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    Hobart G 213 welder

    I just bought one of these and hoped that someone might be able to provide me with manuals for it. The data plate is gone, so I don't know spec or serial number. I can tell you it's an earlier model that uses the generator to start the engine, and that's about it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    PM me your E-mail add. I have both welder and engine manuals.
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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    Thanks for the manuals. Hopefully I'll have it up and running in a couple of weeks.

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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    I got the machine running. It welds and produces AC. That said, there are still at least a couple of problems to figure out. The main one is that while it does weld, it seems to be putting out a lot more current on a given setting than it should be. By this I mean it at what should be ~30 amps(lowest range, fine adjust turned all the way counter-clockwise), it feels more like 70+. I used 3/32" 7018, same rods I used a few days ago on a different machine(not an engine drive though) at 60-75 amps on similar thickness material. On the hobart, with as close of an approximation to 60-75 amp as I could set, it was burning the rod twice as fast if not faster, blowing holes, and visibly creating a much larger HAZ. Even turned all the way down to what should have been 30 amps, there was still a lot more heat and it would occasionally blow a hole. DCEP was used on both machines. I'm stumped, though I know something is off....I don't know how to check it or fix it. Anyone got any ideas?

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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    Partially shorted rheostat from the sounds of it or a partially shorted connection in the excitation circuit. Take the rheostat out of the machine and with a quality multimeter, ensure it's operation is linear from full left, to full right. If it's found to not be linear in operation clean it thoroughly with electrical circuit cleaner and a soft bristle brush, then check again. Seldom are there wiring problems with these machines as they are of rather robust construction.
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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    I'll check it out, thanks for the info. Actually makes sense....the rheostat setting didn't seem to have any appreciable effect on output.

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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    Machinist, did you get something worked out for the exhaust manifold?
    Mike
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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    Nope, I haven't even started on that yet. I've looked at it a little closer and it really looks as though part of the cylinder casting where the bolts should go has been broken off. I can see the remnants of bolt holes, but they are so packed with crap that I can't tell if they're deep enough to hold or not. I'll get it sorted out, just might take a while.

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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    Well, there's always the deep helicoils. Had to do that for an exhaust manifold bolt on a Onan.
    Mike
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    Miller 175 mig
    Miller thunderbolt ac/dc stick
    Hobart G-213
    Victor O/A setup
    Makita chop saw

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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    Hi i just bought a hobart G213 with a TJD wisconsin engine and I was trying to find general information about it. Year model and various spare parts. I am mainly looking for a fuel tank.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    Hi could you send me that information for the hobart G213 also?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Hobart G 213 welder

    Quote Originally Posted by dswarts View Post
    Hi could you send me that information for the hobart G213 also?
    Thanks.
    Check your PM's.
    Mike
    Ol' Stonebreaker
    "Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes"

    Miller 175 mig
    Miller thunderbolt ac/dc stick
    Hobart G-213
    Victor O/A setup
    Makita chop saw

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