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mcaquatic 10-12-2011 02:29 AM

CO2 refills/tanks Union county
I am in the process of buying a regulator, so figure now is a good time to look for a tank. I live in Scotch plains. Can anyone recommend a good place to get tanks filled? Should I buy my own tank or do most of these places just swap tanks?


kevmo911 10-12-2011 02:46 AM

I can't help with where to go. But if your cylinder will be hidden, there's not much reason IMO to buy a pretty new aluminum job. In addition, many or most places seem to do swaps rather than refills, so you'd be limited to places that will refill, and many of them don't have immediate refill service (you might have to wait a few minutes, a couple hours, or a day or two, depending on how they work).

But, 1)if you can get a good deal on an attractive cylinder, and there's a place 2)nearby, 3)that does inexpensive refills, 4)while you wait, then go for it. I know of 3 places offhand in town down here that do swaps, one of which is half the price of the other two. And I know of no places that do refills (I'm sure they exist, but haven't found any).

So your first step is to start making calls and asking whether they do swaps or refills, and what their prices are for 5, 10, and 20# cylinders. Some of them won't do swaps for the smaller cylinders. Google welding supply stores (there's usually an AirGas around), fire equipment, gas supply, etc.

Hopefully you'll get some responses from local folks who can save you the trouble of making calls :)

cdwill 10-12-2011 04:01 AM

Reliable Carbonic is in Middlesex County:

mcaquatic 10-13-2011 01:27 AM

Cool thanks. Do you know if they do swaps? This way I don't have to order my own. Thanks

Doc7 10-13-2011 01:39 AM

I've been using AGL in Clifton but I'm fairly positive it was something like 30 bucks to exchange a FIVE-lb cylinder a couple weeks back. That seems excessive to what I've read elsewhere...

6 man reef 01-17-2013 01:12 PM

ABC Fire & Safety Inc.
ABC fire safety will exchange or refill....

750 Fairfield Ave.
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Phone Number:

nvladik 01-17-2013 01:58 PM

Chief Fire Equipment, in Lodi. (Doc7, they are 10 minutes away from cliffton, and half the price).

shloken38 01-17-2013 07:17 PM

Nice......resurrecting an old thread! Gotta keep 'em alive! Sports Authority always works too.

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