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    Tig Flow meter ball

    Ok I need some clarification on one thing, the ball in the flow meter. when setting the flow and you are setting to the 15 cfh mark is this with the top of the ball or the bottom on the mark
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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    It won’t matter. Timmy says more is Better so go with the top bar

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    I always read the ball flow meters at centerball.... unless marked differently like shovelon says.
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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    Victors are always top of ball. Esab is usually top of ball and says so on the globe.
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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    Well thanks but after some more research ronsii gets the star mid ball is what was in the docs from the flow meter's manufacture.
    But I'm sure like many things it may be brand specific
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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    I just remember it from an old school guy giving me tips 25-30 years ago. Not really sure how much difference it makes anyways when you look at how precise or not these are

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    I put the bottom of the ball where I think 11 is on my flow meter, works good with my 5 cup.

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    Most imports are middle of ball
    Look on the back of it on the tube, some will tell you where it’s calibrated at
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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    Measure at the torch if you're that concerned about the actual flow rate.

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    I'm with Henry on this one. But, we're assuming the hand held unit is accurate. Food for thought. Bob

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    The only concern was using to much gas
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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    Use a 5 cup then. There the best and easiest to weld with. I stuck my tungsten out about 5/8” or more the other day no problem on stainless

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    Thanks for the info
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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    Mine is printed on my flow meter glass in super small writing. I just wrote is out where I can read it in magic marker. "Center of Ball"
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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    I put the bottom of the ball where I think 11 is on my flow meter, works good with my 5 cup.
    I too always turn it to 11.

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    Ok I need some clarification on one thing, the ball in the flow meter. when setting the flow and you are setting to the 15 cfh mark is this with the top of the ball or the bottom on the mark
    Well Tom. If it's an old flow meter the ball hangs a lil lower

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    I was expecting bonzo's reply a lot sooner ��

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    new flow meter old welder and there hanging low
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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    Quote Originally Posted by rlitman View Post
    I too always turn it to 11.
    Why would you want a flow meter to go one louder!

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    It won’t matter. Timmy says more is Better so go with the top bar
    u mad, bro?

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    old welder with no flow worth measuring no matter ball height.

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    Lol

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    This has been brought up in the past.

    What I want to know is , do you use the top or bottom or center of gauge mark when using top, bottom or center of ball?

    I use center for measuring always because most gauges I've ever used are made for mid range. Nonlinear gauges , still use center of needle/marks. Some machinists can reaptably measure down to two thousands eyeballing. I've been able to do five thousands of an inch on a good day tho

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    Re: Tig Flow meter ball

    I measure better with my finger

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