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Old 10-21-2009, 04:38 AM   #1
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Found a good deal on a 20# tank on CL ($40 seems pretty decent overall). The holdup is I can either get a 20# tank that's out of date but have the protective ring (which i guess makes it easier to move around--not sure what other use it has, if any) or there is one in-date (good until only June 2010) but no protective collar.

Is it a no-brainer to go with the in-date one and hope I find a place to take it to that swaps out tanks?

I have never used co2 tanks before so this is all new to me. Just wondering which will be the cheapest and best option for me in the long run. thanks.

 
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:42 AM   #2
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buy the out of date one. Take it to a trade place. A place where you trade an empty for a full tank. They won't even glance at the date on your tank.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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there is no guarantee that when you swap out the tanks the one you get will have a collar on it. So it really doesn't matter

I have been lucky the guys at tech air know what I use the tanks for and if they have them will always give me an aluminum tank when I exchange I started out with to old 20 lb steel tanks that would rust up in the kegerator .

If you are filling them get the one with the collar and get it tested and filled they are much easier to move around with the handle built in
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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Find where you'll be getting your gas from and ask if they do exchanges or fills while you wait. That obviously is a big factor. I pay $12 for the 5-year hydro cert.
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