15 years ago
lot, like a gas engine. It was very annoying as I would not hear
anything with the machine on, which was a safety issue besides
I took it out today, cut out a round hole in the grille in the back (I
can explain) and bolted on a 10" Comair Rotron Caravelle fan. This fan
has NO vibration, it is about 10x quieter, and takes up a lot less
space inside the welder. A true joy to have.
I used to disconnect the fan, which I could only afford if the welder
was open and I maintained a low duty cycle, but now I can finally
properly ventilate the welder and work without duty cycle
restrictions, with the welder properly closed. My air flow is
approximately what it was with the old fan.