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Old 12-23-2018, 10:28 AM
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I think I'm going to buy another HF MIG the Vulcan 215 and set it up for doing just SS will save the back an forth of gas an wire change out plus it will be easier to just take it to a job site over the 220 pro

just wondering if I should ad the spool gun and us it to run the SS and have the machine capable to run both Carbon and SS on an on site situation

which way would you go on that.....??
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:50 AM
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Weighing in on this a little late...

When welding any dissimilar metals or dissimilar SS, we use a poison pad to keep the contamination confined to the pad and not into the structure. Generally, a poison pad is a pad that is the same metal as the base structure (say 316 to 316) and then go with the off-color metal (say CS to 316). If working on a pressure vessel, it's the only method approved by ASME.

Glad you got it done.
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Old 12-23-2018, 02:34 PM
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I think I'm going to buy another HF MIG the Vulcan 215 and set it up for doing just SS will save the back an forth of gas an wire change out plus it will be easier to just take it to a job site over the 220 pro

just wondering if I should ad the spool gun and us it to run the SS and have the machine capable to run both Carbon and SS on an on site situation

which way would you go on that.....??
When I was still trying to make money welding. I used my spoolgun for
aluminum, stainless, etc. Since the 1 and 2 pound spools were less
investment, and generally I did very little outside of mild or carbon steels.
It worked well for me.

Get the quick disconnects for your hose and regulators. Makes gas changes faster.
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:29 PM
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So I may be just guessing that my pics of the test welds were at least decent being no one has said anything from the pics posted.... guess its a good thing

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When I was still trying to make money welding. I used my spoolgun for
aluminum, stainless, etc. Since the 1 and 2 pound spools were less
investment, and generally I did very little outside of mild or carbon steels.
It worked well for me.

Get the quick disconnects for your hose and regulators. Makes gas changes faster.
Ron..... I didn't think that far ahead but make allot of since to use the quick change adapters as there is some general welding that had to be done on this job as well.... but this time I just used Stick next time one falls in to my lap like this I'll be a bit better prepared that way I'm not chasing my tail doing it... Will also go ahead and pick up the spool gun with the new machine and will also have the ability to do some aluminum tacks when it's needed usually that's just some patch work on a live stock trailer or irrigation couplings I get call for on occasion....
not to mention some smaller bottles for when I know its not allot of welding as they would be easier to transport also

Thanks again
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:23 PM
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Its all good and got the job done any how all is good in da hood
and yes I spent some money to make some money an just going to use it to buy consumables for next go around so I'm not chasing my tail all over town to find consumables again....
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