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    Could someone give me a ballpark estimate on the price of 10 cf of acetylene and 20 cf of Oxygen? I have used oxyfuel for cutting before but now I am interested in getting my own outfit but want to know how much the gases cost. I am in the Southeast U.S. Thanks!

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    Call your lws for a quote.
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    • #3
      Get big tanks.
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      • #4
        stick_welder13

        I own a 280 cu ft oxygen tank and it costs me $35 to have it refilled (actually they swap it out).

        Also own a 336 cu ft argon tank and it costs me $40 for a refill/swap.

        My set-up is propane so I am not much help with acetylene.

        I agree with USMCPOP - buy big tanks.

        You can buy small ( 80 cu ft ) oxygen tanks at a local Harbor Freight store but it may be frustrating since you don't get much for your buck. An added worry is the trouble of getting them refilled.
        Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

        Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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        • #5
          The bigger you can afford, the better. You can look on craigslist for a set. Here in Southern Arizona there is usually a set of tanks with a 140 acetylene and a 200 oxy with a torch and cart for around $400. Keep in mind that what ever size you get acetylene has a draw down rating of 1/7th. So your 10cf acetylene tank could run a cutting tip or a welding tip that is rated for just over 1cfh. That is pretty tiny.

          Do a little research on the 1/7th rule and that might help you decide to get bigger tanks.

          Also, some interesting video related to the transport of flammable gasses: http://ihmusedparts.com/highway-hazmat-****/
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