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    Andy
    I thought I'd give you an update on the Bobus Catus since it has been reborn.

    All is well. It was load tested and, once adjusted, it was about a half volt and an amp away from spec'd max. in all modes. The repair guy was impressed...as was I. It tested out steady and strong with no variations.

    I have also picked up a used 8VS feeder for it. I am having trouble on CV with it, but it kicks butt on CC with either flux core or solid with C-25. As you predicted way back when, the voltages are high, but manageable. No, I will not be running any 24 ga with it. I should be ok on 16 ga to 3/8, though. IMO, that isn't a bad range for a field work wire feeder.

    Here are some pics.
    1) Rigged on truck
    2)Feeder ( it isn't pretty, but it works...plus, inside it is pristine! )
    Attached Files
    Don


    '06 Trailblazer 302
    '06 12RC feeder
    Super S-32P feeder

    HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
    Esab Multimaster 260
    Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

  • #2
    Here is how it welds.

    1) .045 flux core at 205 amps CC DCEN, [email protected] 206 on 3/8 plate....I never looked at the voltages on this one.
    2) .035 solid with [email protected], 210 amps DCEP CC, WS @ 350, 26.5 volts on 3/8" I was definitely in globular transfer. Big honkin drops. With the right gas, it should spray I believe.
    3) More of #2
    4) Truck again ( yes, it needs a bath! )
    Attached Files
    Don


    '06 Trailblazer 302
    '06 12RC feeder
    Super S-32P feeder

    HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
    Esab Multimaster 260
    Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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    • #3
      Don: very nice rig, keep it cookin!

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      • #4
        Don,

        Cool, now go and stick something togeather (pictures are required ) and you gotta wash that truck, it looks like it lives in NM
        Regards, George

        Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
        Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
        Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

        Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
        Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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        • #5
          Thanks, guys. I plan on workin' it a bit more now. I have a customer that has some handrail specs for me tomorrow. We'll see. I have already done one small rail job, but I forgot the camera. I'll get some pics when I go back and do the other ADA ramp. Right now, I have more concrete and truck work than I can handle comfortably. The rails may have to wait.
          Don


          '06 Trailblazer 302
          '06 12RC feeder
          Super S-32P feeder

          HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
          Esab Multimaster 260
          Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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          • #6
            Nice rig, Don...is it legal to run with your O/A gauges on the tanks in Texas? Can't do it here on the 'left coast'.
            Arcin' and Sparkin', Rocky D

            "Experience is the name we give our mistakes"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rocky D
              Nice rig, Don...is it legal to run with your O/A gauges on the tanks in Texas? Can't do it here on the 'left coast'.
              Rocky, it is a violation of USDOT rules to do so, but most city and county officers look the other way. One of my welding suppliers tells me that the Houston PD has been stopping and ticketing rigs for several years. I was towing a mobile test lab 24' enclosed trailer from Texas to Ohio and was caught up in a big drug/overweight/whatever truck check near Sardis MS about 10 years ago. It seemed that I was never going to get checked out. I asked the 2 Highway Patrol officers who had flagged me over how long I would be since I had to pick someone up at the Memphis airport. They ased what was in the trailer anbd I got out and gave them a tour. They asked what was in the closed boxes but never noticed the 18 or so clyinders strapped to the wall with regulators attached. We kept a foot locker in the trailer to store regulators but in the 4 years I worked for the company no one ever took one off except to change cylinders.

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              • #8
                Rocky
                What Cope said is basically it. I am subject to tougher scrutiny since I am a registered motor carrier. My one ton, and really any one ton, esp a dually, qualifies as a commercial vehicle. Gauges and regulators are acceptable to a point, but exposed valves are not. I need to go and get the valve caps that let you keep the regs on., I really need that for the one gravel pit I sometimes go to. MSHA is not an understanding lot. The clamshells are acceptable from what I've seen and been told. They just want the valve protected. TXDOT isn't going to pull any rig over on just a regulator deal. They would need more visible violations to peaktheir interest. Local DOT's are a different story. State would be more concerned if you had a huge trailer or the full back of the truck, loaded with cylinders rolling around and not placcarded. Local DOT's are in it for the money, nothing else. Yes, you hear the high minded ideals about keping the roads safe, but it all boils down to $$$$$$ Unfortunately, I have to deal with these types almost every few days. Dump trucks are a high priority target. Hazard of the job I guess.

                FWIW, where the pic was taken, I could do anything I wanted. There are NO DOT regulations.....in my driveway! Did you notice that all the cyls were upright? I've been busted for the laydown O2. Never again. It is never legal to lay an O2 down from all I have seen and read. Atleast I'm legal that way. OOOf, I still need to install a fire extinguisher.
                Don


                '06 Trailblazer 302
                '06 12RC feeder
                Super S-32P feeder

                HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
                Esab Multimaster 260
                Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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                • #9
                  Can`t get my Bobus to weldus to save my behindum
                  Attached Files
                  Regency 200 w/30A
                  Dynasty 200 dx
                  Esab 875 plasma
                  MM350-P w/30A

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                  • #10
                    Ah, wiseguy! Are we going to have to bring back the Bug Window??
                    Don


                    '06 Trailblazer 302
                    '06 12RC feeder
                    Super S-32P feeder

                    HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
                    Esab Multimaster 260
                    Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Wheels
                      Can`t get my Bobus to weldus to save my behindum
                      Now if you had one of these...........
                      Attached Files
                      Don


                      '06 Trailblazer 302
                      '06 12RC feeder
                      Super S-32P feeder

                      HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
                      Esab Multimaster 260
                      Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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                      • #12
                        Heck Don I`m still looking for the ground lead on mine!
                        Regency 200 w/30A
                        Dynasty 200 dx
                        Esab 875 plasma
                        MM350-P w/30A

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                        • #13
                          Nice job on the welds! Looks like it runs great!

                          That's a nice set up.

                          A-

                          ps.
                          bigger is better
                          Attached Files

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                          • #14
                            Geez, what a group. Don't even know the difference 'twixt Bobus Weldus and Bobus Liftus....

                            Hank
                            ...from the Gadget Garage
                            Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
                            Handler 210 w/DP3035
                            TA185TSW
                            Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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                            • #15
                              Too much Budus Wiser!!!!
                              Regency 200 w/30A
                              Dynasty 200 dx
                              Esab 875 plasma
                              MM350-P w/30A

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