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Re: [APD] Air Liquide CO2 refill on site
What is wrong about getting a full cylinder for EUR 25 against an empty one in one trip
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Pushak" <teban at powersonic_bc.ca>
To: "APD" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 10:06 PM
Subject: [APD] Air Liquide CO2 refill on site
> I recently had to get one of my 20 lb CO2 cylinders refilled. The local
> welding supply outlet recommended I head over to a Air Liquide.
> Air Liquide Canada Inc: 23231 Fraserwood Way, Richmond (604)677-4427.
> Air Liquide actually does refilling and hydrostatic testing on site so I
> was able to get my system back up and running with a minimum of down
> time. I would recommend that you call before heading down since they
> refill various gasses at different times and need to purge the
> compressor before each new gas.
> The cost was $33.70 Cdn plus taxes for a 20 lb cylinder. This includes a
> $2.75 environmental fee.
> This is a Canadian company and there are outlets in virtually every
> major Canadian city. Try their website at <http://www.airliquide.com>
> The company is international also servicing 65 countries including
> Australia, USA, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. US coverage
> includes 11 locations at this time including Alaska and Hawaii.
> The big advantage is that I didn't have to exchange cylinders or wait a
> week or more and make two trips.
> One other note: be sure to remove your CO2 lines from the tanks as soon
> as you see that the tank has gone empty. CO2 dissolves rapidly into
> water and the water will work its way back up the lines right into the
> regulator. Part of your daily maintenance is to check your tanks to
> ensure that bubbles are going in and glance at the regulator pressure
> gauges. You won't get much warning.
> Steve Pushak
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