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Shielding Gas Cost

What are you guys paying for shielding gas? I got some Argon/CO2 mix for my mig, and Airgas charged me $50!! I thought is was way cheaper than that. Also, i noticed it didn't have a size on the receipt, so do they charge one flat fee for any size tank? I have an 80cf tank (about 3ft high, 7in diameter).
I don't know, what are you guys paying out there?
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last time i got my 120 filled it was 42?

i dont know how much its gonna cost for my 250
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I think it costs me 30-35 to fill my 80cf.
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$35 for an 80cf of 100% argon.
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Free....i steal it from the brother that pays for it. lol.
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What is "sheilding gas"???

Never heard of it :/
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Its used for MIG and TIG welding. Surrounds the electrode to give a cleaner weld.
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What is "sheilding gas"???

Never heard of it :/
Prevents oxidation/contamination. Stick and flux core use flux/coating to do that.
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damn double post.
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Its used for MIG and TIG welding. Surrounds the electrode to give a cleaner weld.
it shields the electrode from oxygen. oxygen = contamination.


Solid wire MIG uses an external source to shield(what this thread is talking about)
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Are you saying I'm wrong? Doesn't the gas surround the electrode when welding?
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no no no ....you're partially right...just forgot a few things...like oxygen is a welds arch enemy.
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Oh ok lol. I had a lot more typed out but I didn't know if it was all correct so i deleted it.
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Free....i steal it from the brother that pays for it. lol.

Dam you Shane!! Psh, like you can weld anyways. Last time, the shielding gas wasn't even on!! HAHAHAHA
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haha done that before
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Totally depends on the person/place how much I pay. One Airgas will charge me 50 to fill an 80cf bottle and one will charge me 35.

The worst I've had was filling a 120cf bottle of Argon for the TIG welder... I want to say it was over $100
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Just paid 212. For the 80cf that is a rental price. Gas was 43. (75/25)
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Dam, i guess it really does depend on where you're at.
I thought it was strange he never saw my tank size before ringing me up and paying.
Good thing it lasts me quite a while.
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