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Old 01-22-2012, 03:15 AM   #1
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Hey Guys-

Im making the switch to kegging and the last thing I need is a co2 tank. Where do you guys suggest to get one? Can I get one from a local welding store? What size? I've heard people say something about 10 lb are about the same price as 5 lb?Any insight is appreciated!

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Old 01-22-2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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Either will work fine, if the price is close, go bigger
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:38 AM   #3
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watch craigslist. sometimes a good tank will come up for a little bit of a discount. If you don't like heavy things, get aluminium. Otherwise steel will work fine. Lastly, when searching craigslist, keep an eye out for complete kegerators and cornelius 'corny' kegs. Sometimes a used kegerator post will have extra kegs and co2 included.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:22 AM   #4
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The cheapest place that I could find was a fire extinguisher place in an industrial area.

 
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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Cheapest I have seen them is a 5 lb for $45 off ebay. Is that about the best I'm going to do?

 
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:11 PM   #6
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Yes, $45 is about the best you will do. At least in my area, getting CO2 is like getting propane for your grill/burner. You have to buy a tank to do an exchange before they will switch it out and give you a full one. I like the 5lb one because I can store a keg and the tank in the mini-fridge and keep it all in one, tidy spot.

 
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #7
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i'd get the biggest that will fit in the fridge. You might get the 5 lb for $20 less than a 10, but the cost to fill the 10 will only be a couple bucks more than the 5lb. A few fills and the 10 pays for itself.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:52 PM   #8
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Ok that's what they must have been talking about. Thanks for the responses everyone.

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:39 AM   #9
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I bought one from harbor freight tools $89.99 on sale. With my 20% off coupon scored it for $75. Did I mention it's a 20ft3 or about 5 lbs.

Santa Claus bought me another one

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:39 AM   #10
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If you do get a brand new one then try calling local Fire Equipment/Safety Suppliers. We have two here in Iowa City that refill CO2 tanks instead of exchanging your tank. I used to take my 20 lb tank to a local welding supply store for exchange (at $33) and now I can refill it at these other places for $20.
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