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I was thinking he had installed a flow meter which reads actual gas flow and not regulated pressure like a dial type gauge. The best way to do this if you don't have the meter type regulator is to weld on a piece of scrap and set the thing to the lowest pressure that will give consistently clean welds. If you just read the secondary pressure you are still guessing at the flow rate and very well may be wasting a lot of gas. If the flow meter is reading any flow at all when not welding then you have a leak $omewhere and that is what I was thinking might be the case.

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Kamper, Too many types and too much confusion What I said in my previous post does not apply to that gauge you have. I assumed wrong again and thought you had one that simply read secondary pressure, set that thing while the gas is flowing because even though it is secondary pressure it is calibrated to give the approximate flow in CFH. I have caused enough confusion here, my apology's and I will hush up now.
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This is getting confusing . No sure if I have the correct set up now ... I have a 80 tank size mixed gas with a gas torch gauges and regulator . I regulate the tank down to ~ 15 psi and then it goes to a flow meter that is a glass tube with ball in it . It reads 20 to 100 % flow increments .. I do not care about cost . I just want to make sure I have the proper amount of gas flow when welding .

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