Author Topic: good deal on a 5lb co2 tank - what is a good deal on a used tank?  (Read 920 times)

Offline 2brew559

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Hi everyone

Looking through raigslist .. California...  Fresno/ Sacramento area  or in between

for used co2 tanks..

Im looking at a used 5lb tank full and ad state:
I am selling a 5 lb co2 tank which is full and in date for $75 (not negotiable)

What is a good price on a used co2 tank " full or empty" ? 

I dont want to over pay.. Im new to kegging by way. .I know size is a considerations but was thinking starting off witha 5lb  and then go bigger if i need to...
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Offline Stevie

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Re: good deal on a 5lb co2 tank - what is a good deal on a used tank?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 07:18:37 PM »
That's is a bit less than what you would pay at a gas dealer for a full steel tank. Last tank I bought was a 10lb steel for $95 filled, I think the 5lb was $85. This was a few years back.

Call your local AirGas and ask what they charge. AirGas also allows upgrading to larger tanks for the difference in price.

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Re: good deal on a 5lb co2 tank - what is a good deal on a used tank?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2015, 10:24:40 PM »
For my money, it's not worth the extra $$ for a shiny new tank.  You'll wind up swapping it out at some point anyway.  Get a used one.

I think I bought my 5 lb aluminum (new, but I didn't know better at the time) fro $80.  But that was maybe 8+ years ago.  Maybe more than that.
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Offline 2brew559

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Re: good deal on a 5lb co2 tank - what is a good deal on a used tank?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2015, 10:28:09 PM »
Update:

I ended up getting it..

Its used/ mint condition  and made of aluminum +  full of co2

for $75.00   I did call a local  co2 tank supplier/ exchange..  they wanted 108+ 
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