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    2 1/4" X 1/4" Square Tub Connectors

    Try Motorvation Engineering in Sibley, Iowa. I just happen to own one of their sidecars and it's mounted on my Centennial Triumph Bonneville but they most likely will sell you what you require and they have the knowledge and expertise to assist you. Nice folks. In fact I drove out there from...
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    Type of welder

    2-4K is light. The Lincoln Square Wave TIG, weld pak I sold cost me new, 5 grand and the Hyper Therm 75 amp plasma cutter I also sold was just north of 4 grand. My issue with the Hyper Therm was the insane cost of consumables. The HF Titanium plasma cutters actually have reasonably priced...
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    Type of welder

    I'm 100% sold on the Vulcan Pro-Tig 205 myself. The arc with TIG is extremely smooth and it's HF start so no touching the Tungsten to the workpiece (which caused inclusions). The foot pedal is very linear as well. Only thing I don't like about it (and I did replace it) was the TIG torch...
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    Added a water cooler and water cooled torch...

    Found out the hard way that the CK water cooled torch requires 'special' consumables as in the ones I have for my gas cooled torch won't fit so I had to order consumables that would and they aren't cheap. Oh well, should be in this week sometime. I also ordered 25 feet of stranded copper...
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    Flooring for a welding shop?

    I'm curious about what brand of plasma table you are looking at as that will be impacted by unlevel / not level floor. The smaller tables like the Langmuir's are adversely impacted by uneven - unlevel floors.
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    I have an older (1998) Century stick welder that I could use some advice on.

    Nice thing about HF for me at least is their extended warranty. I just applied the extra cost 3 year warranty on both my Titanium 45 and 65 amp plasma cutters and my Vulcan 205 TIG machine. Basically, if any of them fail within the 3 year warranty, HF replaces them with a new machine or a...
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    Type of welder

    The Hobart plasma is a bit light on it's feet for the price I'd say. Much better options out there for much less money. Just not a HyperTherm. Good machines but the consumables are way over priced. I had one and sold it. The HF Titanium 65 is much less cost wise compared to both Hobart and...
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    Added a water cooler and water cooled torch...

    I should probably add that the Everlast cooler didn't arrive unscathed. It was well packed in the box with foam and bubble wrap around it but the box looked like Fed-Ex used it for basketball practice. The output QD was bent down and the cabinet had a large dent in it, all fixable which I...
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    tig gas

    I only run 75-25 on MIG solid wire. No exceptions unless it's flux core which I never use.
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    What to look for in a welder for Beginners

    The only difference between OA welding and TIG is you must keep the filler rod in the gas envelope of the weld will become porous and if you touch the tung with the filler rod, it will foul the tung and you will need to regrind the tip. OA welding is a very good primer to TIG because both are 2...
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    Added a water cooler and water cooled torch...

    Bought a new CK Worldwide 250 Amp flex head TIG torch from Weldfablulous and a TIG cooler from Everlast. Have a big aluminum plasma table job coming up that has to be cut and welded and the torch that came with my Pro-Tig 205 isn't capable of delivering the required amperage for big aluminum...
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    Bottle size for Tig ?

    Still the same. My O2 bottle is a 240 but they will still exchange because I have (own) it but you cannot get one now. Everything else is 180 but the acetylene
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    Bottle size for Tig ?

    Always open the cylinder gas valve all the way and close it all the way when finished, never part way either way. There is a rubber seal at the top and bottom of the valve on the bottle. I own all my bottles except my oxygen and acetylene I own but exchange them. All my other bottles I own...
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    tig gas

    Late to the game... Always 100% argon for any procedure and I suggest a Yeswelder bubble gage regulator. They are graduated in SCFM and cheap on Amazon.
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    I have an older (1998) Century stick welder that I could use some advice on.

    Considering where utility rates are going, it might be prudent of you to look into an IGBT welder. Some inexpensive ones on the market and Harbor Freight offers some good ones (I own a couple). They are much more electricity efficient.
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    Discount Flux Core Wire on Amazon

    Not clue but I bet there are a lot. Only reason I did get on was a PM to the boss. I waited almost 2 months. Just about gave up on it as I'm Welding Web as well. One thing I don't like over there besides the fact that it's now owned by Vertical scope and VS and I don't get along well...
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    how fast can you move?

    cats are the best mouse deterrent and we have at least 10 outside ones and 8 in the house and while I don't like cats, they came with the marriage 37 years ago and multiplied. I have a couple that live in the barn with my tractors and implements so no mice, only issue is, they leave paw prints...
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    Replacement leads for Lincoln 225

    Tractor Supply sells welding leads in bulk (by the foot) and they also have stingers (rod holders) and ground clamps. The stingers and ground clamps are Hobart branded btw. I buy my welding cable there, actually, last time I bought it, I used it to add a second starting battery to my wife's...
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    .030 tips for Harbor Freight mig owners.

    If you are burning the tips either your initial stickout is too short or your wire speed is too slow. I hardly ever have burnback. Only time I change a tip is when a put on a new nozzle and then I also change the diffuser the tip screws into. Yeswelder on Amazon has the diffusers, tips as...
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    Discount Flux Core Wire on Amazon

    if you want some various manufactures flux core wire I have numerous 2 pound spools and some 2 pound spools of aluminum wire (spool gun) as well, I'll never use. I'll send them to you, no charge except postage, let me know, sitting on the shelf collecting dust. Have no use for any of it, all...
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    Discount Flux Core Wire on Amazon

    Only took 2 months and some prodding of the boss. I about had given up on it.
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    Type of welder

    Had to make it a 2 part post so here is the tail end.... I know this is long but now everyone knows what we do and what processes we use to accomplish that. I probably should hire another employee but I'm a terrible boss as I demand perfection from my help so hiring another person would be a...
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    Type of welder

    I have a Vulcan Pro-Tig 205 myself and others as well. I own and manage a short run fabrication and welding shop and I have 2 full time employees as well, plus I farm and agitate my wife once in a while...lol Keep in mind that all the new machines are IGBT so no big transformer and no huge...
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    Discount Flux Core Wire on Amazon

    I CNC plasma cut and MIG weld my line of paddock stands for Triumph motorcycles, world wide on my own .com website and customer stuff (fabrication as well.
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    Discount Flux Core Wire on Amazon

    I have a handle on that. The ONLY wire I use is INE and I don't care what it costs. I've tried them all and INE is the best, least in 030 solid wire it is. I use a gob of it. usually order 4 10 pound spools at a time and I wish my Hobart 210 MIG took 40 pound spools instead.
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