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Re: Help! My Project is a disaster


April 27, 2016, 5:03 pm

It appears to me that you are having trouble seeing just where the weld material is being deposited . Most of your welds really need to be ground out and redone ... but first , cut some small p... Read more »

Replacing the torch cable on a Miller Diversion 165


April 22, 2016, 9:03 pm

I managed to mangle the torch cable by pulling it against a running grinding wheel; did not notice what was happening until it nearly cut through. I have the replacement cable, but it is not clear h... Read more »

MIG vertical-up thick-plate T-fillet technique


April 11, 2016, 11:29 pm

The technique I know is * set-up your MIG-set by running bead-on-plate stringers in the flat position on 3mm / 1/8th-inch sheet/plate (looking for nice penetration of heat on the underside - indic... Read more »

Fitting a 14 pin remote control to an engine drive welder

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March 9, 2016, 10:09 pm

I've recently acquired a newish (early '90's) Miller Legend AEAD-200LE welder and subsequently an HF251D1 arc starter with a TIG torch. The welder does not have remote control, and by all accounts ... Read more »

Single carbon-arc welding


March 3, 2016, 10:56 pm

Where might I find a detailed description of welding using a single carbon arc electrode? Google finds references to twin-carbon torches, but that's different. Wikipedia mentions CAW but says onl... Read more »

Welder, Voltage output.


February 20, 2016, 2:47 pm

Hi Guys, As a curiosity I measured the voltage on the leads of a tombstone welder, it's an old Craftsman. I measured about 0.24v to 0.35v depending on the current setting. This was with no c... Read more »

1946 short hood


February 7, 2016, 7:22 pm

I just picked up a 1946 short hood and I would like to know is there any way to put an electric starter on it thank u Read more »

Tig filler metal for .04 electrode


January 9, 2016, 2:29 pm

The smallest diameter mild steel filler metal I can get from my local weldi ng supplier is 1/16, but when I use a .04 tungsten electrode, I find it har d to melt, and the bead is the classic turkey... Read more »

Frustration


December 13, 2015, 9:03 pm

The day I picked up the stove grates I also picked up a small fire pot that was cracked/broken . The break is across a 2 horizontal then about 1 on it yesterday , beginning with a tack at the c... Read more »

LINCOLN IDEALARC AC/DC 250 OLD STYLE 9041POWER CAPS WANTED


November 29, 2015, 5:45 pm

Looking for information for power capacitor for a Lincoln idealarc 250 ac/dc single ph tomstone welder cap size and wiring info or Lincoln kit # Read more »

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panasonic gunslinger 260 schematic rating: 5

A friend of mine smoked the main board of his panasonic gunslinger 260. Does anyone have any links or schematics for this welder's main board - p.n. ZUEP1285 ? It looks like the 8 input current limi... Read more »

Lincoln AC/DC Tig- Idealarc Tig 250/250 question rating: 5

I fired up the stick welding side of that Lincoln I brought home, today. Ive not got an argon bottle or a pump running yets, so havent been able to fire up the Tig. First thing I noticed about the... Read more »

Tell me about pulsed mig rating: 5

I have had a couple of guys ask me about aluminum fabbing. I know that lots of things that are associated with aluminum are expensive. Mainly, it would be a shear, bender, plasma cutter, and weld... Read more »

Storage shelf welding project completed rating: 5

The storage shelf project I used as justification to buy a welder is now complete. (and I ended up with a second new welder as well). Here's the project told in pictures.... http://picasaweb.google.... Read more »

Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81 Vs. Hypertherm rating: 5

Having fallowed this newsgroup for sometime I know that this particular subject has been REALLY gone over in the past but I have a few more questions that haven't addressed. Looking at the spec shee... Read more »

PowCon 300ST part identification rating: 5

Greetings, I recently purchased a used non-functional PowCon 300ST tig unit. Initial inspection has shown RV1(part # 902011-003) to be blown. All that was left of it was two legs sticking out of ... Read more »

Avoid welding distortion rating: 5

I have to make a fair number of 5' x 5' aluminum frames out of 1 by 1/8 6061 aluminum bar stock. Each frame is subdivided by additional aluminum pieces into a grid of 12 by 12 squares. I am looking f... Read more »

what diameter wire to use to get 3/4" fillet in 1 pass? rating: 5

What diameter wire to use to get 3/4 fillet in 1 pass on 1 1/2 thick steel plate? Read more »

Nascar Chassis rating: 5

I would like someone to point me in the direction of a web site that has technical information on the type of chassis used in various categorys of racing, such as modified and pro-stock. Finished s... Read more »

Funny Welding Cartoon rating: 5

Heheh, found this on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oSdWqerwxM We weld the children... no mommy no! lololol ------------------------------------- ##----------------------------------------... Read more »

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