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Old 02-14-2009, 05:31 AM   #11
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i filled my 20lb tank for $22, it was ~$1/lb + filling fee at a local fire supply shop

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Old 02-14-2009, 05:54 AM   #12
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Many times, you will spend a fixed amount just to have the compressed gas folks handle your tank. It's usually much cheaper per pound to have a 15-20lb tank filled than a 5lb.

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Old 02-14-2009, 03:34 PM   #13
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I pay $8 for a #5 exchange. Maybe they are charging more for filling your bottle while you wait?
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:26 PM   #14
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5 lb tank refill = $27 at gas pro.
20 lb tank swap out = $20 at FFF.
I use my 20 lb for my keggerator, and the 5 lb tanks for get togethers that I use a two draft picnic box.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:31 PM   #15
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I pay $14 for an exchange at Airgas.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:33 PM   #16
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When I first filled my tanks in NW PA,
5# was $11.25
10# was 11.50.

It's the labor to fill it. it's the same for both sized tanks.

Now in brooklyn I pay $23 for a 10# swap.

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Old 02-14-2009, 11:44 PM   #17
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$9.50 at fire extinguisher shop for 5lb, and $12 something for a 10lb.
Koetter fire protection in Dallas.
You are paying more for the service than you are for the gas. They get the gas from the air we breathe. Even a local bar I know has a nitrogen co2 scrubber for their beer. That welding shop is just giving you the a$$hole tax because they are used to dealing with bigger bottles.

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Old 02-14-2009, 11:49 PM   #18
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I pay 14.00 for a 5# swap.

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Old 02-15-2009, 12:33 AM   #19
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check places that fill up tanks for paintball. They usually have the adapter to fill a 5lb tank and wont rip you off.

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Old 02-15-2009, 12:34 AM   #20
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Cool. I might see if I cant get a bigger tank either from them or even my buddy. (He works for a restaurant and might be able to get me one)
Thanks for the replies!

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