More economical welding gas

Thin bits of metal and bright blue light. Including glass & trim.

Moderators: User administrators, Moderators

Post Reply
mbcamper
Posts: 187
Joined: 04 Jan 2014, 10:25
80-90 Mem No: 13121
Location: East Lothian

More economical welding gas

Post by mbcamper »

Having done a partial restoration of my van 8 years ago it is going to need some additional panel work which didn't need attention at the time.  The last time I did this I was using those disposable gas bottles for my MIG welder like this https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/co2-gas-cylinder-600g/

Before I go down the same route, is there a more economical way of buying my inert gas without rental contracts?

Thanks!

Rascal
Posts: 65
Joined: 24 Jul 2020, 11:23
80-90 Mem No: 0

Re: More economical welding gas

Post by Rascal »

https://hobbyweld.co.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA ... r9EALw_wcB
might need an adaptor/ different regulator for your welder

mbcamper
Posts: 187
Joined: 04 Jan 2014, 10:25
80-90 Mem No: 13121
Location: East Lothian

Re: More economical welding gas

Post by mbcamper »

Thanks - that's the kind of thing I was looking for.  There is even an agent nearby.  

RogerT
Posts: 1304
Joined: 10 May 2013, 11:59
80-90 Mem No: 13706
Location: Central Scotland

Re: More economical welding gas

Post by RogerT »

Very economical it is too. Just swapped my hobby weld 5 cylinder for a new one for £38. Very reasonable. Just remember to turn it off when not using...
'88 Transporter with hitop camper conversion, 1.6td.

User avatar
937carrera
Posts: 3595
Joined: 05 Apr 2015, 19:29
80-90 Mem No: 16333
Location: N Yorks.

Re: More economical welding gas

Post by 937carrera »

Another :) for Hobbyweld
1981 RHD 2.0 Aircooled Leisuredrive project, CU engine
1990 RHD 1.9 Auto Sleeper with DF/DG engine

User avatar
Titus A Duxass
Posts: 5769
Joined: 24 Nov 2007, 08:22
80-90 Mem No: 4475
Location: Cologne

Re: More economical welding gas

Post by Titus A Duxass »

I bought a large bottle from my local DIY store, I don't know if can do that in the UK though.

It cost 200€ and a refill costs about 35 €. We did two vans on one fill. 
VW T3 GTi Camper 2,0l

Highroller
Posts: 210
Joined: 06 Sep 2013, 18:58
80-90 Mem No: 12833
Location: East Lothian

Re: More economical welding gas

Post by Highroller »

Ritchies gas 5 minutes up the road from you does hobby weld gas.
1991 2.1 WBX Devon microbus twinslider hightop

tandemsandy
Posts: 97
Joined: 01 May 2011, 22:33
80-90 Mem No: 9604
Location: Dunoon, Scotland

Re: More economical welding gas

Post by tandemsandy »

Another thumbs up for Hobbyweld.  Was gobsmacked when I found we had an agent right here in sleepy little ol' Dunoon! :D

Rob
Sandy & Rob live with Vinnie, an '84 1.9 DG Leisuredrive

User avatar
ajsimmo
Trader
Posts: 2060
Joined: 23 Mar 2009, 14:06
80-90 Mem No: 6542
Location: Isle of Arran
Contact:

Re: More economical welding gas

Post by ajsimmo »

I'm on a hobbyweld bottle too, even available here on Arran

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk

The Campershack - Just T3s
WBX Rebuilds, Upgrades & Engine conversions

Stesaw
Posts: 568
Joined: 10 Aug 2019, 23:30
80-90 Mem No: 17004
Location: Coventry

Re: More economical welding gas

Post by Stesaw »

Sounds like it's worth getting. I dont have any gas at the mo for welding so might look into this!
:ok
1985 LeisureDrive 1.9DG 5 Speed- Syncro project.. soon.. ish..
1987 Syncro JX- Donor

Post Reply