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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 12:55 AM
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I pay 18 at National Welders for 5# swap.
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Such low prices for refill or exchanges. Here in Canada, I paid 23 dollars for my 5lbs. Only have to do it once a year but still.



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I pay $15 for a 5# refill.
I think refill is a good choice unless I have rusty steel tank I would do swap.LOL!

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I pay $10 out the door for 5# refill
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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 03:49 AM
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I pay about 20 bucks at Airgas when I can't get it refilled at work in the fire barn.
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Such low prices for refill or exchanges. Here in Canada, I paid 23 dollars for my 5lbs. Only have to do it once a year but still.
I'm only paying $20 for a 10 pound cylinder.

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it is not the cost that irritate me the most, it is the look when I get the co2 swap. I have to explain every time the co2 is for fish tank.
glad that the guys at the closest swap station know I have a large planted tank at home, but they have to charge $28($32 final cost) for a 5LB. well, time to make new friends at a cheaper co2 refilling station.
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$18 aluminum swap here in SLC - but then again I am not going to worry about a couple bucks when every tank I get is safe and don't have to worry about testing.
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$15 for a 5lb here in Fargo.
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I have found that once you actually have the tank (certified), you can go to a paintball or other sports store and have it filled more a much cheaper price than swapping it at welding suppliers or similar places. Swapping a 5lb tank at my local Airgas costs $22, but I can bring it to Scheels and have it filled for $8.
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I pay 7.75 to get my 5# tank refilled in Griffith, Indiana.
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I have found that once you actually have the tank (certified), you can go to a paintball or other sports store and have it filled more a much cheaper price than swapping it at welding suppliers or similar places. Swapping a 5lb tank at my local Airgas costs $22, but I can bring it to Scheels and have it filled for $8.
Hi maxwellag,

A lot of the paintball 'filling stations' don't have sufficient pressure to fully fill a industrial cylinder; in some cases only filling 2/3 or less. You can check if you are getting complete refills. If you weigh your empty cylinder before your next refill and again when you get home; a 5# cylinder should weigh 5 pounds more full than it did empty.

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