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  • How do you remember to close the gas tank when done?

    I keep forgetting to close the tank valve when I finish welding. I probably used no more than 10% of the gas for the last few tanks. The flowmeter/regulator does not seal the tank completely. If I don't close the tank valve the gas will leaks out after a few days.

  • #2
    That's not good. Take a squirt bottle with soap and water and find the leak. Gas isn't cheap...Bob
    Bob Wright

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    • #3
      You will remember when you go to use it next time and its empty and now you have to buy another...Bob
      Bob Wright

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
        You will remember when you go to use it next time and its empty and now you have to buy another...Bob
        +1...... if you are paying for it.... my guess is that closing the bottle valve will become a higher priority.....

        There is NO App for that....
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        • #5
          I just do.
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          • #6
            I would put a sign next to the on off switch for myself (shut off gas stupid &#128516

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            • #7
              Hang your hood over the tank valve to remind you. Get into the habit of shutting off the gas before shutting off the machine.
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              • #8
                And get into the habit of re-checking you gas valves before you leave the area/room/building.
                ---Meltedmetal

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                • #9
                  And remember to open the valve before you push the trigger. Ask me I know too...Bob
                  Bob Wright

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                  • #10
                    How do you know, Bob?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                      How do you know, Bob?
                      Because I have done it lots over the last 39 years...Bob
                      Bob Wright

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                      • #12
                        Geez....... this question is like.... how do you remember to zip your fly when done.....??....................
                        Last edited by H80N; 08-21-2016, 09:23 PM.
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                        The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

                        “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                        Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                        My Blue Stuff:
                        Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                        Dynasty 200DX
                        Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                        Millermatic 200

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                        • #13
                          H80N, you do have a way with words......

                          i "just remember" and turn the valve off even if I just stop for lunch. A habit I developed as a kid with OA.

                          now, please don't ask me if I've ever forgotten to turn it back on after lunch......
                          Last edited by Aeronca41; 08-21-2016, 09:37 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Yet one more advantage to stick welding....

                            Although the used stick welder I just bought has arc burns on the case, because someone kept forgetting to turn off the machine before coiling up the leads. One problem or another....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by H80N View Post
                              Geez....... this question is like.... how do you remember to zip your fly when done.....??....................
                              When I feel a draft.
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                              *WC-1S & Spoolmatic 1
                              PakMaster 100XL
                              Marquette "Star Jet" 21-110
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