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    Where is "Mark Forums Read" button...
    Dale M.
    Like title says, where is "Mark Forums Read" button...

    Some subjects keep coming up that I have no interest in and I have to "click" on them to make them go away... Lack of button is just another failure of new forum software and implementation....

    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
  • doug400
    New member
    Hi i'm dave been welding for over 50 years have owned a fab shop, a full auto and general machine for almost 20 years ran a shop for about 15 years and have worked .for other companies. I still have a small shop at home with a lincoln tig 250 a hobart mig 225 2225 mig a harbor fright 170 mig...
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  • Blaz4wd
    Old Hobart fabricator
    Hello all I’m new to this site because my google search sent me here. So I acquired my first 220 welder for free over the weekend. It is a older Hobart brothers fabricator with the Hobart 17 on top. From what I found out parts are pretty much obsolete. So my question is that the gentleman I got...
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  • Jack Kade
    How many Lbs of liquid co2 are in a 83 cu ft cylinder of 75/25
    Jack Kade
    How many Lbs of liquid co2 are in a 83 cu ft cylinder of 75/25
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  • cdrobles
    O&A bottle sizes
    Hey folks, Im building a welding skid to go on a 16 ft flat bed trailer, what size bottles are you guys running for a trailer type set up on your O&A bottles ? Im about to build some bottle racks and was wondering what size to get, I will be leasing both bottles so i wanna get the best deal i can....
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    Track Torch Set Up Assistance Needed
    Blue Collar Bob
    Thank you in advance for your help. I purchased a Go_Fer III Track torch recently to help me make better cuts in my 2" thick steel plate, its a medium carbon steel. It has a Harris Calorific Machine Torch body in it and I have both 6290-2 and -3 tips rated at 1-2" and 2-3" thickness...
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    Stickmate 210i & 6010
    Hey, ya'll,

    I'm interested in the SM210i machine, but I know i will be using a lot of 6010 for various stuff, even some pipe.

    It suggests not to use 6010 open root in the manual, but i'm sure that'll come up. Would the 210i cut it, or should I look for something with a little...
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    Snap on YA 219 110V Mig Welder Diodes
    steve nmi
    I have a older Snap On YA 219 110V Mig Welder that just quit working. I was welding yesterday and all of a sudden it started buzzing very loud and then tripped the breaker. I heard before that diodes go bad frequently in these machines so checked these and one of them is open both directions. Searching...
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