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#1 jnicolls

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:23 PM

Looking to get my 5# co2 tank for my kegerator refilled.

I've heard welding shops or fire extinguisher shops are the best sources but I havent had much luck locating one nearby.

Anyone???

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE(jnicolls @ Jan 28 2008, 12:23 PM) View Post
Looking to get my 5# co2 tank for my kegerator refilled.

I've heard welding shops or fire extinguisher shops are the best sources but I havent had much luck locating one nearby.

Anyone???


The closest place is Solon Fire Control in Rancho near CostCo. They refill for $15 unless your tank needs a new hydro test.

Solon Fire Control
(916) 852-4130
3190 Luyung Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

The Brewmeister in Historic will also do some sort of trade but I am not to sure how it works.



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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE(jnicolls @ Jan 28 2008, 12:23 PM) View Post
my kegerator

Every home should have one.. cheers.gif
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:25 PM

Folsom Brewmeister at Riley and Sutter will swap bottles for you.

Good gas and welding shops are leery of refilling bottles that aren't theirs; they want you to have a permanent rental of the bottle rather than owning it yourself.
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#5 jnicolls

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:06 PM

thx for quick replies, I just got back from Solon Fire control with a filled co2 bottle. smile.gif

It was $16 for the fill. There would have been an additional charge of $25 for a hydro test however the bottle I have was manufactured in '05 so it wasnt necessary.



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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:49 PM

what is a hydro test and why is it needed?

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE(Sandman @ Jan 28 2008, 02:49 PM) View Post
what is a hydro test and why is it needed?

Law requires that high pressure cylinders be tested occasionally. Good thing too. You use water instead of a gas, because water is incompressible and doesn't go KABOOM if the cylinder pops.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:12 PM

Any updated feedback on this topic? I have a 5 lb tank that I am going to need to get refilled. I usually do the swap here in town but it is about $30 and I know it is cheaper to refill myself. I would actually like to get a bigger tank though, at least 10 if not 15 lbs since I am running 2 kegs. If anyone knows a better or closer place than that Solon Fire I would appreciate the info!

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:27 AM

I always go to Solon to get my 20lb bottle refilled. Cost is $20. Its a pretty quick drive over there if you take White Rock Rd. 5min and your in-n-out. I don't know if Salon sells tanks but you can find a lot of them for sale in various sizes on Ebay.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:11 AM

Another option:
http://www.harrisgas.com/

I got my nitrogen there.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:54 AM

I always go to Solon and get my 20lb tank fill in about 3 minutes. Cost is between $19 and $20.




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