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Forum: Welding 10-23-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,243
Posted By xterramike
Good to know about the arc'd area needing...

Good to know about the arc'd area needing grinding. I suspect the molten slag that I couldn't get off might pose a problem in a weld area that was crucial for strength/support. In this case w/the...
Forum: Welding 10-22-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,243
Posted By xterramike
Haha.. funny, I neglected to mention that this is...

Haha.. funny, I neglected to mention that this is a fantastic way to locate flammable items in your shop space, even if they're 25+ft away. I was fortunate enough to be working on the plow which...
Forum: Welding 10-22-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,243
Posted By xterramike
Esseti 501C BEAST of a Carbon Arc gouger!

After unsuccessfully trying to sell my 500amp italian stallion (Esseti 501C wirefeeder/power source), I found a fantastic use for it...as my carbon arc gouger! I had a 12ft plow blade from one of the...
Forum: Welding 10-09-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,553
Posted By xterramike
Thanks for the tips! I have some .045 wire lying...

Thanks for the tips! I have some .045 wire lying around the shop. it's also cheap chinese crap (Anchor) but maybe it will help alleviate the problems I'm having. I'll order some L-56 and see if that...
Forum: Welding 10-08-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,553
Posted By xterramike
Wire: 70S-6, 0.035 Gas mix: 90/10 (Ar/CO2) at...

Wire: 70S-6, 0.035
Gas mix: 90/10 (Ar/CO2) at 25-30cfm
Brand of wire: I think it'sAnchor brand? I bought it online. I have no issues with this in regular mig mode.

All welding is done indoors...
Forum: Welding 10-07-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,553
Posted By xterramike
350P settings for Pulse on mild steel?

Hey everyone, this question is for those who have experience with the Pulse mig setting on a Miller 350P. I acclaimated myself to the fundametals of pulse welding, the factory settings from Miller &...
Forum: Welding 09-23-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,350
Posted By xterramike
I had a chance to use it this past Friday on an...

I had a chance to use it this past Friday on an actual job, not just messing around the shop. I did some repair work on a dump trailer (big one). I rebuilt the tail of the rear dump door, it was bent...
Forum: Welding 09-19-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,350
Posted By xterramike
Miller 350P first impressions

Hi guys & gals,

I wanted to share my first impressions on my new Miller 350P mig machine. I ended up getting tired of the used welder game & while I was lucky with my Lincoln RS325 & LN-7 feeder,...
Forum: Welding 03-20-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
Updates: I replaced the liner and the...

Updates:

I replaced the liner and the contact tip with an appropriate .045 tip. Results:
Wire fed much better through the liner when it was straight or semi-staight or had rounded corners, as...
Forum: Welding 03-14-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
Noted! I'd be thrilled if that's all it ends up...

Noted! I'd be thrilled if that's all it ends up being. Then, I can switch my rollers around and use them appropriately, and go weld up some metal. I have a Case excavator that is in need of some...
Forum: Welding 03-14-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
Ha...funny thing you should say that...I did look...

Ha...funny thing you should say that...I did look at the liner originally, but I never tried to feed the wire with the liner bent a whole lot, it was usually straight. Even when I removed it now, it...
Forum: Welding 03-14-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
Updates: I took the liner out of the mig...

Updates:

I took the liner out of the mig gun and I think that's the issue - I noticed the wire was damn near impossible to pull out when the mig gun liner was bent or even just rolled up...
Forum: Welding 03-13-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
Where to start... I am definitely missing that...

Where to start...
I am definitely missing that teflon tube, wonder if I can rig something up from some rubber fuel line hose or something - any idea if they sell teflon tubing anywhere??

I have...
Forum: Welding 03-12-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
That's entirely possible, it was used in a...

That's entirely possible, it was used in a fabrication shop in NH, so I'm sure miles of wire have been put through it, no exaggeration. However, those metal shavings are from the top rollers rubbing...
Forum: Welding 03-12-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
Maybe my 1.2 rollers are toast? Not sure then if...

Maybe my 1.2 rollers are toast? Not sure then if you're able to run .045 wire on your 1.2 rollers without issue.

Here are my pics of the mig gun and feeder assembly & the wire liner at the gun...
Forum: Welding 03-11-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
I think I have a Tweco #4 gun. I'll post pics of...

I think I have a Tweco #4 gun. I'll post pics of it tonight and let you confirm/deny it. Model numbers may be tough to get since it's well worn. I have a few spare guns lying around the shop, one...
Forum: Welding 03-11-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
I do believe I have an identical set up as you,...

I do believe I have an identical set up as you, Jen. I have the same brass tube and mine is also a true 4 roller design, giving 4 actual points of contact when the rollers are used appropriately,...
Forum: Welding 03-06-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
Works for me. I tried welding again last night,...

Works for me. I tried welding again last night, same issues, I'm really hoping its the rollers. I think it creates more dust/mess with the top rollers being flat side down vs grooved, it creates...
Forum: Welding 03-05-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
I ended up pulling the trigger on the 0.8mm/1.0mm...

I ended up pulling the trigger on the 0.8mm/1.0mm rollers (I bought 2) from that ebay resource in the UK. I'll try these out. I actually did some welding last night with my current setup but when...
Forum: Welding 02-28-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
That's insane how rude they were to you, I may...

That's insane how rude they were to you, I may pull the trigger on these rollers from that ebay ad, I'll try replacing just the bottom rollers and see if they will work with thinner wire for me, I'm...
Forum: Welding 02-27-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
No, I can see how you're confused. The bottom two...

No, I can see how you're confused. The bottom two rollers with the 1.2 and 1.6 labels have two grooves, one for 1.2 and the other for 1.6mm wire. However, my top 2 rollers have only one groove each,...
Forum: Welding 02-27-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
Good news! I took H80N's advice, swapped the top...

Good news! I took H80N's advice, swapped the top rollers so the smooth, non-grooved side of the roller was pushing down on the bottom groove and it worked! She feeds smooth as butter now...with...
Forum: Welding 02-26-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
Great ideas for everyone btw - thanks for all...

Great ideas for everyone btw - thanks for all that!

So the machine is used, it's a 2001 model yr, I determined that based on the manual I found with. I don't know it's prior history but it was...
Forum: Welding 02-25-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,640
Posted By xterramike
Had a chance to take a look at the feeder more...

Had a chance to take a look at the feeder more closely this weekend. Unfortunately after taking apart the drive roll system to see if there were any obvious problems...I've found nothing. I ruled out...
Forum: Welding 02-21-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 26,779
Posted By xterramike
I'm new to this forum but every time I have...

I'm new to this forum but every time I have posted here, I have received the help I was seeking, the guidance and honest opinions of some pretty talented and knowledgable folks, and I left this forum...
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