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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
    Brandon "Oatmeal" Vernon
    Syner G Racing LLC
    owner/president., est. 2001

    V-FAB LLC
    est. 2006

  • #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.
    Brandon "Oatmeal" Vernon
    Syner G Racing LLC
    owner/president., est. 2001

    V-FAB LLC
    est. 2006

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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.
      Triggerman

      Ammonia refrigeration tech
      Trailblazer 302 (yes, it's new)
      Millermatic 180 w/Autoset
      CST-250
      HF-15 High frequency
      XR15 w/Push-Pull Gun
      Victor O/A, DeWalt, North mask


      "A professional knows what to do. A craftsman knows why."

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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!
        at home:
        2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
        2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
        2008 Suitcase 12RC
        Spoolmatic 30A
        WC-24
        2009 Dynasty 200DX
        2000 XMT 304
        2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
        Sold:MM130XP
        Sold:MM 251
        Sold:CST 280

        at work:
        Invision 350MP
        Dynasty 350
        Millermatic 350P
        Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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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.
          Miller XMT-350 CC/CV
          Miller S-22A wirefeeder
          Bernard 400A "Q" gun
          Miller 30-A Spoolmatic w/WC-24
          CK 210 & WP-18 GTAW torches
          Hypertherm Powermax 30
          O/A Rig, Enco 4x6 bandsaw, etc.

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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.
            at home:
            2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
            2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
            2008 Suitcase 12RC
            Spoolmatic 30A
            WC-24
            2009 Dynasty 200DX
            2000 XMT 304
            2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
            Sold:MM130XP
            Sold:MM 251
            Sold:CST 280

            at work:
            Invision 350MP
            Dynasty 350
            Millermatic 350P
            Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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