## How much argon does a TIG welder use?

Well, that will depend on your flow rate, which is typically 10 – 40 cubic feet per hour (“cfh”), depending on the work you are doing. A higher flow rate maintains shielding gas in high winds. Many welders find at least 20 cfh is needed, even with very little wind.

## How long should a bottle of argon last TIG welding?

Your flow rate is usually set from 10-20 cfh which on average if you had a 250 cf bottle would last for 10-20 hours of welding non stop. That would work out to about 2-4 days of serious welding.

How much gas does a TIG welder use?

Adequate gas flow for GMAW typically ranges from 35 to 50 cubic feet per hour. We need a lot less flow in tig welding. A flow of 15 to 25 cfh will cover most applications. Very large cup sizes will require more flow, but for the apprentice using about 20 cfh is sufficient.

### How is argon gas consumption calculated?

argon flow is measured in cu f/h or litres/minute, value should be around 15-20 cf/h or 7-10 l/min (I’m thinking TIG or GTAW here). time x argon flow = total volume of Ar consumed.

### Why is argon gas so expensive?

Argon gas cylinders are considered the most expensive, with prices going up to \$350 for a new cylinder. This is due to the cost of mining and collecting the gas.

How long does a TIG torch last?

For starters there are more parts, more coordination needed, “special” (100% Argon) Shielding Gas, more expensive consumables, etc. We decided to give a run down of how long your TIG parts and consumables will last. TIG Torch- The Torch itself should last many years if used correctly and no accidents occur.

## What size tungsten do I need to weld aluminum?

The Electrode Size for TIG Welding Aluminum You often need to consider a 1/8” electrode for welding aluminum in order to get enough heat and to create a stable arc. Too small an electrode will create a sloppy weld. If you’re working on AC with a lanthanated electrode, you may be able to use a 3/16” or 3/32” electrode.

## How much gas do you use when welding?

Average-sized MIG welds require between 25-30 CFH of welding gas to complete a weld. However, thicker metals such as steel need more gas, around 60 CFH, to weld and make the product look aesthetically pleasing.

What is the cost of argon?

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Core Gas Purity Price
ARGON 99.997 \$36.19
ARGON (PP) 99.998 \$71.27
ARGON (UHP) 99.999 \$91.12
CO2 (INDUSTRIAL) 99.5 \$19.57

### How much is a tank of 100% argon?

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