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Last Activity: 01-04-2019, 06:45 PM
Joined: 06-07-2012
Location: Almost Paradise
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to help with an old hobart
    The blue multi pin plug is for remote control and possibly electric supply to the feeder along with gas solenoid. The photo is not clear enough to see the flowmeter but it stands to reason although I've never seen that setup. The switch on the lower left is probably for remote or local operation of...
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to help with an old hobart
    Not a bad machine for work over 150Amps or so. Low end of them really wasn't that good on the one I used which was very similar. They were designed for production pipe welding more than anything and do great with cored wires. It does not have CC capability, only CV so probably wouldn't be very good...
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  • Not what you want to use in that switch as it's conductive. I'd wash it out in solvent, allow to dry thoroughly and relubricate with "non conductive" grease.

    The switch operates at low voltage so may be alright but if it shorts you won't be happy....
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  • Good old 300A DC only machine. Bulletproof and simple in construction. You can get anything you need over the counter not relying upon anything "specialty" for the electrical, or engine for that machine.

    Make certain the rear bearing rotates easily by turning the crankshaft by...
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  • Nothing really special about the old welder; pretty much a standard DC only 250A machine of the period. The faceplate is custom imprinted for the machine as per the original owner. Hobart probably would have supplied it in pink if the purchaser requested it.

    That switch was the same used...
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