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argon tank for c02?
02-17-2004, 12:15 AM
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ive been wanting to put a co2 tank in my truck to fill up tires..... been looking at the kits and their around 300-400 bucks for a 10 pound co2 tank and an air chuck....

i have a bunch of 10 pound argon tanks from my welder laying around. argon is CO2 mixed with i forget what. so cant i just put a 150psi regulator on my argon tank and fill it with co2?

just an idea, ill gracefully accept any insults to my intelegence for this. Thumbs Up!
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02-17-2004, 06:51 AM
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If you can get somebody to fill up your argon tanks with c02, I'd say go for it. It's not like it's going to be unsafe. Both tanks are rated for high pressure anyway.
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02-17-2004, 07:11 AM
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Argon is an element, as in periodic table, mixed with co2 man Poke




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02-17-2004, 11:15 AM
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i just know it makes pretty welds ..... so what is the difference between the tanks? ive got a co2 tank tank the same size and it looks identical to the argon tanks i wanna use?

like i said just an idea, im not gonna ghetto rig something if its not safe.. just wanna know if its the same tank?
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02-17-2004, 12:28 PM
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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.

Nick.




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02-17-2004, 02:28 PM
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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.

Nick.

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....
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02-17-2004, 07:19 PM
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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.

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02-17-2004, 08:53 PM
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thanks for the help guys Thumbs Up!
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02-17-2004, 09:56 PM
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Maybe they will swap out your argon for a C02.




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02-23-2004, 09:58 PM
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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.

Good luck




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