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    Where to buy Oxygen and acetylene tanks

    Where can I get a good deal on oxygen and acetylene tanks?

    NAPA use to have a good deal to rent them, but now they want around $176.99 for the oxy bottle and $194.99 for an acetylene bottle, plus $18.00 to fill the oxy bottle and $44.00 to fill the acetylene bottle. To refill you exchange them for different bottles and just pay the $18.00 and $44.00 dollars. Note: These are mid-size bottles, between the small ones about 2 ft high and the big one around 5 feet high. I would say these are about 3 to 4 feet high.

    Is this normal price for these bottles and refills?

    Thank you in advance,

    RonK

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    If you have a Tractor Supply store nearby give them a look, they offer that you can buy the bottles such that you do not pay the yearly fee.
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    Used bottles from auctions or yard sales can be cheap. Just make sure they are exchangeable "sold" bottles, not "leased" bottles.

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    At your local welding supplier, the one that will be refilling them.

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    Nobody around here sells bottles, they are leased only. I pay $30/year per bottle, the shop makes more off the lease than they do the gas. I do own a large liquid propane bottle for a tractor mounted weed burner, but I may be forced to replace it when I need to refill it if it "fails inspection" & they refuse to refill it.

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    there is a Tractor supply in Benson, AZ, I live near Pearce, AZ. I think the closets Welding supplier is somewhere in Tucson, AZ I'll check it out.

    Thank you, everyone, for your response.

    RonK

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    They gave me the option to rent, lease or buy. I choose lease and in retrospect, I should have taken the buy option. I leased my oxygen bottle and used LP gas until I decided I needed to weld. I bought my Acetylene bottle. Now I have one owned and one leased.

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    I called a welding supply in Safford AZ, and their prices for bottles are twice the price of NAPA for oxygen and acetylene, those were no4 acetylene and #200 oxygen bottles. I'll check out tractor supply next week after the holiday. Their prices were pretty good but it said 'out of stock' on all the bottles online.

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    Look on harbor freight. I know they sell the smaller bottles maybe they sell the larger ones.

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