Clarke regulator problem

  1. gjkathome New Member

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    I have just acquired a welder compete with a Clarke regulator like this:
    https://www.powertoolsdirect.com/clarke-regulator-for-no-gas-mig-welder
    The knob was very stiff. I removed it then found the shaft would turn fairly easily making two complete revolutions. I replaced the knob. All was well for a while but now it has gone stiff again.
    Has this passed it's use-by date or is there anything that can be serviced?
    Thanks
    Graham
     
  2. a111r Member

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  3. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    He's right - they're not good!
    Generally, you have to wind the regulator knob as far as it'll go to get any gas flow at all - and that may not be enough!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
  4. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    had one with my first Clarke welder, was awful and the gas was hideously expensive. I moved to larger bottles and a proper regulator after about 3 bottles. I know its an extra expense but I strongly recommend you consider moving to a larger bottle as your next move. It will be way cheaper in the long run and will improve the welding as the flow from those bottles is just pants.
     
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