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    New HH 190 wire won't feed
    by marquezt
    Hello all, I just purchased a HH 190. I have everything setup per the instructions but the wire won't feed.

    I have power(fans are running).
    I hear the clicks when pressing the trigger.
    I tested the tension at different stages.
    I verified there were no obstructions....
    08-11-2015, 06:17 PM
  • mrcaptainbob
    New gun and cable needed....
    by mrcaptainbob
    I have a Hobart Handler 135. Love it. Enough issues with the gun, however, that it's time for a replacement. I see there's something available called a 'flex-neck' gun. Any good? Or should I stick to the original style??
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    by Dominoman2021
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    by mrcaptainbob
    I turn on the oxygen valve and there's a distinct hissing noise. Sounds like there's a definite leak. Do I take that valve to a weld supply shop for service? Is there a rebuild kit? I know there are no oils to be used but can a soapy solution be used to find where the air leak is?
    05-14-2021, 09:10 PM
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    I'm new to this sight and have a question for anybody who might have some experience with this topic. I've got a broken weld on a mast cross support on a cat/Mitsubishi 25 electric/battery run forklift. I want to do the repair myself, the work or welding isn't the problem, I'm just totally unsure if...
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