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post #1 of 10 Old 06-12-2011, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Craigslist Score! - Oxy/Acetylene +More

Feeling pretty good about a score I found on craigslist for some Oxy/Acetylene items.

2 - Acetylene tanks
2- Oxygen tanks
1 - Cart
1-50 ft hose
1-25 ft hose
1 Torch gun
2- Regulators

... All this for $100 dollars.

...and all the tanks are full !



Fired them up and gave it a test run, I havent used a torch since one of my basic shop classes I took some years ago. But practice makes perfect.


What do you think this stuff is worth ? The regulator only probably costs 100 bucks no?

Can anybody give me any insight on to what size these tanks are? i know they are numbered by size, but I havent a clue on that.

What is the deal with getting these tanks re-filled when they empty out? some searching is telling me that places will only re-fill the bottles they own or something? Can anybody shed some light on that?

Also, could one of my smaller tanks be filled with something else? I plan on picking a welder up in the future, and it'd be nice to have one of these filled up with argon.



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Since it came with 4 tanks, 2 of each... I have an entire other set for backup ( i'll never use that much gas to suffice needing a back up ) Or i guess for sale )





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May be rented tanks so you will not be able to fill them.
Regulators and torch outfit are probably worth $2-300 dollars,cart $50
So even if you can not fill the tanks you still scored.

The tanks can not be filled with any other gas.

You should be able to get a new knob for the torch at a weld shop. Or you can trade it in for a refurbished one for cheap.


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May be rented tanks so you will not be able to fill them.
Regulators and torch outfit are probably worth $2-300 dollars,cart $50
So even if you can not fill the tanks you still scored.

The tanks can not be filled with any other gas.

You should be able to get a new knob for the torch at a weld shop. Or you can trade it in for a refurbished one for cheap.
Yeh, it looks like they are rented tanks.. Whoops, oh well. They all are owned by different places, one says property of airco, other has MWS stamped on it ( middlesex welding supply ) etc etc etc.

So, If I did bring these tanks in for refill at the places they came from... would they fill it then? or would I have a problem because I am a new owner or not the person on contract.


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Why wouldn't you be able to refill the tanks? Can't you just change the tops out?

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They would just take them from you. If all tanks are full you got around $100 just in gas. If you dont use them a lot it will last quite long especially the sizes you have. Then you can watch craigslist for some owner tanks. Or just pick up a set at the weld shop.


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I picked the two heaviest ones for the cart to use.


The oxygen has just under 500 lbs left in it
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the acetylene has about 40lbs left in it

not quite filled, but something.

Any idea on what the PSI is when full on each tank?


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oxy should be above 3000 psi ace. should be about 250 or so full.

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Sold the two spare smaller tanks just earlier for 100 dollars, so I guess this deal just got even sweeter!


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You shouldn't have a problem at all having them refilled or swapped out for one full at any AirCo place,,i got mine at a local AirCo and everytime i get it swapped out for a full one they always have some different name stamped in the steel and they ever even ask my name or anything..just take the old one and give me a filled bottle and i pay and get a receipt

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Definitely a good deal for the tools, just be aware that you may have to get new bottles once they are empty. If you do, purchasing them outright rather than leasing is usually a better deal for a hobbyist. It should be possible to have the regulators and torch set overhauled if it becomes necessary.... Reminds me, I need to get a cutting attachment rebuilt that I bought off ebay, the Oxy control is kind of wonky.
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