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Old 01-27-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Are there any weldors in the SF Bay area?

I just bought a mig welder, and when I exchanged the shielding gas bottle at the local AirGas, I feel like I got raped. $49 to exchange a 50cf tank of C25, then adding fees & taxes, I paid a total of $61.

Does this sound right? I expected to pay $20-30, but since I have no prior knowledge I was just guessing.

Anybody have a hookup, or know of a cheaper place to get my fills?
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Yes you got raped. I have a discount at central. My argon bottles (more expensive) at 150 cf is normally 55 but I get it filled for 30.

And its *welder*
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Yes you got raped. I have a discount at central. My argon bottles (more expensive) at 150 cf is normally 55 but I get it filled for 30.

Yea, I probably got raped. But I'm wondering how much the cost differs by locale. I lived in your area a couple years ago and I remember getting an 80cf argon bottle filled for around $40 at Pacific Welding. Also I'm wondering if the smaller local companies are priced more competitively for cash buyers.

What I'm really hoping is someone will be able to hook me up with a discount.

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And its *welder*
FWIW, Weldor is a real word. I've always though of the weldor as the person and the welder as the machine, but I guess welder can be used for both.
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