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    My 336 cf argon tank is getting low. My LWS says $85.02 plus haz material fee. What are you guys paying? I'm in the Kansas City Missouri area.
    I'm at 700 psi. When should I go for refill?
    Thanks
    Nick
    Last edited by monte55; 03-10-2008, 02:20 PM.
    Nick
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  • #2
    id run it till its GONE...

    $85.02
    i think i pay like $62 at the LWS
    my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
    feel free to P/M me

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    • #3
      $30 for the big tank. They get the argon free from the air outside. :

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ShieldArc View Post
        $30 for the big tank. They get the argon free from the air outside. :
        Are you saying you pay $30 for a 300 cf plus argon tank refill?
        Nick
        Miller 252 Mig
        Miller Cricket XL
        Millermatic 150 Mig
        Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
        2-O/A outfits
        Jet Lathe and Mill
        Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
        DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
        Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
        20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
        Propane Forge
        60" X 60" router/plasma table

        www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
        Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
        and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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        • #5
          Yes i am, gas is a money maker for them!!!!!!!!

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          • #6
            Are you a pro welder with frequent trips to your local LWS? I am not. Could make a difference.
            Nick
            Miller 252 Mig
            Miller Cricket XL
            Millermatic 150 Mig
            Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
            2-O/A outfits
            Jet Lathe and Mill
            Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
            DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
            Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
            20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
            Propane Forge
            60" X 60" router/plasma table

            www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
            Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
            and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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            • #7
              it was about $40 for my #300 tank haz mat fee for argon??? i dont remember payin that!!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                Are you a pro welder with frequent trips to your local LWS? I am not. Could make a difference.
                I do get a price break. I cant believe the mark-up. All i can say is shop around and-or ask for a price break.

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                • #9
                  The last time I exchanged a 160 cu. ft. cylinder of Argon, Airgas got $75.00 with all of the fees and taxes. I'm going to find another LWS.
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                  • #10
                    Argon..

                    The mark-up on most gas sales is service and cost based. While many gases are pulled in from the outside, someone needs to refine the 80/20 (Nitrogen/Oxygen) natural air into workable shielding gas along with several other blends. Labor is not cheap nor is maintaining the necessary permits, licenses and not to mention insurance for HazMat and explosive gases. In addition gas suppliers also maintain the cylinders and valves. Every year each cylinder requires hydro and burst testing that is done and certified by outside sources. So while the cost of the product may be next to zero, providing it to you can cost lots of $$. With that said, being a smaller shop or hobby welder with less demand, you should perhaps find a smaller supplier with less overhead and more incentive to earn your business. Our gases are brought right to our shop from Praxair once a month and change out on average about a dozen 125CF #4 shielding cylinders, a few acetylene and Oxy and every once in a full moon Helium. And all I can tell you is I'm paying about 1/2 of what you are delivery included! Look around a bit, you have got to get a better deal than that even with the cost of service!

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                    • #11
                      Ouch

                      Ouch I got the big reaming. Bought a spool gun a week ago and they set me up with a 60 CC FT tank for $127.00 $3.00 hasmat and 17.50 to fill it (argon). Ouch
                      Last edited by FabTech; 03-12-2008, 07:00 AM. Reason: Added (argon)
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                      • #12
                        was paying about $40 for refill on a 300 argon from airgas.went up to $50 now.
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                        • #13
                          Well I paid $50 for a full size oxy and full size argon today, So I think your paying alot,

                          I've known these guys since I was 12 though, so that may have something to do with it...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Badd00SS View Post
                            Well I paid $50 for a full size oxy and full size argon today, So I think your paying alot,

                            I've known these guys since I was 12 though, so that may have something to do with it...
                            Wow, my full size oxy is $9.63

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ShieldArc View Post
                              Wow, my full size oxy is $9.63
                              Yeah, thats about what I payed I suppose, both bottles came to $50
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