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MAC702
MAC702
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Joined: 09-24-2003
Location: Clark County, NV
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  • MAC702
    replied to Hobart Stickmate LX Questions
    Hobart: "Yes, sir, that machine is out of warranty, so go ahead."

    Electrician: "I've got some leftover #6 on my truck; let's use it!"

    We were just birddogging you and having fun because your first post here basically said the machine comes with a "crappy...
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  • That's a respectable one. 20# should be about 175 CF at STP, but I'm guessing it's the equivalent of about a 150 CF tank, because my 50# CO2 cylinder was a 330 CF tank....
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  • Ignore the salesman.

    REALISTICALLY, you are at 1/8" with GMAW, and 3/16" with FCAW.

    After that, proper joint preparation and multiple passes with an EXPERIENCED weldor can do more.

    You can use cheap grocery-store cooking spray. I've tried the various...
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  • It MORE depends on what you are going to be welding with it, and how often you do different things that might benefit from the advantages of GMAW over FCAW.

    If you will do a lot of welding on really clean steel, indoors, and don't need the added penetration of FCAW on the little machine,...
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  • MAC702
    replied to Oven stopped heating
    I've been here so long, I forgot Hobart added 86 new categories, "new" being like twelve years ago. We used to have three, and they all started with the word "Welding."
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  • MAC702
    replied to Oven stopped heating
    Yes, a common thing to check is the resistance of the element. Make sure you disconnect the element from its power leads first, after disconnecting the oven from power.

    But, yeah, Dale isn't crazy. This is a welding forum. But electric ovens are simple enough that a few of us know enough...
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  • MAC702
    replied to Powcon 200sm help please
    It's been more than a dozen years since I've had to check with them, but these were the people that took over service for PowCon machines. If they are still around, they will be helpful:

    Ian Mascarenhas
    Arc Products' Technical Service Representative
    Phone # : 619 - 628 - 1022,...
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  • MAC702
    replied to Hobart Stickmate LX Questions
    Then why did you buy a MACHINE with a 20% duty cycle if you don't want a cord with a 40% duty cycle?

    Then you come here so your first post is only to say the cord is crap because of its size.

    My Lincoln AC/DC tombstone has a #12 cord, too. Must be a conspiracy....
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  • Just tighten the mounting nut a little. Geez. And inject some glue from the side so you don't have to fight the dried ooze on the grinding face.
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  • Did it fall apart like that as you took it off?
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  • MAC702
    replied to Hobart Stickmate LX Questions
    What's crappy about #12 cord (not a cable) on a machine with a 20% duty cycle? Millers and Lincolns have the same cord.

    There are a hundred thousand of these machines installed throughout the country, still going strong, powered by #12 wire; including in my shop.
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  • MAC702
    replied to Airforce 500i
    NM cable (Romex) would work, yes, but is not the legal or proper way to do it.

    A cord (instead of a cable) is the proper way, but note that it will now be a 10-3 instead of a 10-2. Cord counts the insulated green in the nomenclature. Cable does not count the bare in its nomenclature, even...
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  • MAC702
    replied to Airforce 500i
    Since you only want the 240V, and don't need the 120V, you only need the two hots, plus you still maintain the grounding conductor.

    You will not use the silver W screw. It does not matter the order that you use the two gold X and Y screws....
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  • The only time the spec sheets mentions the 60 Hz is when giving the duty cycle and amperage inputs at the rated outputs: https://www.hobartwelders.com/pdf/sp...ler_210MVP.pdf

    It would be less efficient, but not necessarily detrimental if still used within the new limits, but those aren't...
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    Last edited by MAC702; 01-07-2018, 07:31 PM. Reason: spelling

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  • MAC702
    replied to Best way to weld this joint
    I was thinking I'd do a piece of flat on each side. It would put a lap joint on each piece.
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  • MAC702
    replied to Airforce 500i
    There is no reason to withhold the make and model of the generator when asking technical advice.

    As mentioned, we need to know what receptacles on the generator are being used, as some have a circuit breaker less than generator total capacity. You tell us a breaker is tripping without...
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  • MAC702
    replied to Miller Autodark helmet not working.
    Are you sure it's the kind that does something to verify it's working? Try to weld with it yet?
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  • MAC702
    replied to Practice Material
    Mostly still in Vegas. Lots of trips to northern NV, TX, and FL. No more foreign travel.
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  • You also have to make sure you match the coil voltage. Some will use the line voltage, and others will use a low voltage, usually 24V. I don't know which the welding machine uses, though I do note that the one you linked is a 24V coil.
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    Last edited by MAC702; 01-04-2018, 06:48 PM.

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  • MAC702
    replied to New Stickmate units
    I can't see an issue. Hobart is still very much in business, and they should have TONS of parts for these very popular machines. And they are really easy to fix, compared to the new ones....
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