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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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CO2 refills in SE Mich

For everyone rocking pressurized CO2, where do you go for tank refills? For personal purposes, I'm mostly concerned with the Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor area, but since it appears there are a lot of Westsiders on this board you are welcome to reply as well (former Westsider here ).

I want to put in a plug for Spears Fire & Safety on Ann Arbor's west side. I got my tank from them originally and have taken it back for refills a couple of times and it took them all of 5-10 minutes and I was back on my way. I thought nothing of it until spending my lunch driving around Livonia (work) trying to get it taken care of around here; the best I could find was a place where I could drop off the tank and maybe (?!?) have it filled by Friday. So I guess if you're in A2, they are the place to go!

Hopefully this will garner some kind of response. If not, meh, I tried.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 07:02 PM
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Try looking for a local Airgas company. They are everywhere and they will exchange your empty tank for a filled one. I use them up here in Mt. Pleasant and my exchange price is $10.50 for a 10lb tank

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2006, 03:04 AM
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Joe's army navy sells does co2 refills for paint ballers, so they should be able to help you.

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Any welding supply shop should be able to do it. They should just swap the tank out. There is a place in Wixom if you really need it....let me know and I will post the info.

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I tried all the paint ball places in my area and they can't fill a 5lb cyclinder. They don't have the right attachment. I did however get mine filled at>

Plymouth/Wayne Welding
28240 Beck Road
Wixom

Just North of I96, on the right. Costed me $17 though..ouch!
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I checked my local airgas and its 6 dollars a refill.

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My local airgas quoted me $11 for a 20lb tank. I also have heard that Wilsons Welding will fill tanks. Valid for the Troy/Sterling Hghts area.
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My local airgas quoted me $11 for a 20lb tank. I also have heard that Wilsons Welding will fill tanks. Valid for the Troy/Sterling Hghts area.
The tank would run 45.00 to purchase then refills 6.00.

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Thats the price they told me over the phone for a refill on a 20lb tank. I hope it is $6 when I go there.
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yeah I called wilson welding on gratiot just south of m-59, $77.00 for a full 10#. Have yet to call anywhere else for comparision though.
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wow the closest airgas station that has 20# tanks want $204 to buy a full tank then like $20 or so for each refill, and they're 60 miles away. My local airgas only has 50# tanks and they require you pay $60/year + $75 deposit for the tank and then it's like $30 a refill for the 50# tank...

I don't think I have any other options though, gotta love small towns. ;-)

Unfortionately I think a 50# tank is going to require some creativeness to hide it.. most likely in the basement
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Is this "airgas" the same as Airgas Great Lakes?

There is one in Toledo but when I searched it on Yellow Pages it came up as a workplace safety? Cylinders around here are expensive!

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look for a local store here: http://airgas.com/ but from the prices i've seen quoted here and what my local airgas stores quoted me, theres a very WIDE price difference depending on where you live.. ;-\
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Linde Gas in Farmington Hills

On Grand River Ave just west of 275


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look for a local store here: http://airgas.com/ but from the prices i've seen quoted here and what my local airgas stores quoted me, theres a very WIDE price difference depending on where you live.. ;-\
Thanks. That's who I thought everyone was talking about but wasn't sure.

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