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  1. #1
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    Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    Was replacing a spool of flux core wire in my Handler 187, and had to take the tip off to let the wire feed all the way through. I noticed there was some splatter on the 4 gasholes of the tip. A few seconds with a toothpick cleaned off the splatter. Keep your gasholes clean fellas.
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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    Quote Originally Posted by paulinkansas View Post
    Was replacing a spool of flux core wire in my Handler 187, and had to take the tip off to let the wire feed all the way through. I noticed there was some splatter on the 4 gasholes of the tip. A few seconds with a toothpick cleaned off the splatter. Keep your gasholes clean fellas.
    Good advice but if using self shielded fluxcore wire there is no need for gas or to keep the gas holes clean!

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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    Quote Originally Posted by astronut View Post
    Good advice but if using self shielded fluxcore wire there is no need for gas or to keep the gas holes clean!
    That is true, but if you switch over to gas shielded welding you don't want a dirty gashole.
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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    Who you calllin' a gashole?!

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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    Quote Originally Posted by paulinkansas View Post
    That is true, but if you switch over to gas shielded welding you don't want a dirty gashole.
    Yes, you are correct. And if I am meeting an aquaintance for the first time (date) I do not want to have a dirty gashole!

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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    I have been using this method with good success.



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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    It's not so much about a dirty gashole. The key thing to remember is to always have clean underwear on in case you have to ride in an ambulance. (Some of us can remember our parents and grandparents saying that.....showing my age).

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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    Gashole, I knew that would stir things! Is a dirty gashole caused by sharts?
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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    Quote Originally Posted by cwood3 View Post
    It's not so much about a dirty gashole. The key thing to remember is to always have clean underwear on in case you have to ride in an ambulance. (Some of us can remember our parents and grandparents saying that.....showing my age).
    Who wears underwear? We were not that rich to afford such clothing!

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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    Quote Originally Posted by cwood3 View Post
    It's not so much about a dirty gashole. The key thing to remember is to always have clean underwear on in case you have to ride in an ambulance. (Some of us can remember our parents and grandparents saying that.....showing my age).
    A first responder I know wears a shirt saying "it doesn't matter if your undies are clean or not, we cut your clothes off either way."
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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    I agree, it's always good to have a clean, un-obstructed gas hole.
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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    Quote Originally Posted by Mmock4 View Post
    I agree, it's always good to have a clean, un-obstructed gas hole.
    True Dat!

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    Re: Reminder: Keep you gashole clean

    Gas holes or any holes for that matter are better kept clean at all times, just in case.

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