User:Mousetad/Welding gear revamp costs
To get the welding station in really good order, here's what I think we need / want. Please update this if you know more!
|Item||Source(s)||Unit cost||Quantity||Total cost||Notes|
|Second automatic welding mask||£70||1||£70|
|Large (~4000 litre) CO2 gas cylinder, full||?||£160||1||£160||Refills are about £95. Would expect to use about 10 litres / minute welding time. cost estimate from minutes, 2012-12-05|
|Large (~4000 litre) Argon gas cylinder, full||?||£160||1||£160||Refills are about £95. Would expect to use about 10 litres / minute welding time.|
|Fix MIG welder gun||?||There should be a hole for the wire to go though. There is not one. It's a bit messed up. Need to work out if we can do it ourselves or have to buy parts|
|Welding wire stock||How much do we need, and of what type(s)?|
Consumables and electricity will cost about £0.50 a minute - mostly because of the gas used in MIG/TIG welding. We might want to consider having a pay as you go scheme similar to the laser cutter. Possibly not for the full amount, but to offset the costs somewhat.
We don't have to start with two cylinders. One CO2