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Old 01-12-2017, 11:32 AM
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Default Gas bottles, how to acquire

Originally Posted by cliffrod View Post
Good info- your post made me want to check with a different supply house than I've always used since opening the studio. They handle larger tanks up to 125CF for purchase and exchange outright, so glad to know there's a better option. Thanks.
note: after I had my account at the local welding supply for a while, and had a few bottles on lease with them, I bought an old gas rig for the bottles. Tossed the old stiff hoses and the cheap regs, gave away the torch and parts, and took the bottles in to be filled and changed to my account. The deal to transfer the bottles over to my account was just a basic charge to list them ($35) and fill them. Done. They assume I'm reputable and not out filching gas rigs .......

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