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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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CO2 refills - Ellicott City area?

Does anyone have any recommendations on where to get CO2 refilled in the Ellicott City area? This would be for a regular 5lb CO2 cylinder.
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I'm in Catonsville, and go to Roberts Oxygen in Glen Burnie. There's also one in Laurel. They don't refill, they exchange your empty tank for a full one.


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Thanks so much for the quick response! Just to clarify - Both Roberts Oxygen locations do not refill, and just exchange?
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I've only ever been to the one in Glen Burnie, but as far as I know that is true for both.


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Yeah in MD it's better not to buy a tank on the net because you are going to give it away to Roberts Oxygen, so if you buy one ther it works out about the same. I think the closest place to get a fill is in VA at Lee's, IIRC.
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I actually found a small shop that will refill your existing tank.
I believe it was $15 to refill my 5lb tank.

Laurel Bottled Gas Co.
http://www.laurelbottledgascoinc.com/
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 05:10 PM
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Just went to Laurel Bottled Gas - definitely the place to go around the Baltimore area.
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For those that frequent the north side of the beltway, Harford Beverage at Harford and Taylor Rds. (just inside the beltway) does tank swaps up to 20 lbs! They were $12.29 for a 5lb swap. The $10 savings over Roberts Oxygen makes for the perfect reason to grab a sixer of your favorite brew! They have a pretty fantastic, if a little small, selection of beer and wine.
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I've looked into this extensively, as Robert's Oxygen is rather pricey for just a tank swap.

For my 5lb tank, here are the ballpark prices. I don't remember their exact quotes.

Robert's Oxygen - Multiple Locations - Tank Swap - $20
Fire Line - Baltimore - Tank Refill - $18
Laurel Bottled Gas Co - Laurel - Tank Refill - $18
HK Fire Protection - Rockville - Tank Refill - $10

I recently moved from Silver Spring to Baltimore, and it sucks because HK Fire Protection had the friendliest staff and the lowest prices. If you're in that area, I definitely recommend it. Closer to baltimore, I usually go to Fire Line.

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