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-   -   It's a miracle! (http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=38210)

Tripper 04-19-2020 06:34 PM

It's a miracle!
 
I'd been having problems welding lately & was starting to wonder if I'd lost my touch! Something was wrong & I finally took a closer look at my mig gun & it was frayed where it went into the machine! My rig is about 12-15 years old so I wasn't really surprised so I ordered a new Miller gun that replaced the old one & boom... I'm a real welder again! The new gun had an improved section where mine failed & the unusual thing is... the new gun was cheaper than the old one! :D

BoB

Bamamav 04-19-2020 09:00 PM

I bet the new one came over on a boat and the old one was made here:rolleyes:
Whatever it takes, I know you’ll be like a pro again!

MercuryMac 04-19-2020 11:07 PM

Hey Tripper, what a coincidence, I'm looking for a miracle just like that, [making me a real welder].
Good going.

Old Iron 04-20-2020 07:42 AM

Had a friend call up the other day with the same issue. His problem was a groove had worn into the first guide and was stopping the wire from running through smoothly.
Glad ya got it fixed [cl

MercuryMac 04-20-2020 11:00 AM

I'm pretty sure that a new gun would fix me up too. The tube right in my gun is not smooth at all.

Tripper 04-20-2020 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MercuryMac (Post 530841)
I'm pretty sure that a new gun would fix me up too. The tube right in my gun is not smooth at all.

Mac... the liner is replaceable & pretty inexpensive! The funky connection on mine frayed so I had to replace the whole unit! There are multiple vids on UTube on how to do it!

BoB

MercuryMac 04-20-2020 10:46 PM

My welder is a Powcon which hasn't been made for twenty years now. So I have to buy a brand name liner and try to make it fit nicely. The 'nicely' part is the problem. I've tried it. I think a whole new unit like you got would do the trick.

kenny c 04-21-2020 05:18 AM

It must be welding issues week. Sunday my auto set helmet stopped darkening. I hope it's just a battery.

Old Iron 04-21-2020 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenny c (Post 530888)
It must be welding issues week. Sunday my auto set helmet stopped darkening. I hope it's just a battery.

Hope so, mine just quit and had to buy another :(

kenny c 04-21-2020 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Iron (Post 530897)
Hope so, mine just quit and had to buy another :(

That stinks.[;)


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