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Old 12-04-2007, 11:52 PM   #1
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well ive been working on my buick, seen here http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...043&highlight=


and would like to upgrade my exhaust. i think i know what i want to do, seen here http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...259&highlight=


but when i go that route, i will weld everything myself. currently i have a welder that can weld with gas, or flux core wire. being i dont have a tank, i use the flux core. i dont like the quality or look of the welds, and am having a hard time getting a bead going. and yea its not just the welder. its me too, my welding skills need work.


but i was wondering if someone in the area had any old tanks they would part with. as shipping would be costly.

also i was open to suggestion for which shielding gas to use. argon, co2, helium, other? and does the gas i choose, decide a different type of tank?
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Have ya checked with your local welding supply distributor???


IIRC CO2 is the shielding gas for flux core
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IIRC CO2 is the shielding gas for flux core
im just looking for a cheaper option. and there is no gas for flux core. the flux is to replace the gas.
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Yea, no gas for flux core. CO2 results in a hotter weld but you may be able to pick up a tank from a vending machine company for cheap. If you are going to buy a tank, get C25, it is Argon/CO2 mix. Aluminum would use pure argon. I bought a 60cf tank(no lease, own) of C25 for $175 I think it was. They aren't cheap but refills are only about $35.
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