How do I know where to get my CO2 tank filled.

Discussion in 'Camping and Outdoor Gear' started by Romer, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Where can I get my CO2 Tank Filled - This link takes you to a listing of National Welders supplies and gases. After entering your zip code, make sure you call before going over.

    Also, per the posts below. Fire Extenguisher Shops and Soda and Beer distributors are another source. In fact, My last fill was from a Fire Extenguisher sjop, but I have used some of the welding shops listed in the link as well.

    I added this whole thread to the 80's section FAQ in the General section.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2006
  2. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    the soda and beer distributors also carry CO2 and could well be much cheaper than the welding supplies based on my experience.
  3. surfpig

    surfpig The Anti-Tech SILVER Star

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    Fire extinguisher companies, too. They recharge extinguishers with CO2.
  4. rusty_tlc

    rusty_tlc Dain Bramaged Member

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    They will also re-certify tanks.
  5. Biff

    Biff

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    I go to a local scuba shop, cost $11 per 10lb bottle.
  6. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Seals Compressed Gases on the left coast. Doesn't come up on Ken's link. About the same price as Biff's scuba shop.
  7. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily... SILVER Star

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    The link returned Airgas in my local area. I happened to be there yesterday with Cubedweller. They told me that hey ONLY do a tank exchange. bummer :frown:
  8. Cube Dweller

    Cube Dweller Moderator

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    I checked around Sac and was unsuccessful finding anyplace that would do an refill vs. exchange.
  9. esh

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    My local welding supply swaps out tanks. I think it's a good way to go as you don't have to wait or worry about tank recerts. 20lb tank for $10 refill after buying a tank from them ($80-90). I think they get a lot of 4x4 customers.

    The link didn't return my place (Salem Industrial Welding Supply) probably because the refill facility is in another town.
  10. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    I Agree this is not a complete list. In fact, trying to get mine filled today, I eneded up taking it to a Fire Extenguisher shop called Red Comet. They filled it while I waited and it was half the price.
  11. surfpig

    surfpig The Anti-Tech SILVER Star

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    Here are some options from a fire extinguisher website...

    similar sort of thing.

  12. Most of the large welding supply places won't fill your tank, they only want to do exchanges.
  13. Cruiserdrew

    Cruiserdrew SILVER Star

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    Cube-There is a place in West Sacramento, right across from the Driveline Services shop. They do fills on Thursday and Friday, and will do custom fills. They don't like to do 1 tank on the spur of the moment, but if you get the tank there on Wednesday, you can pick it up Friday. Not super convienient, but it works.
  14. surfpig

    surfpig The Anti-Tech SILVER Star

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    I use Sacramento Fire Extinguisher on 24th by City College for my beer CO2, it's close to me, they even certify... Don't know where you live. Check that link i gave, might help.
  15. rusty_tlc

    rusty_tlc Dain Bramaged Member

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    If you had bought the beat up tavern CO2 cylinder instead of that Nancey Boy powder coated thing you wouldn't care.
  16. Bambusiero

    Bambusiero

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    In the Phoenix Arizona area:

    Thunderbird Cylinder, Inc.
    4209 E. University Dr.
    Phoenix, AZ
    602-437-4600

    East of 40th St., West of HWY 143
    Fairly convenient access from either central Phoenix OR the East Valley
    7AM-2PM M-F <<<---- NOTE only until 2PM

    $15 custom fill, 10 LB (fill your tank, in about 10 minutes)
    Cash or checks only, no credit cards <<<--- NOTE

    I like 'em. They seem responsive to customers.
    I bought my tank and regulator and bracket there, for a fair low end price.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2006
  17. desertdude

    desertdude SILVER Star

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    CO2 in San Jose, CA right near the Airport

    Carbonic Services
    1920 De La Cruz Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
    (408) 727-8835

    Nice folks - fast easy service - they also know and sell Powertank products

    $18.00 for 10 lbs - Cash only :crybaby:

    What they say on Yelp



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  18. IH8Wood

    IH8Wood

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    Gordons Welding Supply
    1100 W Magnolia Blvd
    Burbank, CA 91506-1812
    (818) 558-3232

    They sent my "pretty boy" Powertank to a 3rd party so I had to leave it for 2 days. $20 for 10lbs. I could probably save a few bucks going directly to whoever they used, but they're nice people and convenient.
  19. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    See if you've got a Seal's Gas near you. Just paid $14 at the one in Costa Mesa. Outa there in as much time as it took to fill the tank!
  20. cruiser88

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    damn thanks romer!

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