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

  1. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Gene563

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    Jason,
    Thanks for the reply; I appreciate the info. Once I get my income tax return, I'm going shopping. :)

    I ran my own 220 outlet while my garage was being built. I used #10 Romex and just ran it to a box in the wall. I paid about $60+ fo 50 ft of the wire and the breaker (50 amp) is only $15.
    If you don't feel comfortable working with electric, maybe you could run the line and have someone connect it. It should be less than 150, espacially if its close to the panel.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    I was told it was easy and after watching the guy it seemed easy enough. I'm just scared of electricity and it's not my house to burn down.

    No problem. Did you decide you wanted the HH187?
     
  3. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    Gene563

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    Yes, the 187.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    4WD Conversion, No-slip locker, 5100s set at 2.5" and shackles in the back. Black 2nd gen rims, and Courser M/T tires, Bull Bar,Fog lights, UWS toolbox, CB Radio, Fiberglass antenna, 2nd Gen Badges, Deck Plate Mod, Diff Breather Mod, Sockmonkey decals.
    I have a 90 amp Chicago Electric flux cored welder, and im getting decent, but im not sure it big enough to weld sliders on my truck or build anything strong enough to support the truck. What do yall think?

    Im also thinking about picking up a Pro-Mig Lincoln 180 Welder for about $400
    Anybody heard good things about that machine or anything?
     
  5. Feb 2, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    Halo913

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    I'm currently taking a class and am learning oxy gas fuel welding and man it's tough! My beads don't look to good yet, but I'm loving the class!!
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    Matic

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. OME aal with OME nitrochargers out back. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    Looking for a little help.
    I need a 220, 100% cycle duty, wire fed mig for about $700.
    Any suggestions?
    I'm also going non flux core gas setup. Not expecting the gas and fixtures to be included in the $700.
    Just the best welder I can get for $700.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    danteisme

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    i have the same chicago electric welder. i've never welded anything before my dad bought that, i just pretty much taught myself. i'm gettin kinda better, maybe haha. thats the welder i used for everything i made for my honda bobber project, didnt come out to bad. the welds seem strong. the beads....meh....i used a grinder a lot haha.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    EL TACOROJO

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    Try the lincoln wire feeder from home depot
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Im also thinking about picking up a Pro-Mig Lincoln 180 Welder for about $400
    Anybody heard good things about that machine or anything?
     
  10. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    EL TACOROJO

    EL TACOROJO [OP] SNAPPIN NECKS AND CASHIN CHECKS.

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    All I run are millers go blue
     
  11. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    Matic

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    Miller has been recomended to me by just about everyone.
    I may have to throw a few extra $$ on and go miller.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    steve o 77

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    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    x2, or hobart if you're on a budget.

    We had a lincoln and it lasted about a year before it finally died. It got replaced by a miller 140 which has just been so much better.
     
  13. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    Matic

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    I'm trying to get a welder before Brian comes down to install his powertrax.
    That way when he goes to the restroom, i'm just gonna weld his spiders up and steel his locker.:anonymous:

    Oh Hi Brian. Didn't see you there.:rofl:
     
  14. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    Yeah you're going to definitely need a 220 for that:D
     
  15. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Ok hobart and miller > Lincoln. So your going to STEEL my locker?? Hahaha
     
  16. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Miller welders are overrated.
    My ThermalArc dominates similarly priced and rated millers. More power, better duty cycle, and TONS more adjustments and features.
    Millers are good, but there are better out there if you look. In recent time, miller has been 'updating' their machines and actually taking away features that the old machines had and still the same price.
    The new Lincoln's are very nice machines. For a common brand name(my ThermalArc isnt the most common), I really like the new Lincolns. Lots of features and little extras on them. :cool:
     
  17. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Matic

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    Stealzorz!!!

    Of course with as little as you have had that thing offroad, I bet some jb weld would hold those spiders together.:eek:
     
  18. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Good idea, I'll cancel my order right now. We ll just jb weld it.

    How do you know how much I have had my truck off road???
     
  19. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    EL TACOROJO

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    Holy shit I haven't blown a thermal arc up in ten years or so biggest pieces of shit I've ever used
     
  20. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Yout think Thermal Arc's are pieces of shit?
     
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