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Old 03-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #1876
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scram1 If your into modding bikes start welding :)

I'm just a hobbie welder of a few years( used to get other people to weld my stuff)... My first welder was a Lincoln 120v mig that avertized it could weld 1/4 steel :) has a hard time doing 1/8.

I paved my driveway and the wire under it going to garage is only a 12 grade so I can only get a 120 welder.

I got a clark131 120v arc welder... Can buy 1/16 rods for light work and does 1/8 steel very nice with a 5/64 rod.

If I was to buy another 120v it would be a DC inverter... welds 3/32 rods with ease. mine can't even arc the 3/32 rods.

You can buy 4 diodes and turn a AC welder Into a DC welder.

Theres lots of projects on google for turning AC into DC
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #1877
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Look how nice this little 80 amp DC welder welds and cheap on shipping its under 10 pounds If you can buy a 220v welder it would be better. But with 120v You can do lots of projects with 1/8 steel.

GUY in video must me using cheap or high amp rods.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uzSR...feature=relmfu

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Old 03-21-2011, 08:15 AM   #1878
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Try this for a download of the manual in Acrobat pdf format for the Hobart ADI-364.

https://share.acrobat.com/adc/document.do?docid=39f80a75-ad14-4985-9c93-ab72359e0c49

If that does not work try this

https://acrobat.com/app.html#d=OfgKda0USYWck6tyNZ4MSQ

If you are unable to download it send me a private message with your email address and I will mail it to you.

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Hey Old Lion,

I received all the info you sent me and now I have a lot of homework to do! I really appreciated your personal effort and also the wealth of information here on this thread. I'm looking forward to putting out a serious effort in improving my welding skills.

R/Jim
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:27 AM   #1879
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Do not buy the SP250. It was a terrible machine. Your Power MIG 140 is much better.
Hey KTM,

Can you provide a little more info regarding your opinion on the SP250? I recently purchased one in new like condition with the original spool still in it. I would like to know it's flaws and current parts support.

Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:23 AM   #1880
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In response to the question from Ahar on 3-19. Take a look at the spool of wire to see if a stray piece of wire is touching the cabinet. I have seen this cause the problem you described.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:52 PM   #1881
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Thanks Bob
I checked it, no metal of any kind touching the cabinet.
Sparked it up to do a little repair, the wire fused itself to the liner again and I couldn't pull it out. Wasn't going to waste $ on another liner, so I bought a new Tweeco gun. No problems now. I hope.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:23 PM   #1882
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Thanks Bob
I checked it, no metal of any kind touching the cabinet.
Sparked it up to do a little repair, the wire fused itself to the liner again and I couldn't pull it out. Wasn't going to waste $ on another liner, so I bought a new Tweeco gun. No problems now. I hope.
When you "pull the trigger" on the "gun" the entire spool of wire and the liner are "hot". Something has to be going to ground for there to be sparks between the liner and the wire.
Any bare spots in the protective coating covering liner and such?
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:29 PM   #1883
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When you "pull the trigger" on the "gun" the entire spool of wire and the liner are "hot". Something has to be going to ground for there to be sparks between the liner and the wire.
Any bare spots in the protective coating covering liner and such?
not that I can see, but I am just as inclined to use a BFH on it now that the Tweeco is working with no problems. I will do an autopsy on the old gun to see what I can find out.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:11 PM   #1884
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Hey KTM,

Can you provide a little more info regarding your opinion on the SP250? I recently purchased one in new like condition with the original spool still in it. I would like to know it's flaws and current parts support.

Any info would be appreciated.

The drop in spool holder is a poor design.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:56 AM   #1885
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The drop in spool holder is a poor design.
Does it ever fail? And if so, is there something better to replace it with?

Thanks,
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:29 AM   #1886
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I have a wirematic 250 which is a later version of the SP250. It still has the goofy way to load the spool. I have had no problems with it. I can get a pic if you need it. Now using a V350 pro power supply and LN9-GMA wire feeder. Wirematic 250 sits at home in the garage. Its one sweet welding machine, but inverters use less power in put for the same output. Cheaper to run.

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Old 03-23-2011, 04:55 PM   #1887
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anyone here has welded steel a fuel tank with a smaw welder? It is so thin i'm afraid to make the hole bigger than it is now
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:12 PM   #1888
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I will not do them any more. I used to get them steamed out or cleaned by a radiator shop, but I'm too afraid of blowing up.

Measure the steel and weld some scrap the same thickness.

I have welded exhaust with stick, its a bitch.

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Old 03-24-2011, 08:19 AM   #1889
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I have a Lincoln Weld-Pak 100 and a question.

Is the cable liner a consumable; I have a spare.
It feeds fine but I have been using it for 10 years...



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Old 03-24-2011, 08:26 AM   #1890
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I have a Lincoln Weld-Pak 100 and a question.

Is the cable liner a consumable; I have a spare.
It feeds fine but I have been using it for 10 years...



Thanks.

You've got to run miles and miles and miles of wire before it wears out. If it feeds and welds, leave it alone...it ain't broke.
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