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Old 19-01-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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alright all i did get my gas from the local boozer but its changed hands since i last needed a bottle just got a new mig and a half bottle is what im after,

anyone set up a acount with boc... to a home address
or know of another co that do co2 cnt be doing with the baby bottles anymore going through em like there sweets

SORRY ALL I SHOULD HAVE SAID I NEED A 5% ARGO MIX

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Old 19-01-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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Give Energas a Google. They can deliver to your house and are cheaper than BOC. Only problem is, im not sure if they cover that area of the country. Worth a try though, you never know.

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I use 5% argon mix on my mig got the bottle from these

http://adamsgas.co.uk/index.php?opti...FQMntAodAjstoA

50 deposit on bottle and 40 for gas so 1st bottle was 90 then 40 for each new bottle.
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I use 5% argon mix on my mig got the bottle from these

http://adamsgas.co.uk/index.php?opti...FQMntAodAjstoA

50 deposit on bottle and 40 for gas so 1st bottle was 90 then 40 for each new bottle.
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Got mine from 5A's hire http://www.5as.co.uk/5as/default.php

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what are the benefits of using argon mix? does it just cool the metal better?
also i will be getting a bottle from my friend who runs a pub for 15 either co2 or co2 argon mix not sure what % the mix is tho.
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if your getting a bottle from a pub it will be co2, welds are cleaner and burn hotter with argoshield etc, this doesnt make much difference unless you are welding brand new metal and have a mig you can run on a slightly higher power setting. the other thing will argoshield is it around 2-3 time the cost and you tend to use it much quicker than co2 so can work out much more expensive maybe 4-5 time the price for agoshield verses co2
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if your getting a bottle from a pub it will be co2, welds are cleaner and burn hotter with argoshield etc, this doesnt make much difference unless you are welding brand new metal and have a mig you can run on a slightly higher power setting. the other thing will argoshield is it around 2-3 time the cost and you tend to use it much quicker than co2 so can work out much more expensive maybe 4-5 time the price for agoshield verses co2
i only have a cheap welder anyway it uses the disposable bottles at the moment but with two front arches, sills, etc think i need a bigger bottle. he said they do both co2 for largers and co2/argon mix for Guinness and ales
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I get my CO2 from BOC - It's registered to my home address and no questions asked - think the tank is about 22 - then there's a collection fee of 11. Rental is approx 1pw which they take out of my account every 6m. I use mine for running airbrushes, not welding
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