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  • Can somebody please tell me how to hook my regulator to my acetylene tank?

    [EDIT: Solved] Hi, I am new to oxy welding and I'm struggling to set up my welding kit. Just got an acetylene tank from Airgas, but I can't figure out how to hook it up. Greatly appreciated if somebody could help me.

    I attached a few pictures to help. I'll show my kit, tank, connectors, etc., I hope someone can help because the instructions don't include installation.

    Thank you for your time
    Last edited by mrjordann; 10-12-2018, 06:48 PM.

  • #2
    You need a Acetylene "MC Tank" (CGA 200) adapter to CGA510 most likely.... It's probably going to be a Western Enterprise 324 adapter...Or equivalent...

    Similar to this...

    https://www.amazon.com/Western-Enter...E1T38Y6JVWF5YD

    http://westernenterprises.com/wp-con...GA-200-500.pdf


    Local supplier of welding gasses/supplies should have it...

    This piece in your picture is probably adapter to screw torch tips to torch body...



    Dale
    Last edited by Dale M.; 10-11-2018, 09:25 PM.
    Lives his life vicariously through his own self.

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    • #3
      Where are you located? From where did you get the tank and the torch kit?

      I've never seen a full-size acetylene tank with male threads, but I don't get out much.

      EDIT: There was no scale in the pic. I couldn't tell how tiny the bottle was. Looks like it says it's a 10 CF tank (MC size?). This is used mostly for tiny torches, like I use in plumbing. These are designed for the small regulators. Adapters may be available between the two, but I've never attempted to mix the two size systems.

      Acetylene is stored in the cylinder dissolved in acetone. You can't use a tip that needs more than 1/7 of your cylinder size in flow rate. This is the big reason why normal torches should NOT be used with the tiny bottles.

      Additionally, unless you have an account at a plumbing/HVAC wholesaler, you are probably going to pay a LOT more per cubic foot for acetylene in those little bottles, not counting how often you'll need to fill/exchange it when running it with a larger tip than used for silver solder.
      Last edited by MAC702; 10-12-2018, 09:34 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dale M. View Post
        You need a Acetylene "MC Tank" (CGA 200) adapter to CGA510 most likely.... It's probably going to be a Western Enterprise 324 adapter...Or equivalent...

        Similar to this...

        https://www.amazon.com/Western-Enter...E1T38Y6JVWF5YD

        http://westernenterprises.com/wp-con...GA-200-500.pdf


        Local supplier of welding gasses/supplies should have it...

        This piece in your picture is probably adapter to screw torch tips to torch body...



        Dale
        You're right. I got one from Airgas. Thank you!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mrjordann View Post

          You're right. I got one from Airgas. Thank you!
          But your problem is not solved! Look at MAC702's post. You can probably use only the smaller of your tips!

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