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Old May 25th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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welders, old tinkerers

My neighbor gave me this but I can't find any info. Yes I tried teh Google.
15" wide, 8" tall, 10" deep



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Old May 25th, 2007, 11:22 PM   #2
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oooh a tap welder, I love those. I used a westinghouse welder from the 40's or 50's that had taps. It had more settings on the front for amperage than a lincoln welder.

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Old May 26th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #3
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New one on me , looks cool though . Id guess its from the 50's ?
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Old May 26th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #4
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I think my dad might have something like that in the garage. Ill ask him about it next time im home.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 07:35 AM   #5
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Old May 26th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #6
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Yeah, Bill they are obsolete, and I doubt if they are even made any more either. They were used for heating and brazing, mostly...you see, as the carbons do their heating, they emit carbon articles into what ever you are doing. We have better ways of doing it, now. However, I did a job a few years ago, while roofing the plant buildings. We had to replace the galvanized roofing, and gutters on all the buildings. A 3 year project. First the old roofing was removed and then the gutters were 10' sections that had to be carbon brazed together with silicon bronze rod. We were 40' in the air, with runs of 400' to 500', in the blazing sun! I used a 300 amp WWII Hobart Welding generator, DCEN, and arc stinger with 3/16" carbons ground like a pencil, and 1/8" rod. I think the gutter was 18ga. Oh, the roof configuration, was a saw tooth type.|\|\|\|\.

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Old May 26th, 2007, 07:47 AM   #7
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I used a 300 amp WWII Hobart Welding generator, DCEN, and arc stinger with 3/16" carbons ground like a pencil, and 1/8" rod. I think the gutter was 18ga. Oh, the roof configuration, was a saw tooth type.|\|\|\|\.

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we have one of those old Hobarts at work. its just set up for stick welding. one old guy used it for cutting. he used 1/2" hex rod and it would smoke through 1" thick steel sheet with it. not sure of the max amperage. it was run on 460 volt.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 08:31 AM   #8
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Yeah, Bill they are obsolete, and I doubt if they are even made any more either. They were used for heating and brazing, mostly...you see, as the carbons do their heating, they emit carbon articles into what ever you are doing. We have better ways of doing it, now. However, I did a job a few years ago, while roofing the plant buildings. We had to replace the galvanized roofing, and gutters on all the buildings. A 3 year project. First the old roofing was removed and then the gutters were 10' sections that had to be carbon brazed together with silicon bronze rod. We were 40' in the air, with runs of 400' to 500', in the blazing sun! I used a 300 amp WWII Hobart Welding generator, DCEN, and arc stinger with 3/16" carbons ground like a pencil, and 1/8" rod. I think the gutter was 18ga. Oh, the roof configuration, was a saw tooth type.|\|\|\|\.

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any stick welder will run carbon rod, i keep some on my truck for gouging out old welds
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Old May 26th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #9
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The "wand" has 2 holes in it. 1 for regular rod and 1 for larger rod. The box had a pack of rods that are ~ 1/4" round and 6" long, tapered like a pencil at one end. They are copper colored and seem really light for their size.
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