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CO2 tank refilling and hydro-testing

Post by chalmers » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:12 pm

For those who want to keep their own CO2 tanks rather than swap, here are some companies that will fill them for you. They can sometimes fill them immediately, but be prepared to drop the tank and pick it up later (usually the same day). If you're in a rush, best to call ahead!

In Halifax:
Don Brenton's Fire Protection
2 Lakeside Park Drive, Unit 5, Lakeside NS B3T 1L7
Phone: 876-7879
Hours: M-F 8-4:30
http://www.brentons.com/contact.asp
Details: Drop-off is around the back of Unit 12 (furthest from St. Margaret's Road), and there you will be given an invoice to pay in Unit 5 (despite the signs, you can go in the back door). Cash, debit or CC.
Pricing: $17.25-20 for 5lb, $25-30 for 10lb, $40 for 20lb. Hydro test is $27.50 [conflicting reports on pricing since Dec 2016]. Be sure the invoice is marked as DRAFT and the cashier/receptionist knows this, or the charge may be higher.

In Dartmouth:
Simplex Grinnell
600 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1B5
Phone: 468-9100
Hours: M-F ???
http://www.simplexgrinnell.com/ENUS/Pages/default.aspx
Details: Entrance at side, Cash and CC.
Pricing: $3/lb: $15 for 5lb, $30 for 10lb, $60 for 20lb. $25 for hydro test. Multi-tank discount.

In Sydney:
Bidart Safety

Phone:
Hours: M-F ???

Details:
Pricing: $25 for 5lb tank.

In Fredericton:
Atlantic Fire & Safety
Unit 9, 385 Wilsey Road, Fredericton, E3B 5G2
Phone: (506) 459-1444
Hours: M-F 8-4:30
http://www.atlanticfireandsafety.ca"
Pricing: ~$28 for 5 lb, ~$36 for 10 lb

In Moncton:
Brunswick Fyr & Safety
231 Edinburgh Drive, Moncton NB E1E 2K9
Phone: (506) 857-3191
Hours: M-F 8-5
http://www.brunswickfyr.ca/
Pricing: $23.75$+tax for 5lb, $40+ for 10lb, $72.00+ for 20lb. $30+tax for hydro test.

In Charlottetown:
T & K Fire and Safety Equipment Ltd.
16 Walker Dr, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8S6
Phone: (902) 368-3016
Hours: M-F 7-5
http://www.tkfire.com/
Pricing: $21 for 5lb. Conflicting reports about filling on the spot, or having to drop it and leave it. Best to call first to check.


In St John's:
Martin's Fire Safety Ltd.
20 Allston Street, Mt. Pearl, NL
Phone: (709) 753-8872
Hours: ???
http://www.martinsfiresafety.com/
Pricing: $46.25 for 20 lbs. $24.00 for hydro


In St John's:
Frontline Action Sports
1073 Topsail Rd Mt Pearl, NL A1N 3J8
Phone: (709) 747-4653
Hours: M-F: 9-8, Sat 1906, Sun 11-6
http://www.frontlineaction.com/nl/
Pricing: $33 for 5lb (inc taxes).

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Re: CO2 tank refilling and hydro-testing

Post by ratchet » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:28 pm

we need to get this sticky'd

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Post by Jimmy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:33 pm

ratchet wrote:we need to get this sticky'd
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Post by ratchet » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:40 pm

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Re: CO2 tank refilling and hydro-testing

Post by Jayme » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:12 pm

Anyone know their hours? I've got 2 x 20lbs I got a great deal on a while back but both need testing + filling. I work in Hackett's cove during the day though so tough for me to get to there aside from the weekend.
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Post by chalmers » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:16 pm

I'm going to guess 8-5 M-S, but best to call: 876-7879

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Post by Jayme » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:38 pm

Thanks! But also crap - m-f, 8-4:30. Conveniently the same hours I work... I'm going to see if Cardinal or Cummings in Bridgewater will do them. My dad lives out that way and he's retired with some time on his hands to take them out during the day.
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Post by chalmers » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:01 am

For the low price of a homebrew or two, I'm sure a BN could help you out. Hint, hint.

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Post by ratchet » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:56 pm

as soon as my damn CO2 tank comes in... I'll be making a trip out.

perhaps we should see if we can get a brewnoser's discount :)

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Post by Jayme » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:21 pm

Cummings in Bridgewater will fill them up and they're right across from where my mom works in Bridgewater. I'm going to see how much they charge and if it's at least close, I'll probably just get them filled there, but if not I'd be game for trading someone a few beers to take them out if they're already going out there! Tasty IPA on tap right now, brewed with home grown hops...
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Post by Jayme » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:54 pm

Eeek got a price back from Cummings in Bridgewater... ~$100 for testing and refill for EACH tank! That's sounds to be double Brenton's... Anyone taking tanks in to Brenton's anytime soon that would be willing to take two tanks in for me? I'm not really in any big rush - I still have two 15lbs from NG that I'm using now anyhow.
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Post by ratchet » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:14 pm

My tank is slated to be delivered Thursday... so I'm planning on going Thurs. afternoon.

If you think you can get them to me sometime tomorrow, I can certainly take them in for you.
if not, I'm sure one of the other brewers can give you a hand.

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Post by Jayme » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:53 pm

Are you dropping yours off to pick up later? I expect it will take a few days for mine to get tested so I have to make sure I can them back again :) I should be able to bring them by tomorrow night if you're around. What area of the city do you live in?
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Post by ratchet » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:00 pm

I'll be at CFB Stadacona tomorrow night.

I was going to wait for mine... but I can pick yours up Friday (they usually turn them around in a day or so)

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Post by Jayme » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:42 pm

Oh I don't want you to have to make a special trip out of it... I don't mind waiting until someone is going to be dropping a tank off for testing and can take mine too, or until the summer when I get Friday afternoons off. Thanks though and if you do take any tanks in to drop off and pick up later, I would take you up on the offer for sure!
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Post by ratchet » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:12 am

if you change your mind... you know how to reach me.
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Post by chalmers » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:01 am

Jimmy wrote:
ratchet wrote:we need to get this sticky'd
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The glue on that seems to have fallen off. Could you re-sticky it?

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Post by LiverDance » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:46 pm

Got my 2 tanks filled at DB yesterday thanks to Chalmers. A 5lbs and 10lbs fill cost me $40.83 total. :thumbup:
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Post by benwedge » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:17 pm

A couple of things: just got back from DB, 5lb fill was 18.98, they said 20lb was 22, but that may be before tax. Hydro testing is $21 (+tax?) for a 20lb apparently.

When you get there, try the front door of Unit 12, if it's locked, head over to Unit 5. We confused ourselves and them when we went in the back of Unit 5. They said they're changing their billing system so you won't have to go over to #5 at all in the future.
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Post by andrewtrsmith » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:13 pm

Can anyone confirm if DB does paintball tank hydro's? My 20oz is up and will have to get it tested once it's empty
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Post by Jimmy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:41 pm

As far as I know they do. I used to work next door at the scuba shop, and we would drop almost any tank off for DB to do an hydro.
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Post by chalmers » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:58 pm

benwedge wrote:A couple of things: just got back from DB, 5lb fill was 18.98, they said 20lb was 22, but that may be before tax. Hydro testing is $21 (+tax?) for a 20lb apparently.

When you get there, try the front door of Unit 12, if it's locked, head over to Unit 5. We confused ourselves and them when we went in the back of Unit 5. They said they're changing their billing system so you won't have to go over to #5 at all in the future.
The pricing seems to change by a few dollars each way depending on who is doing the filling/paperwork, I've noticed. A ~$20 estimate for each fill or test is a good one.

When were you there? Only 2 weeks ago, you still have to go to the Shipping/Receiving (around the back of Unit 5, "DON BRENTON'S" spraypainted on a non-descript door at the far left of the complex) to drop off your tank. If you now/will only be dealing with their office-front (unit 12), that will significantly slow down the operation, which can sometimes get you all taken care of in 15min.

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Post by benwedge » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:21 pm

chalmers wrote:When were you there? Only 2 weeks ago, you still have to go to the Shipping/Receiving (around the back of Unit 5, "DON BRENTON'S" spraypainted on a non-descript door at the far left of the complex) to drop off your tank. If you now/will only be dealing with their office-front (unit 12), that will significantly slow down the operation, which can sometimes get you all taken care of in 15min.
I think 12 and 5 were reversed in the original directions. Unit 12 is the one at the end of the building, and around back it does have "Don Brenton's" spray-painted on it. They said to go to the front of Unit 12, and if it's locked, come to Unit 5. You'll be able to pay at Unit 12 once the new billing system is set up. This information was from last Tuesday (March 29).
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Post by chalmers » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:20 pm

benwedge wrote:
chalmers wrote:When were you there? Only 2 weeks ago, you still have to go to the Shipping/Receiving (around the back of Unit 5, "DON BRENTON'S" spraypainted on a non-descript door at the far left of the complex) to drop off your tank. If you now/will only be dealing with their office-front (unit 12), that will significantly slow down the operation, which can sometimes get you all taken care of in 15min.
I think 12 and 5 were reversed in the original directions. Unit 12 is the one at the end of the building, and around back it does have "Don Brenton's" spray-painted on it. They said to go to the front of Unit 12, and if it's locked, come to Unit 5. You'll be able to pay at Unit 12 once the new billing system is set up. This information was from last Tuesday (March 29).
Oops, my mistake. Fixing the first post now. Thanks

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Post by akr71 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:35 am

I'm just a CO2 tank, regulator and some tubing short of getting my keezer complete and I have a couple questions before I commit my hard earned $$ to it. This seemed like the best place to put it, rather than a new thread.

Is there an advantage to Al over SS (10# Aluminium cylinders are on sale at KegConnection)? Do they require a hydro-test as often? Are there any tips you wish you knew before started kegging?
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