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Old July 23rd, 2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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i just purchased a used 10lb co2 tank with regulator and hose with air chuck for filling tires at the dunes and bundy and what not, im looking for a place around south west michigan to get it filled ? the local welding supply said they cant do it so im out of ideas, some help would be greatly appreciated
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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Who is your local welding supply place?

I have my ultimate air tank filled at Lake Welding in Muskegon and the Holland store said they could do it but they would have to send it out (to Muskegon there filling station).
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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That's a bummer. Here in Flint we have 2 different welding shops that will fill while you wait.

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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You should be able to go to any welding shop, beverage or beer outlet center, or ask one of the local fire dept. guys where they get their CO2 fire extinguishers filled.
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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I use Approved Fire Protection Company in Kalamazoo. They will fill on the spot. $20 for my 20 lb tank. They also do same day hydro testing. Check fire places or scuba places as well.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 09:39 AM   #7
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thanks guys, (sweet bronco sandviper saw u up at silverlake last weekend) my local shop is praxair, a friend works there and he didnt come rite out and say he wouldn't fill it but he beat around the bush because he wanted me to switch to nitrogen, which i wouldn't mind so much but i couldn't use my tank or valve on it for that matter or my regulator, i might just stop in and talk to him again
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Old July 27th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #8
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Aegis welding in auburn hills is where i go
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Old July 27th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #9
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Me too.......added bonus, they give a 10% GL4x4 discount. Prob a lil far for him to drive tho
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I think the issue you might be having it due to having a used tank that you most likely got from CL and cannot prove ownership. I have the same problem with an Argon tank that I bought off of craigslist a couple years back, Lake Welding in Holland will not fill it until I can prove that I indeed own the tank. They told me that it would have to be a printed receipt from a business that sells welding equipment for them to allow me to fill with them. The advice they gave me was to have it exchanged for a full one at Trac. sup. and use the receipt from that transaction to validate the tank.
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yeah i would probably have to exchange it for one of theirs, thats what i had to do with an old set of acetylene and oxygen tanks my grandpa gave me
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Old July 27th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #12
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Ive never had an issue with having to validate ownership and ive had my tanks filled all over the state. Some swap, some fill....just be careful if you swap that it isnt a tank that hasnt been serviced. They have to go thru inspection every 5 yrs, both mine were WAY outta date. I only use Aegis now.......awesome customer service for sure
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Old July 27th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #13
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I think the issue you might be having it due to having a used tank that you most likely got from CL and cannot prove ownership. I have the same problem with an Argon tank that I bought off of craigslist a couple years back, Lake Welding in Holland will not fill it until I can prove that I indeed own the tank. They told me that it would have to be a printed receipt from a business that sells welding equipment for them to allow me to fill with them. The advice they gave me was to have it exchanged for a full one at Trac. sup. and use the receipt from that transaction to validate the tank.
Not anymore at tractor supply. Few years ago I exchanged my argon tank with them. The first one I brought wasn't theirs. They exchanged it for a little extra $ and now it is theirs. About a yr ago I went in to do the same for the oxygen tank on my torch set-up and they would no longer exchange tanks that they didn't own. Ended up going to Purity in GR.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #14
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this tank was last hydro checked in 07 so its due, i dont really care if i have to pay a couple extra bucks to have it tested or trade it out as long as i can go home with a full tank
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Old July 27th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #15
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Me too.......added bonus, they give a 10% GL4x4 discount. Prob a lil far for him to drive tho
Ya I figured that. 10% discount is nice and like you said they never ask for proof of ownership didn't know any places did lol
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some of the paintball shop may fill it
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