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CO2 Tank Question

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CO2 Tank Question

Postby Legman » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:33 am

I can get a 5# CO2 tank locally for $62, filled. A new tank will cost me more, plus the cost of having it filled.

What would be the difference in buying a new CO2 tank as opposed to just picking up a tank at the local welding supply?
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Postby ColoradoBrewer » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:17 am

The new tank will nice an shiney, and after five years you'll need to have it hydro tested before it can be filled again. With an exchange program (which is what I assume the welding shop is) the tank may be a bit banged up or even painted, but you won't ever have to worry about the hydro test. So I guess it all depends on how important ascetics is to you. If you decide on a new tank you may be able to just exchange it in five years rather than have it tested. If it were me I think I would go with the exchange program.
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Postby Legman » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:30 pm

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Postby Grizz » Wed May 07, 2008 10:48 pm

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Postby Legman » Thu May 08, 2008 8:01 pm

Yeah, that's what I'm going with. I can get a 5# tank at a local welding supply cheaper than buying a new tank. And I'll never have to pay to have the tank tested.
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