CO2 canister refill - Discussion Thread

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    Hi everyone..can anyone recommend a place in cape town that's open weekends that can refill my CO2 canister?most places are only open monday -friday so i cant go.
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    i am kinda in the same boat as u.. but i live in jhb.. so does any one kno where to refill in jhb?:) thanks
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    If everyone would be so kind as to provide info on where you get your cylinders refilled, regardless of location, I will make this a "sticky". Please help out our fellow hobbyists and thanks in advance for your cooperation.

    Sticky thread for posting details over here.
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    ok i wont lie, i know a place..i jus wanted to know if there were other places..theres a exotic pets in boksburg but they R60..apparently they dont mind what size the canister is.. is this the normal price?
     
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    come guys.. share ur CO2 filling secrets with us!:)
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    Hi, Sarf. If you don't come right elsewhere, I may be able to arrange for you to use my company's Afrox account. They are open on Saturdays. Otherwise, have you considered Chubb Fire? I know it's not beverage grade, but many use it without issue.
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    Thanks for the offer rc..really appreciate it.i havnt had a chance 2look around yet coz been hectically busy at work last two weeks.which afrox branch do you normally use?i was told that afrox doesnt do CO2.is chubb open on saturdays?
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    NOVAMARINE
    Verbena Street, Paarden Eiland
    P.O. Box 4063, Cape Town, 8000

    Tel: (021) 506 4300 (Sybrand or Andre)
    Fax: (021) 510 3305
    E-Mail : nmarine(at)pescanova(dot)co(dot)za

    Unfortunately neither Novamarine, nor Chubb are open over weekends.
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    A bit far out and in the middle of nowhere, but if you ask them nicely they deliver for free :)

    (they fill it while you wait, but the technician is never there, so best to leave overnight).

    Flashgo Fire Services CC
    141 11th Ave
    Retreat
    Cape Town
    021 7125222

    R142.50 for a 5KG refill.
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    There's a few other paintball clubs (one just around the corner from me in Durbanville) that also offer free refills, which is quite nice for those who have paintball CO2 kits.
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    isn't one canister like another?
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    Nope, however, you do get an adapter that allows you to use a standard regulator on paintball cylinders.
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    Sorry, was just suggesting the paintball ppl because we're using a paintball canister.
    sorry didn't mean to lie.
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    Paintball cylinders are actually quite nice for smaller tanks or where there's lack of space. Of course 20 oz does not last very long, so I'd suggest getting a spare that you can swop out while having the other refilled.
     
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    Re: Where can i refill my CO2 canister in cape town..on weekends??

    thanks for the tips R.C., i just got my 5kg filled for R75 at novamarine :D
     
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    R30 (ex VAT) for 2Kg. :)
     
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    Anywhere in jhb? :(
     
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    Any body else know where to refill in JHB?
     

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