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    anyone have their gauges hooked up remotley if so any pics around

  • #2
    Better/clearer/more info please.

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    • #3
      I will be putting oxy. act. c25 and arogon bottles in the front of my truck want the gauges at the back of truck so I will have hoses only running from bottles back to gauges

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      • #4
        Bad idea.

        I sure as heck don't want high pressure lines running all over the bed where they're subject to being hit/broken.

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        • #5
          Got to agree, bad plan.

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          • #6
            The high pressure hose is fairly expensive but available.
            I know several large contractors that have used remote gages on their service trucks since the early 90's so you can get everything you need.
            The hoses are ss braid covered and are pretty hard to damage.
            So if that's what you want you can get it but it'll cost a bit of dubloon. Run them inside a small pipe/tube and they'll never see damage. Or just tack on an angle iron cover.
            Talk to your welding supply or go to their website because the locals may not be familiar.

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            • #7
              Maybe our mistake, tend to figure sometimes its,,, if you have to ask type question, etc.

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              • #8
                Very questionable idea in the case of acetylene, go read about why gaseous acetylene isn't manifolded at high pressure.

                You could covert to LP instead for cutting and save money too.

                Western Enterprises makes everything you need to do it including custom high pressure pigtails and all the fittings you'll need. It'll be a few hundred dollars.

                Clamp using aircraft cushion clamps secured by bolts with metal locknuts.

                Since gauges don't require constant tweaking I wouldn't do it even if the parts were free. Actually, I wouldn't do it if the installation were free too!

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                • #9
                  Since gauges don't require constant tweaking I wouldn't do it even if the parts were free.
                  That was kind of my point when I jumped on the bandwagon, like the man said, it can be done but how bad you want it and how much you want to pay and is it worth it?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sberry View Post
                    That was kind of my point when I jumped on the bandwagon, like the man said, it can be done but how bad you want it and how much you want to pay and is it worth it?
                    I think the key here is it's easier to hide the fact that your bottle is hooked up all of the time with just a high pressure hose attached... the reg and gauges are a dead giveaway.
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                    • #11
                      Mine are hooked up on my service truck, fully enclosed body though.
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