The Beverage People operates a CO2 tank exchange program for 5 lb tanks. WE DO NOT FILL TANK ON PREMISE NOR DO WE EXCHANGE OTHER SIZES OF TANKS.
Exchanges are $34 for tanks that have been tested within the last 4 1/2 years, with an original manufacture date no older than 1990. WE DO NOT ACCEPT ALLUMINUM TANKS PRE-1990 MANUFACTURING---THIS DATE IS INDICATED BY THE ORIGINAL HYDRO TEST DATE STAMP AS SHOWN BELOW. Hydrostatic (Hydro) Testing is a process where components such gas cylinders are tested for strength and leaks. Aluminum CO2 cylinders require testing every 5 years. At the time of testing, a date stamp will be imprinted into the cylinder near the top of the tank. Here is an example of a Hydrostatic Test Stamp Date.
$34 to exchange a 5 lb CO2 tank (orders placed online receive 10% discount = $30.60)
$50 fee if hydrostatic testing is required
If you are exchanging a tank that you RECEIVED FROM The Beverage People and that tank has an expired hydrostat test date stamp on it, we will exchange that tank without charging a hydrostat test fee. In this case The Beverage People will pay the retest fee.
If you are exchanging a tank that you DID NOT RECEIVE FROM The Beverage People, and that tank has an expired hydrostat test date stamp on it OR a date that will expire within the next 6 months, you must pay a $50 hydrostat test fee in order to exchange that tank at The Beverage People.