mig welder gas.

Deutzdx3

Member
what are people using for general farm welding?
welding duties would include welding from gates up to plates on rsjs.
thanks

Co2 is adequate. There are rent free companies now. Pay a bottle deposit and buy the gas and then just swap it and pay for the gas.

5% argon for welding steel up to 10mm 10% for welding over 10mm

Most people if not using pub bottle are using 5% argon/co2 mix. Where are you located?
 

Matt

Member
Co2 is adequate. There are rent free companies now. Pay a bottle deposit and buy the gas and then just swap it and pay for the gas.

5% argon for welding steel up to 10mm 10% for welding over 10mm

Most people if not using pub bottle are using 5% argon/co2 mix. Where are you located?
Herefordshire
 

joe soapy

Member
Location
devon
watch for the gas charge, hobby gas is ok for intermitant use but dear for refills and only do a day
per fill.. for big jobs, BOC at £6 a month and cheap fills works out cheaper
 
I use pub bottles from a local catering wholesaler.

Deposit is about £25 on a bottle and a refill is £18+vat.

I always keep a full one in stock, the small bottles are handy for me as I'll often be lifting the MIG in and out of the van.

An argon mix does weld smoother though...
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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