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  • samuel joff
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    I care for both of it you shared. Thumb control and foot pedal.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Maybe that's why my experience with them has been less than exciting, I've only used the one on my maxstar and it's a north/south model. <br />
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    I'll keep my eyes out and an open mind about it. If I find a good deal on an east/west version, I'll grab it up and give it a try for sure.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
    Pedal is great for the bench.
    I have a wireless pedal. We seldom use it.
    We have the east-west controllers on everything in the shop.
    Once you MASTER the hand controller.....say on the bench, then you can lay down awesome beads in all the tough places.
    Sorta like mirror welding. Practice it in wide open spots until you master it.
    If you wait for the hard access places all your tough welds will look like you was having a tough time.
    The east--west controller takes one flick for full travel.
    The north-south takes more than one flick and breaks your concentration.
    Garry

    you are a MASTER of the TIG medium......

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by racerx View Post
    ?.........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
    A bit off topic....

    but bet this thread will answer most of your DIY TIG pump & cooler questions... follow included links too

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...e-water-cooler

    Last edited by H80N; 04-25-2016, 07:28 PM.

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  • FusionKing
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    Pedal is great for the bench.
    I have a wireless pedal. We seldom use it.
    We have the east-west controllers on everything in the shop.
    Once you MASTER the hand controller.....say on the bench, then you can lay down awesome beads in all the tough places.
    Sorta like mirror welding. Practice it in wide open spots until you master it.
    If you wait for the hard access places all your tough welds will look like you was having a tough time.
    The east--west controller takes one flick for full travel.
    The north-south takes more than one flick and breaks your concentration.

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  • racerx
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    Originally posted by Michael ray View Post
    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
    Interesting...........but I don't do that much tiging,but it will be interesting to see the layout once it done........Good Luck.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    I'm just kidding, I don't really do that. I bet someone else has or does though.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    I just dunk my air cooler torch into a bucket of water every few minutes.

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  • Michael ray
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    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.

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  • Michael ray
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    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

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  • racerx
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    ok.....Thaxs.

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  • Michael ray
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    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.

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  • Michael ray
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    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.

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  • racerx
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    ?.........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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  • Michael ray
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    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.

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