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    Default Cost to fill CO2

    How much does it cost to fill a co2 tank?
    And, what do you look for in the yellow pages to find a place to do it?

    Thanks,
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    I think it has been costing me around 15 dollars to fill a 5 pound bottle. look for welding supply and fire extinguisher services in the yellow pages.
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    I pay 10 bucks for a 5lb fill at a paintball store. Check under paintball in the yellow pages, too.
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    Jhon -

    Where do you live? Maybe someone on this board lives close by and can suggest a place.

    I pay about $15 for 5lb tank refill.

    The place that I go to currently is listed under this category on Yahoo Yellow Pages:

    Top > Business to Business > Manufacturing and Industrial Supplies > Chemicals and Allied Products > Gases

    I've also gone to "welding supply" shops and have refilled there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby_swans View Post
    I pay 10 bucks for a 5lb fill at a paintball store. Check under paintball in the yellow pages, too.

    Hemm, I have one of those paint ball places just down the street.

    Thanks to the both of you for your replys.

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    $10 for 5lbs
    BM23 (I love it, $$$ well spent)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhon View Post
    Hemm, I have one of those paint ball places just down the street.

    Thanks to the both of you for your replys.

    Jhon
    A lot of paintball places won't/can't fill a 5 lb. tank. I found a firefighter supply store (Denville, NJ) that fills my tank for $15.
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    I think around $16.00 for a 5lb tank, here near Baltimore....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinsfan1311 View Post
    I think around $16.00 for a 5lb tank, here near Baltimore....

    I'm in Baltimore and I just called Roberts Oxygen who said it was $20 for a 5lb tank of liquid co2. I read somewhere in this forum that the liquid co2 is better than a transfer or something. Where are you getting it for $16 and how do they fill it?

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    $12.50 for 5 lbs but they won't fill my tank, they swap it for a full one.

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    Raleigh, NC
    $20 to refill at American Brewmaster.
    $20 to exchange at National Welder's Supply on Capital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LasKid View Post
    I'm in Baltimore and I just called Roberts Oxygen who said it was $20 for a 5lb tank of liquid co2. I read somewhere in this forum that the liquid co2 is better than a transfer or something. Where are you getting it for $16 and how do they fill it?
    Truthfully, my fills are typically free because a buddy of mine's neighbor works for a local gas company.

    In the event he's not available, I use Air Products, in Linthicum. It's off of Nursery Rd.

    They give me a slight discount because of my employer.

    I don't know how they fill it, nor did I realize that there are different methods for filling. That doesn't make sense to me, as CO2 is liquid, with a small amount of gas in the top of the cylinder, (just like propane)

    Anyway...I bring in the cylinder, wait for a little while, and it comes back full, and cold! I do know that they weigh it, as I believe that they scribble a start and end weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinsfan1311 View Post
    Truthfully, my fills are typically free because a buddy of mine's neighbor works for a local gas company.

    In the event he's not available, I use Air Products, in Linthicum. It's off of Nursery Rd.

    They give me a slight discount because of my employer.

    I don't know how they fill it, nor did I realize that there are different methods for filling. That doesn't make sense to me, as CO2 is liquid, with a small amount of gas in the top of the cylinder, (just like propane)

    Anyway...I bring in the cylinder, wait for a little while, and it comes back full, and cold! I do know that they weigh it, as I believe that they scribble a start and end weight.
    I thought that my have some at my facility, but no go! They have a bunch of chemicals but no CO2.

    I don't know anything about the different filling methods either, so I'm just going to the cheapest place I could find which is Harford Beverage in Parkville...less than $10 with a tank exchange.

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    Personally, I never like the tank exchange program. I have a nice, shiny tank and I'm trading it for an old beat up one. I'm the same way with my propane tank on my grill. I always insist on having it refilled rather than trading it.

    I have found that if a facility has the ability to fill CO2, they will tell me to call first to see if they have the CO2 pump running. They some times only run it during certain hours of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Personally, I never like the tank exchange program. I have a nice, shiny tank and I'm trading it for an old beat up one. I'm the same way with my propane tank on my grill. I always insist on having it refilled rather than trading it.

    I have found that if a facility has the ability to fill CO2, they will tell me to call first to see if they have the CO2 pump running. They some times only run it during certain hours of the day.
    I'm normally the same way, but I got this unit used from my dad and he must've already traded the shiny tank because the one I have is pretty beat up and has a sticker from the place that he probably traded it to. Which is good for me because if it was shiny I would force myself to spend the extra time, effort, and money to get it refilled instead of traded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LasKid View Post
    I thought that my have some at my facility, but no go! They have a bunch of chemicals but no CO2.

    I don't know anything about the different filling methods either, so I'm just going to the cheapest place I could find which is Harford Beverage in Parkville...less than $10 with a tank exchange.
    That's a sweet deal.

    I have a beat-up looking old tank, (like the one that you described in your other post), and I would definitely do the < $10.00 deal if I were you.
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    I filled my 20 pound tank for 37$ but it was at a place that is kind of spendy.

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    Columbia Maryland, Simplex-Grinell will re-fill your tank while you wait. $20.00 for high pressure aluminum tanks.
    1-800-388-1758
    9585 snowden River parkway

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    I ordered my frigidaire kegorater today. I found a place about 1/2 mile from work that will fill my 5lb tank for 12 bucks. Cold beer for the weekend.

    Thanks for all your help.

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    Shreveport, LA
    $5 for 5lb tank at KiddieMia's paintball

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    Baltimore Welding Supply Co
    (410) 282-2800

    $10 refills. no trade. right in dundalk

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    Last time I swapped a 20 pounder it was about 34 dollars in NY.
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