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Old 01-28-2011, 03:05 PM   #11
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9 for my 5 pounder no exchange straight fill and i bought a 20 pounder from the place i fill for 60 filled


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Old 01-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #12
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depending on who's working (it seems I get charged different each time..) It's 15-20 bucks for a 20lb tank - filled, not exchanged.


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Old 01-28-2011, 06:25 PM   #13
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$17 for 5lb exchange - beer distributor... doesn't fill.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:01 PM   #14
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I'm in good with our 'gas man' at work, he fill/exchanges my 5lb for free. I give him some beers here and there, after complaining about how often i need to fill up my tank he came up with an 'extra' 20lb aluminum tank for free! Brand new and full.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:05 AM   #15
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Free is best. When I get into kegging (sooner than later), my step father is an operations manager for a welding supply company in Green Bay (WI). I get a hefty discount (employee discount is 50%) on welding equipment and get tanks filled for free when I visit. I call him with what I need, he fills them and brings them home. We make the exchange and done deal.

Get in with someone in a welding supply shop.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:50 AM   #16
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I pay 8 for a 5 lb and 16 for 20 lb tanks to be re filled no exchange. Also the hydro stamps are years over due and they dont seem to mind. Saves me a couplke bucks I guess as long as they dont blow up!
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:43 PM   #17
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$12 for a 10lb tank at the local paintball place
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:48 PM   #18
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Mine costs $24 for a 20lb tank. However, a 5lb costs $18. CO2 is an inexpensive gas, but the labor and certification of handlers, equipment and facility is not cheap. You get to pay an amortized portion of those costs each time you fill, then the cost of the gas on top of that.
my family owns a welding supply business. i feel like one of the unknown costs is waste when filling.

one thing people dont get is that co2 expands so much, that when the pump is turned off it has to be emptied and then primed back up to run again. so there is waste involved in filling co2. a good amount of it. we charge $20 for a 5lb and $28 for a 20 lb. its the same amt of waste involved in both fills.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:49 PM   #19
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9 for my 5 pounder no exchange straight fill and i bought a 20 pounder from the place i fill for 60 filled
Where would this be?
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #20
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I payed $20 to swap out a 20lb tank. This was in Nashville,TN.


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