Thread: Mig gas bottle.

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    I,m looking for a gas bottle to work a mig welder. I dont want to break the bank, as once my build is complete then i wont have a need for the bottle. A loan of a bottle is preferable, is there anyone near me in Lochgelly able to help, or any advice is gratefully appreciated.

    regards alex.

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    Alex, be careful with gas bottles & where you keep them because if your not covered for them on your insurance then you can have all sorts of problems should you need to make a claim.
    I got rid of stuff like that I had stored in my industrial unit because I needed to get the cost of my business insurance down when I stopped working full time.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by martin54 View Post
    Alex, be careful with gas bottles & where you keep them because if your not covered for them on your insurance then you can have all sorts of problems should you need to make a claim.
    I got rid of stuff like that I had stored in my industrial unit because I needed to get the cost of my business insurance down when I stopped working full time.

    cheers martin, its the guy thats helping me thats looking for one, so ill let him know. He's had one in the past as he had his own business, so not sure of his insurance requirements. They are like rocking horse shit lol.

    alex

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    Quick google search brought this up which might be of interest to him if he doesn't use it alot, not a fortune to rent from what I could see & nearest stockinst is Leith so not a million miles away.

    Argoshield Light 2-litre cylinder - Products & Supply > Industrial Gases > Shielding Gases > Argoshield > 2 litre Argoshield Light filled cylinder | BOConline UK

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    Oh also meant to say if you are looking for steel try Graham at GM steel, very helpful & knowledgeable guy. They are in Cowdenbeath so not far from you.

  6. #6
    Hazards a lot higher with oxy acetelyne bottles around.

    Mig gas is just inert compressed gas, argon mixed with CO2 , don`t be tempted to try pub gas cylinders , its CO2 only and spits like a damp bonfire. Argoshield/Coogar argon mixes are easier to use.

    2 choices fo rcylinder rental, BOC or Air Products, Air Products are in Randolph Ind in Kirkcaldy, used to be friendlier than BOC, you end up with at least a 12month contract on the bottle which is generally more expensive than getting it refilled. Also need a regulator to fit the bottle.

    Or just use the disposable little bottles from Machine Mart for a one off project

    .CO2 / Argon Mix Gas Cylinder (110Ltr) - Machine Mart

    Though the BOC deal Martin pointed out looks very competitive.

    Gasless mig costs an absolute fortune in wire but is good for outdoor repairs where gas shielding can get blown away,
    Last edited by Musht; 24-10-2012 at 03:26 PM.

  7. #7
    Hopefully not hijacking or derailing the thread, but is there any difference in technique when using no-gas mig welding over gas mig welding?

    Reason I ask is due to the impending move to a new workshop I'm looking at buying a mig welder of some kind to construct a work/machine bench from 40x40x3mm or similar sized box section steel.

    Cheers

    Chris

  8. #8
    A friend of mine based in Cumbernauld can supply small mig gas bottles. I think they cost around 50 but the bottle is yours after you buy it. Then its around 25 for a refill if you need it.
    Mail me if you want his contact number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Web Goblin View Post
    A friend of mine based in Cumbernauld can supply small mig gas bottles. I think they cost around 50 but the bottle is yours after you buy it. Then its around 25 for a refill if you need it.
    Mail me if you want his contact number.
    cheers for that mucker. i can get one from BOC which is a 2ltr bottle at 18.85 per year, and 16.80 to re-fill. It lasts for 50 minutes approx continuous welding. Is this the same bottle??

    regards alex.

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    Alex,
    it is a Hobby Weld 15 bottle which I think is 9lts.

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