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Old 10-01-2012, 03:40 AM   #1
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Default How much do you pay for a CO2 tank? Refill?

My LHBS is quoting me about $180 for a 10 lb CO2 tank, with $40 refills; they want $50 for a used keg as well.

Is it me, or are they screwing me?


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Old 10-01-2012, 04:12 AM   #2
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I bought my 5# tank from kegconnection.com and get 8 to 10 kegs between refills (I paid $55 on sale, but regular price is $65). I get my refills from a local fire extinguisher supply company for $8.00.

Your getting screwed.


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Old 10-01-2012, 04:36 AM   #3
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Refills on a 10lb tank should be around $15-20. Call local welding supply stores. Or check Craigslist if you live near a metropolitan area.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:08 AM   #4
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Much appreciate it; damn happy I thought twice before pulling the trigger on this one
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Prices do vary quite a bit across the country depending on where you are, but $40 for a 10# tank seems high just about anywhere. Out of curiosity I googled welding supply stores in Tampa, and it looks like Crumpton Welding supply will exchange a 10# tank for $17.80. It will be more after they add hazmat fees and taxes, but still be way cheaper than $40. I'd bet most of the welding supply stores in your area have similar prices.
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Local weld shop charges $100 for a 5 lb. and fills are $11
I bought a 5 lb off craigslist for $50, went to the weld shop and exchanged it for a very new looking, full, recently hydro'd bottle for $11.
When that one ran out, I upgrade the 5 lb to a 10 lb for an additional $39, so if you count two 5 lb fills at $11 = $22, it was only a $17 upgrade. Future fills will be $15.
Look in craigslist.
Check out welding, fire extinguisher, and indoor grow shops for cheapest Co2 prices.
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Try beverage elements, they are a vendor here on hbt. New 10lb aluminum $67, used steel 10lb $50
http://www.bvrgelements.com/category/Tank/
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I exchange my empty 5lb tank for a filled one for $17
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You can get a 20 lb aluminum co2 tank for around 110 on beverage factory. I just exchanged mine at praxair in GA and it was $36. Pretty good deal considering the 20 lb will last anywhere from 67-80 corny kegs.
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Default Don't buy cheap CO2

if you go to a welding shop you think they have food grade co2. If your not buying food grade there's no telling what your drinking. My brother works for a gas company and i ask him whats the difference and he told me the food grade has been filtered to remove all the harmfull gases and oils. So watch what you put in your body.A few more dollars may keep you healthy.


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