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Old 03-14-2006, 05:44 PM   #1
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I just wanted to drop a line about the great experience I had getting my new Co2 tank filled. I've read horror stories about finding where to go, being handed back a crappy tank after buying/bringing in a new tank, or being forced to drop off a tank overnight. After a few days of calling around, googling, and making random calls to paintball shops, I found:

AIRGAS.COM

There is a location 8 miles from my house. My hubby popped in and spent 13 bucks to fill a 5lb tank. They took it from him, and 5 minutes later a very friendly guy brought it back to him, ice cold! You can even open up an account with them if you don't have your own tank. They'll give you a full tank and just swap out when you are empty. It's so nice to have options!!

All Hail the beer gods and goddessses! All hail my new kegerator! It arrived last night. I ripped apart my keg last night. I hope to have it filled and put together tonight so we can have a nice draft beer this weekend.

I hope this helps!!!
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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I actually benefitted from swapping. I received a beat-up 5lb. tank that hadn't been used in 10 years from a friend of mine. Took it to the welding supply store and exchanged it for a near new aluminum tank for $8 filled. I can upgrade to a 10lb. tank for an additional $35. (It's only $10.25 to fill those)

 
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
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i second having a good place tgo fill you co2 tanks!! I have one around the corner were i get co2 and dry ice from!
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:27 PM   #4
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for those in the upstate South Carolina area I have to recommend Oconee welding supply in Seneca. I dropped in there one day with a BIG siphon fed tank that a buddy of mine left at my house (we used it for paintball years ago). Anyway, the siphon won't work for this application so I asked the guy if he'd swap it. He said yes and swapped me a much smaller (more convenient) 20# tank for free and filled it for $10! I felt that I got a great deal and he got a much bigger tank.

 
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:32 PM   #5
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Most local liquor stores around me fill my tanks in 5 min or less. Kinda wierd that they offer this
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:14 PM   #6
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I got lucky, my LHBS where I bought my keg kit told me about upgrading to a 10lb tank for 12 more bucks and only cost me 8 to swap outfor a full one.
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:49 PM   #7
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hmm...i still have a bunch a friends over where i used to play paintball. they would probly fill up a tank for me for free

 
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:34 PM   #8
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I need to find a place that will fill instead of swapping.. I have gotten lucky once and got a near new alum. tank after giving then a really old tank... I'll be filling that one from now on.. hehee... but I have another old tank thats not aluminum (steel..??)... it looks like crap, so I dont care about that one...

 
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:29 AM   #9
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I get my bottle filled at a local welding supply shop.
the first one I went to said they would exchange mine, and then he said "but some guys like to keep their shiney new ones".
Well I wasn't so concerned about the shiney part, but I had just bought a new tank and what would I get in return?? You know there is a date on the tanks and they have to be tested every 5 yrs or so that also costs money.
what happens if I get one out of date ( or near so).
Any way the guy I finaly did busness with still only charges me $8.00 for a 15 LBS.tank. and I still have my shiney one.
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:50 AM   #10
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I get my bottle filled at a local welding supply shop.
the first one I went to said they would exchange mine, and then he said "but some guys like to keep their shiney new ones".
Well I wasn't so concerned about the shiney part, but I had just bought a new tank and what would I get in return?? You know there is a date on the tanks and they have to be tested every 5 yrs or so that also costs money.
what happens if I get one out of date ( or near so).
Any way the guy I finaly did busness with still only charges me $8.00 for a 15 LBS.tank. and I still have my shiney one.
Thats one of the benefits of swapping "they" have to test the bottles, they can't give you one that is out of date. Mine charges me $14 for a #20 and $28 for my #50.
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