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gatemaker
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Last Activity: Today, 12:27 PM
Joined: 02-22-2009
Location: california
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  • Diffusers are a consumable item, especially if running .045" and bigger fluxcore. They get hot, sometimes bend, often times the threads go soft. Sometimes the tips get welded in. I use one diffuser a week, about every 3 tips. That isn't uncommon at work. Tweco diffusers are sold in packs of...
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  • The TSC stores around here are not busy, except possibly Saturday morning with the hobby farmers and horse people. They are thinly stocked on many items and something such as trailer parts could be an issue as they made not have as many U bolts or bearings that you might need to actually do the job...
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  • The diffuser is the same as the Miller gun. Order from Cyber Weld. Compare prices and buy the cheaper one. The Hobart items may be sold in smaller quantities such as a 5 pack of tips, 1 diffuser. Miller might be 10 tips or 2 diffusers. Watch out.
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    Last edited by gatemaker; Yesterday, 11:18 AM.

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  • gatemaker
    replied to Another trailer fix
    I had a piece of 1 1/4" water pipe instantly develop a 3"-4'' long crack at the seam when I struck an arc on it. We use it for 1 5/8" OD chain link gate frames. Yes, it even had a 300 psi working pressure number printed on the side of it. I just chopped off a few inches and used the...
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  • gatemaker
    replied to Can you use old flux core wire
    Unroll some and discard it. I am guessing the rust is only on the first layer of wire? Flux cored wire does pick up moisture but the T-11 or "GS" wire doesn't seem to be as susceptible to it. As you are using 120 volt machine I am surmising you aren't making anything critical or that will...
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  • gatemaker
    replied to Handler 210MVP needs a new gun
    I worked in a shop a couple years ago in which a fellow employee cut through the gun with a cut off wheel. Some things aren't worth repairing....
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