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Old 10-23-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default What does it cost you to refill your CO2?

I am just curious, I dont keg (yet) but the local guy will sell a filled #5 for 90 bucks and a filled #20 for 175.

Is that a little high? I never filled a tank so I dont know what it costs.

But I have seen CO2 tanks on ebay #5's about 60 and #20 for 125.

So, What does it cost you to refill your CO2?



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Old 10-23-2008, 04:47 PM   #2
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If you buy a tank online they'll ship it to you empty....its illegal to ship a filled cylinder, even though I may or may not have done that recently When I took my old 20#er to get filled I brought it to an Airgas location where they just swapped out my old steel tank for a brand new filled aluminum tank for 38 bucks.


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Old 10-23-2008, 04:48 PM   #3
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i exchange an empty 5-pounder for a filled one for 20 bucks
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There was a thread around here where folks were posting what they were paying, etc. It was supposed to be a continuously updated thing, not sure that's happening...

It cost me about $15 to fill a 10# tank.

I'll try and search for the other thread
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:50 PM   #5
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Last time I swapped at Airgas, it was up to $22 to swap a 5#. The guy even double checked it since it had jumped so much.
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$21 for a 5# swap at the LHBS.

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If you buy a tank online they'll ship it to you empty....its illegal to ship a filled cylinder
It's not illegal, but to be legal it must be treated properly as HazMat. Most shippers don't do that because HazMat adds about $40 to shipping costs plus all the paperwork...

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$12 to fill a 5lb @ a paintball supply.
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$90 for a 5# tank sounds like the price of purchasing a filled tank without swapping out an empty one.
I go to a local Airgas store where they have a swap program. I give them my empty 5# tank and they give me a full one for $16 & change.

$90 sounds a bit high for a tank + fill but if its convenient go for it.
Check this out - Beer CO2 & Nitrogen Gas Cylinders (Air Tanks) - MicroMatic

$57+shipping for a 5# tank. You'll then need to get it filled. Micromatic is excellent for kegging supplies
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just another quick question....

How long would a #5 last on a 4 keg system?
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You'll be able to force carb and serve 8-10 kegs on a 5# tank...maybe more. Just be careful that you don't have any leaks in your system - 1 small leak and your tank will drain overnight. USE HOSE CLAMPS!


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