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Old 03-14-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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I purchased a co2 tank second hand. The guy who sold me the tank never gave me papers for it. I took it to get filled at the preferred shop in town, and they said they couldn't fill it without ownership papers because it was stamped by a welding company in town. They showed me two separate places the tank was marked identifying the shop. Either the welding company sold it to him, or he was renting it.

I took it to the welding place in hopes of getting this straightened out. They didn't take the tank from me, but they said to find out who the owner is and get the papers from him. I called the guy I bought it from but he doesn't have the papers and lost contact with the previous owner who did. I am not even sure if it was a rental or purchased.

Am I SOL on the purchase of this tank? It was a good deal, but apparently too good to be true.

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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Take it to an AirGas outlet and swap it...

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Old 03-14-2013, 01:29 AM   #3
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airgas asked if it was hydro tested within 5 years, which it isn't

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:43 AM   #4
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Even so, I bet if you actually take the tank to an AirGas outlet they'll swap it...

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Old 03-14-2013, 02:39 AM   #5
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What size tank is it? Is the name stamped in or raised letters molded into the tank? I had one with with stamped in name. Some bondo and paint and your good.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:16 AM   #6
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What size tank is it? Is the name stamped in or raised letters molded into the tank? I had one with with stamped in name. Some bondo and paint and your good.
There are all sorts of serial numbers and stuff stamped, they pointed out 2 things that identified the name, but how do I know nothing else identifies it?

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:30 AM   #7
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Some airgas or welding shop or paintball store or industrial supply place will swap the tank. sorry you're having such a tough time with it.

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:34 PM   #8
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There are all sorts of serial numbers and stuff stamped, they pointed out 2 things that identified the name, but how do I know nothing else identifies it?
Just post pics here. They might just be stupid and are confusing the name of the tank manufacturer with a gas supplier
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:20 PM   #9
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It was stamped by the welding shop, the second place I took it to. The first place recognized their stamp. The welding shop said the tank was dot regulated so they couldn't fill it for me without proof of ownership. They identified two parts of the stamped letters and numbers as identifying them.

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:00 PM   #10
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Have you tried other shops? When I bought my 20lb tank, it was out of date. I took it to west air and they swapped it out without even looking or asking.

 
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