Hi, I’m looking for some advice on CO2 tanks and filling in Minneapolis/St. Paul. I’m hoping that some people from the area here can give me some good advice. I do not currently have a CO2 tank but am looking at getting one, probably a 10# tank, maybe a 5#. What I do not want is to buy a new aluminum tank and then exchange it for a beat up old steel one. I’d also prefer not to have to drive all over the place to get it filled especially if I have to leave it. I’m in far Southwest Minneapolis and work in Inver Grove Heights.
Is there a preference of aluminum vs. steel? I think from what I’ve read so far I’d prefer aluminum but I’m not entirely certain.
I know the fire extinguisher place on Washignton(?) used to fill while you waited but they moved out of town. Is there somewhere in town that will fill while you wait?
Assuming I have to go with an exchange place a) will they exchange aluminum for aluminum or will it be luck of the draw b) is there a recommendation of where to buy a used tank. If I’m going to be exchanging no point in buying a new tank.
Best deal on a tank online + shipping or locally (and if locally, where) ?
Any idea what hydro costs in the area in case I need that done?
Anything I’m missing?