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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2008, 06:52:20 pm »

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Now back to you Joey...... Got it painted yet? smile
You doing all the welding?
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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2008, 09:24:14 pm »

All the welding is being done by me, Not even close to paint yet. I will drop it off in a few weeks for Randy's magic.

Using a Lincoln Home Depot special welder, Mig with the gas bottle.

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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2009, 03:45:09 pm »

I took a look at the welder im using its a Lincoln weld pack 3200 HD. I bought it a few years ago and bought a gas bottle for it a few months ago. The gas bottle is defenatly the way to go!

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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2009, 04:16:40 pm »

Great job at welding. This is something I would like to try in the future. Was it difficult to get the hang of it?
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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2009, 05:10:16 pm »

Not that bad, More difficult learning yourself like I did, getting the temperature and wire speed right. To much heat you burn through, to little it puddles, to fast on the wire it pushed you away from the welding, to slow you cant feed it enough. I Cannot stick weld, Ive tried several times and I suck at that!

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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2009, 09:38:16 pm »

I have a buddy of mine that does welding as a part of his job. I was talking with him a couple days ago about soda pop machines and welding and the possibility of getting some formal training and he mentioned that a small MIG would be perfect. He said to definitely go with a reputable namebrand like Lincoln and to make sure that I would get my money's worth out of it to get a 240V vs. 120V so that I would be able to do more than just sheet metal. He also strongly suggested that I go with a gas, Co2, setup vs. flux core.

I will definitely try my hand at it!! Thanks for the info Joey and keep those pictures coming!
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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2009, 11:35:23 pm »

If anyone is interested I believe my dad recently bought a brand new Lincoln Mig 220v setup that can be used with or without gas. He already has a few Hobarts and I believe a Miller so its just sitting there collecting dust. He would probably sell it reasonable.

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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2009, 06:46:18 am »

I just traded my big Miller Mig to work for a brand new Millermatic 180. Its an awesome machine for home and light commercial use. Its a 230v machine and uses gas of flux core wire..

http://www.millerwelds.com/products/mig/millermatic_180_autoset/


When I was first learning to weld, my boss told me Mig was the last thing to learn as its the easiest and once you do it you will never want to do anything else. I learned on Oxy/Acetylene, then stick, then mig. I've played with tig a bit, but not a whole lot.
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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2009, 07:23:49 pm »

When I use my 110V mig I use flux core wire to eliminate to costs of shielded gas. Works good on small non structure welding jobs. On bigger jobs I use my Lincoln 220V mig welder with 75/25 gas mixture of Argon and CO2.
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« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2009, 11:46:49 pm »

Haven't heard from you about this Joey.
How is it coming along?
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