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Old 03-31-2017, 11:48 PM
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Default $55 OOPS--30A Canister...

I was at the LWS the other day picking up some gas (Ar 125 $46) and I remember I'd been needing a spoolgun canister since it slid off the bench about a year ago. In a pinch, I epoxied it and it has been working fine BUT I still wanted a "spare" just in case.

The entire canister is about $101 inc. post, clear cover and other hardware. Just the bare canister housing cost me $55. My guy happened to have one in stock that someone ordered and never picked up. Farking fiddyfive dollas for a piece of plastic.

On the bright side the old one took the epoxy well. I think I used clear 2-part on the rough surface where it broke and 2-part (black/white) grey over that after I scuff sanded the surface to be bonded.

I believe the part number for the complete can is #132230
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Yeah, that plastic stuff on the 30A has always made me nervous - I keep .035" L56 wire in mine for "aerial" work(personal projects) - work on gravel mostly, hard to move the 252 without putting it on a trailer (thanks, Miller, for doing away with the lift eye ) -

When I saw what they want for a COMPLETE 30 foot lead OR a 20' replacement torch for my PM45 (either one's around $400), I ordered a couple of these

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makes the leads a little bit stiffer, but at 1/10 of the cost to replace, I'll take it... Steve
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:20 PM
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I was at the LWS the other day picking up some gas (Ar 125 $46) and I remember I'd been needing a spoolgun canister since it slid off the bench about a year ago. In a pinch, I epoxied it and it has been working fine BUT I still wanted a "spare" just in case.

The entire canister is about $101 inc. post, clear cover and other hardware. Just the bare canister housing cost me $55. My guy happened to have one in stock that someone ordered and never picked up. Farking fiddyfive dollas for a piece of plastic.

On the bright side the old one took the epoxy well. I think I used clear 2-part on the rough surface where it broke and 2-part (black/white) grey over that after I scuff sanded the surface to be bonded.

I believe the part number for the complete can is #132230
That old cliche still stands--

' there is nothing quite so permanent as a good temporary fix'

That is why guys (or gals) that can 'deal with it' will always be around. Anyone can just swap out parts..

I think someone here has that as a sig line..
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:25 PM
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' there is nothing quite so permanent as a good temporary fix'
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

and

"If it can't be fixed, I don't want to work on it..."

Keep in mind I've been using the 30A with repaired can since I dropped it about a year ago. Probably about 15-20 spools so far. But Murphy's Law dictates that if you have a spare, you will never need it!
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One of those 3D printers might make a good investment for something like this.
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"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

and

"If it can't be fixed, I don't want to work on it..."

Or the ever popular 'you really think I can't make it worse?'
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