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kwkstar
02-11-2012, 07:24 PM
Dose the WeldAll 200pi need to be warmed up before use? Me second garage is not heated except with a salamander. What kind of operating temp dose it have?

Nick
02-11-2012, 07:32 PM
Outside of powering things on and letting them settle for a few minutes, I can't see many issues. Especially where you're at. I've yet to have anything quit, and my garage is usually around 34-38F in the winter.

If your garage is prone to a ton of moisture, I'd pay more attention. You could always run a few low amp beads on a dedicated piece of scrap. Not the worst idea in the world for getting yourself into the mindset of good practices before sparking on things that matter. :D

SICFabrications
02-11-2012, 09:53 PM
It's a welder, it'll make it's own heat. Having lower ambient temperatures will give you slightly higher duty cycles anyway. As always, turn it up n burn it in there. Ha

KHK
02-12-2012, 09:21 AM
I have had my 200pi for about 2 1/2 years and have welded winter and summer with no problems. I do have a heater in my garage, but sometimes I am to cheap to fire it up.

arandall
02-12-2012, 12:48 PM
I keep my shop at 47'f at night, and 53' during the day unless I'm feeling wimpy - then I turn it up. Anyway at those temps, I have had no problems with my 200PI.