Valve leaking

Discussion in 'Non-Automotive Stuff' started by RancheroRandy, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. RancheroRandy

    RancheroRandy In Overdrive

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    I did a little welding job today and gas started coming out of the circled hole on the valve that regulates pressure. Any ideas why and how to fix it??? Inkedleaking_LI.jpg
     
  2. Kiwirancher

    Kiwirancher In Third Gear

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    I think there is a diaphragm in there , may have deteriorated. Not sure from the picture if that reg is serviceable, someone else will know I’m sure.
    Denis.
     
  3. Jeff B.

    Jeff B. In Third Gear GOLD MEMBER

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    Not field serviceable. Time for a new regulator.
     
  4. RancheroRandy

    RancheroRandy In Overdrive

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    Thanks for the advice! I will see if I can take it apart....?
     
  5. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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  6. RancheroRandy

    RancheroRandy In Overdrive

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    Yep, it doesn't look rebuildable... Bad Valve.jpg
     
  7. tony o

    tony o In Third Gear

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    Diaphragm failure is a common problem. Take it to any industrial welding supply and they can get it rebuilt/repaired for you or tell you it can’t be rebuilt. As your welder is red I am guessing it’s a Lincoln brand welder it should be rebuildable , if it’s Harbor Freight plan on buying a new one.
     
  8. RancheroRandy

    RancheroRandy In Overdrive

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    It's a Lincoln 140, not a Harbor Fright...bought off of CL so not sure where the gauges/regulator came from? I'll take it to a welding supply as you suggest....
     
  9. RancheroRandy

    RancheroRandy In Overdrive

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    I couldn't pass up on the 25% discount coupon from HF so bought some China junk that I hope holds up for awhile... :eek: New Regulator.jpg
     

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