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  • dynasty 200dx thoughts, Q?s and cart?

    My Dynasty arrived today. Yea!

    First thoughts: It's heavier than I expected. I didn't put it on a scale or anything but I won't be strapping it to my shoulder and skipping to a job, esp. with all the other crap attached to it. Not to mention a tank.

    This brings me to my question: Any pics of welding carts for a dynasty? I envision a mig type cart with a shelf below to stow the foot pedal or perhaps even the whole contractors case.

    Other thoughts: I ran some beads on steel and al. I wasn't getting a HF start at the beginning. I was using ceriated ground to a point, and had to scratch it to start. Towards the last few beads on al it was starting alright.

    Of course in my excitement I threw everything together and probably didn't have the best ground, I had old steel and al, and didn't do anything to the settings...I just turned it on and went at it.

    A/C seems louder than the Sync 250dx I have at work.

    I did get the fan to come on doing aluminum at 150 amps. Had it hooked up to 220v.

    In spite of my hurry, the arc seemed much better than the Sync's (That may have been my money talking, though )

    I'm happy with it and can't wait to really get into it. Don't have tig gloves here and they sent me the wrong aluminum rod...so I have a few things to do for the optimum setup.

    Last q?: Does anyone have a plug setup where you can plug it into just about anything? I envision having it set up for one plug, and then have a 'transfer box' where I can utilize other voltages and 3 phase.

    Bought everything from IOC on ebay. Ordered it SUNDAY, and It was here today! Very happy with them, too.

    -James

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    I added a shelf to my MiG to hold my Dynasty. As for power, I installed a cord from a MMDVI so I can switch from 110 portability to 220 by just swapping the plug end of the cord. I also installed a 220v outlet on my MiG(which has a 40 foot cord) to plug the Dynasty into when in the shop. The DVI cord doesn't work for 3-phase but, that's not a concern for me. Works out good as I have dual tanks on the MiG for the spool gun and I use that argon tank for the TiG also.


    pics.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by jamscal View Post
      This brings me to my question: Any pics of welding carts for a dynasty? I envision a mig type cart with a shelf below to stow the foot pedal or perhaps even the whole contractors case.
      If you are looking to build your own cart, check out the Dynasty 200 cart on this page:
      http://www.millerwelds.com/challenge/2006/

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      • #4
        TS...nice job For a ground clamp, all my machines have a vice grip attached with a stainless hose clamp. Friend taught me that and I have a lot less arc blow.

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        • #5
          most guys just wire up the first plug as a 220V then make up some pigtails to alow any other plugs they need.
          i made my TA-185 cart a lil long in the hopes of getting a Dyn200DX some day, the Dyn is a lot longer than the TA-185 but the cart design is prity decent. i didnt add a bottom shelf yet as i'm making a cooler that will go below it, then i'll add a shelf or pull out droor for it. i think a droor will be better as flat spaces seem to colect stuff. i had apull out droor on my old cart and it held all my consumables and stuff without collecting odd stuff do to being accessable all the time as a flat spot. so ya might consider a flat spot.
          i also have not added any TIG rod holders yet, again want to figure out the cooler placement first. but here are some pic's of my cart for idea's.
          i also made mine out of aluminum, needed some thing to lern TIG on as coopons were getting old. after all whats the point of an AC/DC TIG welder if you make a steel cart , could have done that with my MIG.
          last pic is my old off road cart just befor i got my TIG and decided i needed to make them all seperate. the O/A is held on by pin's so it can come off quick if i just want to take the O/A out to the driveway ro some thing like that.
          hope these help out.

          P.S. i found the dins conectors were a loose conection on mine. so you might want to open them up and check to see how well the wire is crimped in them.
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          • #6
            Since you are looking for ideas here is a picture of my tig cart with homemade cooler.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sundown View Post
              Since you are looking for ideas here is a picture of my tig cart with homemade cooler.
              Awesome Miller sticker. Where did you get it?

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              • #8
                New Weldor

                Hey y'all:

                I am just learning to weld in evening classes at the local Tech CC. Needless to say, I am LOVING it. The classes are very hands on..... totally practical, all action... a bit light on theory, but we care given enough credit as adults to do our own outside reading.... actually a pretty good use of time and resources. Anyway, we finished up o/a, and we are now onto stick, and (just to get back to the topic) we are using the well stocked lab's Miller 200 Dynasty machines. Instructor told us that they were bought for their TIG capabilities, but we are using them for arc.

                This seemed a good point for an intro and to ask a few questions: specifically... we were all having some trouble with it. I was having the devils own time striking an arc..... but the intructor was having probs too..... he suspected it may have been our piece of practice steel tho. (when the rod shorted and stuck to the plate..... well, that was all me ) .

                I know that the most fundimental fix to all of my probs is practicepracticepractice... but are missing something? or just likely a junky steel plate to work on, or were we both just likely being dopes?

                Anyway, have been ghosting this board for a few weeks, and I like what I see and am loving welding. We start MIG in a few weeks. I'm told that it will be like a religious experience .

                diogenesNY

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                • #9
                  diogenesNY
                  sticking the stick is not so hard to do. i recently started playing with some sticks with my TA-185 and its a bit tuff to get the start some times. although a good clean piece is always nice, i almost think a messed up piece would be easy-er to start just due to the nature of the stick.
                  i did find restarts were much easy-er if i scraped the end with a file real quick before trying to restart.
                  i don't see the dyn200 being the problem thats a for shore. its been commented by those that know how to stick that the dyn has a really nice stick arc, and my TA-185 dose a great job. (IMO)
                  keep in mind i have very lil experience with stick as i'm also just starting.
                  but i don't see the dyn200 as the problem.
                  you should really like MIG, not shore about the religious experience. but it will be fun. it is without a dought a fast easy way to fix up most stuff around the house, i use my MIG all the time.. if i could just get it to work on wood, boy oh boy that baby would never get turned off.
                  i'm trying to find excuses to use stick more to get the time in with it but its just not an option on the thin stuff like MIG is. i gotta hide the MIG or something so i can work on the other options for a wile. its just so easy to just hit the switch turn on the gas and zap!! your done.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by phila.renewal View Post
                    Awesome Miller sticker. Where did you get it?
                    http://stores.ebay.com/Left-Coast-Enterprises

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                    • #11
                      Thanks.

                      I have to pick up a T shirt from there too (good for starting fistfights with the Lincoln guys though).

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                      • #12
                        Question

                        TS - Any pics of how the shelf is attached to your welder? I was thinking of doing something similar to mount my Spectrum 375 onto my MM210.
                        Thanks!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BigSteve View Post
                          TS - Any pics of how the shelf is attached to your welder? I was thinking of doing something similar to mount my Spectrum 375 onto my MM210.
                          Thanks!
                          I cut a hole in the tank rack to slide the mounting tube through, and welded it to the base of the MiG cart. The swivel mount for the Dynasty just slips over top.
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                          • #14
                            verry cool design.

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                            • #15
                              That is very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                              Think I'll steal that, since I have the same rack for my 251
                              thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

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