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Re: CO2 injection: cheap propane cylinders?

Hi Riceguy,
  I really doubt it.  CO2 cylinders are built to take the preasure where
as propane tanks aren't.  Try pawn shops and especialy garage sales,
I've found them for around $5 but usualy closer to $20-30.  The cylinder
will usualy be out of hydro, so when you go to exchange it, the welding
supply will probably charge you a fee (around $15), plus gas of course. 
Oh, and be sure there aren't any pepsico or coke stickers on it, 
technicaly it would then still belong to them then.  If you find a
friendly welding supply (being known for paying cash helps), they usualy
won't care as long as the stickers are yanked first.

Bjorn Straube

Riceguy wrote:

> Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 14:30:52 -0800
> From: RiceGuy <ucmagguy at inetworld_net>
> Subject: CO2 inection: cheap prophane cylinders?
>         I've been to welder's shops to try to get CO2 cylinders, but, I was
> unwilling to pay around 100 $ for a 20lb. Anyway, a few days back I found out that
> propane cylinders (the fat stubby type) are only $20 each, and the Propane is
> included free. I was wondering if I can get one of those, empty it, and bring it
> to a welder's shop and have them refill it with CO2.
>         Anyone ever tried this? Any comments, questions are welcomed.
> ------------------------------