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03-14-2008, 11:26 AM
Hello from Raleigh, NC. I've been lurking around for a little bit and finally jumped in.
Recently saved up enough money to purchase a HH140 and burned through the supplied roll of fluxcore. So far I've been able to fab up a cat-back exhaust, replace some rusty sheetmetal on my 4runner, and make countless pieces of practice "art".
Thanks for all of the help so far, hopefully I might be able to contribute back a bit.
03-14-2008, 09:38 PM
WTF- 31 views and no one says "Hello":D
Welcome to the Forum
03-14-2008, 09:44 PM
Welcome! You've got a very good unit there in the HH140! Very highly thought of on this board for exactly the type projects you have been doing...usually with gas and solid wire, but that will come, and you'll be surprised at what a better weldor it makes you on the sheet type stuff!! Have fun!!:p
03-14-2008, 10:00 PM
Welcome to the forum,
Lots of good people here with lots of information. Have fun with your new welder.
03-14-2008, 10:17 PM
Welcome to the site, I 'm about 1 1/2 hrs. west of you in Franklinville NC. I have a 140 and haven't found anything I can't do with it. Sounds like you are on your way.
03-16-2008, 08:41 AM
Kampgnar, i have a HH187 and burned through the fluxcore as well. Since then, i have purchased a tank of 75/25 and i'm using .023 solid for my sheetmetal work. You mentioned in you post that you welded up some sheet w/ fluxcore and you will see if you do a search that the majority will say that gas and solid wire is much better for sheetmetal work. Good luck and let's see some of that art!
03-17-2008, 06:25 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome. I did search for info regarding sheetmetal and mig, also on other site across the web. The vast majority stated exactly as you did. But, I played with the settings on a few 22ga. scraps and I was surprised how well it worked with very, very light tacks spaced far apart with ample cooling time. It did get a bit tiresome using the wire-wheel after every tack. I am planning a trip to pick up a bottle and solid wire (no point in purchasing another roll of fc)
03-17-2008, 05:54 PM
Welcome to the board.......... Your in my neck of the woods.............
03-18-2008, 12:20 PM
Looks like I am...I'm in Fuquay (people seem to know where Raleigh is a little better than Fuquay)
67 canso s/d
03-18-2008, 11:10 PM
Welcome from a novice welder.
You won't be sorry hooking up to gas. The experts here guided me in the right direction when they said, go with gas and solid .023 wire with my HH187.
It is a totally less frustrating and more gratifiying, that's how much better the welds are.
Have a ball with you new welder, welcome again and enjoy the site.
03-25-2008, 04:03 AM
:Dwelcome, I lived in forest city, nc around Harris been bout 19 yrs ago, grade school. good luck with the venture. and welcome