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Old 04-16-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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Some of you have probably heard this one a lot, but what type of stores (besides online) sell co2 tanks? I live in Massachusetts and a lot of other threads on this topic name local retailers or small chains that don't exist in the Northeast. My online option is actually a pretty good one; $75 (w/shipping) for a 10lb refurbished aluminum tank, but the measurement specifications aren't guaranteed and they vary by sale. I'd still rather find an in-store retailer.

Lastly, what type of places fill co2 tanks?

I'm open to all of your suggestions,
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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looks for welding shops, they sell and fill co2 tanks
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I get my 5lb filled for $10 at a fire extinguisher shop in Quincy. There should be several places in the Worcester area.
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Just scored an alum 10 for $45 on CL. Airgas says $15 + $16 + tax to swap for a hydroed full one.
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Just scored an alum 10 for $45 on CL. Airgas says $15 + $16 + tax to swap for a hydroed full one.
That's a great deal. Nothing on CL in my area for a 10lb. I also found a local Airgas that I need to call tomorrow. What are you saying their price policy is?
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I get my 5lb filled for $10 at a fire extinguisher shop in Quincy. There should be several places in the Worcester area.
Thank you I tracked one down in Worcester and I'm going to call them for a price estimate.
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Thanks everyone. I've tracked down a bunch of companies to consider.
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Some of you have probably heard this one a lot, but what type of stores (besides online) sell co2 tanks? I live in Massachusetts and a lot of other threads on this topic name local retailers or small chains that don't exist in the Northeast. My online option is actually a pretty good one; $75 (w/shipping) for a 10lb refurbished aluminum tank, but the measurement specifications aren't guaranteed and they vary by sale. I'd still rather find an in-store retailer.

Lastly, what type of places fill co2 tanks?

I'm open to all of your suggestions,
Cheers!
I picked up a complete kegging kit from Beveridge Elements for about a hundred bucks. It included averything but the tank fill and the brew. A local fire extinguisher or welding gas supplier will fill them for a small fee. Good luck.
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If you haven't already pulled the trigger, do yourself a favor and do one more search for any beverage supply stores in your area. I found a place in my area that supplies bars and restaurants with soda. They also cover all CO2 and beer gas. I was able to get on their tank rental program; for a $50 one time deposit, I got one of their 15lb cylinders. Whenever I empty one, I bring it back and it's $14 to get a new one. I don't have to worry about testing or maintaining them ever - that's their responsibility. Pretty good deal, in my opinion.


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