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Old 01-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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I'm in the process of building my first kegerator. The problem is I have no idea where to get the CO2 filled. Anyone have any suggestions on what type of places I should be looking for to get the tank filled?

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Most commercial gas supply places have it. Also, fire extinguisher testing/filling facilities.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Any welding supply shop should be able to fill/swap tanks. Your Local Home Brew Shop may be able to swap used for new tanks as well. As mentioned above, fire extinguisher places can also fill/swap.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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Also, when I first got my kegging setup, I got a shiny new aluminum tank. In order to keep that tank, I had to find somewhere that would fill, rather than swap, tanks. The fire extinguisher place could fill while I waited. A lot of the commercial gas places don't want to mess with this and just want to swap it out for whatever is on hand.

Honestly, that's faster and easier. But I just can't give up my shiny aluminum tank.

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Old 01-25-2012, 05:45 PM   #5
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Also, when I first got my kegging setup, I got a shiny new aluminum tank. In order to keep that tank, I had to find somewhere that would fill, rather than swap, tanks. The fire extinguisher place could fill while I waited. A lot of the commercial gas places don't want to mess with this and just want to swap it out for whatever is on hand.

Honestly, that's faster and easier. But I just can't give up my shiny aluminum tank.
Exactly. Nothing makes a gas shop happier than getting your shiny expensive tank and giving you a rusty piece of crap.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #6
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Most liquor stores that have commercial kegs also swap CO2 tanks.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:49 PM   #7
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I've never received a piece of crap tank for a shiny one. My LHBS has some pretty nice ones on hand.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:47 AM   #8
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My LHBS is half what the welding shop was and they fill my tank, $12.

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:49 AM   #9
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Got mine filled at a welding supply company for $1.00 per pound. Filled one 5 lb and one 3 lb tank for $8.00

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:18 AM   #10
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I use a co2 shop. I thought it was odd too! They sell dry ice, service commercial accounts for co2 and sell co2 to the public. It costs seven bucks to fill a ten pound tank. The only downside is that they only fill tanks on Tuesday.
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