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  1. #1
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    Landfill save 225ac

    Was at the landfill the other day and had to drag this home.
    Needs a power cable, leads, power switch and cooling fan motor.
    Just did a fast search for the Colling fan motor and power switch. I think purchasing the parts I need to get this running will cost me more than what the machine is worth?

    Jason
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    Re: Landfill save 225ac

    First off, I would make a make shift safe power cable, by pass the missing switch and see if it makes power first before spending any money on it.

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    Re: Landfill save 225ac

    Give it a nice paint job and put it out as "Yard Art"
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    Re: Landfill save 225ac

    Quote Originally Posted by astronut View Post
    First off, I would make a make shift safe power cable, by pass the missing switch and see if it makes power first before spending any money on it.
    Yes. That was the plan. This is how it was last being used. Power switch was bypassed.
    Jason
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  5. #5
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    Re: Landfill save 225ac

    Yeah just the power switch is high dollar. But I’da drug it home too.
    "You can't out puke a buzzard"

  6. #6
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    Re: Landfill save 225ac

    Quote Originally Posted by snoeproe View Post
    I think purchasing the parts I need to get this running will cost me more than what the machine is worth?
    Obviously someone before you came to the same conclusion. Man that thing is ugly. I would have sent it to the landfill too.

  7. #7
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    Re: Landfill save 225ac

    good you saved it even if it doesnt work you can paint it up and keep in your garage for a conversation piece. bypass the switch to see if it works.
    tell us if you get it working

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    Re: Landfill save 225ac

    I had a Hobart with similar output values except 60% duty cycle. It was in perfect condition. At $100.00 I advertised it, made sure word got around. There was 0 interest except one question "Will it MIG weld?"

    I ended up scrapping it. Removing the copper was more work than the copper was worth.
    An optimist is usually wrong, and when the unexpected happens is unprepared. A pessimist is usually right, when wrong, is delighted, and well prepared.

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    Re: Landfill save 225ac

    It does work. I got the cooling fan freed up by spraying the bushings multiple times and rolling the fan over. The fan is working as of now. The unit does power up and strike an arc. I have a disconnect switch in my 220v power plug in my shop which is nice since the switch on the welder is bypassed. It will need a new switch though before I gift it to a family member.
    Jason
    Lincoln Idealarc 250 stick/tig
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
    Miller Bobcat 250
    Torchmate CNC table
    Thermal Arc Hefty 2
    Ironworkers Local 720

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    Re: Landfill save 225ac

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    I ended up scrapping it. Removing the copper was more work than the copper was worth.
    It’s such a shame scrap metals are hardly worth the effort and or cost of fuel to turn them in.
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