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    Default question for the boilermakers and backyard welders

    What thread is an argon bottle?

    I assume it's right hand thread.

    But i've always worked on oxy being right hand and fuel being left hand. Argon is neither. Since it's not fuel, I would assume that it's right hand thread, but I'd like to be sure.

    Story is this:-
    I have one of those el cheapo mig welders that takes disposable bottles, but the little bottles are giving me the tom tits. I got halfway through a job this afternoon and ran out of gas...........not a good thing when you're 40k from town.

    I've got an acetylene regulator and a spare oxy one, so I thought I could bodgy up an adapter to screw the reg from my mig to one of these and use a larger bottle.

    *insert usual disclaimer about not blowing myself up and shit like that*
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    well you've covered yourself in SHlt now you gotta blow your self up again

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    don't go there

    i had to pump the septic out this arvo before i started welding
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    If its got a nick on the hex its left hand

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    i know that part.

    the problem is that I don't have an argon bottle laying about.

    if I had a normal regulator to suit the argon, I could see from that.


    non standard is a bitch
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    ok from memory its not left hand but my brains coped a floging over the years. I'll have a look for you tomorow

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    Argon Bottles are Right Hand Thread, Same as a Oxy Bottle.

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    that's the answer i wanted to hear.

    thank you
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    An oxy regulator can be used to dispense argon.

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    Cool Call me Clive.

    'drummer' There is always the innersheild wire if you don't want to buy gas all the time, even though you can use oxy for the us of dispensing argosheild, but I don't recomend the use of it myself, for what it is worth, if you are willing to pay the postage I can send you one up, I have a spare one up the shed and have just bought a new one as a spare as well, you can have the old if you like; food for thought...

    Cheers.
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    you sold me on that, Dunna Runna

    pm the postage to 4704 and I'll be your bitch for life.........


    as long as it doen't involve any weird stuff
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA, your a weird one Russ'whipped'

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