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Old 05-10-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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I picked up an inexpensive regulator from Harbor Freight for my back up CO2 tank but the low pressure gauge reads in Litre/min(Cuft/hour). Is there a conversion to psi for this or do I need to replace the gauge.

 
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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It sounds like you have a flow meter, not a regulator.

No there is no conversion.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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Quote:
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It sounds like you have a flow meter, not a regulator.

No there is no conversion.
OK so no conversion from Litre/min(Cuft/hour) to psi. Do you think that replacing the gauge to psi would work?

This is a link to the item

http://www.harborfreight.com/regulator-gauge-94841.html

 
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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Link is not working.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #6
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liters/ min is flowrate. Psi is pressure.

Two totally differnent animals
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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yes i had a flow guage on my reg. just threw on a 60 psi guage in its place and it works perfect

 
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #8
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Sorry about that, it’s working on my phone but not on the computer. This is the description on the web site. I know this is not much info. but it's all there is
CO2/Argon Regulator Gauge Chicago Electric Welding Systems - item#94841


•Designed for light and medium duty MIG/TIG welding jobs
•Cast brass with steel body gauge and chrome plated regulator
•Durable phenolic PVC knob
Max inlet pressure: 230-BAR/ 3335.8 PSI
Overall dimensions: 6-1/8"L X 5"W X 4-1/4"H
0.960-14RH (CGA580) regulator thread with 0.830-14ADP
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #9
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that looks like a newer version of the one i use, and ya just replace it with PSI guage and ure golden

 
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #10
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If it is a flow gauge it will not function properly as you intend. If you change the gauge To psi and set it for 10 psi, it will come out at 10 psi but never stop flowing. You will probably blow up a keg if it's left attached.

 
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