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Old 08-11-17, 09:21 AM   #6
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My 210 Hobart welder is here and the spool gun and argon regulator are on the way.

I also bought an adapter so I can try CO2 mig welding.

I only have an 80 cubic FT tank for welding. I needed argon for aluminum welding. I found an old set of oxygen acetylene tanks on craigslist. I called my gas supplier to make sure I did not buy a rental tank. They gave me good advice.

They wanted $100 for each tank. When I got there the oxygen tank was a rental but the acetylene tank was not a rental and it was a 150 cubic FT tank. It was old and rusty I got them down to $60 it was out of date.

I took a green meanie to knock the rust off. A can and spray paint later it did not look to bad.

I took it to the gas place this morning and the swapped it out for me with no issues. I now have a 150 tank with welding gas and I swapped my 80 welding tank for argon. One step closer to trying to weld aluminum.

Buying a 125 tank from the welding place was $229 plus the cost of the gas. The craigslist tank saved some money.
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