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  • Howdy
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    I did it , but it wasn't so easy for me. I had to build a rectifier and inductor and add alot of capacitance and a reostat before it would work, but then I had an AC buzz box. I found out real quick that the gun wasn't made for that kind of amperage if I would have welded for very long the gun would have become a plastic puddle. So I would not do it.
    I found an old Miller wire feeder at a sale and use it with it now and it works very good.
    Howdy

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  • Brandon
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    yea, burns real nicely he says..

    Sounded scary but then again - why not?

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  • Al T.
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    Why did he do it?

    Did he succeed?

    This may backfire on him and burn out either welder.

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  • Brandon
    started a topic 220v arc (buzz box) powered 110 mig?

    220v arc (buzz box) powered 110 mig?

    My buddy just did this, sounds too easy to be true - is this ok to do? Using the 110 to basically drive the wire and the 220 for the arc on the wire?
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