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COST of shipping tanks.

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves & Bands' started by freeclimbmtb, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. freeclimbmtb

    freeclimbmtb Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Stratham NH
    I did a decent amount of seaching around with regard to this topic and only came up with regulations for shipping tanks. I have accepted pulling the valves and taping/plugging the holes and securing the valves to the tanks.

    My real question is what will it actually cost to ship a tank across the country (or a few states...just looking for a ballpark) And, which agencies will do it?
  2. DiveGearExpress

    DiveGearExpress Contributor

    We ship cylinders for our customers, and it's not a problem. Just need to be sure that they are drained, as most carriers will not take them with any gas. We usually ship using UPS, but occasionally use the USPS. Just be prepared to pay the price. which you can determine by going to their respective websites and using their shipping calculator. All you need to know is the package weight and postal code of the destination.
    freeclimbmtb likes this.
  3. Katch

    Katch Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    The package size makes a difference too, right? So, the size of your...package...matters.....

    Oh well. I really set myself up for that one :no:
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  4. Randy43068

    Randy43068 Guest

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    It's 40 - 50 bucks for a steel HP120 from Texas to Ohio. Check online for rates, it's easy to do.
  5. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: on the path to perdition
    Send them USPS parcel post. The cheapest way I know about. I once sent two AL 80 for $35 that way as they were under 70lbs. I sent the valves and another bottle separately.

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