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    I picked up a Millermatic 211 a while back (the old style) while they were on sale. Love it. Flow gauge failed while doing some work this past weekend, causing porousity among other things. The flow needle will make a complete revolution and stops at the zero peg. I am under the impression that the flow gauge that comes with the welder isn't the greatest. What do you suggest for a replacement? Using 25% CO2 and 75% Argon sheild gas.

  • #2
    I got one from HTP (Usaweld.com) for about $35 when the one on my old MM200 died. Works great; great people to deal with. It has the vertical tube rather than a gauge for output flow rate, which is fine.

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    • #3
      I also bought a flow meter from USA Weld, works well for my home shop.
      Richard
      West coast of Florida

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      • #4
        I have at least three flow meters from USA weld. I have the double flow meter too and it works great. I also have a victor flow meter, and a couple of regulators. I prefer the flow meter over a regulator.

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        • #5
          My Smith flow gauges that came with my Millers and Hobarts have all lasted long enough that I don't hesitate to use them. I think I've had two fail in the last twenty years. Some are still in service. That said, I've often found Harris to be a more affordable brand and they have served me well also. Nothing I do requires the precision of the flowmeter, so I'm happy with the calibrated flow gauges.

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          • #6
            I've been happy with the Smith's also.
            That said I like to buy the big Radnor high flow version of flowmeter that AirGas sells. On a mig with aluminum flow is everything and the little ones simply don't flow enough to keep up. Then I can switch flowmeters around from machine to machine if necessary.
            Big flowmeter on a small machine you can turn down, but you can't turn a little meter up enough on a big machine

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            • #7
              Anyone have any experience with the (Made in Italy) HTP welders listed on the usaweld site? The insides of one of these looks a lot like my 252 --- are they some sort of "knock off"?
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              • #8
                Ryan Jones has one. He will probably see this and respond. I think he likes it.
                HTP seems to be a good bunch of people who have a great reputation for standing behind their product.

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                • #9
                  Which HTP product are you looking at? There is nothing of Miller HTP has knocked off. That's not a good nor a bad thing.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                    Which HTP product are you looking at? There is nothing of Miller HTP has knocked off. That's not a good nor a bad thing.
                    Ryan.... are you OK out there in "Water World" .......???.......
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                    • #11
                      Brother, we missed getting flooded by literally a few inches. A lot of people here were not nearly as lucky. I spent the afternoon getting the shop back in order since I finally have some time off. Made a lot of water rescues.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                        Brother, we missed getting flooded by literally a few inches. A lot of people here were not nearly as lucky. I spent the afternoon getting the shop back in order since I finally have some time off. Made a lot of water rescues.
                        GLAD to hear it ...........!!!!!
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                        Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

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                        Dynasty 200DX
                        Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
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                        • #13
                          I had an older HTP Invertig, got it when they first came out. Absolutely loved it, it did WAY more than I needed it to. Unfortunately it grew legs and I never saw it again, and never saw a dime to replace it. I would buy another. Did 99% 4130 tubing with it, and some run-of-the-mill mild steel tubing for headers. Just before it was stolen I had partially put together a tunnel ram for a 6.8L Ford V10 that was to be used on a dragster. It never happened, project coordinator and co-builder got married and took his projects with him. I want to do another one just for giggles.

                          Thanks for the suggestions on the flow gauges. I'll look into it when I get back home.

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                          • #14
                            Well I spoke too soon. Not flood waters, but something worse. No running water. This is could last for weeks. Outside of the obvious fact of no drinking water and showers, no toilets, and fire protection becomes a challenge....more so than normal. Topped off with the excessive river flooding and people not wanting to evacuate only to be evacuated by boat or helicopter mere hours later. Taking its toll on the emergency services and the men.

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                            • #15
                              Does not sound good! You are in our prayers.

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