Re: Helium Supply

Bill Brown


  Try asking a local welding supply shop. They usually have no problems selling hydrogen and some of them are just as reasonable as going directly to Airgas or just a bit more.

- Bill WB8ELK

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Klipa - N8ERF <klipadk@...>
To: GPSL <>
Sent: Tue, Apr 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Subject: Re: [GPSL] Helium Supply

My local Airgas won't sell it to me as an individual, despite years of experience handling it for my job.

Next closest supplier is 40 miles away and not sure if they will sell it.  Then I have to sell the idea to the school.  Ugh!

Best Regards,
Dennis, N8ERF

On Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 5:35 PM Pete Lilja <plilja@...> wrote:
Can’t buy hydrogen?  Why is that?


On Apr 17, 2018, at 4:26 PM, Dennis Klipa - N8ERF <klipadk@...> wrote:

That is going to hurt.  We are three weeks away from a launch.  Can't buy helium, can't buy hydrogen.  Hmmm.  Looks like its time to find a new activity. 

Well, I am not ready to give up yet.

Best Regards,
Dennis, N8ERF

On Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 5:18 PM Mike, n0mpm <morgamp52@...> wrote:
For those using He, wondering if you have heard on any sales restrictions to private customers?  Our supplier, AirGas, told me today that they can’t sell to any private users, commercial customers are on 80% allocation and only hospitals/medical are allocated at 100%.  These restrictions have been in place for about 4 weeks.  
Just wondering what everyone else is experiencing.   
mike. PENS. 
Pella, IA

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