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    Default Simple Question

    I visit this site most everyday. I post rarely. I know this has been discussed but I forgot which is up and which is down.

    I need to make a low mig cart to slide into a small space. Can argon/C02 be laid flat and be used while it is in the flat position. I know acetelene must be vertical but I don't know about C02/Argon. Are all Argon regulators created equal - in that they can be used in any orientation?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

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    As long as they are secure and safe, argon and argon mixes can be used in any orientation. So can the regulators. Go for it!

    My new shop has a low cart with horizontal C-16 cylinder.

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    The cylinders can be used on there sides but not really recommended to be used upside down or with the valve at the bottom of the cylinder.

    The explained reason to me was any dirt/scale/etc in the cylinder can enter the valve.

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    Any compressed gas can be used in any position. 0xygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, 75Ar/25CO2, and trimix are some examples

    Any liquefied gas must be used in the position that gives you what you want - gas or liquid. Acetylene, propane, butane, CO2, MAPP are examples.

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    Default Thanks guys

    I thought that was the answer - but I've been wrong SO many times before that I just had to check. Now - I'm gonna' build me a lo-rider - for my mig that is. I'll post the pics when it's done.
    thanks again - jerems
    Last edited by jerems; 03-06-2009 at 07:22 PM. Reason: correction

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    Have to disagree, no cylinder is meant to be used in the prone position, they manufacture cylinders so that they stand upright. It is a matter of safety. I have seen cylinders where the regulator has been accidentally knocked and the cylinder has taken off in one direction and the reg in another. With full contents pressure they are like a torpedo. The reg is better to "blow" up in the air instead of through a wall or a person, should an accident happen.

    Cheers

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