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  1. I would copy a commercial version Use their...

    I would copy a commercial version
    Use their design.
    Or look on youtube.
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    What shop will do repairs? You might want to...

    What shop will do repairs?
    You might want to talk to tech savvy types, might be something simple.
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    Same here

    Same problem on older 200pi
    I tried a different pedal but its in the machine itself.
    I have never used a foot pedal so don't know what I'm missing. Or care really.
    You could hook up a control...
  4. Thread: AC Balance....

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    I don't understand many of the features either...

    I don't understand many of the features either but find running an arc with no filler shows the cleaning action at different settings, i just look to get a feel for it, then mark the machine with a...
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    Not much activity here

    I see there are very few posts here.
    I have the older 200pi tig stick plasma machine,
    I like using the stick feature as it's so convenient compared to setting the machine for tig.
    Doesn't anyone...
  6. Thread: 200pi tig alum

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    Harbour freight 3 jaw puller. Stripped the...

    Harbour freight 3 jaw puller. Stripped the threads with impact gun.
    I looked at a similar 3 jaw at tractor supply and it has acme threads vs the HF metric machine threads.
    Remnants are on the floor...
  7. Thread: 200pi tig alum

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    I also used the welder to remove the worst rusted...

    I also used the welder to remove the worst rusted on wheels I've ever seen, nothing budged them, forget penetrating oil or heat, it wasn't gonna happen.

    I welded steel collars to the wheel and...
  8. Thread: 200pi tig alum

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    Ahh, ok, it works now. Broken part in previous...

    Ahh, ok, it works now.
    Broken part in previous post, mounted on shaft to align it, then welded.

    11089
  9. Thread: 200pi tig alum

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    Try again. 11088

    Try again.

    11088
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    Ok I managed switch from phone view to full...

    Ok I managed switch from phone view to full website view and that option box appeared with link as you showed. I have no computer hookup jere.
  11. Thread: 200pi tig alum

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    I did see your previous post and others about...

    I did see your previous post and others about problems with the machine, just wanted to add they aren't all failing.
  12. Thread: 200pi tig alum

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    Can't find your email anywhere. Are there...

    Can't find your email anywhere.
    Are there direction how to do it?
  13. Thread: 200pi tig alum

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    200pi tig alum

    Been a while, several yrs since I've been here.
    Recently bought a house up in northern maine with a garage.
    Now I can finally set everything up.

    I had a broken cast alum part in my 30 yr old...
  14. Thread: Pyrex Cups

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    Pedal put out 225+ amps as soon as it clicked on...

    Pedal put out 225+ amps as soon as it clicked on regardless where setting were or pedal position.
    The last cup is welded to the tungsten and cracked. i'll have to break the cup to get the tungsten...
  15. Thread: Pyrex Cups

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    cAN YOU tell me if these lens kits will work with...

    cAN YOU tell me if these lens kits will work with the longevity tig gun (200PI) and are they complete, I blew all my regular cups with a bad pedal.
    They seem reasonable pricewise.
    cheers, Gerard.
  16. Thread: gas flow

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    This should be in the manual, its what everyone...

    This should be in the manual, its what everyone needs to get started.
    I printed this out and cranked up the 200PI, worked my way down the list and everythiing started to work properly, so I tried...
  17. Thread: 220 Ext. cord

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    What about the orange colored extentions we...

    What about the orange colored extentions we usually buy at home depot to use power tools outside, will they work?
    I have a 220v 200PI.
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    I'd try different tungstens but I have none and...

    I'd try different tungstens but I have none and no money for more welding supplies yet,
    I'm without a working pedal til I can get mine replaced .
  19. Thread: Good tig video

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    Good tig video

    I don't know what camera is being used but this vid shows good detail on puddle and rod dippin. So many videos can't show this, the camera goes blind as soon as the arc lights up.



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    Alright so far so good, in the meantime can I...

    Alright so far so good, in the meantime can I twist 2 filler rods together in an elec drill to make thicker rods?
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    OK, I set the dials as you said Pulse off etc,...

    OK, I set the dials as you said Pulse off etc, the welds are 100% better.

    I find inside T joints are trouble but that might be the filler material being too small.
    I can do the inside joint but...
  22. Thread: Location

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    I'm in boston, wish there was someone nearby, ...

    I'm in boston, wish there was someone nearby,
    my welds give me fits but the bridge I'm building is coming along. :)
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    I have a problem with the pedal, it (or the...

    I have a problem with the pedal, it (or the machine) probably needs replacing, it goes full power no matter what the settings on the machine or pedal are set at.
    Thats why I've been using pulse,...
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    problem adding alum filler

    I cut some 1/8th x 1 inch alum angle , wired brushed it clean and set against each other to form a box shape 6 inch long, square tube ya could say.
    I hold it by hand and tack the end without filler,...
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    I use a dremel, a bench grinder would be nice but...

    I use a dremel, a bench grinder would be nice but I have no money for that yet.
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