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    You definately want to shop around. One local supplier sells 60cf aluminmum argon/oxy bottles with a fill for around $250, where as another regulary has sales on 80cf alum. argon/ oxy bottles with a fill for about $165.
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    Shorerider16,

    Are the guys in your area doing a lot of spray arc on steel? That's what an Argon/O2 mix is used for.

    I think you really meant Argon(75%)/CO2(25) commonly referred to as C25.

    I know you're young, but you do have a habit of posting less than accurate information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SundownIII View Post
    Shorerider16,

    Are the guys in your area doing a lot of spray arc on steel? That's what an Argon/O2 mix is used for.

    I think you really meant Argon(75%)/CO2(25) commonly referred to as C25.

    I know you're young, but you do have a habit of posting less than accurate information.

    Sorry, words didn't work quite right for me on that one. What I meant was an Argon or Oxygen bottle. The price is for a new bottle with the first fill included. I haven't inquired about refilling because I don't have a bottle to fill at home, yet. Just using the two prices as an example as to why shopping around can save you money.
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    i just filled my 336CF bottle with straight Argon and it cost $114.50. that's just the gas refill, and doesn't include the yearly lease fee i pay for the bottle.

    yes they get me with haz fees for argon too. i don't consider argon a hazardous material so i've no idea how they justify that. probably just a money grab.
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    The haz mat fee is a trumped up line item used to extort money from unwilling customers.

    The LWS is charged a haz mat fee for their receiving the main shipment of the gas. They make a killing on that charge to you, because it only amounts to a few pennies on what you can stuff into a 336.

    My LWS refuses to charge it. He also refuses to charge me for hydro tests. He considers both to be part of HIS cost of doing business. It also saves the aggravation of exchanging a tank and spending 40 mins looking for one thats remotely close to the date stamp on the one you're bringing in. When you look at it that way - he's saving money not charging the $11.
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    Going back to Monty's original question about "when should I get my tank refilled".

    I'd say wait until a fart back flows into the tank, but realistically I'd wait til my hi pressure gauge read <100 psi. Taking a tank back with 700PSI means you're giving them back over 100 Cu Ft of Argon.

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    That answers my question
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    COOL!!! Only took 26 posts to answer!!!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    WORD
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    On scuba tanks, we always leave a little air inside, as to not let moisture in.
    'specially if you live in an environment that is hot during the day and cold at night. SundownIII has a good point though, why give THEM free money????
    I'm not late...
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