Using Argon when H/T?

Greetings,

Anyone use an inert gas in there oven? Is if a viable alternative to foil? Better? Worse? Come one guys someone out there has to have some experience with it?

Lee Haag
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BossDog

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One thing to consider.
If you cycle back and forth between an Argon atmosphere and normal atmosphere, you will shorten the life cycle of the elements by re-oxidizing the elements every time you cycle back to "normal" air.
I couldn't tell you at all by how much. In talking over Argon atmosphere treating with the (last) president of Paragon, he said it would be a problem but couldn't really define how much shorter life you would get. It's not an immediate failure but it all adds up.
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