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Old 04-15-2006, 02:54 PM
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welding gas cylinder

I converted my lil flux core welder to mig and the only thing I need is a gas cylinder. Where can I get one and whats a good price? I don't need anything to big..Oh.. also what is the best shielding gas to use?

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Argon gas. buy the cylinder where you go for the gas, they have them
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Old 04-15-2006, 05:27 PM
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Why argon? Why not helium or c02.. I am curious.
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Old 04-15-2006, 05:37 PM
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Use the Argon /C02 mix its cheaper and does a good job. You do not need straight Argon unless your going to be welding aluminum. Buy the bottle where you buy your gas.
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Old 04-15-2006, 05:52 PM
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How much would a lil bottle cost roughly? I am broke as a bone!.. Tax time! Got to rebuild Iraq! Dick Cheinys tax return is 1.9million! Mine is minus 5 grand! Sorry..... I have seen some kind of gas cylinders a harbor freight....
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WELL I LOOKED IT UP AND IT SAYS THAT ARGON MAKES A FREE OXIDATION WELD AND THAT CO2 IS AN IMPURITY WHICH WOULD MAKE IT WEAKER I GOT THE WEBSITE IT IS http://www.jmgpt.com/html/high_purity_weld_argon.html AND WHEN I ALWAYS HAD A TANK WE JUST LEASED THE TANK AND IT WAS LIKE 60 BUCKS TO REFILL IT
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Old 04-15-2006, 05:58 PM
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What Price Range Are You Looking For
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Thats Cool. I guess thats why you want pure argon for welding aluminum. I don't think I weld enough to justify leasing a tank. I think I would save in the long run just buying one. Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2006, 06:02 PM
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THe cheaper the better!
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A 20cf Bottle On Ebay Would Cost About 65 Dollars
A 40cf Bottle On Ebay Would Cost About 95 Dollars
A 80cf Bottle On Ebay Would Cost About 140 Dollars
Hope I Cold Be A Help I Know How You Feel About Taxes And I Work For The Government
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Of course! Ebay! Thanks
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Not A Problem Anytime You Need Help Just Ask I Will Do My Best
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You might have trouble getting your bottle filled if you do not buy it from the welding supply where you intend to buy your gas. They do not like to fill bottles that they are not sure of and could charge you for testing and certification of the bottle. Call your local welding supply and they can give you the price. I bought my bottle from my welding supply and when its empty I exchange it for another one and pay for the contents that way I do not have to leave it to be filled and have to go back to pick it up. For welding steel all you need is 75% Argon/25% C02 mix.
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If there is a Tractor supply nearby most of the stores have welding gas. CO/2 is cheaper than C/25 but The C/25 (Argon/ CO/2 mix) makes a much better weld. Pure Argon is not even an option as it will not work very well at all on steel.
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Old 04-15-2006, 09:41 PM
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I bet I could find a tractor supply. Oldred I was hoping you might give your two cents! So for the best mig weld on steel you want an argon c02 mix. I am looking forward to cleaner nicer welds with this mig conversion!
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