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  • bcarwell
    started a topic Oxy acet rig recommendations ?

    Oxy acet rig recommendations ?

    I took an oxy acetylene course and am now ready to buy a setup. There are alot of choices to get the basic regulators, torch handle, and cutting attachment. I'd like your suggestions. I will be doing fabs and mods for farm implements but on a hobby farm basis. I will be mostly cutting 3/8 plate and...
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  • bcarwell
    replied to Stick welder recommendations ?
    Several recommendations I've been receiving elsewhere say just go with a Hobart Stickmate 235 AC/DC or Lincoln Tombstone and be done with it.

    But the DC maximum amps I'm seeing is maybe around 160-175 amps.

    Is this enough when welding with DC for 3/8 - 1/2 inch plate ?...
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  • bcarwell
    started a topic Stick welder recommendations ?

    Stick welder recommendations ?

    Could you please recommend some model numbers and reasonable prices for a used basic DC stick welder that will weld 3/8 - 1/2 steel in one pass (I presume 200 to 250 amps) ? And also any new model numbers that will fit once you read my application.

    I have a small farm and will be fabbing...
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  • bcarwell
    replied to General input wire advice
    [QUOTE=triggerman;5042]Here is a link to an on-line wire size calculator. Hope this helps.

    Triggerman,
    Thanks for the heads-up.
    BTW, I did not see the link to the wire calculator you referenced above. Maybe it was my browser....

    Bob
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  • bcarwell
    started a topic General input wire advice

    General input wire advice

    I have a shed about 150 feet from a utility pole. The pole has a breaker panel servicing the house. I want to buy a Miller stick welder for use in the shed with a max DC weld of about 200 amps (for rare instances, mostly though I'd be at 150-180 amp settings).

    A few general questions...
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