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#1 Gusso

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 11:34 AM

I always try to refill my co2 when I head up to Philly - much cheaper than the exchange in Charleston. So, today I refilled (2) 5# bottles and purchased a filled 20# tank for a grand total of $100 (no tax either). Not too bad!

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 12:43 PM

Def not bad at all. I've noticed the prices on refills going up at lot local place lately.

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 01:18 PM

I have not refilled any in a while and I still have a decent supply but I will be curious what the prices are now.  I mostly just hand the guy cash and I am sure he just pockets it.



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 04:28 PM

I paid about 3-4 bucks more than the last time (years ago) for a 20#.  A local liquor store chain will swap out of date tanks for a lot less than test & fill so I haven't refilled in a long time.



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Posted 15 January 2022 - 07:28 AM

I refill a 20# tank for I think $25 at a local welding supply place. I started off with a beautiful 10# aluminum tank back in the day, but now do 20# exchanges.



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Posted 15 January 2022 - 09:37 AM

I refill a 20# tank for I think $25 at a local welding supply place. I started off with a beautiful 10# aluminum tank back in the day, but now do 20# exchanges.


To refill a 20# in Philly its $20. In Charleston, it's a $50 exchange!

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 09:56 AM

I think I'm at $30 now, it used to be around $20 I think.  At the start maybe less than $20.



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Posted 11 November 2022 - 06:14 PM

Up to $35 now for a 20lb tank.

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Posted 11 November 2022 - 11:25 PM

I refill a 20# tank for I think $25 at a local welding supply place. I started off with a beautiful 10# aluminum tank back in the day, but now do 20# exchanges.

Try one of the grow shops. Way to Grow down near Circle & I-25 does 20# exchanges for around $15 iirc.



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Posted 12 November 2022 - 05:04 AM

Try one of the grow shops. Way to Grow down near Circle & I-25 does 20# exchanges for around $15 iirc.


That's so cheap I'm wondering if they are on drugs or something.

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Posted 12 November 2022 - 07:55 AM

Try one of the grow shops. Way to Grow down near Circle & I-25 does 20# exchanges for around $15 iirc.

 

Thanks for the tip, will check it out. Actually we were thinking of buying a grow tower for greens and herbs (culinary). My kids' preschool has one and it's pretty cool and pretty decorative.



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Posted 12 November 2022 - 08:01 AM

Thanks for the tip, will check it out. Actually we were thinking of buying a grow tower for greens and herbs (culinary). My kids' preschool has one and it's pretty cool and pretty decorative.


Link?

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Posted 12 November 2022 - 09:26 AM

This is the one they have. Grows a surprising amount of salad greens, other greens, herbs and the kids are responsible for tending it. Looks cool, too.

https://www.rentechg...ign=sag_organic

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Posted 12 November 2022 - 09:40 AM

This is the one they have. Grows a surprising amount of salad greens, other greens, herbs and the kids are responsible for tending it. Looks cool, too.

https://www.rentechg...ign=sag_organic

 

that's pretty cool.  more expensive than I thought it would be but I also wasn't thinking about the grow lights being needed initially.    okay, enough of this.  sorry to muddy up the beer forum :P


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Posted 12 November 2022 - 10:13 AM

that's pretty cool.  more expensive than I thought it would be but I also wasn't thinking about the grow lights being needed initially.    okay, enough of this.  sorry to muddy up the beer forum :P

 

Yeah, and that's a pretty big one too, it's over 5 feet tall. I'm sure there are smaller ones. We have a spot in our front room where it would look cool. Yes, back to beer.



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Posted 30 January 2023 - 11:05 AM

Got a 20# refill while in Philly a couple of weeks ago - $15.

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Posted 30 January 2023 - 11:19 AM

Got a 20# refill while in Philly a couple of weeks ago - $15.

 

prices going down?



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Posted 30 January 2023 - 05:34 PM

prices going down?


I think he just makes up a price when you come in.

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Posted 30 January 2023 - 06:38 PM

I think he just makes up a price when you come in.


Sounds like the fire extinguisher place I go to. Always bring cash!

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Posted 04 February 2023 - 05:49 AM

I'm just pushing a little 1 gallon keg so I bought a mini regulator that will for on a soda stream bottle. Works pretty well, I use the same setup for CO2 injection on my planted aquarium.




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