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  • #16
    Did some tinkering today, found ano old game control of some kind. It has a potentiometer that has 2 sides. It's not the correct value but it's an idea. I don't even know if you could get used to it if you wired both sides. Pretty neat though. I was thinking for out of position or awkward hand hold it may work. Use forward,back,left and right. Any push from the center changes the pot values... anyway I'm sure I'll have to brain up a little more to find what I need and make it work but it's an idea. Took my remote control tig apart to see its pot. Got lucky on that being 1k. Game control pot is 10k ohm
    blue stock,
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    miller maxstar 150 STL
    miller maxstar 210
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    • #17
      What size cups you guys use for like welding cages etc.,right now i'm using a #7 and it seems kind of hard see the puddle.

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      • #18
        7 and 8 is what I prefer. It's what I have mostly used when I learned. I run the gas lens mostly but I'll swap out for the regular smaller size nozzle and collet body for the tight spots...I've been looking at the clear nozzle gas savers but they kinda look a little fat at the business end. Probably be sweet to see better though
        blue stock,
        miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
        miller maxstar 150 STL
        miller maxstar 210
        miller a bp 330
        non blue,
        Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
        esab plasma
        Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
        victor oxy acy set
        thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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        • #19
          Tig pencil is pretty sweet also...ebay for about 10 bucks
          blue stock,
          miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
          miller maxstar 150 STL
          miller maxstar 210
          miller a bp 330
          non blue,
          Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
          esab plasma
          Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
          victor oxy acy set
          thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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          • #20
            I generally swap out the #17 tig head for a #9 and use a #7 gas lense for roll cages. A stubby gas lense would probably be better. With the gas lense you can stick out a little more, which should help you see the puddle better. <br />
            <br />
            I got some of those Pyrex cups in an attempt to be able to see the puddle better, and they do work. I think a regular gas lense gives better coverage when compared to the Pyrex ones I got, but it did help with the visibility. <br />
            <br />
            Don't drop you torch though. I let my buddy try it out, the first thing he did was drop the darn thing.

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            • #21
              Thaxs fellas lots of good info. here.

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              • #22
                Found these on the e bay. 1k micro potentiometer. Looks like what came in that remote tig 26 I bought....these are .99 cents each. I ordered a few to try to make a couple of different remote amperage controllers. Here's the item number. 152028008153. The watt rating I'm not sure about so I ordered a couple others...they just cost more...like 2 or 3 dollars instead of just 1.
                blue stock,
                miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
                miller maxstar 150 STL
                miller maxstar 210
                miller a bp 330
                non blue,
                Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
                esab plasma
                Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
                victor oxy acy set
                thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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                • #23
                  ?.........I here the talk of the water cool torches water is pump through the torch heads using a pump.Anyone have a picture of this said pump?You fellas seem to have the game on this tig welding i'm leaning so bear with me.............Thax

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                  • #24
                    I don't have a fancy water-cooler, mine on the abp 330 has a valve very similar to the argon valve. When the welder is powered up the valve opens. I use tap water supply to valve and a drain hose through the wall and dumps outside....wastes water but it really doesn't flow like an open garden hose...just a steady stream when valve is opened.
                    blue stock,
                    miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
                    miller maxstar 150 STL
                    miller maxstar 210
                    miller a bp 330
                    non blue,
                    Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
                    esab plasma
                    Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
                    victor oxy acy set
                    thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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                    • #25
                      I rarely ever use it...most my tigging allows me to take a break every few minutes and let the air cooled torch cool off...if I'm doing lots of thick aluminum I'll use it.
                      blue stock,
                      miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
                      miller maxstar 150 STL
                      miller maxstar 210
                      miller a bp 330
                      non blue,
                      Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
                      esab plasma
                      Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
                      victor oxy acy set
                      thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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                      • #26
                        ok.....Thaxs.

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                        • #27
                          I'm considering building a water cooler...here's my plan if it's any help. Heater core from a junker on the hill. 12 volt computer cooling fans from radio shack. 12v power supply. 10 amp battery charger. Water pump. The lincoln ls cars 2004-2006 area and maybe more have a small electric water pump and it's cheap. They go bad often and are usually available at the parts store. Little plumbing and wiring and you can recycle your coolant/water
                          blue stock,
                          miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
                          miller maxstar 150 STL
                          miller maxstar 210
                          miller a bp 330
                          non blue,
                          Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
                          esab plasma
                          Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
                          victor oxy acy set
                          thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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                          • #28
                            The lincoln ls water pump is the auxiliary supply to the heater core...located on passenger side down towards bottom of radiator. I'll see if I can get a part number if you want.
                            blue stock,
                            miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
                            miller maxstar 150 STL
                            miller maxstar 210
                            miller a bp 330
                            non blue,
                            Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
                            esab plasma
                            Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
                            victor oxy acy set
                            thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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                            • #29
                              I just dunk my air cooler torch into a bucket of water every few minutes.

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                              • #30
                                I'm just kidding, I don't really do that. I bet someone else has or does though.

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