Acetylene torch set and bottles

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  1. John kverneland

    John kverneland Well-Known Member

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    Hows the form I was wondering what's the story with the bottles do you rent them? I was talking to a guy today who said irish oxygen in bishopstown was the best bet. He quoted 270 plus vat for the hoses regulators torch and anti flashbacks. I've no doubt its quality stuff.. you can get cheaper on the internet but I'd be wary of them.. cheers.
     
  2. Deutz638

    Deutz638 Well-Known Member

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    Hi John all depends on how mush u will be using it. I was renting from boc and moved to Irish oxygen the rent is almost half now the oxygen bottle is smaller
     
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  3. John kverneland

    John kverneland Well-Known Member

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    Probably a good bit if I had one. I'd find work to do plus they are handy around the place..
     
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    headcase Very Senior Member

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    Over here you got the rent free,box hobby and full boc rental
    All depends how many bottles you use as to which suits best
     
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    Is there not a crowd you buy the bottle of them kinda of a deposit and then say in a year or when ever you decide to not need them anymore you can give back bottle and get ur deposit back that way you only pay for fill everytime and no rent to pay.
     
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    This crowd https://hobbyweld.co.uk probably others doing it as well.
     
  7. MF30

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    To give you an idea on prices...
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    The rent isnt bad there really, for someone getting a bit of use out of it
     
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    there should be a hobby deal if you ring them up
    its for size Y bottles but its a hell of a lot cheaper than that list
    then theres the rent free

    I found if I use up to 2 bottles a year (size Y ) then rent free cheapest
    2 to 6 bottles boc hobby
    over 6 go full rental
     
  10. JohnBoy

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    There's stargas and hobbyweld at least in Ireland, but I think there's a third.

    I don't think BOC do hobby/rent free options in Ireland.


    I do stargas via wholesale welding supplies as it suits me to have a courier collect/drop at the office. but they have a number of local stockists around the country too. I'm with them a number of years, wanted to upsize my mig bottle this year and it was no problem, just pay the difference in the deposit between the two sizes and rock on.

    In the early years the courier arrangements with wholesale welding were a bit haphazard, but I think they've sorted that.
     
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    I’ve a bottle through one of the local auto factors, it was €80 for the bottle and €80 for the fill, But if I’m done with the bottle I should get the €80 for the bottle back. I don’t really know how it would compare to full rental but it does for the amount we use it really
     
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    johndeere6920s Well-Known Member

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    What size bottle are you on there's fuckal difference in price between the 47 and 20
     
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    I use Stargas for the mig welder, it’s a rent free bottle and when you return it you get about 80% of the original cost back. It costs €120 to refill the 47 litre bottle.
     
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    20l for the mig and 10l for the tig
     
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    johndeere6920s Well-Known Member

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    Price the 47 the next time your empty I thought I'd get the 20 the first time as it would be handy it was handy lift in and out of the car that was about it no lasting in it whatsoever.
    I've a fully feeling I have 40 euro more for the big one but I might be wrong
     
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    For the amount I'm doing its grand. Be a bit of a pisstake getting a full height bottle delivered to an office :)

    Cos I'm not always there to sign for my parcels
     
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