regulator?

  1. johnakay

    johnakay Member

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    has any one else had this where the gauge reads empty.
    mine did but continued welding for another 1/2 hr.
    which is about 30" bead.
    think its time I bought a new regulator.
     
  2. tom2207 Member

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    dont worry about it ,,, one of the mig sets i use reads empty and I weld for a week , the contents gauge is really just an indication as to what may be left in the bottle . gas blending these days is all done digitally , but bottle test rig I made for a friend of mine a few years ago has an analogue main gauge , its eight inch dia and has all sorts of features for accuracy , but the thirty quid digi read out is still more accurate , so a two inch ten pound throw away really is just a guide.
     
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  3. Richiew Forum Supporter

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    I've got a new parweld regulator for my TIG set up. The pressure can read zero but it is still good for a bit more welding after that. I think if you buy a new one it isn't likely to be anymore accurate than the one you have.
     
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