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neilb 07-21-2018 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Rick Mullin (Post 147710)
With all of us caught up in telling you to change to Argon (myself included), we may have lost track of the original question. Have you resolved the problem and if so, what did you discover. Gas, leak, tungsten...?

hi rick, i have switched to argon, it was delivered and as i said i don't use it that often but i have welded the engine lid frame together over this week and the end of last week. i have left the gas lens on along with the pyrex cup, the gas is set at 10cfm, inside a building so no strong winds and very little if any breeze. i still have arc wander but nowhere near it was before. i do have gas flow pre, during, and post. i still have the dryer in the feed line and plan on removing that this week after getting some more feed pipe. i can start with a sharpened tungsten with a shallow point not a long tapered point, after a few minutes i get a small point appear at the end and not long after that i will get some arc wander.

having said all that the amperage is very low, i do sharpen the tungsten along its length not in circular pattern around the rod.

neilb 07-21-2018 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by ekdave1962 (Post 147712)
Geez thats cheap as i paid 475 for my bottle and 175 a refill from total tools

hey dave, i spoke to pacific gas and he has said they are priced to be a little cheaper than total tools.

ekdave1962 07-21-2018 04:29 PM

wow thats more than a little cheaper
total tools is supplied by Speedgas WELDING GAS NEW ARGON E SIZE

SPEEDGAS WELDING GAS NEW ARGON E SIZE
SKU..121009
$479

SPEEDGAS WELDING GAS EXCHANGE ARGON E SIZE
SKU..121010
$159

You guys in usa must be lol your heads off at the proces we have to pay , has only been a few years that we have been able to buy cylinder before that we paid 3 to 400 pa rental for each bottle

neilb 07-21-2018 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ekdave1962 (Post 147726)
wow thats more than a little cheaper
total tools is supplied by Speedgas WELDING GAS NEW ARGON E SIZE

SPEEDGAS WELDING GAS NEW ARGON E SIZE
SKU..121009
$479

SPEEDGAS WELDING GAS EXCHANGE ARGON E SIZE
SKU..121010
$159

You guys in usa must be lol your heads off at the proces we have to pay , has only been a few years that we have been able to buy cylinder before that we paid 3 to 400 pa rental for each bottle

hey dave, this was an email i got from matt at pacific gas:-

Thanks for the image Neil.



This is an Argon mix (with CO2) E size bottle as mentioned.

Our E-size Argon and Argon mix bottles are all the same price online.



We donít have a direct replacement for your mix (argon 10) but we have the following:



Argon 5/2 Argon (93%), CO2 (5%) Oxygen (2%)

Argon 80/20 Argon (80%), CO2 (20%)

Argon Argon (100%)



These retail for $446 inc GST (less our Welcome50 promo) less $50 = $396 inc E size bottle with Gas in it.



Please feel free to let me know and I can arrange this for you as soon as possible.





Kind Regards,



Matt Copplestone

and a great guy too, delivered my bottle to my work :)

Blackfinger 05-03-2019 02:59 AM

Bump
 
Just to tag this along.Bunnings is using Coregas now.For a Trade n Go D size Argon its $99 exchange.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/coregas-...n-gas_p5910384


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