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Re: Everlast 255ext

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri May 05, 2017 9:54 pm

David, you a NOT planning to try to use the Lincoln pedal on your Everlast, are you? Don't even try. The Everlast uses a 50 Kilo-ohm potentiometer, and the Lincoln will be a 1 Kilo-ohm. You will do damage, unless you tear down the pedal and change the potentiometer.

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Re: Everlast 255ext

Postby David » Fri May 05, 2017 10:17 pm

The Everlast and cooler are much heavier and will be much more difficult to move around so I will keep the 200 where I can just toss that and the small Argonne bottle into the truck when I need to do some small repairs or make up a bracket on site or something along those lines. The Lincoln is actually a pretty good machine but I sort of outgrew it where you cannot adjust your pre-and post flow you're limited to your AC balance in AC frequency I mean it still has a lot of capability and even with the stick I can blow holes right through quarter inch and 3/8 plate
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Re: Everlast 255ext

Postby David » Sat May 06, 2017 10:53 am

Hello,
No I am not attempting to use Lincoln Pedal on everlast... I was moving the Lincoln over and disconnected pedal and leads, when I started unthreading pedal connection to machine, the wrong nut rotated causing the wires to twist and some to break.... I had to pull apart connector and resolder to pins. There are 6 pins but only 5 wires, leaving the 12 o'clock pin non active. My post earlier post was about domestic quality..... which is supposedly superior but the Lincoln pedal male plug is constructed of aluminum as well as the machine female plug and seems that some form of electrolysis has taken place and
has made removing the pedal plug from the square wave tig 200 difficult. So in a nutshell..... no I was not attempting to swap the Lincoln pedal to the everlast machine. Actually the everlast pedal isn't bad..... if I hadn't ever had my foot on a Miller or Lincoln pedal, I would classify the everlast pedal as reasonably good quality. Appreciate the input all the same Otto/Steve! I was up until 4am playing with settings and don't know if it's my imagination but the Lincoln machine at 20 AMP is the Everlast 40 or 45 AMP But I think it may just be some getting used to. BTW Nice ride in your avitar, I have a couple of hard tails and had one out for the first time 2 weeks ago it was 20°C or 68 Fahrenheit for a couple of days but has dropped down into the 50's, buds are on the trees so it won't be long to warm up. Do you build your own bikes?
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Re: Everlast 255ext

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat May 06, 2017 5:32 pm

David wrote:Hello,
No I am not attempting to use Lincoln Pedal on everlast... I was moving the Lincoln over and disconnected pedal and leads, when I started unthreading pedal connection to machine, the wrong nut rotated causing the wires to twist and some to break.... I had to pull apart connector and resolder to pins. There are 6 pins but only 5 wires, leaving the 12 o'clock pin non active. My post earlier post was about domestic quality..... which is supposedly superior but the Lincoln pedal male plug is constructed of aluminum as well as the machine female plug and seems that some form of electrolysis has taken place and
has made removing the pedal plug from the square wave tig 200 difficult. So in a nutshell..... no I was not attempting to swap the Lincoln pedal to the everlast machine. Actually the everlast pedal isn't bad..... if I hadn't ever had my foot on a Miller or Lincoln pedal, I would classify the everlast pedal as reasonably good quality. Appreciate the input all the same Otto/Steve! I was up until 4am playing with settings and don't know if it's my imagination but the Lincoln machine at 20 AMP is the Everlast 40 or 45 AMP But I think it may just be some getting used to. BTW Nice ride in your avitar, I have a couple of hard tails and had one out for the first time 2 weeks ago it was 20°C or 68 Fahrenheit for a couple of days but has dropped down into the 50's, buds are on the trees so it won't be long to warm up. Do you build your own bikes?


Hi, David,

The question about the Lincoln pedal is because we don't know much about your skill/experience level yet, and we try to protect green welders from themselves... Clearly it was not needed, so I hope you'll take it in the spirit it was given.

As for the bike in the Avatar, that's actually an Orange County Choppers build that didn't make the TV show. I was on a big job building a cold-box for AirGas, not far from their headquarters, so the big-heads conspired to have a huge "open house", with this bike on display, among other goodies, vendors, barbeque, etc. The picture was actually taken by the senior vice-president for marketing at AirGas.
I have never built a bike, but it's something I'd love to do. When I've had time, I lacked money, and when I had money, I lacked time. Such is life.

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Re: Everlast 255ext

Postby David » Sat May 06, 2017 6:55 pm

Hello,
Absolutely no issues, I actually thought it was very nice to voice your concern...... thank you
I wonder what happened with that orange county choppers I heard that they went belly up !
I always got a kick out of the way that they would tig barehanded in short sleeves I don't know how they never ended up with sunburn? Again I removed the leads and goodies from the Lincoln square wave 200 to move it over to make room for the Everlast tig machine and was not paying attention and started unthreading the pedal from the machine..... I just reached over and started turning the only nut that would turn by hand....... unfortunately not I was on doing was the compression not compressing the wire restraint and twisted the wires and broke a few right off! I was pretty upset simply because I was anxious to get the Everlast fired up rate away and I had to repair the pedal connecter first otherwise it would just get tossed into the corner and possibly never get fixed so I had to fix it before I could plug-in the Everlast but it was interesting to try and re-solder the five pins everything was going in every direction then to try and read the six pans back in to another sleeve was really interesting but I manage to get a box together OK I will use that machine for on jobsites to weld up brackets and tack pipe and such. Are used to do a little bit of pipe welding years ago out in Alberta but I haven't been certified for years and never had the chance to play with tig machines it was strictly stick and Oxy acetylene when I did my apprenticeship. I didn't realize that the Everlast 255 EXT has a hot start function and actually has pulse I didn't realize that the Everlast 255 EXT has a hot start function and actually has pulse in stick mode !
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Re: Everlast 255ext

Postby David » Sat May 06, 2017 7:04 pm

Sorry again for the typos...... as I mentioned earlier, I often use voice dictation, including when I'm driving and then tap send!
I will stop doing the voice text
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Re: Everlast 255ext

Postby David » Sat May 06, 2017 7:07 pm

The instructions state to use ethylene glycol in the Tig cooler, I just picked up a gallon of Prestone. Any thoughts?
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Re: Everlast 255ext

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat May 06, 2017 7:24 pm

David wrote:The instructions state to use ethylene glycol in the Tig cooler, I just picked up a gallon of Prestone. Any thoughts?
Thank you.....


Yeah.

Don't.

Prestone is Ethylene Glycol and a bunch of other shit designed for engines to keep them from corroding with all their dissimilar metals.

If you want to keep it cheap, get RV antifreeze (propylene glycol), the pink stuff that keeps your plumbing from freezing.

Else, get "low conductivity coolant" from your weld supplier.

Spend a couple dollars for de-ionized or distilled water, as well.

Cheap insurance, using HFAC.

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Re: Everlast 255ext

Postby David » Sat May 06, 2017 8:28 pm

Hello Steve
I hope you don't mind me sending all these photos I wanted to try out the stick function I think Paul's on the stick is absolutely crazy never seen it before anyhow I'm a little bit confused because if you see the photos hopefully the whole photo came through but the one photo shows a drawing of the machine with the negative on the left and the positive on the right and then the next one shows the positive on the left now my understanding was that I plug the tig torch in on the left Side of the machine with ground on the right Side of machine if you look at the photos it changes polarity in the sketches so if I go by the photo the stinger and the tig torch should be plugged in on the left side of the machine and ground clamp is on right side in both cases with the tig and the stinger??? If this is the case then it must be switching the polarity inside the machine? I just ran out to exchange the prestone for the RV..... I actually had the Rv stuff in my hands and at the cash earlier but I read it is no good for heat transfer, so I put it back and picked up the prestone. We have 50 gallons of Propylene glycol on a jobsite (we use it for our snow and ice melt systems (for driveways and ramps to underground parking) I am at a store called Canadian tire which is a bit of a higher standard than harbour freight and then we have princess auto which is the exact same as harbour freight . The funny thing is that the store called Canadian Tire has absolutely nothing in the store made in Canada! All Chinese junk but they have lifetime warranty on everything so if you pick up a socket set and you drive the crap out of it break it and return it they will give you a new one but they sell Lincoln strictly mig machines here. Princess auto sells what's called Pro point. What's your take on the stinger plug in on the everlast?
www.burnellmechanical.com if you would like to see my site..... a fellow is going to redo it over the summer!
Thanks for your time!
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Re: Everlast 255ext

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat May 06, 2017 10:26 pm

David, these pictures are, indeed, confusing. If polarity is switched within the machine, why are the terminals marked?

TIG will be electrode negative, while (almost) all stick will be electrode positive, yet the drawings show both connected to the same terminals.

This suggests to me that polarity can be switched electronically at the panel, much as it can with a big switch on a Miller SW250

Artie Eff M would say "R.T.F.M.",

"Read the f#$king manual". (That's literally what his username means.)

Seriously. Get to know it, and your questions will make more sense.

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