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Old 01-26-2010, 07:21 PM   #1
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I've been scouring Craig's list and Ebay for used regulators in an effort to reduce the amount of moving back and forth I have to do with my existing single regulator setup. I have a couple extra CO2 tanks already, just need the regulator.

Regulators identified as CO2 regulators seem to command a premium price even used, whereas, I see dual guage oxygen regulators going for half that. I notice on some models the CO2 line pressure (vs tank pressure) only goes up to 30 psi, but I can work around that as my other unit goes much higher. Does anyone know why I couldn't get this to work with the right fittings?

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Old 01-26-2010, 07:25 PM   #2
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IIRC, the O2 regulators actually work differently. IIRC, the pressures are different between gases.

But, I have yet to find any compelling evidence that a welding regulator for CO2 is any different than a "Beverage (Beer or Soda)" regulator except that the guage limit standards are different. It's pretty easy to change a guage tho'. And some welding regs can be had for cheap.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:25 PM   #3
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I'm currently using an O2 regulator. With the right fitting going to the tank, it works just fine for me. I get a little bit of pressure creep, but I'm starting to suspect that's just from age.

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