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Old 09-06-2017, 02:34 AM
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As always, your insight and experience is appreciated. I have a very small, close circle of friends that I will do things for. It's almost a competition to make sure one does more for the other.
Aww but you see, I'm really not all that good a weldor. Never will be.

I'm happy to play with friends too but neighbors of friends twice removed who then tell total strangers "where I got this done" could have wound up being a problem in several ways, such as bringing the zoning commission down on me.

My little shop is on a fairly busy residential street & I had to get a zoning variance before I could build it. I told them it would be strictly my personal playhouse; I don't need a bunch of cars lining up with people hauling stuff in & out.
Besides that, I'm pretty lazy.
I was then and more so now, whether I like it or not.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:27 AM
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Think of it like a Babe Ruth homerun baseball.
Because I owned it and used it, it is worth more money...
DAMN IT MAN! Hot coffee through the nose is NOT a good thing. Would you at least autograph it??
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:32 AM
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My vote is for the Miller. That 40lbs difference will come in "handy" as in easier to handle. I think the lighter weight will make it more portable should the need arise. And even if you just put it on a cart, it will roll easier...

The Lincoln 180 I just picked up is 70lbs (I weighed it) with a spool of wire in it! This would be called portly-able...

Did you try a new liner in your old Hobie?
I tried a new liner, new tip, new diffuser, cleaned the drive mechanism, new feed roller, put a jumper on pct1 which is basically a thermal overload protection. Honestly I think the drive motor is just getting weak. It works fine for a while and then it just starts acting like it's under a tremendous load and won't feed consistently.
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DAMN IT MAN! Hot coffee through the nose is NOT a good thing. Would you at least autograph it??
Hell, I am not a bastard, I would use a new Sharpie and let you keep it.

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I tried a new liner, new tip, new diffuser, cleaned the drive mechanism, new feed roller, put a jumper on pct1 which is basically a thermal overload protection. Honestly I think the drive motor is just getting weak. It works fine for a while and then it just starts acting like it's under a tremendous load and won't feed consistently.
And that is why all equipment is referred to in the female gender...
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:34 AM
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DAMN IT MAN! Hot coffee through the nose is NOT a good thing. Would you at least autograph it??


Don't forget it was recently repaired 2 years ago when it was not working correctly at the GTG. I was impressed with it, but still not sure of its advertised qualities for it was not performing as it was advertised.
Typical overselling and under delivering. I'm used to it though!
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