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Posted December 12, 2012 - 11:03 PM

Glad to hear that you know better Ryan, it just worried me that you might have tried it. I have seen it in person and it can really hurt or kill someone. We all have tried things that would seam to be safe and found out it actually they aren't.

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 11:05 PM

The welding shop I talked to when mine went told me that the rarely rebuild them because of the liabilities involved with the high pressure and they'd be happy to sell me a new one for $200.. here's a link to a new one: http://www.ebay.com/...=item5649f2ad97


The shop that we get our supply's from every week rebuilds 15 to 30 regulators every week. If you can find a good welding supply shop, they can fix you up fairly inexpensively, or sell you a rebuilt one out of their stock. Our shop aways has a few that they rebuilt and don't get picked up, they will usually sell them for the repair bill.

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 11:11 PM

Whew Ryan, I saw that smiley grin and new you knew better than to oil that thing....

My regs make a little noise once in a while, and more often than not I have them set too high. Tends to send the diaprams into a a flurry , but then again, I generally have a rosebud on the thing...

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:28 PM

I thought that it might have something to do with the cold, so I put them in the basement. An hour later I went and tried it... no noise! Looks like I found out the problem! Now I just need a heated garage; actually, I don't need a heated garage... I need a heated SHOP!
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 11:42 PM

The reg on my gas BBQ does it occasionally, Doesn't affect the flame so I don't let it bother me.
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Posted January 02, 2013 - 09:46 PM

The last time I used my torches the oxygen line pressure gauge would make a strange humming noise and the needle would vibrate. I figured it was just a bad gauge, since it had to be replaced anyway. Today I got a new gauge and I wanted to test it out. It is worse then before! While I had the gauge off to take to the welding supply store I put a piece of tape over it so it would stay clean, so no dust got in it. What do you guys think the problem is? Maybe I will just oil the the regulator... :D

This one is SIMPLE.

The condition is called singing. 

It's fairly common in O2 regulators when the torch is overdrawing the regulators ability to deliver, especially with cutting heads..

The diaphram is slapping the needle valve open and closed so quickly it produces a song.

 

It can also occur in extreme cold conditions especially with cheap regulators.  

You either need a smaller torch or a larger capacity regulator.


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