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  • **HELP** Ran out of gas mix on MIG and need FLUX core fast

    I have a Handler 180 and use mix all the time. I need to finish a project and get it done for pickup on Sunday night. I need to convert the Handler 180 to flux core since I can not get gas. Any suggestions? Do I need a different tip and what wires do I need to change inside if it is even an option. Never ran out of gas before and hate to ask such a bad question to all you professionals. Thanks for all help. K.
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  • #2
    First, download the Owner's Manual from the dropdown menu on Hobart's site under 'Servce & Support'. The procedure is clearly explained there. Here is the link to the search page over on Hobart.


    http://www.hobartwelders.com/service/owners-manuals/
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    • #3
      Thank you for your help.
      Screwdrivers (2) I have one Philips and one straight,
      Hack saw (blade pretty dull)
      hammer (brass, like my b@lls)
      scribe (pretty dull)
      torch (one of those little ones from Ace Hardware)
      wire brush (half worn)
      Beer Fridge (full on Friday, empty on Sunday)

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      • #4
        I looked at the operators manual and there is no mention to needing a special nozzle. Does anyone know if this is the case. I read somewhere that there is a special nozzle on another post on another forum. K.
        Screwdrivers (2) I have one Philips and one straight,
        Hack saw (blade pretty dull)
        hammer (brass, like my b@lls)
        scribe (pretty dull)
        torch (one of those little ones from Ace Hardware)
        wire brush (half worn)
        Beer Fridge (full on Friday, empty on Sunday)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by katakenm View Post
          I looked at the operators manual and there is no mention to needing a special nozzle. Does anyone know if this is the case. I read somewhere that there is a special nozzle on another post on another forum. K.
          You don't really need a nozzle with flux core. The special nozzle just protects the end of the gun from splatter...Bob
          Bob Wright

          Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
          http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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          • #6
            I like to leave the exsisting nozzle on mainly to prevent the electrode from touching the work, but its not nessessary.

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            • #7
              Most gasless wires are dc- which means you switch the work/ground lead onto the + terminal & the gun lead onto the - terminal. The wire box should say dc- or dc+. Use the same tip (as long as it is the right size, ex. .035). Use the same nozzle as it protects the tip & diffuser from spatter. If you have any feeding problems try to keep the gun as straight as possible. If you make the rollers to tight it can crush the wire. I think there should be a door chart on the machine for volt & wire feed settings.
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