Like what you did. I might follow.Originally Posted by Steve83:297489
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Thread: 211 millermatic issues
12-08-2012, 04:03 PM #11.
Miller Bobcat 225NT onan
(Retapped to fit regular mig tips)
Work better & less parts to stock.
T/A Dragster 85 (portability 11 pounds)
Oxygen/Acetylene torch set 50'
2. 4-1/2" grinders
1. 9" grinder
14" Makita chop saw
1/2" Aircat impact gun 900#
12-11-2012, 11:34 AM #12
I used a Brother P-Touch with white-on-clear ES adhesive to add "ON - OFF" labels beside the switch in a font similar to the welder's original, so now it almost looks factory.
12-11-2012, 01:13 PM #13Member
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Thanks Steve83. I'll be moving that switch this weekend too. It's annoying back there.
And you are correct. The sensing components for the spool gun would cost less that the switch gear.==============
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Hobart StickMate LX 235
Lincoln AC 225
12-11-2012, 05:35 PM #14
Your welcome to do what ever you want to, however, if it was still on warranty, it isn't now.....
12-12-2012, 04:19 PM #15Senior Member
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Are you guessing or have experience...?
I would think that the warranty issue would have to be proven to be a result of adding/moving the switch...?
kind of like the whole adding a tuner to your diesel truck blah, blah, blah, out there which isn't true.
Not looking for a war, just a clarification, I trust your judgment.
(Edit: PS sorry to second guess you)MillerMatic 211 Auto-set w/MVP
Just For Home Projects.
12-12-2012, 05:02 PM #16
Unless you got the ok in writing from Miller, doing ANYTHING inside the machine will nullify your warranty. I'm a Miller CST tech, and I know what you can and can not do.
12-12-2012, 07:52 PM #17
Well, it's disappointing to hear that from a Miller CST. I'm a professional, too, and I've never voided a customer's warranty on one issue because he did something UNRELATED to another part.
But since I don't plan to put this machine anywhere NEAR its limits, I don't plan on using the warranty; not that I think my local dealer would even accept it for warranty without the mod since I didn't buy it from him. If something goes out, and Miller won't direct-ship me a replacement part, I'll buy one and install it myself.
I wonder how long it'll be before Miller moves the switch to the front, and if they do, will mine go back INTO warranty?
While we're on the subject, and we have a knowledgeable CST participating... Whom should I contact to get that OK in writing? It should be easier now that there's a photo showing how well the wiring was modified & repaired, right?
Last edited by Steve83; 12-12-2012 at 07:54 PM.
12-13-2012, 08:59 PM #18
12-14-2012, 09:46 AM #19Member
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On my 211 I have the factory Miller cart that goes with it and had to slide a piece of 1/2" plywood behind the machine and the cart to get to the switch and its still a PITA.
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12-14-2012, 05:32 PM #20
Sounds like YOU just gave MILLER the idea on the switch location. It will be interesting to see if they do it. Great location for it.