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01-19-2008, 09:23 PM
I just picked up an oxy/accetylene rig to do some feild repairs. My question is, what pressure do I set the regulator at? In the book "Performance Welding" the author says between 4 to 6 pounds each. The supplier that I bought the equipment from said 7 and 37. Which is right?
01-19-2008, 09:27 PM
It depends on the tip size.
Welding or cutting? Most welding is done with identical pressures for both O² and C²H². Cutting generally runs from 3 - 6 PSI on the acetylene and from 20 - 35 PSI on the oxygen, again depending on the tip size.
Here's a link to a tip chart: www.hoopersupply.com/tipchart.html
01-19-2008, 11:16 PM
Welcome to the forum, this is a wealth of information for all things welding...glad to have you aboard. There is no such thing as a dumb question, so ask anything, or add to the discussion with your own experience...we also have some fun, too. :D
I've always used 5 on the acetylene, and 40 for the oxygen. Tip charts are handy and it does make a difference when you have the right pressure set.