Have question about gun

I have a Lincoln weld pack mig welder and magnum 100 gun. I am using this
for gasless welding and a wondering if I have the correct nozzle for the
gun. How can I tell if the nozzle is for gasless or mig?
Dan
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Dan
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Actually you don't even need the gas nozzle on the gun to weld with flux-core. You can get into some really tight places that way too.
tim
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TSJABS
As someone else said, you don't need a nozzle at all but Lincoln does make a nozzle specifically intended for gasless welding. I can't find the part number on their site but it's included in the following kit:
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Home Depot and Lowe's used to sell the nozzle but I seem to recall the HD near me dumping them all at a clearance sale a year or so ago so you may have trouble finding one. There should have been one included with your welder when it was new though. It's black plastic. While not required it can help keep you from shorting the tip when working in close quarters.
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Keith Marshall
I did not buy the welder new, and only have the metal brass colored tip that I got with the gun - also not new. I do not have a black plastic tip - get the feeling that this is the wrong one?
Dan
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Dan
On Mon, 05 Apr 2004 01:05:35 GMT, "Dan" vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!: remove ns from my header address to reply via email
Can't specifically help.
BUT
(1) Gasless welding is a lot different from gas welding, and does not need the shield (but then you would not want to short the tip)
(2) Asking a question like "Have question about gun" is dumb around here. . RCM is about metalwork, and a lot of hi-stress, RCm is about the sort of guns that fire bullets.
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Old Nick
Technically I suppose it is the wrong one but it doesn't really matter. It will still keep you from shorting out the tip if you're concerned about that. The only reason not to have it on there is that it makes it more difficult to see what you're welding but if you were using gas and solid wire you'd have that nozzle on there anyway.
In other words, you're fine with what you have now. You can take it off if you need to see the tip better but then you'll just need to be careful not to short it out. The tip is "hot" or has power to it. The nozzle does not.
If you happen to run across the plastic nozzle at Home Depot or Lowe's or somewhere like that you might want to pick one up but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
Best Regards, Keith Marshall snipped-for-privacy@progressivelogic.com
"I'm not grown up enough to be so old!"
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Keith Marshall

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