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Old 07-07-2008, 09:52 PM   #1
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I have been buying CO2 from the same welding supply place for about a year. They only charge $4-$5 and refill while I wait. Today they said that they can no longer let me take a full CO2 tank unless I have an open truck? I cannot even pick it up in a truck with a shell! Anyone else have this problem? I don't have a truck, so this sucks. The only other option in town that I am aware of want to charge $30+ for an exchange.


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Old 07-07-2008, 10:03 PM   #2
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It's probably some insurance issue, unique to their business. Park down the street, and tell them you're on foot.


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Old 07-07-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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It's probably some insurance issue, unique to their business. Park down the street, and tell them you're on foot.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:55 PM   #4
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It's probably some insurance issue, unique to their business. Park down the street, and tell them you're on foot.
Actually, if it merely needs to be transported in the open I thought mayble I would go by on my motorcycle.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:27 AM   #5
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I don't know if this has much relevance, but when I get my co2 tank refilled they give me some kind of transportation documentation. I can't really remember what exactly it says, but I think it has something to do with private transportation of a compressed gas/liquid. I don't know if this place could just fill out a similar piece of paper.
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Give the refilling guy 5 dollars - you're paying less than HALF of what I pay.

Befriend someone there. I know it sounds like kiss ass, but if you have to buy a truck to get your cylinders refilled, it will take forever to average down your cost.
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See if you have a place that services fire extinguishers in town. The local one is my cheapest bet for CO2 and they might not have the same restriction.
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:07 AM   #8
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strap it to your roof?
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never heard of having to transport in an open bed truck. my fire service just tells me not to put it in the passenger compartment of whatever vehicle i'm driving
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Mine gets strapped into my daughter's Recaro car seat....little five point harness cinched tight and its good to go.

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