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    Off site aluminum welding Millermatic 30a spoolgun options

    Hi all. New to the site and having a bit of a welding dilemma. I need to weld 1/2"-3/4" aluminum away from any decent power supply on a budget. I have considered running a miller 250x off of a 10k watt generator but fear for the circuit boards life and I don't currently own said generator. I've searched CL and am finding welder generators for as little as $400 and was wondering if one of those could possibly power my Millermatic 30a industrial spool gun. I'm new to the world of welding so any information I can get out of this would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Off site aluminum welding Millermatic 30a spoolgun options

    Check my Sig, the goweld I have may fit your needs. It will run off a couple car batteries or almost any welding power supply.
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    Re: Off site aluminum welding Millermatic 30a spoolgun options

    rediarc rents welders for that couple hundred bucks for a week for the low end ones and 400$ a week for a trailblazer.

    i just went and google goweld dam thats not bad for the price i think i might want one of those. How does it weld ?
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    Re: Off site aluminum welding Millermatic 30a spoolgun options

    Quote Originally Posted by abec View Post
    rediarc rents welders for that couple hundred bucks for a week for the low end ones and 400$ a week for a trailblazer.

    i just went and google goweld dam thats not bad for the price i think i might want one of those. How does it weld ?
    They work really well. Should under $50 to ship it if you are interested. So figure about $450 all together shipped. The tip is always hot so when you release the trigger, just pull the gun back a bit. Standard or heavy duty Tweco tips both work in it.
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    Re: Off site aluminum welding Millermatic 30a spoolgun options

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    Re: Off site aluminum welding Millermatic 30a spoolgun options

    dam so tempting i wish im just dumping a ton of money into my trucks motor if you still have it in a few months i might have to jump on it.
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    Re: Off site aluminum welding Millermatic 30a spoolgun options

    Thanks for the suggestion/offer. It looks like a great tool to have and I wouldn't mind owning it but I don't think it will meet all of my needs for this particular application. I did some research on the product and it's only rated to 1/2" and only allows for wire speed adjustment.

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    Re: Off site aluminum welding Millermatic 30a spoolgun options

    A better descrption of the joint would help. And depending on the mass the goweld could do the job.

    A good preheat above 200 degres and an argon/helium blend, coupled with 5356 filler which burns with exothemic properties due to the magnesium could be your huckleberry.
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    Re: Off site aluminum welding Millermatic 30a spoolgun options

    I'm really just looking for reliable power source options for my current equipment that I am already comfortable using. I'm not crazy about the idea of using batteries and having to factor in charging time and inconsistent performance as they wear down. Great tool/idea, just not for me.

    Im working with 3/4" cast aluminum and welding with 4043 wire.

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    Re: Off site aluminum welding Millermatic 30a spoolgun options

    Quote Originally Posted by jabfabinc View Post
    I'm really just looking for reliable power source options for my current equipment that I am already comfortable using. I'm not crazy about the idea of using batteries and having to factor in charging time and inconsistent performance as they wear down. Great tool/idea, just not for me.

    Im working with 3/4" cast aluminum and welding with 4043 wire.
    If you have a WC 24 or WC 115, you could rent a Trailblazer and run it off that, or rent a generator as you originally suggested and run your 250X off it. Generators generally run welding equipment with no issues. I've run inverter machines off them and had no problems. A 12K generator would run your 250X with no issues. My TB 302 probably would as a matter of fact.

    Give your local weld supply a call and see if they have any machines available for rental. Most larger places do.

    That's what I would do if I were in your situation.

    IMHO of course

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