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  1. tig torch with line will not break you , you will also need to get gas and regulator or flow meter and then consumables. Invest in the best you can afford for now and go with it. I won't try to figure out anything for you,you will have to do that yourself after doing your research. It is your decision to make.
  2. There are a lot of dual purpose invertor machines out there
  3. Gas savers are still a bit pricey, I have to rely on remembering to shut off the torch and tanks
  4. "Arc" refers back to carbon arc welding, I used a big old carbon arc welder wayyyyyyyyyy back when.
  5. I had a tombstone A/C only for many years, about 15 years back got a deal on a new A/C-D/C tombstone, one that was acquired from a Lincoln Dealer and not a box store. I like the D/C current as with the Bobcat generator/welder. The thing is,, both currents will weld. Material prep can make a big difference .
  6. Ode to those days having to jump out at a stop light to unstick the linkage on a 3 on da tree.
  7. Perhaps so Picker if I did not have so many from years and years of having to replace broken hay tines.
  8. Price will reflect supply and demand , I already have a block so willing to offer you $50 bucks depending on you paying FOB . Does that give you a general idea of how reselling and its variables work.
  9. yeps,, I have a 4x4 aluminum piece for a table, an old router table I was thinking on transforming into a larger area table when needed
  10. Those old sewing frames make nice tables with a piece of stone or wood for a top
  11. Ummmmm,, as an example, my a/c - d/c Lincoln tombstone is wired for a 50 amp circuit ( breaker in panel) on 230 volt, it will adjust up to 225 amps for welding.
  12. At some point you will need to jump in and get your feet wet. Tackle that dreaded learning curve . You might just amaze yourself. Remember you will not be doing critical welding.
  13. I don't have a good area for a whole house fan, Bro in-law use to have one,also allow the woodstove in basement to heat upstairs. I have learned all about cross drafts and. I keep downstairs windows closed during the day and open at night to capture the cool air. A fan in window on one side upstairs blowing out (sunnyside) other side of house window with the best pathway a fan blowing in (shadyside). I reverse ceiling fan over the stairwell to draw up the slighter coolness from downstairs. You do what you have to do with what you have to work with I reckon.
  14. foot step on a carriage perhaps
  15. Also don't get caught up in worrying about any lower duty cycles. You more than likely will just be tacking in place, stop look adjust run a bead or two stop look adjust so forth and the like.
  16. I live in a two story old farm house. It is 8pm and 92 degrees upstairs with windows open and all ceiling fans swirling. I've been hibernating in the bedroom with an A/C window unit at full blast. Now its cooler outside than indoors during these late evening hours. But over all these years I have learned to adjust to these conditions with the trade off being able to enjoy the wildlife and surroundings.
  17. Stay away from the low end off brand wire feed mig welders. In days of old I used a battery charger and coat hanger in a pinch for light repairs
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