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Old 04-09-2006, 12:58 AM   #1
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Local CO2 resources

Hi folks, as mentioned previously in another thread, I've been hunting down local sources for a CO2 cylinder, as I was worried about the safety and expense of shipping a CO2 cylinder. Most of the online resources recommended looking at local welding, fire extinguisher and bar supply stores.

I called around the following companies and here is the information I got from them:

United Oxygen ( http://www.unitedoxygen.com/ )
Aluminum 5LB CO2 cylinder $88.00
5 LB refill $16.00
Swap empty for full
Approximate Dimensions are 5.25" Diameter & 17.50" Height
Empty weight is 7.5 lbs
Full weight is 12.5 lbs

Roberts Oxygen ( http://www.robertsoxygen.com/ )
5lb and 20lb available in steel and aluminum
5lb aluminum tank $80.00
5lb refill $20.90
Height : 17 ½ " Outside Diameter : 5"
* Tare Weight – Steel : 8-12 pounds Aluminum : 5-7 pounds
* A full cylinder weighs 5lbs more
20lb aluminum tank $135.22
20lb refill $22.31
20lb tank Height : 24" Outside Diameter : 7"
* Tare Weight – Steel: 28-34 pounds Aluminum : 21-25 pounds
*A full cylinder weighs 20lbs more
Swap empty for full (note no guarantee that you will get an aluminum tank during the swap)

I ended up not buying locally because I found out that BeverageFactory.com ( http://www.beveragefactory.com/ ) sells new 5lb aluminum tanks for $57, and shipping an empty tank to me was under $10. I also chose not to get my tanks refilled at any of the above stores because of the need to swap tanks for an older, possibly crappier tank basically:P I found a place in Fairfax, VA called Bars By Bud ( http://www.barsbybudmepham.com/ ) that refills while you wait. A 5lb refill costs $15.75 and a 10lb refill costs $26.25.

Other places I looked at:
Maryland Fire ( http://www.marylandfire.com )
Pending

I hope this information might be of some use to you folks. Let me know if you know of other places with better prices and I'll make the necessary edits!
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