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  • Blown S-10
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    total cost :
    bottle, $40
    gas, test, haz, & tax, $72.50
    gas & tolls, about $10
    so, about $125

    not bad i would say.
    yes, keep all reciepts.

    one place wanted $200 for that size, this place wanted $260.
    one place wants $37 to fill it to about 1800. this place got $48 from me for 2100 psi.

    location means a lot. among many reasons is property tax, its not low here.

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  • Leons2003
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    Jess
    I agree, sounds like the "s" size bottles we purchase down here in the Houston area, which is an exchange basis. The price you paid for the bottle sounds very good, I gave $200. for my Argon bottle three yrs. ago when I purchased my lowly Econotig. Think I got bent over for that, LOL. I think I paid $160. for the c25, but for the oky/acetylene bottles, been toooooo many years ago. As far as refill, I hope you didn't have to pay $75., sounds a bit high, but of course location means everthing, Argon 122CF cost me $22., C25 150CF $40., and both dealers that I deal w/said the cost up that way is about 4x here, they also said that in the near future the prices will increase due the economy crap that we have to put up with.
    Have good day
    L*S

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  • timw
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    So out of curiosity how much was the total cost? It wouldn't hurt to give the guy's business name either, when you get treated well it's nice to spread it around. Be sure and keep your receipts in a safe place so that you can prove your ownership.
    My large cylinder has a ring on top that says "customer owned".

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  • Blown S-10
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    well, unless the welding cylinder police come to arrest me after they investigate the one i traded, and find a reason to come get me, i have swaped it out

    yes, this one is a 140-150cf. its 42 tall to bottom of valve, and about 7.5" round. i measured the old one (i may not have done a good job of it) and it seemed like it was only 7" x 42". and this one is a lot heavier. my 80cf didn't feel much different heavy or full. and this 1 looks larger.

    but, the important thing is i got it swaped without giving the shirt off my back.

    what i have learned :
    look for a test date. it will, in my case anyway, say 4-99 (for example)
    how to get the sizes, thanx for the link
    color & condition of the tank make a difference.
    tank fill cost is mostly labor.
    and possibly most inportant, make sure it has a content sticker on it !!!
    mine didn't. most places WON'T touch it without this sticker. why this guy did = i don't know. but i sure am gratefull he did, THANX MARK !!!

    the 80cf tank looks higher up than the other. but it is the same height as the other. over the years this tank ill easily pay for itself in gas savings.
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  • Glenn B
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    Used Tanks

    Yes It sounds like you have found a "S" cyl or 140-150 cf Depends on the gas in it for the exact volume of the fill. Argon you get a few more cft in em for some reason, As to the who owns it question . Alot of that differs by what distributors are in your area and how they treat C/O type cyls.I have worked at 4 different welding supply distributors in my ten years in the field. Most smaller ones will take in almost any thing the larger ones get more picky about what they will trade out. Best thing is to call your local suppliers and ask them their policy and what they will trade or not trade. We are not supposed fill other companies cylinders. Its the law. Some smaller co,s will fill anything that comes in some wont.You will have tyo check the collar of the cylinder for a raised or stamped Name "bobs welding supply" Most clean C/O cyls will have a blank ring. Hope this helps it does get kind of complicated Good luck..

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  • Blown S-10
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    well, i may be on the verge of being screwed. i took it to 3 places. the first one told me $75 out the door, the guy seemed to be bending over backwards to take care of me. odd, because its a big place, they don't need me. the other 2 places wouldn't touch it. the 1st place said it was junk at first, but the story changed as we went. he had to order the tank, for some reason. so i will go back tomorrow to swap it, hopefully. i may end up in prison over it j/k
    iirc he said it was a 140cf, will confirm tomorrow.

    to be continued ...

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  • wrench3047
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    Originally posted by Blown S-10
    i never heard of that size.
    me either but if i did right thats what the math says. probly be more acurate if have hieght to bottom of valve. just an idea

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  • hankj
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    Scott,

    Yeah, all that's required are the DOT things, I guess. Two out of four of mine had the volume stamped. It was worth a try...

    Raining hard here (a GOOD thing) today. Thw way the wind is blowing, I'll be on the generator pretty soon. Too cold for a beer. Let's see - I THINK there's a bottle of brandy...

    Have a good day, gang!

    Hank

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  • Blown S-10
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    thanx for the link. knowing my luck its a 110cf. but for what i paid for it its well worth it, IF it will be swapped for a simple bottle fill price. i'm going to find out shortly.

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  • klsm54
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    It is most likely a 125 cf cylinder. Here is a link to Taylor Whartons site that gives dimensions to cylinders..... Cylinder Specs

    The tank does not have to have a capacity marked on it, but it must have the pressure, i.e. 3AA2015, 3AA2265 etc.

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  • Blown S-10
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    if it is, its in some kind of top secret code that i don't know how to decifer.
    neither of my tanks are marked with an understandable sizing, other than the physical size it self.

    somehow i think its a 120cf.

    i figured by now someone would have measured their tank for me and posted, hmmm.

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  • hankj
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    The capacity should be stamped on the tank in all the rest of that info. up on top near the valve ring.

    Hank

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  • Blown S-10
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    i never heard of that size.

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  • wrench3047
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    Originally posted by Blown S-10
    my 80cf is 36" to top of valve. this one is 46" to top of valve. both 7" round.
    what size is it ?
    I'm not an expert or even close but i turned on the calculator and i figured 102cf

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  • Blown S-10
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    i have it now, $40. he said it was given to him because they got rid of the welders. he said if i had any problems he would give my money back. so i'm going to try to exchange it in the morning.

    my 80cf is 36" to top of valve. this one is 46" to top of valve. both 7" round.
    what size is it ?

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