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gatemaker
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Joined: 02-22-2009
Location: california
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  • gatemaker
    replied to Rectifier in old AC machine
    An interesting machine. If there is only one diode then you may have to take a much closer look how the diode is wired up. A bridge diode would give you positive and negative. I wonder if that was added on later? Is there a ratings plate on the machine? Any mention of DC output?...
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  • Yep, an optical illusion. Sharp photography, too.
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  • gatemaker
    replied to 210 MVP feeds wire no spark
    Does it weld in a different tap setting? The machines usually aren't tempermental so sounds like a selector switch issue. Try moving it through all of the different taps a couple times. I worked at a place a couple years ago that did apartment handrails. One of the machines got knocked or yanked...
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  • As was stated, the machine's low end is the same for 120 and 240. If you are tempted to do anything thicker than 3/16" on 120 volts take a hammer with you and check the strength of the welds. You will probably find out that you have lots of bead but not much penetration into the steel.
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  • gatemaker
    replied to Proof of ownership of a tank
    Don't think the welding stores around here have blank rings on medium sized cylinders any more. When I bought a C25 90 cu ft size about 4 years ago they pulled it from an inside rack of new, full cylinders. Still have the receipt but it is faded. That company won't buy a cylinder back, either. Policies...
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  • gatemaker
    replied to Strange MIG weld growth
    That is the coating or other foreign matter trying to exit the weld bead but unable to before the bead solidifies. The contaminants may have exited but left their tunnel behind. Occasionally it can also be caused by excessively high gas flow. I think it is just zinc or metal prep chemicals vaporizing...
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  • I guess that I have missed out on a lot of back and forth chit chat. Been busy with work as well as travel trailer upgrades. Maybe the disenchanted guy will come back eventually.
    I was on an RV forum and was actually asked to change or delete my post. I chose to delete my profile on there...
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  • gatemaker
    replied to New 210MVP Owner
    It will draw more power and the duty cycle will be less. Probably have to turn it up a tap, or possibly 2 taps. I miss the top end that the Hobart has compared to the Lincoln 180. Just don't do much welding outside of work any more. I live in a decent RV now and don't have a backyard to play i...
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