 tanks on Craigslist for $40. I know they need to be retested but thought it would only cost me $15-20 per tank...I was wrong!!

Guy at local welding gas supply said he would charge me $85+ per tank. At this point I'm thinking I'm not the proud owner of two tanks that will cost me more than new to get filled!!!

Then he says: "I can't tell you to go to HomeDepot, *wink*, and get your tanks filled. Really, I'm not allowed to tell you to go to HomeDepot and get your tanks filled" I got the hint and head to the depot with one of my tanks....$24 bucks later I had exchanged my Craigslist tank for a completely filled one...no questions asked!!

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Old 05-14-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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Since when does Home Depot do CO2? I must have missed it?

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Old 05-14-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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When did HD start filling CO2 tanks??

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Interesting.... Wonder if they will swap my coke owned cylinder without noticing.

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$85 per tank is extremely overpriced. I have been in the welding/gas business for 20 years and have never seen someone charge half of that price.

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My local HD has a tool rental area and they rent welding gear and do welding gas exchange.

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Interesting.... Wonder if they will swap my coke owned cylinder without noticing.
How is it identified? Would not a paint job cover it up? I have a couple of Budweiser tanks I was going to paint once they are emptied.
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How is it identified? Would not a paint job cover it up? I have a couple of Budweiser tanks I was going to paint once they are emptied.
The owner is stamped on the neck, so no getting around it. Places will fill I up for you if the hydro is still valid, but they cannot test it unless you own it.

Sometimes you can return it to the distributor and get a deposit return.
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A little bit of bondo, light sanding, and a 99cent can of spraypaint later and you have yourself an unidentifyable tank.

I have a welding supply shop in my area that exchanges tanks, even if your old tank is out of date.

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A little bit of bondo, light sanding, and a 99cent can of spraypaint later and you have yourself an unidentifyable tank.

I have a welding supply shop in my area that exchanges tanks, even if your old tank is out of date.
I might try that :P
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