Greenlife Growing Supply in Billerica unexpectedly shuttered their doors without notice. I was desperate to find a new 20lb affordable option after paying their $19 per swap for a few years...
Here are data points based on my calling around.
-Green Harvest Hydroponics in Peabody: $15 for 20lb swap (I went here and they had the tanks right up front and ready to swap--in and out in 1 minute).
-GYOstuff in Cambridge: $26.95 for CO2 swap
-The Grow Hub in Littleton: said they should start stocking them in the coming weeks
In the past, I have also gone to Igo's and Keane--both of which took longer, were more particular about expiration dates on the tanks, and were much more expensive.
Awesome resource! I updated Gorham from my recent experience there (this year)Glad I could help.
Here's a list as well: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tK9U2keizinvcT7Rkqqt1tgL42OR3aRHGqtg_qzrJIc/edit#gid=0
Feel free to add/correct anything
THanks for that - I've been considering getting a tank, but holding off a bit for fills versus swap-outs. Strange Brew does fills, but they're closing down in the next couple weeks. The only other place I know that does fills is in Waltham - forget the name offhand, but on 117, right near 128.Adding a fresh one to the list:
Marlboro Fire Extinguisher, Inc.
68 Washington Street
Marlboro, MA 01752-2227
Located just off Main Street, they will do on-demand fills of CO2 and beer gas, and can do hydro certs.
They advised to give them a call before arrival to ensure there is a tech on premises for fills.
Price is competitive/just as bad as most places, a 5 pound cylinder fill is $25...
Putting in a positive word for MaineOxy. Their tanks have a sticker on them identifying them as registered with them and if it's in cert or not, they just swap it out. Like someone else on here, I had been given a couple of OLD 20# tanks long out of cert. I paid a one time cert fee and they gave me full aluminum 20# tanks. It's come in handy when selling tanks as well because the value of it isn't impacted by if it's in cert or not. The place I go to also understands that you're not using it in an industrial application and try to give you a good looking tank.Praxir is about 1/3 that price for a 20# swap. $23.
Thanks, I appreciate that.They are. But you need to schedule a visit if you want a demand fill.
I actually went over there a bit over a week ago to get a cylinder filled that I was pretty sure was going to need a new hydro cert but wasn't positive - the friggin' date codes they stamp on these things are often less than comprehensible. I was right - it was overdue - and learned they don't do hydro tests but send tanks out instead. Takes a couple of weeks under "normal" circumstances so who knows. Fortunately I have two other cylinders (three gas systems) and with a bit of strategy can get by while the gears turn.
Anyway...definitely call first to make sure they'll have a tech on site. They are actually very nice folks there...
as a belated update, I got my tank and had it filled there. $25 for a 10lb tank, I called up, confirmed the tech was there. Went over, knocked on the door, and the guy double checked the cert date, took it in and was back in 5 minutes. Super quick and easy.Thanks, I appreciate that.
I figured I would have to make an appointment, but they could have had a little more info in the reply email, even just, "yes, we're filling tanks, but you need to call....etc etc tech, social distance, etc. "
Happy to read this, thanks for posting it...as a belated update, I got my tank and had it filled there. $25 for a 10lb tank, I called up, confirmed the tech was there. Went over, knocked on the door, and the guy double checked the cert date, took it in and was back in 5 minutes. Super quick and easy.