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    Where does everyone purchase equipment from?

    I am looking to upgrade my burning equipment. Where is the best place to buy regulators for liquid oxygen tanks, evaporators, and other scrap related burning gear.



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    I get all my stuff from a local welding supply store by me. Same place all the yards go. Same place every manufacturer I’ve worked for goes. A guy I know from high school welding class even builds the beds they order for their trucks. A local place like that is gonna be your best bet. Get to know em and sometimes they give you discounts. If your really a small time operation and nothing’s around they have decent enough stuff at tractor supply’s in some rural areas. Or air gas as a last resort

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    Depending on how much your doing thouh and if your mobile or not plasma is the way to go. If your a yard cutting up number one steel or big stainless, getting set up with a 125 amp hypertherm unit would be the way to go. Expensive to buy unit and air compressor and run 3 phase but once set up build an enclosure so machine is out of elements and locked up at the end of the day, and all you gotta do is flick a switch and go. Only gotta change out tips. No bottles to worry about and plasma cuts way quicker

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    I for sure need an portable evaporator I can’t see how it would make a difference if it was stationary or not. But I just wanted to know where to get the stuff to be completely honest.

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    I mean vaporizer and honestly I’m just now learning a lot of this stuff. I was just trying to see where I could order one if you have any suggestions on where to get one please let me know. Why would anyone use one if they serve no purpose? Does it save oxygen? It has got to do something or no one would run?

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    Local welding supplies have all your cutting needs. I don’t know what’s on the other side of the state as far as that goes but where I’m from a lot of places use Wilson products. They’re local though so I don’t think they’d go 5 hours down the road unless you ordered a whole truck load of gasses or just had something they could send in the mail.

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    Matheson is my choice for liquid oxygen. They have provided tanker trucks when the need arises. We were burning through 25 regular tanks a day and this was cost effective using petrogen torches. Based on experience a standard liquid oxygen tank equates to 17 K tanks. Outside industrial jobs I use Smith torches which were bought out by Miller welding.
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