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  1. #1
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    Default my bottle rentel getting to high

    we got my rentel bill to day. it went from $24.00 a year to $42.00.when we got them we had to pay $175.00 per bottle. and we have six bottles. that getting to high.
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    Default rental bottles

    After having problems getting bottles filled while working out of town or out of state we finally bought our bottles. We started out buying one, renting the others, it took awhile to buy them all but I now own all of my own bottles. Buying them all at once was out of the question cause of the large expense. took me about a year or so to make the transition. I've got 2-80 c.f. oxy, 2- 40 cf acet, 1- 40 c.f. oxy., 1- 20 c.f. acet, 1 -80 cf 75/25, 1- 40 cf 75/25, 1- 80 cf argon, 1- 40 c.f. argon, and a 40 c.f. tri mix. I don't recall how much the 80 cubic foot bottles were, but I think the 40 c.f. were about $140.00 each. Thats alot of money for me to fork out, but I don't have any problem swapping them out anywhere I go now. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

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    Default more bottle info

    I ended up buying the last few bottles from Indiana Oxygen Supply. The were cheaper (with shipping included) than any of our local welding suppliers. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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    Are you sure that wasn't a mistake? Doubling the bill like that is a huge no-no if they want continued business. If it is legit, I would have those suckers on their dock by the end of the month. That said, I used to rent, now all my bottles are owned. I have eight cyls now and I am not paying a dime in rent now. I like it.
    Don


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    Default dabar39

    i dont know it we can even buy the bottles or not. i have to go to a supplier and exchange them. its about 3 mile if he dont have what i need i have to go 18 mile.they take them to decatur IL. to get filled. and thats every two weeks. the co. S.J.smith out of davenport IOWA. i well look into buying our bottles. it is just my fatherinlaw and myself. thanks for the reply
    miller bobcat 250
    wc 115a
    spoolmatic 30a
    centery 250 mic
    2 lincoln 225 stick
    a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

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    Default dda52

    plan to give them a call tomorrow. to see whats going on.i well look in to another suppler.
    miller bobcat 250
    wc 115a
    spoolmatic 30a
    centery 250 mic
    2 lincoln 225 stick
    a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

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    The State of Alaska has three auctions each year and the last three years they have had used cylinders up for bid. Last spring I bought a pallet full of the largest cylinders made the ones that you bust a nut lifting empty total 21. You'll all mess your pants when you hear the final bid $275.00 all but two were current in the stamps. I traded many in to the lws and took a credit of $75.00 each sold a few for $175.00 ea. I kept five for future barter or expansion.


    I would be looking in your area for auctions.

    TJ
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    Just FYI, when I bought my 75/25 and 100 Ar I bought used bottles from my supplier at the time. No need in buying brand new ones because you are going to have to swap them out anyway and they'll be long gone. Also, I usually carry some sort of paper work with me if I'm out of town and not using my regular supplier that shows that I actually own them. Never really had a problem, but as murphy would have it, if I didn't, I'd find the one shop with a grouchy old manager that wouldn't swap em. I need to check my numbers, but I know that bottles took a drastic hike over the last few months here as well. I have a few leased. SSS

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    Default bottel rentle

    just went to there site cant fine anything on there lease or rentel or buy.progarm thanks to you all for replyin
    miller bobcat 250
    wc 115a
    spoolmatic 30a
    centery 250 mic
    2 lincoln 225 stick
    a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

  10. #10
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    wow thats crazy, they must have made some kind of mistake to charge you 175$ per bottle


    on a side note i just had to pay a lease on one of my bottles today 66$ cdn per year (s sized)

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