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    Default Argon rental prices?

    I went and bought a CIGWELD WeldSKill 170 Inverter Stick/Tig Welder


    I got it 2nd hand including a TIG torch and packet of tungsten tips for $500

    I got it over a MIG because i can do both light, fine welds in TIG mode, plus i can do really heavy welds in stick mode. Im gonna be making header/extractors for my car first up and maybe making more of them and selling them. They will be made out of either stainless steel or mild steel.

    Anyway, im gonna need to get a bottle of gas.

    I priced a BOC Argoshield E sized bottle at the local Metaland, $165 bottle rental a year and $109 to refill

    At the plumbing suppliers, Air Liquide was $139 a year and $89 per refill, but they weren't sure if they were current prices.

    What do you use and what do you pay?

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    You might be able to get in on this deal, save you a bomb on rental.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/New-Welding-A...item20aed00b04

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    Not a bad idea if i lived closer to one of the refill places. It would be a 7hr round trip.

    In saying that, at $289 to buy a bottle it would take less than 3 years to pay for itself

    I actually have a D size argon bottle that i dont have an account for. I didnt know they could be filled up without an account.

    I shall investigate.

    Thanks for the link

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    Be aware that BOC will not refill any bottles that are not their own.
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    At the moment D size is $140 / year rental and $ 95 for gas from boc , but will look into that link huey put up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madbugger View Post
    Be aware that BOC will not refill any bottles that are not their own.
    Yeah, they all have barcodes now.

    I sent the guy on ebay a message asking if he will refill my un-accounted bottle

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