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where to buy CO2
« on: June 28, 2017, 05:29:06 PM »
I know AAA Fire Protection in Seattle Wa on 3rd avenue north does CO2 fills.  They also sell 5&10 lb aluminum american made cylinders..

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 03:56:08 PM »
Any welding supply can fill your tank. I recently went to a paintball shop.

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 04:22:27 PM »
Wouldent you rather have food grade vs industrial grade CO2?

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 04:35:47 PM »
Industrial c02 is 99.0 percent pure. FDA requires "Food grade" to be 99.90 percent pure. To be "food grade" the gas undergoes 1 more test than the industrial stuff. To me it doesn't matter. I'm sure there is a diffrence of opinion on this forum.


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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 06:02:52 PM »
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
Airgas is another good option.

https://locations.airgas.com/?cart_url=www.airgas.com
In my experience they only exchange bottles. Thats more expensive than just a refill.

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 06:23:57 PM »
In my experience they only exchange bottles. Thats more expensive than just a refill.

Yes, it's exchange only (at least at the one I go to).  I think it's $16 or $18 to swap a 10 lb. tank. 
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 06:27:40 PM »
Airgas is another good option.

https://locations.airgas.com/?cart_url=www.airgas.com
In my experience they only exchange bottles. Thats more expensive than just a refill.

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Not enough for me to care and I have found at least two refill places that do not give proper fills. I trust airgas and praxair. Also I never need to hydro the tanks, at least the locations I use don't charge me.

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2017, 06:32:56 PM »
In my experience they only exchange bottles. Thats more expensive than just a refill.

Yes, it's exchange only (at least at the one I go to).  I think it's $16 or $18 to swap a 10 lb. tank.
They quoted me $30 for a 5lb tank.
Maybe I'll try the food grade and see if there is a diffrence.

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 06:35:10 PM »
Bdudz as you can see there are many opinions and options.


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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2017, 06:43:55 PM »
In my experience they only exchange bottles. Thats more expensive than just a refill.

Yes, it's exchange only (at least at the one I go to).  I think it's $16 or $18 to swap a 10 lb. tank.
They quoted me $30 for a 5lb tank.
Maybe I'll try the food grade and see if there is a diffrence.

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That's madness. I pay $16 for 10lbs. 20 would be $22

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 06:58:21 PM »
In my experience they only exchange bottles. Thats more expensive than just a refill.

Yes, it's exchange only (at least at the one I go to).  I think it's $16 or $18 to swap a 10 lb. tank.
They quoted me $30 for a 5lb tank.
Maybe I'll try the food grade and see if there is a diffrence.

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That's madness. I pay $16 for 10lbs. 20 would be $22
Not sure where everbody else is but I live in Southern CA. They like to price gouge.

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 07:04:57 PM »
Ventura County

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2017, 04:22:58 PM »
FWIW, I have not had good luck with AirGas here in VT. They really gear towards commercial accounts, so a local Joe like me would get charged an arm and a leg for a swap, and they don't offer to fill at all. I think they quoted me something crazy like $50 for a swap AND I had to use their tank. Luckily both LHBS's that are near me offer exchanges for $15-18, so I do that. I had to give up my shiny new tank tho, so I recommend making peace with that now...

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Re: where to buy CO2
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2017, 04:38:20 PM »
FWIW, I have not had good luck with AirGas here in VT. They really gear towards commercial accounts, so a local Joe like me would get charged an arm and a leg for a swap, and they don't offer to fill at all. I think they quoted me something crazy like $50 for a swap AND I had to use their tank. Luckily both LHBS's that are near me offer exchanges for $15-18, so I do that. I had to give up my shiny new tank tho, so I recommend making peace with that now...
That's bonkers.

Are airgas locations independently owned? That's the only thing I can think of that would cause such a varied price experience.