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    I have one of the little Lincoln weldpack 100 wire welders. I have the MIG conversion kit just about installed & ready to try it out soon. I had a tank of Co2 & want to try it before buying argon/Co2 mix. My stumbling block is that no where in the instructions does it say what pressure to adjust the regulator to? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    5 to 10 pounds IIRC, its been a loooooong time since I used one of those little welders.


    Can you tell me what your gauge says bottom pressure to top?
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    The black numbers on the outside go from 5 to 30 the red numbers on inside ring go up to 60. I can't tell if these are pounds or something else without getting out some optivisors as the letters are TINY!
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    I think one is PSI 5 to 30
    the red is the metric


    ok i would set it to 7 to 15 psi

    if you are concerned about the weld
    then weld some cut it in half and look for bubbles (porous metal) but I think you will be fine, you switching to blue shield after you get the hang of it?
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    I dunno what's " Blue sheild?" The Argon mix? I worked in welding shop several years in the late sixties & early seventies. Have always had welders of some sort. Just never the little 115 volt type. I keep putting off buying the Argon/co2 tank in favor of more parts kits! I still enjoy stick welding the most. i bought the little Lincoln to take on our camping trips because of the 115v. I guess Tig & the spot welder are next on the list. Hard explaining four or five different welders to the wife!
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    BTW: Thanks Cowdawg
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    Kg/Cm² are the red ones
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    Note, if you ever buy a tank get one from the guys who are going to fill it as many of them will not fill a tank that you did not buy from them unless you pay them to inspect it first. They claim it is a safety rule. I got given one and had to drive 40 miles to get someone who would fill it for me after it ran dry and only because a customer of mine uses a lot of gas from them, which is OK as a tank currently lasts about a year for me.

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    Hell..........I have to drive 45 miles to see other people! The Co2 is working great at 10 pounds. I just welded up one of those U-bendum & weldum flats and it turned out real nice! It's thinner than the Weld-Paks,, so those should be EASY! I'm going to use a Weld-pak on my first Yugo build. My Co2 is in a red CokeCola tank, so I know once it's gone..it's gone. Then I'll have to pony up for a tank of Argon/Co2 mix. $160.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock
    Hell..........I have to drive 45 miles to see other people! The Co2 is working great at 10 pounds. I just welded up one of those U-bendum & weldum flats and it turned out real nice! It's thinner than the Weld-Paks,, so those should be EASY! I'm going to use a Weld-pak on my first Yugo build. My Co2 is in a red CokeCola tank, so I know once it's gone..it's gone. Then I'll have to pony up for a tank of Argon/Co2 mix. $160.00
    If you are welding outside you will need to turn the pressure up a bit if its windy. Indoors or in a wind free place you can turn the gas down untill it starts to spatter, Then bump it up a couple of pounds.
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