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    Noob alert!

    Hello, lads and ladies. New hobby-welder / neophyte sculptor from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada here.

    I started welding last summer with a stick-welder. That gave me a real sense of accomplishment building new / repairing old items.

    Last week I acquired a 3-in-1 machine (TIG/Stick, plasma) so I can cut through stock without the grinder. It came with a LOT of stuff that I might use, but is missing two pretty important pieces -- the threaded ring to hold the regulator in place on the back, and any sort of air hose between the regulator and the gas-in connector.

    I am currently trying to figure out how to connect my air compressor through the filter and dryer, and I think I have that sorted. Next, how to connect those to the regulator on the 3-in-1. I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of finding tubing that can handle 100psi and clamping it at both ends, but it's less clear how to get a fitting from the compressor (with the nifty fast-disconnect fittings) to the regulator (which appears to be the clamping-style of connector).

    Over the next few days, I'll post to the other forums to figure this sort of stuff out.

    Thanks, see you 'round the electrode-sale bin!

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    Re: Noob alert!

    Welcome to the forum.
    Lincoln A/C 225
    Everlast P/A 200

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    Re: Noob alert!

    Welcome, in the east coast here. Just a word a caution with a 3 in 1 machine that has plasma, they don't seem to last very long or have issues within a few months. I hope you have good luck with yours.
    Lincoln 210 MP
    Victor Cutmaster 42

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    Re: Noob alert!

    Thanks, and thanks!

    So far (one cut) machine works okay, and it's already a few years old. Here's hoping...

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