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spizzak
12-28-2010, 04:04 PM
Hey, I just got a tank for my MIG welder but the regulator and the tank both have female connectors on them. Should I get an adapter or whats the best method to get these two hooked up? Here are some pics:

oxygen454
12-28-2010, 04:44 PM
I will have to search then net but that is a common problem. There are two types and looks like you ran into both at the same time. There is a piece that is sold from welding stores to allow the two to connect ( a double male fitting) Up here in Cda, Air Liquide and Linde BOC have different attachments to each-other.

oxygen454
12-28-2010, 04:47 PM
Something very similar to this, if not identical LINK HERE (http://www.arizonatools.com/welding-cylinder-tools-and-adapters/detail/WESWD-810/)

http://www.arizonatools.com/img/products/W/WESWD-810.JPG

OAdoctor
12-28-2010, 04:51 PM
Your flowgauge has a CGA 320 for CO2 fitting and the cylinder is CGA580 for inert gas (argon and argon mixes) You need a Western #810 adaptor. See link below.

By the way, the regulator is made in Italy. I have not been able to find parts anywhere. So if it ever stops working you will have to replace it.

http://www.westernenterprises.com/enterprises/cylinder_adaptors.php#810 -- CGA-580 to CGA-320

oxygen454
12-28-2010, 04:56 PM
OAdoctor, thanks for the better pic and info. Probably will help him out more.

http://www.westernenterprises.com/enterprises/images/catalog_pics/thumbs/810%20--%20CGA-580%20to%20CGA-320.jpg

spizzak
12-28-2010, 06:18 PM
Quick and helpful as always! Thanks a lot :)