Oxy/acetylene gas prices

  1. 209 Member

    Posts: 2
    Hi guys,

    New to this forum, but sure arn't new to welding! recently I went to Princess Auto and bought a cheep oxy acetylene cutting/welding unit. I have been borrowing gas from a friend for a while but am going to set up an account with a gas suppier, anyone know the prices for 40 cubic feet of oxy and acetylene? Or does someone have a chart on how the gas prices go up as the size of the tanks increase?

    Any help appreciated.
  2. malcolm

    malcolm Administrator Staff Member

    Posts: 8,199
    Bedford UK
    Here's a scan of the BOC prices.

    Where are you based? If there is an independent dealer near you (not BOC or Air Products) then you might find them cheaper.
  3. Alex Member

    I love to hate BOC.
  4. marknotgeorge

    marknotgeorge Doing sums for a living since 2009.

    Posts: 475
    Derby, UK
    Princess Auto's a Canadian company, I think.
  5. Weldingartisan Aiming for retirement

    Posts: 533
    Kent, UK
    There is company called GASCO who do not charge rental on cylinders, just a returnable deposit. They don't do specialist gases but OK for D/A, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon. They are a refrigeration company (hence the Nitrogen) and they are a national company, or so they tell me. I've just opened an account but not actually used them yet. Gas is a bit more expensive but that is offset by no rental. Anyone else use them?
  6. marknotgeorge

    marknotgeorge Doing sums for a living since 2009.

    Posts: 475
    Derby, UK
    They have a few branches dotted about the country. What are the prices like?
  7. gtir500 Member

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  9. ScotchBonnet New Member

    Posts: 1
    UK
    special offer

    Hey m8,

    I dunno about prices for the different sizes of oxy and acetylene, but I just got a leaflet through this week from Air Products offering a month free rental and a free welding handbook, on any gas including Acetylene but its only for new customers only (bit like that old Nationwide Ad!:laughing:). Guess you'd probably have to sign-up an account, but u'd save sum money and good thing is its on any gas...worth thinkin about.

    Leaflet says u call 0800 9878031, and quote 'EasyAcetylene' to get offer, maybe get sum prices n see if its good offer!

    Hope it helps
    Cheers

    *MOD EDIT*
    Scotch Bonnet works for Air Products.
    ;)
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 13, 2010
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