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Argon gas

Post by K1w1nev » July 12, 2018, 9:56 am

Does anyone know where i can get an argon bottle from in BanDung i've seen them around but can't seem to get anyone including my wife to understand what i need.either hire or buy needs to be full .
even disposable would be better than nothing.

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Re: Argon gas

Post by glalt » July 12, 2018, 10:08 am

If you are using it for welding, argon is the best, BUT, CO2 is nearly as good, cheaper and much easier to find.

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Re: Argon gas

Post by thaiguzzi » July 12, 2018, 3:20 pm

I live near the town of BD. You can't get argon here. You have to go to Udon. I bought my 1st bottle in Udon and all subsequent refills. A refill is 900 baht per exchange bottle, same price in years.

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Re: Argon gas

Post by K1w1nev » July 12, 2018, 7:23 pm

thaiguzzi wrote:
July 12, 2018, 3:20 pm
I live near the town of BD. You can't get argon here. You have to go to Udon. I bought my 1st bottle in Udon and all subsequent refills. A refill is 900 baht per exchange bottle, same price in years.
Thanks i was thinking probably would have to go there do you have a company name for me i do get to Udon fairly often thanks .

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Re: Argon gas

Post by thaiguzzi » July 16, 2018, 11:02 am

Sorry for the late reply, not on here that often. Business card with tel number is faded and illegable.
Head into Udon coming from Nong Han on the SK road.
Big C on your left, ditto Macro, AEK, McD and UT on your right. Carry on.
First big junction, c/w traffic lights, large hotel with swimming pool on your right, you can turn right to go to the bus station and Central. Don't.
Go straight over the lights here. Lots of shops left and right selling tooling, parts, car parts, diy etc.
About half a click down, on the right, on a corner is a large shop selling a huge range of car parts. Batteries, oil etc outside, possibly gas bottles. This is your shop. Don't know how much your initial bottle will be plus dual guage regulator. Possible 2k ish? As stated refills are still 900 baht.
Hope this is of use.

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Re: Argon gas

Post by iPa64 » May 10, 2019, 8:21 pm

thaiguzzi wrote:
July 16, 2018, 11:02 am
Head into Udon coming from Nong Han on the SK road.
Big C on your left, ditto Macro, AEK, McD and UT on your right. Carry on.
First big junction, c/w traffic lights, large hotel with swimming pool on your right, you can turn right to go to the bus station and Central. Don't.
Go straight over the lights here. Lots of shops left and right selling tooling, parts, car parts, diy etc.
About half a click down, on the right, on a corner is a large shop selling a huge range of car parts. Batteries, oil etc outside, possibly gas bottles. This is your shop.
Hi,
I went there, but they don’t have argon gas ( maybe don’t have anymore, I don’t know ).
I think that was the right shop, that matched with your information. But ...
Finally after a long search, I have found !
You can buy 10L bottles for 2500baht + 300baht for gas so 2800baht, of course there is bigger bottles.
Mine I bought it filled and new at ToolPro for 2700baht ( there is too at DoHome ).
When you go there with your empty bottles, they don’t refill it but exchange the bottle ( I go there with my beautiful new bottle from ToolPro and got and a very old one, yes their bottles parc is very old :-s ).
I don’t know if someone is still following this post, and it’s not so easy to explain where is this deposit. So here the link to google maps ( it’s just behind a little refrigerator repair shop ).
17°20'45.2"N 102°49'14.4"E
https://goo.gl/maps/wM3LRPcPU8Br4bVp9

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Re: Argon gas

Post by bluejets » May 12, 2019, 9:08 am

K1w1nev wrote:
July 12, 2018, 9:56 am
Does anyone know where i can get an argon bottle from in BanDung i've seen them around but can't seem to get anyone including my wife to understand what i need.either hire or buy needs to be full .
even disposable would be better than nothing.
Best way I found is take a photo on your phone or a sample of what you require.

Exception to this was when I used a cheap drill bit someone had bought previously and it actually bent at near 90 degrees.
Poor bloke looked at it, no....no have......seemed to be also asking what is it used for.
Told him for drilling holes around corners....I think he got the joke.

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Re: Argon gas

Post by NongKhaiLee » May 15, 2019, 11:03 am

I had Argon for my mig welder because that's what we use back home, but I sold my Argon bottle and switched to CO2 because I was tired of driving to Udon to refill it. I haven't noticed any difference at all in the weld quality. I do think that most of the steel here is a mix of recycled/new and is inconsistent in quality, and that coupled with the horrible fluctuations in the power result in inconsistent welds anyway.(but I love my mig welder because it certainly works better than my arc welders here)

I bought Argon from a shop that was located on the ring road just off of the intersection furthest South (on the way to Khon Khaen). If you are coming from NongKhai direction and head towards Khon Khaen on the ring road that runs past Global House, when you get to the main intersection where you would turn left towards Khon Khaen go straight across instead (towards the airport), then keep looking towards your right and not far from the intersection you will see a large manufacturing shop with lots of argon and CO2 bottles out front.

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