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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Where to get CO2 tanks around San Jose

Can anyone recommend a good place to get CO2 tanks in the San Jose area? I'd rather not go through a LFS since they're going to be much more expensive than somewhere that caters to welders or beverage carbonation.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 03:29 AM
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Check out Urban Gardens.

They're a hydroponics store. Of course it's still gonna cost you your soul, but yeah. I'd recommend just buying a tank off of Craigslist and then exchanging it at Airgas. At Airgas, they swap it regardless of the hydro date, so you can get one that is in current hydro.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 04:14 AM
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Amazon has some that are nice and new for like $60 for a 5 lb tank, but if you do one of the exchange program type thing it isn't worth it to get a new one. Make sure you figure out where you will be going and see if they give you a different filled tank or not.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 04:30 AM
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Yeah, I'd just get a used one on Craigslist and then go to Airgas. They exchange them for pretty nice aluminum ones, even if you give them a steel one.

I got my 20# on Craigslist for 40, but I doubt you'll find a deal like that again.
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Rap4 and you can buy 20 oz tanks for 20-30 dollars. It's off of ring wood next to grainger
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