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Oxy/Act Portapack

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Richardthe3rd, 6 Jun 2015.

  1. Richardthe3rd

    Richardthe3rd

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    I've got a large Lead job & I'm looking for a cheap Portapack. Anyone selling one? I'll of course get my own cylinders...... ;)
     
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    Are you putting it up or taking it off the church roof?
     
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    Unless things have changed cylinders are not as easy as they should be.

    What are you doing Dickie?
     
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    The rental charge for size M acetylene and size V oxygen is about £170 quid per year.
     
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    Exactly.

    They charge more that they would cost to buy in an open market.

    Odd that BOC seems to retain a near monopoly.
     
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    :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Without the bottles you don't really have a portapak.
    All you have is some hoses and pressure clocks.
     
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    You don't really need to be Scr**ed by BOC unless you want to

    Hobbyweld.co.uk lease out bottles for a single returnable deposit and you then only pay for gas refilling as and when required. For infrequent users this is by far better than what BOC offer.
     
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    It's for lead burning Tony, one of the only remaining skills of the true artisan.
    Cylinders are not a problem, but thanks for the heads up....... ;)
     
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    The later & then the former. It's on a Castle CG, I think we have almost the same number of Castles as Churches here in Sweatysockland......:cool:
     
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    Aye, there's a certain irony when a Scouser takes the moral highground la!!!.............🚔👮 :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Thanks mate, that's informative.......👍
    They do Fridge gas too.
     
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    A Model O blowpipe can be over 100 quid!!!??? Then there's the flashbacks etc. So second hand stuff is a very good option.
     
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    He he he.... Built to keep the bloody English out....Should have built them better.... :mrgreen:

    Are they being put back into service for the next referendum?
     

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