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Old 02-15-2009, 03:21 AM   #21
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5.00 for a 5 lb here at local soda place and 9 at the lhbs



 
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:31 AM   #22
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I usually just do a swap at the local welding supply place here.

20# - $27
10# - $22
5# - $18

The gas is cheap, but the service and hazmat charges are what makes filling a 5# just ridiculous.


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Old 02-15-2009, 05:39 AM   #23
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I don't keg so I am not sure if this would work. But I used to play paintball a lot. A lot of people use CO2 tanks (I used high pressure air) and Pb shops usually fill any size tank for 4 bucks. I don't know if the fitting is the same but i may be worth looking nito..
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:36 PM   #24
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There is a place off Virginia Beach Blvd in Norfolk called Fire-X. They are a fire extinguisher place. About 14 bucks to fill a 5lb tank and they do it right there. No exchanging of tanks. Kinda far for you but there should be a ton of welding shops near you. The only reason I say that is because there is a ton of ship yards near you aswell, and where there is ship yards, there is welding shops.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:58 PM   #25
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I had a 5 and 10 # filled for $16 each. Last week I had a 20# swapped/exchanged for $15 from a different place.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:31 PM   #26
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There is a place off Virginia Beach Blvd in Norfolk called Fire-X. They are a fire extinguisher place. About 14 bucks to fill a 5lb tank and they do it right there. No exchanging of tanks. Kinda far for you but there should be a ton of welding shops near you. The only reason I say that is because there is a ton of ship yards near you aswell, and where there is ship yards, there is welding shops.
Yeah, I think thats the place that HBUSA suggested I go to fill my tank. I might have to make the trek out there to get this taken care of. Either that or get a bigger tank.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:15 PM   #27
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I received a free 20lb CO2 tank from an old job that the hydro had expired in 1986. I had to pay 20 bucks for the rehydro on it and it cost 21 to fill it. To fill my 5lb tank it had been costing me 20.50

 
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:06 PM   #28
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Ahoy hoy,
Up here in interior Alaska, its about 31 bucks to fill a 20 pounder.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:52 AM   #29
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I have heard the same price from AirGas mid-America. I thought it was kinda steep, but they are the only place around for me
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:56 PM   #30
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Maybe it's just more expensive in CT - my last 3 tank swaps (5#) were done at 3 different companies - all of them were $18.



 
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