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Holy crap! BeverageElements.com

7lb co2 tank: $25!!!! http://bvrgelements.com/cyl_products.html#cart_restore

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thats a good price, but those demensions are horrible.
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Ya the dimensions are weird but kinda nice, I could probably hide it behind my desk.

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Don't forget to factor shipping costs into the total price when comparing deals.

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$40 shipped. Still don't think that's so bad. A local gas place around here (which kinda rocks, $5 to get a refill and is only 10 minutes away!) wanted $100 for a 5lb tank.

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One nice thing about that 7# tank is that its height is the same as a 20# tank and that makes it a great spare while the 20# is out for a refill.

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I ordered off their eBay page last night.
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I ordered last night aswell, but I ordered from their website.

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$40 shipped. Still don't think that's so bad. A local gas place around here (which kinda rocks, $5 to get a refill and is only 10 minutes away!) wanted $100 for a 5lb tank.
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I ordered last night aswell, but I ordered from their website.
Was that through the Google checkout link? It works out to $49 through fleabay.

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I think it depends on your location and how much shipping is. i paid $45 for the tank shipped off eBay, but it came with a perma seal. If I went off the website, I would have paid $40 shipped also.
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Ya I used the Google Checkout. $40.08 for me. I live right next to Minnesota (Wisconsin). I wanted the one on eBay because it had the perma seal, but I don't have an eBay account. This is my first co2 setup, do you need a perma seal?

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I think its highly recommended, but this is my first real tank besides paintball tanks.
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Perma seal is nice, but certainly not required. With teflon/nylon, even if you over-torque so you can't re-use, you can still flip it over and get a second use. That's 6-9 months minimum for me. Besides, the gas supply shop sells the replacements for like a quarter a piece.
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Co2 newbie here; what does over-torque mean, and teflon/nylon is tape right? You use it to.. put around the seals? Or you can use plumber's putty? Can you use both?

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Co2 newbie here; what does over-torque mean, and teflon/nylon is tape right? You use it to.. put around the seals? Or you can use plumber's putty? Can you use both?
Over torque is tightening the nut on too tightly where the reg meets the tank. It mashes the nylon seal into the threads, making it unreuseable. And the nylon/teflon we're talking about isn't the tape. It's a washer that goes in to make an airtight seal. This should be replaced every refill.
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