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    Today my local Craigslist had an ad for a "Miller Chiller". I went to check it out, and it turned out to be a Miller Radiator-1 cooler. After parting with $50 I took it home.

    Before I fired it up I disassembled it and removed a lot of toxic gunk from the reservoir. After filling with fresh water I started it up. I don't currently have a water-cooled torch, so I connected a clear plastic tube between the out and in ports. It seemed to push a lot of water and the pressure seemed good. The pump did seem pretty noisy however. I'm guessing that it should be nearly silent, right? Anyone familiar with these Radiator-1 coolers?

    -Tom
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Hobart T225 Stick
    Hobart Handler 180
    Airco O/A Rig
    ESAB W-200 O/A torch

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    miller chiller

    i got the same one they work great.nice price too.mine isn't that quiet either,but it still works

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    • #3
      mines quite all you hear is the fan. the fan is new the one that was on was dry rotted. and to think they were throwing it away so i took it home took it all a part cleaned everything even the pump. readjusted the pump flow runs like a champ
      lincoln pt225
      hack saw & a hammer
      oh & a shovel

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      • #4
        Is it hard to take the pumps apart? I'd like to get mine to be a little quieter. It's an Oberdorfer pump.
        Miller Dynasty 200DX
        Hobart T225 Stick
        Hobart Handler 180
        Airco O/A Rig
        ESAB W-200 O/A torch

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        • #5
          go to the miller site and look up the manule and down load it. easier to do that than me try to explain it here i type with 2 fingers ok lol
          lincoln pt225
          hack saw & a hammer
          oh & a shovel

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          • #6
            Originally posted by villemur View Post
            Is it hard to take the pumps apart? I'd like to get mine to be a little quieter. It's an Oberdorfer pump.
            Oberdorfer pumps are known for being noisy. They also require soluble lub in the water to lubricated.
            Millermatic Passport Plus
            Millermatic 200

            Millermatic 350P with Python
            XMT 304 /w S-64 feeder and 12RC
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            • #7
              Originally posted by villemur View Post
              Is it hard to take the pumps apart? I'd like to get mine to be a little quieter. It's an Oberdorfer pump.
              I've just put a Tweco water cooler on my 300 amp OTC Tig and it also has the Oberdorfer pump and I agree it is very noisy also.
              My Tweco cooler is brand new so it can't be a worn pump, maybe they are just noisy in general.
              Regards Andrew from Oz.
              We are Tig welders, gravity doesn't worry us

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              • #8
                Originally posted by villemur View Post
                Is it hard to take the pumps apart? I'd like to get mine to be a little quieter. It's an Oberdorfer pump.
                I'm more familiar with the PROCON pumps...

                Here's a link to the MFR website.

                http://www.oberdorfer-pumps.com/maintenance.htm

                hope that helps....
                Carmen Electrode
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CarmenElectrode View Post
                  I'm more familiar with the PROCON pumps...

                  Here's a link to the MFR website.

                  http://www.oberdorfer-pumps.com/maintenance.htm

                  hope that helps....

                  Thanks Carmen Electrode!
                  Miller Dynasty 200DX
                  Hobart T225 Stick
                  Hobart Handler 180
                  Airco O/A Rig
                  ESAB W-200 O/A torch

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