WTB HELIUM!

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  1. HonkerBonker

    HonkerBonker Newbie

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    I’ve called around to a few different welding supply companies and the answer has been the same, “sold out, no idea when we’ll get more”. Does anybody have a lead or know of a place that can fill two 60 cu ft cylinders? I’m willing to pay a premium (or trade for some frozen flyers ) thanks in advance.
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It’s virtually impossible to find and back ordered like a MFer so when it does come in it’s snatched up in a second.
     
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    Too much fun at parties.
     
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    Time to long Helium?!?!?
     
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    Yellowtail Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Our supplier raised their prices 100% the first of the year. There's another shortage like a few years back. Supplies are very tight
     
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    Try hydrogen instead. There's been a surplus since 1937.
     
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    Day0ne Well-Known "Member"

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    Black-is-Back Wishin i was Fishin

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    How big are the Frozen flyers?
     
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    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    McGraw
    December 3, 2018

    “Unlike hydrogen, helium can’t be manufactured and the global supply is only found deep underground in a limited supply.“

    “There’s plenty of helium in the earth, the question is finding it and getting it out,” she said. “As helium leaves the earth, it’s gone and we will never get it back.”


    Zieve said the Middle East embargo is increasing demand for U.S. supplies and some of the helium they want is being given to higher priority projects, such as MRI machine”

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/12/03/global-helium-shortage/amp/
     
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    Stupid Hindenburg.... quite the fireworks show!
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I was told the vast majority of the San Diego supply goes to Medical uses, the Los Angeles supply is mostly purchased by SpaceX. Good luck being a welder I guess, much less a fisherman!

    The 1 gallon kid's balloon setups are an option, but be aware they are cut with normal air so they don't provide nearly the lift a true helium tank would.

    Might want to try a party rental place, or something along those lines.
     
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    Unforgiven1 It's All About The Tuna Advertiser

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    7-9” or there about...
     
  16. HonkerBonker

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    Thanks for the feedback. I’ve used the little party tanks and decided to upgrade to a more permanent solution. As usual, I should have done a little more research before pulling the trigger hahaha.
     
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    gunnyslinger I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Have 2 300cu/ft cylinders with about 1200psi in each. I can backfill your tank if you have the hoses
     
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    irob2 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I can get it all day 110cf or 200cf bottles its gonna cost you tho
     
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    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Try Air Gas in El Cajon. They had a sheet load when I couldn't find it anywhere last season.
     
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    irob2 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Praxair, airgas,suspended all sales to to private customers military, medical and industry are the only ones getting it
     
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