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Old 03-02-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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i live in the downtown area and was looking for a cheap place to get my tank filled with CO2

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Old 07-04-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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I don't know.

Got a local Airgas supplier? Airgas is a pretty big company I think...

Just don't leave your filled tank in the car for a long time..

Come on you Texans, ya'll should've answered this question in a heartbeat! Have you no pride? I know things move slower in the south, but this is ridiculous! Us midwesterners would've had this question answered in under 2 minutes!

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Old 07-04-2008, 01:54 PM   #3
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I also don't know.

You could also try welding supplies or fire extinguisher supplies.
If you have a decent LHBS, they can usually recommend sources.

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Old 07-04-2008, 02:07 PM   #4
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Matheson Tri Gas (welding supply) has several shops in the Houston area:

http://www.trigas.com/Distributors2.asp?Location=TX

I usually get my cylinder swapped through them in Austin. They may be subject to some local ordinances (they can do tank swaps for MAPP gas in Austin, but have to rent tanks in Ft. Worth) but CO2 is pretty standard and I don't think you'd have any problems.

I get my tank swapped instead of filled, they generally 5 lb aluminum CO2 tanks handy and if you have an account with them and do tank swaps, you never have to worry about getting your tank recertified. They always give you one that's up to date.

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That link is for their distributors in Texas, of which there are many. The actual Matheson shop is here:

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&dq=matheson+tri+gas+loc:+Houston,+TX&daddr=2200+ Houston+Ave,+Houston,+TX+77007

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Old 07-04-2008, 02:10 PM   #5
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I think Defalco's has a sign saying "get your CO2 tank filled here", but i could be wrong.

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Old 10-27-2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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If you don't want to exchange your beautiful aluminum tank then.......Air Gas at Hempstead Hwy and Cypress N Houston (inside BW8), Defalcos on Stella Link, Beverage Barn on Richmond btw Gessner and Fondren............If you want to exchange then Matheson Tri Gas is on Houston Ave at I-10 on the North side of downtown. Let me know if anyone else knows of CO2 places - also I got a great deal on a new aluminum CO2 tank and a new place I just found .......5 # was $55 and the 10# was $75 with born on dates of September 2009.

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Old 11-17-2009, 03:35 AM   #7
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Let me know if anyone else knows of CO2 places - also I got a great deal on a new aluminum CO2 tank and a new place I just found .......5 # was $55 and the 10# was $75 with born on dates of September 2009.
Well that looks like a good deal. Where'd you find the $55 5-pounder?
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:47 AM   #8
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I live in Downtown Houston as well. Best place by far is called Carbonics. http://carbonics.com/ Really nice family owned place that filled my 35lb tank for $28 bucks! They are kind of in the ghetto but I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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Old 11-17-2009, 01:07 PM   #9
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Troutbelly I found the new cheap CO2 Tanks at KegCowboy.Com they were the lowest price on the internet that I found. If you get one do not let the CO2 supplier switch it out for a pre-filled tank because chances are it will not be nice and new like your tank.

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Old 11-17-2009, 03:57 PM   #10
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Thanks for the tips!

I found a couple of Cornelius kegs at the Alamo thrift store in Pasadena, so I was looking for the cheapest way to make them useful.

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