sometimes the LWS will have gas powered welders available to rent. Depending on your relationship with them they MIGHT be willing to "loan" a machine for good will with the school if this is all volunteer work with no money involved. Just don't forget to buy your supplies from them. If they wont loan it then renting for a day shouldn't be to much and maybe they will donate the rod.
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03-06-2008, 08:33 AM #11
03-06-2008, 02:48 PM #12Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
- 16919 Pole Rd. Brethren, MI 49619
Has anyone actually tried running any of these little machines from an inverter? I have a 2000/4000 in my truck, 20A of 120V.
03-06-2008, 06:40 PM #13Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
I'v never tried to run one from an inverter, but I'd be curious to know what happens if someone has. My suspicion is that there would be issues due to the initial surge on powerup, as well as due to waveshape, but I certainly wouldn't bet the house on it.
I would, personally, use a generator. That I have done and it is the simplest method. For this job, you are real likely to be able to borrow one from public works/highway department, or the local equivelent. They may have trailer units or they may have them on the trucks, but they will most likely have them. Water/sewer department (if it exists) also a good bet. Emergency response or fire pretty much a gaurentee, as well. No cost but fuel, probably.
03-08-2008, 05:30 PM #14
03-08-2008, 05:32 PM #15
03-08-2008, 05:37 PM #16
A 5000w genset will run your MM175.
Ask around to see if any parent has one- you will need to make a Pigtail cord to go from the MM175 Plug to the genset
03-08-2008, 06:50 PM #17
Heck if he could use the MM175, there ain't NO doubt he could do that!!I'm not late...
I'm just on Hawaiian Time
03-09-2008, 07:20 PM #18Senior Member
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- North of Phila. PA
enlpck I'm game to try if you've got a 110v mig. Mine died years ago but I did run it from a 4400w gen set regularly. The gen seemed a little power lite on the max settings on the welder. PM me and I'll get in touch with you once I find and install the inverter. I see your in Jersey and I'm in Philly. Probably in 2 to 3 months as I want to make an informed choice and could use some cash flow.
03-09-2008, 07:24 PM #19
Just go check out an RV forum- plenty of folks are running Inverters and a bank 6v Batteries, Solar charging, Shore Power charging or Genset charger.
03-09-2008, 07:30 PM #20