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Busted the gauge on my Weld=Pak 180HD, some stuff tipped over and trashed the low pressure gauge.

My original reg was a 2 gauge adjustable. I'm OK with only knowing the tank pressure.

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Are the non-adjustable single gauge regs all set for the same output? Meaning if I buy a single gauge non-adjustable reg am I good to go?

Got my eye on this ebay item, http://www.ebay.com/itm/261406858167?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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Zero experience with non adjustable regulators, honestly didn't know they even made them!

IMO its very important to know gas flow. too much can cause issues and turbulence introducing air contaminating the weld.

I would jump on this deal. VERY well made regulator that i have for my TIG. Normally $120-150.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMITH-GAS-REGULATOR-31-50-180-MILLER-LINCOLN-ESAB-MIG-TIG-WELDING-FREE-SHIP-/201033636583?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ece89dae7

Sure you can buy a cheap regulator for $20-30, but at least have it let you see the amount you are flowing. if you are welding in a garage you can always turn down the gas and save $$ if there is zero wind.
 

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Now that's sorted, been thinking about getting the 180 from CT for some time now. Have you been happy with yours? Just need it for general hobby use, rust repair, small diy fab jobs etc.
 

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Jason, the 180HD that I'm using is great. 1/4" is no problem. Easy to use. I wouldn't recommend any 110 V. welder!

I never was taut how to use it, just plugged it in after hooking things up and away I went. Never a problem after 3 years with this one.
 
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