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The TOP Science Rule

February 16, 2017, 7:30 pm

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Miller aerowave not working, amps set to HIGH value and cannot change

February 9, 2017, 7:53 am

My coworker has a Miller Aerowave TIG welder. It did work previously. Now it does not work. The amps display shows a very HIGH number that cannot be adjusted with amperage knob. It does weld at th... Read more »

Lincoln ranger 8 suddenly stop welding

January 12, 2017, 11:21 pm

This ranger 8 was working good, I stop welding for a moment then begin to weld again the engine rev up but all I am getting is a spark like striking a match I get AC power but very low. any suggestio... Read more »

Starting trucks with welders

December 30, 2016, 2:37 pm

I have a army truck with a 24v system. The batteries are getting worse, are expensive, and can no longer start it even when fully charged. I hooked up the truck to a portable propane MIG welder and... Read more »

Lincoln TIG 200-good welder?

September 19, 2016, 11:53 pm

Everybody, Today I was buying some welding supplies and noticed the Lincoln TIG 200 welder. The machine is $1400.00 and it seems to be a nice machine for the price. It comes with an air co... Read more »

Who get the Hazardous Material Fee?

September 17, 2016, 9:34 pm

I rent a tank of argon to go with my tig welder. Every year I pay the rental plus $10 for the Hazardous Material Fee. I complained once, and got pushed to a higher level, and the the agent whil... Read more »


September 16, 2016, 3:56 am

Long ago, Ernie suggested some quality T.I.G. gloves and I wonder what they are. ALSO, he talked about his suitcase welder. Now, I need one that is T.I.G. and such. Maybe it doesn''t have to be ... Read more »

How do you weld bandsaw blades

September 13, 2016, 9:45 pm

We just bought a spool of band saw blade stock and we want to cut it in sections and weld blades. How do we weld them so that they hold up? Read more »

Miller magic 175 wire feed

September 7, 2016, 3:38 pm

What is the price of a miller matic 175 wire feed Read more »

Here is the deal on two welders:

August 11, 2016, 2:15 am

Hi, I have two very nice welders that I would like to trade for one, very good portable Miller or LIncoln T.I.G. machine that does it all. One is a Millermatic 200 MIG MACHINE. The other is a Linc... Read more »

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acetylene gauge pulsating rating: 5

What causes a acetylene regularot to start pulsuting? The manifold is about 5 years old, with about 10 hours of use. This is my second regulator doing the same thing. Do i throw it away again and bu... Read more »

welding machine rating: 5

Hi, ho knows something about SELCO welding machine. Best, T. Read more »

Thermal Arc 3 or single phase rating: 5

I have a Thermal Arc 250 GTSWSE AC/DC welder and need to know if it can run on 220v single phase and if so what is the setup wiring etc. any advice is much appreciated thanks Brian Read more »

SMA rod burn galv & primer 6013 vs 7018 rating: 5

Hi all Reckon 6010 would be best. But 6010 very rare here in UK (please trust me on this, N.Am. folk). Between 6013 and 7018, which would be best? Have close fit-up between 2mm thk galv'd and 8mm th... Read more »

would a 3 phase welder work at all with a static phase converter rating: 5

I am looking for addvise on if that a static phase converter would allow a three phase welder too work with a some what less welding amps,or work on lower settings. Read more »

Is rebar weldable rating: 5

I am thinking of using rebar for a project. Some stout shelving using 5/8 rebar. Can rebar be welded reliabley? What rod would work best? Best Regards Tom. Read more »

does aluminum spool wire have a "shelf-life"? rating: 5

I was wondering...going to start a project and the aluminum wire in my spoolgun is a couple years old. Should I replace it? Nok Read more »

Converting Old Miller To a Generator? rating: 5

I have an old Miller Big 20 300 Amp welder that I can't seem to sell at the low price of $1000.00 CDN. The motor is old (1977) but it runs well and the machine welds great, but it's big ugly and ol... Read more »

possible to replace the gas engine on old welder? rating: 5

The old welder/generator I picked up today doesn't look too bad if you sort of squint at it and ignore the gas engine, which is missing a lot of parts. I may get lucky and find a parts source, but ... Read more »

Help! My Project is a disaster rating: 5

Hi all, I recently took up welding. I've started with ARC welding as its the cheape st and most accessible. I spent a few days getting the hang of laying down beads with 6013 rod (the dominant r... Read more »

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