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    new Tig Cooler

    I bought another Tig welder and bundled my other tig and cooler together for quicker sale.
    Here is the replacement I built. I cut the fan shroud with my Plasma table.
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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    Nice!!

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    Now it's way too nice to sell.

    Nice job. Built better than production units where every penny cut is a penny saved.
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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    I like it

    I like the air shroud design - nice addition that should work excellent.
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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    That's way too nice to use. Did you roll the sides for the tank, too?
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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    I was digging this earlier when you first posted it. 120 - 140v fan. I was trying to see specs on pump could not see them.

    so I am assuming both fan and pump run off of 120v so no power supply is needed. Do you run the coolant with additives?
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    Man, that's a nice job. I like shroud and how compact the whole unit is. How big did the tank end up in gallons? 2-3?

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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    Nice set up. Looks like an older GM truck heater core put to use.
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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    Man that is really nice!

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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    Thanks for the nice words, here is the info I bought most of the parts from eBay, fan is 220 vac motor was 120 vac changed the tapes inside to 220 vac.
    Motor needs to be dual voltage for you to be able to do this. The heater core was from a older Ford van (new old stock), tank was a stainless air ride, air storage tank 3 gal I cut it down to about 2 gal (it was too long). You can see where I reconnected the shortened tank. The pump and motor were bought together for a Carbonator setup with a Fluid-O- Tech pump (new pump leaked from the start) bought a replacement Procon, no problems now.
    The Everlast Tig I bought had a 220 vac outlet on the back that supplies power when the machine is on. I put a power switch on the cooler so I can turn it off when using an air cooled torch.
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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    Hey, another thing, where'd you get those bulkhead quick connects? I need a few of those for a cart i'm making.
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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    there are a few seller on eBay that have them some the shipping is long time coming, this link will get you started.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/291873049050...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    Yeah,

    Keeping the guts exposed makes it more interesting. And yet you've kept it in a framework, too, for placing on a cart or for moving around somewhere.

    Groovy!

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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    there are a few seller on eBay that have them some the shipping is long time coming, this link will get you started.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/291873049050...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    That's perfect! Thank you!

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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    Curious as to how much you have in it? I'd like to step up from an air cooled torch, but choking a little on the cost of a used cooler.

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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    I would say you could build one for less then $300. The biggest cost is the motor and pump, shop on eBay here is a used one but even if you bought and new procon pump you can stay under the $300. This has a stainless tank you can use too.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CORNELIUS-45...3D361871659830

    here is a new pump
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-PROCON-C...3D142259834583
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    Re: new Tig Cooler

    Here is the first one I built same type of components but I attached a fan blade to the motor shaft so no added fan needed.
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