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    Using leads for sub panel
    by RedneckRabbi
    I have 300' of 2au lead, I need to install a 100amp sub panel I'm my shed which is 50' from my house, can I use the 3 pieces of the lead underground in conduit to feed the sub panel power? Use 2 as hot and 1 neutral....
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    Need help
    by oldmanrdnk
    My father in law gave me this old welder. He said that he purchased it new in 1968. The only name on the machine is,"wizard". I have searched the internet with no luck. I would appreciate any help that will allow me find information about this welder. Thanks...
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    I picked this up on Monday and cannot find anything on the internet. It is a hobart W-300 WELDER GENERATOR, 1800 RPM, 60% Duty cycle. I plan on coupling it to my 1977 Wisconsin VH4D engine, 30 hp. If anyone has any information please send it. Thanks.

    Colin my email is: [email protected]
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  • Champix
    I need advice on plastic welding
    by Champix
    I need a plastic welding machine. My budget is about $ 150. Can I buy reliable equipment for the money? What do you say about the models from Deleted?
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    New 12ci Plasma Cutter- What am I doing wrong?
    by IRQVET
    I just got my plasma cutter in the mail and I can't seem to get the thing to operate correctly. The arch fires and I can get it to cut about 1/2 inch long (on 16 gauge sheet) then it just kicks off. The power button starts flashing and the cup button starts flashing intermittently. Cup seems fine, and...
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  • garfish
    Testing buzzbox?
    by garfish
    Hi All,

    Blessings in these extraordinary times.

    I see 240v stick welders at estate sales and auctions. If I could get the machine plugged in at one of these events (they're not going to let me burn a rod), is there a way to test it with a multimeter to see if it works? I...
    06-02-2020, 05:59 AM
    Harbor Freight Welding Cart
    by IRQVET
    I a huge Hobart fan, and I love my welder. But why can't Hobart make a decent welding cart? Well I was forced to purchase the Harbor Freight welding cart; and I must say, I'm impressed. Picked it up on a coupon for $169.00 and I have to say it was worth every penny. Good storage, steel ball barring...
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  • Nipper
    Recommend a good set of drill bits for metal.
    by Nipper
    I would like to invest in a good set of Cobalt drill bits for hot and cold rolled steel up to 1/4" thick. Who makes a good set?
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