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    cool air

    I'm an old guy in central fla,with very limited welding know how.I've joined this forum to learn more about welding and to ask questions of the members who have more experience than me!! Years ago I built a welder using a jeep engine and a aircraft generator.I now have a miller 225 thunderbolt,a HF flux welder.But the main reason I've joined is I have now picked an old Hobart g-231 and am trying to restore it.I've got the engine running pretty good and have moved on to the welding side.The insulators on the ballast resistor are mostly broken and gone.Only 3 out of the 9 are ok.My question is I'm thinking of suspending the ballast resistor,with no insulators,just letting it hang,but am concerned that under load it might sag into the coil winding?? anybody have any advice?

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    Re: cool air

    Welcome

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    Re: cool air

    Welcome!

    Go to the main page and scroll down to the Hobart tab.
    Start a new thread there and title it "Hobart G231".
    There are a couple of guys on here that know the old Hobarts and they will see it.
    Lots of good photos help too.

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    Re: cool air

    Wild idea: Might the porcelain insulators once used with Knob, and tube wiring be helpful? For all I know, these things may be available for your Hobart. There is a guy here, Slob who is into the old Hobart welders. Check with him.
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