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Old 04-08-2014, 10:17 PM   #131
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Re: Senza Legno, Senza Pontilli

The easiest way to post pics is to take Nats' offer. Or you can post your pics to a photo hosting website such as imageshack [the one I recommend because it's cheap at $1.00/month/unlimited uploads] and once uploaded copy the "img" file and paste it into your thread here.

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Old 04-09-2014, 10:16 AM   #132
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Here are some more pics,
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:56 PM   #133
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$150.00 to get my welder fixed, ran for about 1/2 hr same thing happened again
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:12 AM   #134
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Re: Senza Legno, Senza Pontilli

I have a 120 volt Hobart unit, I bought it in 8th grade (200; I think it is discontinued now. It is a 125 amp unit, and I can weld 3/16 steel all day, no problem, on flux core wire. Definitely worth buying a name brand unit, don't waste your time on a harbor freight or other cheap unit. I've paid no attention to duty cycles ever and 6 years later it still works great.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... _200471413

I think this is the closest thing to what I have.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:41 AM   #135
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Best upgrade for a cheap welder [other than a new bigger one] is to add a fan to the back. I saw this done on a small lincoln, I think a weldpac 100. Also make sure you are not getting too much voltage drop, make sure you use the largest extension cord with the shortest run you can find.
I like what you're doing with the bus. Are you planning for glass for the front?

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Old 04-13-2014, 09:58 AM   #136
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Re: Senza Legno, Senza Pontilli

Hard to go wrong between Lincoln, Miller or Hobart migs --- Avoid the cheap Chinese crap like the plague. I absolutely LOVE my little dual voltage 140 Millermatic. Plenty of power for what I do. Hooked up to 220, that little sucker can lay down an amazing bead. The job I bought it for involved a couple of critical joints between 1/4" plate and 8" schedule 40 pipe. Came out looking like a "real welder" had done the job. Good thing because the finished work weighed well over 4,000 pounds and had to be craned out of my shop and installed on location with all the weight supported by those two weld joints. Great penetration & control. I liked it so much I bought a second one for my "other" shop.

BTW...Miller & Hobart are both made by the same company with the Hobart being slightly less money due to a few shortcuts here & there. However, I just read that they have recently changed their drive system to all metal (instead of plastic) so they should be a great value these days.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:56 AM   #137
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Mines a lincoln weldpak 125 has cooling fan you can hear it running but the wire feed doesn't turn , you can hear the clunk when hitting the trigger but the wheel doesn't move
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:03 AM   #138
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Best upgrade for a cheap welder [other than a new bigger one] is to add a fan to the back. I saw this done on a small lincoln, I think a weldpac 100. Also make sure you are not getting too much voltage drop, make sure you use the largest extension cord with the shortest run you can find.
I like what you're doing with the bus. Are you planning for glass for the front?

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Thanks Richard, If by glass you mean windows the answer is no, if you mean fiberglass then the answer is yes 'm planning on fiberglass BUT while I was doing the raise a guy who lives down the street came by & introduced himself & told me he works in a sheet metal shop & would love the opportunity to build a cap for me, if he comes thru then it will be metal if not fiberglass,
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:39 PM   #139
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Aint this a b(%#h, I have 12 volts to the drive motor so I figure the motor must be bad so I take it apart get the motor out & hook it up to a battery & it works,so I put it back in the welder & it works again so I'm going to finish putting it together & carry on,, hopefully except I promised the wife I'd do something with her this afternoon so another weekend of getting nothing accomplished
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:15 PM   #140
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Generator that was given me today, Guy said he spent $900.00 on the motor 7yrs ago brought it home & never got around to putting it back in his boat
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