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Welding gas hose

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Muddytazz, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    The hose that goes from the regulator to the welder. Was doing some welding last night and the hose just blew. Its just the hose that came with the welder when I bought it new. Is there a better hose to get than the plastic coated braided hose?
     
  2. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I don't think it matters as long as it doesn't leak, and can be distinguished from other tanks hoses if you have any.
     
  3. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    yes it absolutely does matter... you have to use welding rated hose... even with inert gases... welding hose is made so that gas molecules dont permeate/weep through it... non rated hose will work but youll be wondering why your gas consumption has gone up

    we discovered this at welding school.. with hi frequncy.. hose weeping.. gas bleeding off,, huge consumption..

    The braided hose you speak of is fine (welding gas rated).
     

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