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  • DDA52
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    Dang near....41 in a month. Feels more like 71, but that is to be expected with the miles I've put on me.

    With my setbacks and such, I barely had enough room, but I managed. I just have to get it finished before I croak. Watch that thread. I update it frequently as I do things. My plan is to be dried in by the end of the month....again, IF it will stop raining long enough. I was going to get the walls complete on Saturday....now it is supposed to rain all weekend. This is part of what is making me old.

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  • Bert
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    DDA52,
    yeah, but are you as old as I am? Glad you have the land to build on Can't wait to see more pics!!!
    thanks,
    bert

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  • DDA52
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    Bert, here is a link to the whole build thread. It has taken me almost two years to get this far a little at a time. I am learning patience....or trying to.

    http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ead.php?t=4917

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  • Bert
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    (per DDA52)....."when my shop gets finished...when my shop gets finished..."
    YEESH I WISH I HAD A SHOP! Working on my little gate project (yes, I took pics and what I thought should take 2 days (for most of you, 1 day), it's taken me 2 weeks off and on. Most fustrating was making the square jig.
    anyway, happy at least I have something to play with in my dad's garage.
    Sad, for a 25' by 25' space, they want $1,500/month...and that's cheap, 'cause it's in crack/ice city...
    Hope you get your shop soon, like to see some pics of it
    bert

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  • DDA52
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    Yup, I am finding that out about TIG...very gas hungry process. But fun.


    If handling the bottles gets to be a problem, try seeing if they have a pick up service for you. Home drop offs are cool. When my shop gets finished, I may build a bottle rack for outside. My LWS truck has to drive by my shop twice a week. Would be cool to not have to go in sometimes.

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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by DDA52 View Post
    Mac is right. It is different everywhere from what I have been reading these last few years. Would sure be easier if everyone was the same.



    George, I won't be going back to 80's ever. Too expensive in the long run and they run out way too fast. The dual shield I run requires the C-25 to be at 55cfh. I would have to carry too many bottles around to weld all day. I may be forced to get the big boys once again if I have too much of it to do. That would bite.
    Don, I hear that, I have been thinking, right now I can still handle the 155CF tanks I have and if I get to where I can't I have a 34 year old son that can exchange the tanks for me ... Your certinly right about the 80's, they seem to last ok on the mig's but it dosen't take much tig work to drain it.

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  • Iron man
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    In my area you can buy a 80cf cylinder for 140$ and 40$ for the fill.or you can buy a 20cf for 125$ and 40 for the fill. I cant figure that one out.

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  • DDA52
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    Mac is right. It is different everywhere from what I have been reading these last few years. Would sure be easier if everyone was the same.



    George, I won't be going back to 80's ever. Too expensive in the long run and they run out way too fast. The dual shield I run requires the C-25 to be at 55cfh. I would have to carry too many bottles around to weld all day. I may be forced to get the big boys once again if I have too much of it to do. That would bite.

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  • MAC702
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    Originally posted by Harvuskong View Post
    ...Most LWS are that way. They want the 244s to be theirs.
    This is a good case for updating your profile so we know where you are.

    Seems to be different throughout the country, just like Don recently posted.

    In the Las Vegas, NV area, anyone (Praxair, Airgas, Air Liquide) will sell you up to a 250CF. The 330CF is for leases only. I have four 250CF, two 150CF, and two 125 CF.

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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by DDA52 View Post
    <snip>If'n it were me and mine....I'd stay with the 155's...but then that is me.
    I will be sure to remind you of that when you turn 66, that is if I am still around.

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  • DDA52
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    Originally posted by Sundown View Post
    At least I get a trade value at the current cost, not the price I paid when I purchased them. The only other problem is that it costs about $28 to fill a 80CF and $38 to fill the 155CF that is over twice as big. I have some time to think about it as both the 155CF tanks are full right now.

    Same here at my least favorite LWS. They only charged me either 50 or 75 bucks for the 80 to 125 jump. I didn't think that was bad. I would go with 155's, but my closest and mostest favorite store doesn't carry ANY 155's. Only 125's. So far, I only have one 155 and the rest are 125's. Weight-wise, there really isn't very much difference between the two. If'n it were me and mine....I'd stay with the 155's...but then that is me.

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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by DDA52 View Post
    George, that is strange. They have 125's and 155's here as owner only and 225 and up as rental only. There are some owned large bottles, but not that many. I have converted almost all my 80's to 125's now. Just one left to go. It may take awhile since it has my spray gas in it. Don't use it much, so it may be awhile.....unless I decide to get it over with. The dang things are getting too expensive to wait too long. I like the 125's the best. No, they really don't last that long, but they are much easier to handle and trade out.
    At least I get a trade value at the current cost, not the price I paid when I purchased them. The only other problem is that it costs about $28 to fill a 80CF and $38 to fill the 155CF that is over twice as big. I have some time to think about it as both the 155CF tanks are full right now.

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  • SkidSteerSteve
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    Originally posted by gnewby View Post
    I purchased a 10 year lease 10 years ago, through KANOX, they were bought out about 5 years or so ago by Airgas. About a month ago I got a bill for the next 10 years rental and it was close to double what the bill was 10 years ago.

    It was about $250.00 10 years ago and now it is about $450.00 pretty big increase.

    I miss KANOX! They had a drop point about a mile from here at a local trailer shop that I could just run up and exchange at....Then Airgas came along.....Oh well, the only thing constant is change, so they say. SSS

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  • gnewby
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    I purchased a 10 year lease 10 years ago, through KANOX, they were bought out about 5 years or so ago by Airgas. About a month ago I got a bill for the next 10 years rental and it was close to double what the bill was 10 years ago.

    It was about $250.00 10 years ago and now it is about $450.00 pretty big increase.

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  • Harvuskong
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    TSC sells cylcinders.

    Carroll Welding in Abilene Tx beats TSC prices on all with execption of the 244s.

    They do not sell the 244s.

    Most LWS are that way. They want the 244s to be theirs.

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