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adding a solenoid to a CST280 for tig?

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  • adding a solenoid to a CST280 for tig?

    Ive got a cst 280 with a wp26v torch setup and foot 14pin foot control. It works great for tig, but I see that there is a plug in the front of the welder that looks as though I could install the fitting and possilbly the solenoid for gas control. Anyone have any information on this, or now where to find it. I looked on the site and dont see any info or prices for the solenoid and what not. I would like the gas to work in conjuction with the foot control to save gas. any input would be very helpful. thanks

  • #2
    has anyone installed any solenoids for any welder. If I have to i'll find something at one of suppliers and make something that'll work.

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    • #3
      Solenoid controls

      The solenoid controls would need to be wired between the foot/finger control and your CST280. I have a CST250 and have been thinking of installing a solenoid for the gas. Since I started using my Maxstar150 I have become a big fan of solenoid control. If you run across anything available on the market, let me know. I was planning on a crude copy of the circuitry in Miller's HF251 for solenoid control of coolant and shield gas.

      Good luck.

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      • #4
        So did either of you guys get this figured out yet? Anybody else? I just purchased a used CST 280 and love it so far!!! I haven't set my tig torch up with it yet but will be soon, I'd sure like a gas valve!

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        • #5
          I installed a gas solenoid kit on my Miller XMT 350 CC/CV. The kit cost me less than $90 and the instructions included made the installation pretty simple. I would say that if a solenoid can be installed on your welder, Miller would list the kit as an option under the listing for your welder on their website.

          Good luck.

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          • #6
            Do you know the part# of that kit? I checked the accessories section on both the CST 280 and your 350 CC/CV and couldn't find the gas valve kit. I might be blind though, wouldn't be the first time!
            I'd like to find out more about the gas valve kit, if I get time later this week I'll try and talk to my LWS to see if they can help me.

            Any info appreciated.

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