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oldguyfrom56
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Tigmate problem
    I know a Barry Bradshaw. Lol...Bet you never seen that coming? As far as the welder goes, I think you can fix it. Most of those electrical gizmos are cheap. Buy a new board cost money it seems but fixing them, seems to be done cheaply if you can figure it out? I say no guts no glory what have...
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Handler 175
    Then there is a darn good chance you will solve the problem. It's a steep learning curve. Not only figuring out the paths of current travel, but what those small electronic parts actually do to make the magic happen. I started a sticky notes file on the topic of welder repair...having a similar issue...
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Handler 175
    Well Tim, good luck with that. But I'm wondering, did the previous owner come here looking for advice? Lol...Maybe? I've read a lot of posts on feed motors with the trouble shooting and fixes. My best advice is start reading. You want to diagnose and test, rather then just replace everything I would...
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Last MAPP cylinder
    Well I'll be darned? I'm thinking you shouldn't be cracking those now? I must not have read that memo when it went around and seems it's a rare product indeed? Since 2008 yet? Think long and hard, one day it could be worth serious money to the rich guy who wants to experience the difference? Thanks...
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Last MAPP cylinder
    Didn't realize it was a rarity?
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  • I tend not to over think things but have to admit, I think your assumptions are correct. If you have a bit more going in, it will change what goes out....
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to butt welding auto body metal
    Not sure what it is, but if I had to guess, an air breather off a big old Mack Truck?...
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Worth getting?
    Congratulations. May it burn you many boxes of rod in the years to come.
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to butt welding auto body metal


    I'll give you three bits of advice. First one has to do with safety. Torch balance your gas pressure to the tip your using. Second is use small tip sizes (0/00) or a jewelers kit. Third is while nothing has change about doing what your doing, gas fusion welding, it never hurts to practice....
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to 175 Handler
    That depends? With deep pockets of cash you might wish to avoid the headache of fixing it and just buy a new one? Or you could do some reading on the subject and decide if it's worth trying to fix the problem?...
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Transarc Craftwelder
    Never heard of Transarc but after a google search discovered once again, I'm living a very sheltered life.
    Guess it means I should get out more?
    I doubt it's oil cooled. Laying flat shouldn't be an issue. As for weight...I'd bet money at 52kg, it's got girth so I'm thinking there's a bit...
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Worth getting?
    $800 eh? Well...it runs, strikes and arc and lays a bead which is half the battle. Have you a way to haul it around? Do you need portability? What would a newer lighter multi current with more generator gas drive sell for in your area or within driving distance?...
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  • You know...this welding stuff is as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. I prefer simple. Less typing involved. For complicated I recommend a good book.

    So, in keeping it simple, 120V is a mouse. 240V is a rat. You have a wheel that turns and the question to ask, how fast...
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  • Stuff like that usually breaks due to it being seized up from a lack of lubrication, or from being installed out of alignment. Which one was it? Free it up, lubricate it. That said, grind off the paint, refit fit and weld it, paint it red and call it a day.
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Worth getting?
    Guess that depends? How much $$$? Do you actually need it or is it just a good deal you came across?...
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  • You have 3 houses, one made of straw, one made of wood and one made of brick. Which one is easier to burn to the ground?

    You have a twig, a branch and a log, only one match. Which one will be easier to light on fire?

    Different rods have different coatings. Rods come in different...
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Free hobby scrap?
    Didn't the risk of liability ruin the fun. Followed by the price per ton. My suggestion is advertise to do scrap metal pickup and they will find you....
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Consumables Piecemaker 20A
    Keep in mind that when it comes to joining things together with a welding process, anything is want is what you make it to be....
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Tig Welder Opinions
    Tough choice, but if it's opinions your looking for, I'll give you mine. Sell them both. The only advantage to keeping them will be aluminum repairs and fabrications. How often you going to do that? Might also be a good time to let the 304 go as well and buy a new multi process with a warranty? You'd...
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  • oldguyfrom56
    replied to Consumables Piecemaker 20A
    Well Mark... where there's a will, there will be a way. You are on the path to figuring out the way. I'm sure if you take what you have apart, see what's available, you will be able to adapt something. I'm guessing new gas diffuser, tip and nozzle....
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