- Oct 5, 2011
- Kubota BX25
Don't know if it's true,or not. I was told by the place that fills my tanks that if Air gas fills it, they will stamp their name into the tank, and no one else will fill it in my area
That sounds like an illegal trade practice; do you have other options?.
A had an exchange O2 tank a year ago that had 3 suppliers name stamped on it. My supplier only looks for certain types of stamps. When I took it back, exchange again no questions. They assume all tanks smaller than size 4 to be private owned. Probably now an industry standard. You but a new tank and it goes in the exchange group and you get an exchange one. They are a large regional independent chain. The smaller the container the higher the price due to handling costs. Acetylene costs per CF on a MC tank versus a 60 CF tank are way apart. I don't MIG or TIG so not into pricing those mixtures. Large industrial user get the big DOER tanks that hold the gas as a liquid. Brings the price down. Those are all leased. They make their money on demurrage not the gas probably. One past contractor I worked for many years ago used to lease the small tanks we carried in a service truck. Figured out the demurrage and day and went out and bought tanks for each truck.