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  • 18-08-2016, 23:16
    Ian34
    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    Left hand contents, right hand regulated pressure to the machine. You'll often get a big more out the bottle below what the gauge can read, and you can bet your arse it'll catch you out each time, so I just get another bottle if I know I'm going to be doing a fair bit
    Yeah, I'm a skinflint by nature.
    The left ones been on zero for a while, and the right ones been fine.

    Swallowing my pride and picking up a fresh bottle tomorrow.
  • 18-08-2016, 22:44
    WB54
    Left hand contents, right hand regulated pressure to the machine. You'll often get a big more out the bottle below what the gauge can read, and you can bet your arse it'll catch you out each time, so I just get another bottle if I know I'm going to be doing a fair bit
  • 18-08-2016, 19:50
    Ian34
  • 18-08-2016, 08:38
    cc41memorylane
    Post a photo of your regulator
  • 18-08-2016, 07:27
    Ian34
    It's 20 job.
    The second dial tells you the flow, but that's all.

    the bottle gauge has been down to zero for weeks, but as be only been tacking stuff I vould afford to wait.
    Doing a fair bit this weekend though, and some of it is pretty inaccessible, so I don't want to run out halfway through without realising.

    I'm gonna buy a full bottle for peace of mind, but I am curious.
  • 17-08-2016, 23:01
    cc41memorylane
    What gauge is it chief?? Ours at work are 184 each and even they read zero but still get a bit more out of it BUT the pressure drop is so low it can seem gas/no gas. Have you got a flow meter and if yes what's your flow reading??
  • 17-08-2016, 21:45
    Ian34

    Mig gas question.

    How can you tell how much is left in your gas bottle?

    My regulator has a bottle pressure gauge which stays at the top for quite a while then gradually runs down to zero, but the bottle isn't empty.
    I can still get a fair bit of use before there is none left.

    I am about to do a bit of work and i don't want to run out mid-job, mainly because I don't want porous welds in inaccessible places that I can't grind out and redo.

    Is there a way to tell his much is left?

    Also is that pattern of gauge reading common, or have I just got a cheap and nasty gauge?

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