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Gools
07-26-2004, 02:53 AM
Anyone know where I can get a tank? I'm looking for a 10lbs. I've phoned a few places around but they are extremely pricey.

Stretch
07-26-2004, 03:02 AM
I bought mine at J&L for about 160 bucks, I bought a few extra things too boost the total over 200, to get the free shipping.

There are welding sources on ebay which sell tanks, and other people.

Gools
07-26-2004, 04:03 AM
when you bought your tank, when you went to fill it up do they have to test it first or did they just fill it up? Just wondering if there is any hidden costs when you want to use a brand new cylinder.

Stretch
07-26-2004, 04:05 AM
No they filled it up within a couple minutes, Only had to pay for the fill cost.

Gools
07-26-2004, 04:12 AM
How much did it cost to fill in your area?

Stretch
07-26-2004, 04:19 AM
34 bucks i think. Theres only one place in my area that can do it the same day/onsite.

Quagmire
07-26-2004, 04:28 AM
I checked the welding stores here,and the best deal I could find was $200 for a 5lb tank and regulator w/o needle valve. J&l beats that with a 10lb tank,regulator and needle valve for $260.

Doug
07-26-2004, 02:39 PM
We lease them here in Brandon. About $100/yr. including a fill. I can get the exact cost if your interested. Should be the same in Winnipeg.

mecka
07-26-2004, 06:22 PM
I paid 130.00 filled for a 5LB

Gools
07-26-2004, 08:56 PM
I just don't know if it is worth it to rent, mind you I have no idea how long a 10lbs would last for. Cause after 2 years I guess your just pay'n them. I guess J&L's is the cheapest I've seen.

Doug
07-27-2004, 02:38 PM
Thats for the larger one by the way, 20# I think the rent is only $40/yr and the fill close to $60 or something like that. No problem with certification or anything that way.

Gools
07-27-2004, 09:11 PM
Doug Is that place called oxygen _ something?

bear27
07-27-2004, 11:31 PM
This might sound crazy but go to your local pepsi distrubution warehouse they have co2 bottles there. Thats were i got mine i paid 50 dollars for a 20lb bottle and its lasted me 2.5 years so far

Doug
07-27-2004, 11:38 PM
Doug Is that place called oxygen _ something?

I will find out tonight and the exact cost.

Andy, what about certification? How many times have you refilled the bottle in that period of time?

bear27
07-28-2004, 01:51 AM
Well since i just rent it off of pepsi i dont worry about certifacation. I have never needed to refill but when i do all you do is turn in the old bottle and pick up a new one

Gools
07-28-2004, 02:15 AM
Bear
what did you ask when you phoned pepsi, is there a certain department you ask for. Did you say pepsi rented it to you?

bear27
07-28-2004, 05:33 AM
Yeah they use co2 in all there pop dispencing machines and fountain pop machines. You go to customer service or what ever and say you want a co2 bottle they will probably ask why if you dont own a resturant you just tell them, and all should be cool was for me anyway

Doug
07-28-2004, 02:11 PM
Well since i just rent it off of pepsi i dont worry about certifacation. I have never needed to refill but when i do all you do is turn in the old bottle and pick up a new one

OK, I see its rented. I agree that avoids any hassle.

Gools, ours come from Praxair but my friend informs me that you need an account there. I beleive it cost him $50 or someting to open one. Guess were not important enough to their buisness. :lol:

Stretch
07-28-2004, 05:22 PM
WOW praxair will fill yours? :lol: When i went to them they said they didn't do it. Funny thing though, they had a sign in the window about refill paintball gun tanks. :rolleyes:

Doug
07-28-2004, 10:43 PM
My friends company does a lot of buisness with them. Perhaps that helped. He still had to open his own personal account though. Maybe each branch is different.

sbrown
07-29-2004, 02:35 AM
A decent fire extinguisher repair shop can do it also. Most of the bigger ones are set up to recharge the small co2 cylinders for fire extinguishers. Just a thought if you dont have a welding shop near you.

Quinster
08-10-2004, 08:35 PM
You can goto the party store on St James and get one for $60 full and it is just an exchange everytime....I have been using them for years for my beer fridge (3 kegs in an old Kenmore) don't waste your time at Pepsi co. in winnipeg....they will not rent them....I am sure this is for a Calcium Reactor anyone have good Diy plans for cylinder types....I am reunning a 180Gal. Thanks

Gools
08-10-2004, 10:10 PM
Hey Quinster welcome to the forum. Do you mean pay $60 everytime or just a one shot deal, and then you just pay for a refill charge?

Doug
08-11-2004, 01:01 AM
Hi Quinster,

:mrgreen: WELCOME TO CANREEF :mrgreen:

Another question. What size is that?

Quinster
08-11-2004, 01:01 AM
ya it is everytime....but most places like welders supply want you to rent the tank $30/year and $30 every fill....this is $60 and if it lasts 3 years....

Quinster
08-11-2004, 01:07 AM
Hey Doug...it is the bigger one...28" tall x 8" bottle...not sure what that is...I know it is larger than most people use but less trips to refill....it is through blackwoods (pepsi) just I've tried to go there direct in the past and they refered me to the party store