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Old 07-12-2007, 02:02 PM   #21
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My 20# tank hasn't been certified since 1992 according to the stamp and it also has some beverage company that went out of business stamped on the side. It still has CO2 in so I'm going to use it until its gone and hope I can just exchange it somewhere.

If the tank has to be recertified will they just give you another tank and charge you for the gas and the recert fee? What happens if it fails and you have the new tank? What's to keep you from exchanging that one somewhere else or just keeping it and refilling it?

 
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:07 PM   #22
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In Canada, recertification not only involves a hydro test. It must pass a visual test as well. I brought in and old steel tank that had too much rust and pitting at the bottom and it failed on that. Did not even bother with the hydro.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:06 PM   #23
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The tank I have is in really good shape aside from the red paint being chipped off of it everywhere. I'm pretty sure it has a good amount of gas left in it. I just hope that I can either exchange or it or have it filled when the time comes. I bought the 20# tank with three ball-lock cornies for $75 so I got a pretty good deal.

 
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:38 PM   #24
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Tomatoes and Apples Brewing? Well.. to each their own...

Even if Praxair re-certs your tank, which they probably should, you'll only be out a few more bucks. One thing I like about praxair is you can start an account via credit card, and use it at any praxair in North America.
There is a company down south with beverage grade co2, excellent prices and they fill it on the spot.

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Old 03-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #25
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Jesus christ. If you're going to spam a 5 year old thread, at least have the decency to introduce yourself as the owner instead of that cheesy third person reference.

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:43 PM   #26
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Wow. Yeah, that's about as bad as it gets. Rather insulting to think we're as stupid as that.

And "Verified"? By whom? And do I care?

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:52 PM   #27
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My old boss gave me my 20 pound CO2 tank from work, but how do I tell if it's expired? I've been using it for over a year now.

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:28 AM   #28
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^ The last hydro test date will be stamped into the tank, usually somewhere up near the valve. That area of the tank can look like it's riddled with hieroglyphics but with good light you can usually figure it out...

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Old 03-15-2013, 12:32 AM   #29
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Is it bad to use expired CO2 gas? Is there a certain "food grade" CO2 I'm supposed to be using?

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:08 AM   #30
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It's the tank safety check that expires, not the gas within...

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