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CO2 Fill (not exchange)

Hello,

Does anyone know where I can get my CO2 tank filled? I just bought a new shiny 5lb tank, and I don’t want to exchange it because I just bought it new from amazon (and I don’t want to get a rusty old tank in exchange :lol: ). I am planning on using it to making carbonated water and soda.

Rather than exchanging the tank I would much rather just have my new tank filled. Are there any places that do that? Any places near Plymouth, MN? I am willing to drive to Minneapolis or St. Paul to get it filled.

Thanks!
:cheers:

When I got mine, I went to the local Airgas shop and spoke to someone there. They did not refill tanks at that location but he was able to direct me to a welding/gas company that would. Or you could do this
http://www.yellowpages.com/plymouth-mn/beverage-co2-tank-refill

:cheers:
Rad

[quote=“Radagast”]When I got mine, I went to the local Airgas shop and spoke to someone there. They did not refill tanks at that location but he was able to direct me to a welding/gas company that would. Or you could do this
http://www.yellowpages.com/plymouth-mn/beverage-co2-tank-refill

:cheers:
Rad[/quote]
Thanks for the reply, Radagast.

I also e-mailed a few companies and I got back one response so far that I thought I would share here in case anyone else is interested.

Toll Gas in Plymouth MN will fill a 5 pound CO2 tank provided that it has the correct PSI valve (CGA 320) for $24.71 including tax, any time Monday-Friday after 10:30 AM. They say that you can also drop it off and pick it up later or alternatively they will let you exchange it for a tank that has already been filled.

This is the CO2 Tank that I purchased:
http://www.amazon.com/CO2-Tank-Aluminum-Cylinder-Valve/dp/B0085282UK

EDIT: I got a few more details regarding which types of tanks they will fill. They say that the test pressure must be correct for the service pressure. For a 1800psi tank the test pressure must be 3000psi (as stamped on the safety valve). If you bring in a tank with a service pressure of 2015psi and a test pressure 3000psi they will not fill it because the test pressure is wrong (should be 3360psi for a 2015psi tank).

[quote=“SodaEnthusiast11”][quote=“Radagast”]When I got mine, I went to the local Airgas shop and spoke to someone there. They did not refill tanks at that location but he was able to direct me to a welding/gas company that would. Or you could do this
http://www.yellowpages.com/plymouth-mn/beverage-co2-tank-refill

:cheers:
Rad[/quote]
Thanks for the reply, Radagast.

I also e-mailed a few companies and I got back one response so far that I thought I would share here in case anyone else is interested.

Toll Gas in Plymouth MN will fill a 5 pound CO2 tank provided that it has the correct PSI valve (CGA 320) for $24.71 including tax, any time Monday-Friday after 10:30 AM. They say that you can also drop it off and pick it up later or alternatively they will let you exchange it for a tank that has already been filled.

This is the CO2 Tank that I purchased:
http://www.amazon.com/CO2-Tank-Aluminum-Cylinder-Valve/dp/B0085282UK

EDIT: I got a few more details regarding which types of tanks they will fill. They say that the test pressure must be correct for the service pressure. For a 1800psi tank the test pressure must be 3000psi (as stamped on the safety valve). If you bring in a tank with a service pressure of 2015psi and a test pressure 3000psi they will not fill it because the test pressure is wrong (should be 3360psi for a 2015psi tank).[/quote]

$24.71 seems pretty high for a five pound tank. I exchange mine for $14 and change locally. Like you, I bought a new tank initially and agonized over giving it up for a well used exchange tank. In the end, I just walk in to the local welding supply shop, hand them an empty tank, and walk out with a prefilled one. They send them out to refill them, and it’s quicker than standing in line to just grab a full one and go, anyway.

I get mine filled at a Fire Safety Company (alarms, extinguishers, etc). Around here (Illinois) I don’t think anyone exchanges tanks since they have to be inspected and certified every so many years.

I agree with Marty, $24.71 is pretty high. Granted I’m not in MN, but around here I can get a five pound tank filled for $12-18 depending on where I go. I’d look around some more. In addition to welding shops don’t forget about places that service fire extinguishers.

I recommend you sell the shiny 5-lb to someone else and get a 20-lb from a welding shop for exchange - I pay $17 for a 20. You’ll save a lot of money over time.

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