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    Re: Millermatic 35S Question

    Fun Stuff !! I used to sell these back in the 80's. The original spring trigger gun was terrible on gas control but they came out with a solenoid kit later and then the black face units had the gas solenoid from the factory and better gun and things got better after that. Nice Unit !!
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    Re: Millermatic 35S Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
    Fun Stuff !! I used to sell these back in the 80's. The original spring trigger gun was terrible on gas control but they came out with a solenoid kit later and then the black face units had the gas solenoid from the factory and better gun and things got better after that. Nice Unit !!
    Yeah, it was a fun project. I'm not planning on keeping it, but I'm not in a big rush to sell it. If I break even, or make $50 I'll be happy and just glad it didn't go in the scrap pile.

    Actually, Miller started adding an internal gas valve/solenoid before the black-face 200. In the linked thread a Miller tech says that Miller added the internal gas valve to the model 35 in 1980.
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    Re: Millermatic 35S Question

    Thanks G-ManBart.
    I have a question for you. I have installed the same gun adapter kit (the Lincoln K3347-1) and I'm installing a Miller GA-20C gun on to it, but the gas keeps flowing out the back side of the adapter kit (inside of the welder). Are there different (optional), ends that you can screw in the back end of the GA-20C weld gun? I have a tapered end on it now that doesn't seem to seal off at the inside end of the adapter, so it seems as if all of the gas is escaping before it enters the sealed (gas) area on the gun.

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    Re: Millermatic 35S Question

    Quote Originally Posted by MW-Weld View Post
    Thanks G-ManBart.
    I have a question for you. I have installed the same gun adapter kit (the Lincoln K3347-1) and I'm installing a Miller GA-20C gun on to it, but the gas keeps flowing out the back side of the adapter kit (inside of the welder). Are there different (optional), ends that you can screw in the back end of the GA-20C weld gun? I have a tapered end on it now that doesn't seem to seal off at the inside end of the adapter, so it seems as if all of the gas is escaping before it enters the sealed (gas) area on the gun.
    Can you post a picture of the back end of the GA-20C....the part that connects to the welder? I'm certainly not an expert, but I'm sure one of us can figure out what's going ont.
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    Re: Millermatic 35S Question

    Small or large amount of gas? small amount is normal coming from the liner.
    any gas from around the outside of the power pin is a bad o-ring.
    You can use a little soapy water and see where the gas is coming from.
    If a lot is coming from the liner. pull the liner out of the gun. there should be about two feet or more of plastic covering the metal liner. This covering is to push the gas down the gun before allowing it to leak into the liner.
    I think the GA 20c gun is obsolete and the liner and most of the consumables are no longer available from Miller.

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    This is the gun that I have been trying to connect to the adapter. The adapter has a hole on the inside of the part (per the 3rd picture) and I think that is where the gas is coming out?? The back end of the gun is tapered and it is threaded, so it's removable. Maybe there are optional ends that I could get to put on to seal up the gun right on the very back end?? I'm not sure.
    I put duct tape over the sleeve on the inside of the adapter and plenty of gas comes out the front end (where the gun attaches to). I even stuck my little finger in the sleeve, (with the duct tape on the inside yet), and there seems to be plenty of gas coming out of the adapter. It's just coming out the back end near the tapered part of my gun. Maybe I need to get a whole new style gun??
    Thanks again everyone for your help with this problem.

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    Re: Millermatic 35S Question

    It's a large amount of gas coming out the back end of the adapter, (in fact all of the gas seems to be coming out the back end, none out the gun tip at all). It seems as though the gas is not getting to the gum at all. Maybe your right, I may need a newer style gun?? If so, I want to make sure I buy the right one.
    Thanks again for your input.

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    Re: Millermatic 35S Question

    Quote Originally Posted by MW-Weld View Post
    This is the gun that I have been trying to connect to the adapter. The adapter has a hole on the inside of the part (per the 3rd picture) and I think that is where the gas is coming out?? The back end of the gun is tapered and it is threaded, so it's removable. Maybe there are optional ends that I could get to put on to seal up the gun right on the very back end?? I'm not sure.
    I put duct tape over the sleeve on the inside of the adapter and plenty of gas comes out the front end (where the gun attaches to). I even stuck my little finger in the sleeve, (with the duct tape on the inside yet), and there seems to be plenty of gas coming out of the adapter. It's just coming out the back end near the tapered part of my gun. Maybe I need to get a whole new style gun??
    Thanks again everyone for your help with this problem.
    I hate to say this, but the adapter is installed backwards. The gas port is supposed to be towards the front of the machine....sorry. If you look at the pics I posted you'll see the adapter has several sections that have been turned down with a couple of steps...that end needs to be towards the wire feed. The install was nicely done, so I'm sure you can fix it, but I know that was a lot of time involved...ouch!
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    Re: Millermatic 35S Question

    two things first the o-rings on the power pin are damaged. you can see pieces are missing. they must be replaced. Next measure with a small steal ruler.
    from the center spot between the o-rings and the stop step on the power pin.
    them measure again from the front of the adapter to the center of the gas port.
    You also can remove the gas hose barb and look in the hole while pushing the gun in.
    you should see the o-ring go by and stop just past it. one o-ring on either side of the hole. The black insulator block might be to thick. the hole might need to be larger so the power pin will seat correctly. Plastic should almost torch the adapter.

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    You know what, I thought that right away when I first was assembling it onto may insulator plate, but I second guessed myself and put it on as assembled. I bought it on ebay and the box didn't have directions with it, so instead of relocating the gas hose on the opposite side, (like I needed to do), and putting the plastic coated plug on the back side, I just installed it as it was sent to me. I wished they had included specific directions for this part, I could have saved myself a lot of guessing & a lot of work! I will take it apart and switch it around on Monday, when I get back to my shop.

    I'll bet all you seasoned veterans are snickering at this rookie mistake I made!, (although I'm already 65years old, I am a rookie at rebuilding one of these welders). I guess it is kinda funny, after thinking about it!! I kinda feel embarrassed that I didn't pay more attention to what end the hole was on, (on the inside, per the 3rd picture), that supplies the gas on this adapter. Thanks again for all of you help on this project. I'll let you know what happens after I flip it around the other way.
    I'll have-to rename my site: Wrong-way weld, (per the 1970's airplane pilot on Gilligan's Island!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW-Weld View Post
    You know what, I thought that right away when I first was assembling it onto may insulator plate, but I second guessed myself and put it on as assembled. I bought it on ebay and the box didn't have directions with it, so instead of relocating the gas hose on the opposite side, (like I needed to do), and putting the plastic coated plug on the back side, I just installed it as it was sent to me. I wished they had included specific directions for this part, I could have saved myself a lot of guessing & a lot of work! I will take it apart and switch it around on Monday, when I get back to my shop.

    I'll bet all you seasoned veterans are snickering at this rookie mistake I made!, (although I'm already 65years old, I am a rookie at rebuilding one of these welders). I guess it is kinda funny, after thinking about it!! I kinda feel embarrassed that I didn't pay more attention to what end the hole was on, (on the inside, per the 3rd picture), that supplies the gas on this adapter. Thanks again for all of you help on this project. I'll let you know what happens after I flip it around the other way.
    I'll have-to rename my site: Wrong-way weld, (per the 1970's airplane pilot on Gilligan's Island!)
    Don't feel bad....the first time I had one in my hands it took me a few minutes to realize it had to be installed the other way after swapping the gas connections, so it isn't just you!
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    Re: Millermatic 35S Question

    Thanks again everybody for you ideas & help on this project. I pulled it out yesterday afternoon,cleaned it up nice and re-glued over night. I got it re-installed today after the epoxy set-up nice! It was surprising to me how easy it came out of my insulation plate yesterday! Maybe the JB Weld wasn't completely set-up yet??
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    It's amazing how nice these things weld, after you put them together the right way!!

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    I installed both new "O" rings after I flipped the adapter to the correct way. I had it backwards per G-ManBart's post.
    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW-Weld View Post
    I installed both new "O" rings after I flipped the adapter to the correct way. I had it backwards per G-ManBart's post.
    Thanks again!
    Glad you got it sorted out! That's a nice, clean installation and you're right...they weld beautifully!

    Sooner or later I'm going to keep one of these older machines because they just have a beautiful arc and more than enough power to do 95% of all the work I need a MIG for.
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