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    My Hobart BetaMig 200 is listed as being able to feed .024" wire. I bought the feed spool kit and then started looking around for some .024" wire. Seems that 95% of whats available out there is .023" wire. Can I substitute the .023" wire for .024" wire and have it feed reliably?

    Thanks!

    Brad
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    Hobart BetaMig 200
    Linde HDA-200 AC/DC Tig/Stick
    Dayton Buzzbox

  • #2
    Originally posted by bkahler View Post
    My Hobart BetaMig 200 is listed as being able to feed .024" wire. I bought the feed spool kit and then started looking around for some .024" wire. Seems that 95% of whats available out there is .023" wire. Can I substitute the .023" wire for .024" wire and have it feed reliably?

    Thanks!

    Brad
    Dont see why not? I doubt the OD of the wire is even gauged any closer than .001

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    • #3
      Sully2,

      That's kinda what I was thinking but I hate to spend $35 for wire only to find out it won't work. At the same time I can't see where .001" could possibly make that much difference.

      I suppose the only real way to find out would be to order some

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Brad
      ________________________
      Richmond, KY

      Hobart BetaMig 200
      Linde HDA-200 AC/DC Tig/Stick
      Dayton Buzzbox

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      • #4
        .023, .024, .025 - makes no never mind.

        Same drive roller, same tip, no matter what the numbers are!

        Hank
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        • #5
          Originally posted by bkahler View Post
          Sully2,

          That's kinda what I was thinking but I hate to spend $35 for wire only to find out it won't work.

          Brad
          I sure wouldn't pay 35 bucks for a roll of wire either. Here is 2 rolls for like 41 bucks...Bob
          http://cgi.ebay.com/2-10-lb-Rolls-ER...QQcmdZViewItem
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          • #6
            aametalmaster, funny you should provide a link to that Auction. I had it in my eBay watch list already waiting to see what the results were on my question about wire size .

            Hankj, thanks for the info.

            The consensus seems to be to go for it.

            Thanks!

            Brad
            ________________________
            Richmond, KY

            Hobart BetaMig 200
            Linde HDA-200 AC/DC Tig/Stick
            Dayton Buzzbox

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            • #7
              I buy all of my mig wire from Jeff on ebay, never any problems with it and the tips and nozzles ship free with it...Bob
              Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
              Metal Master Fab
              Salem, Ohio
              Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
              http://www.ceilingtrains.com/
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sawking/
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbend10k/

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              • #8
                Hey guys,
                I agree with Bob(aametalmaster) that Jeff Noland has the best prices on .023 wire. For those of you who also use a lot of .035, here's the best bargain I found in quite a while. When I first read it, I thought there was a typo or the listing was phony and I would file a complaint with E-Bay. So, I ordered (1) roll at $6 + $4s/h = $10. It came in 2 days and was indeed 10lbs ER70S-6(.035) labeled Campbell-Hausfeld. I put it in my Challenger 172 & ran 10 beads about 12" long. Excellent wire with no issues. I ordered another (6) rolls to have some stock since the price of everything is getting insane anymore. If any of you want a bargain, here's the listing:

                http://cgi.ebay.com/Welding-Wire-MIG...742.m153.l1262

                Denny
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                • #9
                  That guy must have a zillion rolls of that Campbell-Hausfeld wire as i bought 8 rolls and thought i got ripped off too when 8 rolls showed up. Great deal...Bob
                  Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
                  Metal Master Fab
                  Salem, Ohio
                  Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
                  http://www.ceilingtrains.com/
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sawking/
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbend10k/

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