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Black_Moons
01-04-2010, 04:42 PM
Hi, I just got my 75% argon 25% co2 bottle refilled at KMStools, 55cu ft, $48 after tax.. is that a normal price? Seems a little high, there website said $24.95 but at the counter they said thats for the smallest bottle size only..

hrhoades
01-04-2010, 06:56 PM
I asked today about a new large bottle of co2 argon at local supplier today $300 for the tank and $48.00 to refill.
Hal

Black_Moons
01-04-2010, 07:03 PM
How large is large? 55cf is about 3' tall

Evan
01-04-2010, 07:56 PM
Argon and CO2 are both industrial waste gases. Argon is a byproduct of liquid oxygen production and CO2 is a byproduct of hydrogen production from methane reforming among other things. The price charged for those gasses is nearly pure profit less the minor cost of transportation. Since they aren't toxic, cryogenic or flammable they have few restrictions on transport and refilling may be done by minimally trained employees such as sporting goods staff in Canadian Tire.

Not only is the price high but even the lowest price out there is high. They should pay us to get rid of their CO2.

Boucher
01-04-2010, 07:58 PM
Last November 85 cu ft cost $36.25 here.

quasi
01-04-2010, 08:01 PM
Canadian welding gas prices are nuts. The wholesalers were blaming the oil patch for high prices, the patch has been dead for over a year, and prices have gone up!

Black_Moons
01-06-2010, 04:19 AM
Evan: what do you actualy pay to fill your argon or argon/co2 mix tanks? And what size tank?