Noobie dealing with hobby bottles and regulators help

  1. Cosantoir Member

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    Hey all I bought a MIG welder and it comes with a regulator for a full size bottle but I'm only getting into it so bought a mini disposable bottle.

    Rather than having to buy a full conversion kit and new regulator is it possible to buy an adapter that would go from the mini bottle to the full size regulator?
    I'm trying to not have to spend another 50-60 quid if I dont need to.
     
  2. hotponyshoes Member

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    You can buy an adaptor but once you have used it and seen how long (not) the disposable bottle lasts you will realise it was a waste of money.
    Get a pub gas bottle if funds are tight. Under £20 and probably at least 10x as much gas if not more
     
  3. Cosantoir Member

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    What size are they?
    The size I was looking at is a 60L bottle?
     
  4. hotponyshoes Member

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    Pub bottles are normally sold in lbs.
    14lb is a common size,
    You would be lucky if a disposable contains 500g for a tenner so well over 20x the gas for under twice the price.
     
  5. Cosantoir Member

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  6. Seadog

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    By the time you've connected it it'll be half empty :whistle:
     
  7. Aff

    Aff Member

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    Dont waste your money.

    The disposable bottles are listed as how much gas is put in to try and trick you in to thinking its a good deal.

    I pay around 60 quid to fill a 30L hobby bottle. That's pressurized to 200Bar, so 6000L of gas for 60quid vs the 20quid for 60L
     
  8. a111r Member

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    60 Litres of compressed gas (in a circa 1 litre bottle) will last you all of 10 minutes welding time.
     
  9. daedalusminos Member

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    Hobbyweld 5 gas in their smallest cylinder (1.4m3 = 1400litres) is approx £70 REFUNDABLE (less handling charge) deposit + £45 for the gas
     
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  10. Cosantoir Member

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    This is amazing insight guys thank you so much
     
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