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Sandy
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Joined: 02-05-2006
Location: Northern CA, Shasta CO.
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  • They always talked about brazing and sort of alluded to melting, never really welding. That's why I never took the next step to get any. The next time I asked about it they had quit. At that time the weren't selling the mix so to speak, they were filling a propane tank while injecting the HGX.
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  • The HGX propane seems to resurface every few years. Last time I can remember was maybe 15 years ago here. I did a minimum of checking into it but none of the local LWS places really got into it and it ended up being low interest & and a no-go.

    Let everyone here know how it works out,...
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  • The HGX is an additive to the conventional propanes. If you were set up for or bought a propane configured set, you're good to go. Converting from acetylene to propane takes a few different steps,,,, if you want to optimize on the conversion.
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  • The NEC, state and local codes are all minimum requirements. For a 3 foot circuit no real need to shop around for the perfect sized wire that fits a narrow range. The termination lugs on a 6-50 R or P dictate the maximum wire size that should be terminated in them. No real engineering study require...
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  • When they start mandating charging stations on all new construction,,, that should be interesting. A safety cop and code writers dream project. 'Idiot proofing' something with millions of idiots lined up to prove you wrong. ...
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  • Sandy
    replied to Adjusting the mig welder
    I'd try finding a sweet spot way lower than 260 ipm for 18 gauge. 260 ipm has to be around 150 amps or so. 18 gauge is pretty light for doing a lot with .035. You'd be better off to get a roll of .023. Get s small roll for starters.
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