Quote:On 2004-02-17 11:28, Badboy4453 wrote:
There is nothing different between the tanks, they are just filled with a different gas. You can have an Argon, Co2, or Tri mix, all same tanks, but different gasses inside.
so can i take my tank to the welding place and have them re-certify it or just fill it with co2? i know they get picky about putting the wrong thing in the wrong bottle....
I don't think they would object, especially if it is your tank and if it's already certified. I wouldn't think they'd care about filling it with Co2 vs. argon, they might just have to slap a new sticker on it saying co2, instead of an argon one. Call them up and ask if they'll fill your argon tank with co2.
Funtionally this is possible , but there are some differences in the tanks:
1. The color on the top of the tank ( for DOT purposes), no biggie just repaint it and have it certified and put a sticker on it
2. A standard argon welding tank valve has female fitting and a co2 tank has a male fitting.
All of this is overcomable, but they will give you a hard time about this when you try to have it filled.