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anything welding

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by EL TACOROJO, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 21, 2014 at 12:21 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I'm not. And I have noticed if theres a blued/oxidized ball on the end of the wire that those are the times it will initially sputter when striking the arc. I gues I should try that and see if it solves the issue, just a bit more time consuming between beads. Just find it strange as my other machines start smooth each time without cutting the ball off.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2014 at 12:31 PM
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    Any one see the new Lincoln Power Mig 210? It's a dual voltage 110/220v machine, Mig and DC stick and Tig welder. Rugged construction, 40 lbs, digital color screen diaplay. Msrp of $999
     
  3. Oct 21, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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    Saw that. The local weld shop guy started in on it pretty quickly after I got there. It must be good commission or something.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM
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    Yeah its second nature for me if it cools enough to not be glowing I snip it off before starting the next weld.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2014 at 5:50 AM
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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.
    Remember, if you have switched from flux core to solid core with gas, you need to switch the polarity on the welding machine.

    KO
     
  6. Oct 22, 2014 at 6:01 PM
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    Forgot how much I love my plasma.. Bumped my air pressure up by ~5 PSI - amazing how much dross that it eliminated from my cuts.

    Latest project, geometric firepit.

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  7. Oct 22, 2014 at 6:11 PM
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    - I always try to grind down the area where the ground clamp will be, but I guess I should make sure the ground clamp isn't dirty and check the connections.
    - I always cut the tip off the end before starting each weld. Only because I thought you were supposed too.
    - I did switch from flux but I changed the polarity- I will double check though.
    - I'll check the gas hose and connections.
    - I'll check the liner and drive wheels.

    And I'll test what Eric said about when it happens to him he just stops and restarts and it works better.

    Thanks again guys. It's awesome to see the talent in here. Keep up the good work!
     
  8. Oct 22, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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    I'm having an electrician come install a 6-20R outlet in the garage soon for charging the wife's Nissan Leaf and thinking it would be good to have him put in another 240V outlet while he's here so I can hook up a welder eventually.

    I'm having a hard time finding what type of wiring and outlets are most commonly used for welding and seems like there's a ton of options. Is there a standard or most common setup you guys use for powering your welder? Or do I have to wait till I buy one to find out what kind of wiring I need?
     
  9. Oct 22, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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    I've wired up a few welder outlets. 50 amp breaker, 6/3 wire, and a 3 prong welder receptacle will get you what you need.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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    It really depends on the welder. If you don't have one yet you could have him put in a 220 single phase breaker, usually 30 amps, and the standard outlet, not sure what it's called, looks like this http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...iact=rc&uact=3&dur=486&page=1&start=0&ndsp=18. I ran 6 awg. If you need to change the breaker or plug later all the hard stuff was already done.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:43 PM
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    I'm pretty sure it's a NEMA 6-50 for most welders. On a 40 amp breaker and 6 gauge wire should cover it but your electrician should know what fits your code.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:45 PM
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    Pretty sweet I'm doing a monster 6' fire pit in my back yard.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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  14. Oct 22, 2014 at 10:29 PM
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  15. Oct 22, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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    Since I've got a Square D panel, it's relatively simple to add a breaker. Ran individual 6AWG wire through the conduit to my outlet, made the penetration into the box on the underside, in between the studs.

    See if your electrician might be able to sell you some 8/3, or 6/3 QO cord at cost. It's great for an extension cord for your welder/plasma/etc..

    I scored the wire for mine at the local scrapyard for $25 IIRC.

    It's not a tricky job.

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  16. Oct 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM
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    What welder do you use??
     
  17. Oct 30, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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    Looking at this lincoln welder, anyone has had any experience with it? Is it good? My plans for welding are: tube bumper, in bed rack, engine cage and maybe a cab cage if I get good at it.

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    It looks small what amp is it?
     
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    On Another note I just picked up a Dynasty 280DX with coolmate pretty stoked!
     
  20. Oct 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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