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*Turn on the Gas bottle at the wall rack. Remember that the seal system for inert gas only completely seals the stem at full closed and full open. Turn the knob in the desired direction until it stops. When the "Purge" switch is pressed, you can adjust the argon/co2 flow (watch the red ball in the vertical glass tube).
 
*Turn on the Gas bottle at the wall rack. Remember that the seal system for inert gas only completely seals the stem at full closed and full open. Turn the knob in the desired direction until it stops. When the "Purge" switch is pressed, you can adjust the argon/co2 flow (watch the red ball in the vertical glass tube).
  
*Check the power switch on the junction box on the wall. Is it turned on?
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*Check the power disconnect switch on on the wall. (BusBar #1 Hobart Welder) Is it turned on?
 
*Adjust current/wire speed, corse voltage and fine (start low so you don't fuse the tip shut, if you do.. replace it!)
 
*Adjust current/wire speed, corse voltage and fine (start low so you don't fuse the tip shut, if you do.. replace it!)
 
*Wire not feeding? Check the wire switch is set to "fwd"
 
*Wire not feeding? Check the wire switch is set to "fwd"
 
*start 1/4-1/2" away from material. (too close and you'll fuse the tip shut)
 
*start 1/4-1/2" away from material. (too close and you'll fuse the tip shut)
  
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* Adjusted machine settings in control box. Seemed to help with tip fusing issue.
  
 
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Revision as of 23:16, 23 December 2013



Hobart Mig Welder

Basic Info

  • Ownership: i3 Detroit
  • Location: Welding Area, against the wall.
  • What it looks like:
Hobart RC-250.jpg

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Hobart RC-250
  • Part Number: 5719B-1
Hobart RC-250 Name plate.jpg

Documentation

  • Hobart MIG Welder Manual

Rules

Be Trained!! This machine takes some playing with to get the hang of.

Instructions

  • Turn on the Gas bottle at the wall rack. Remember that the seal system for inert gas only completely seals the stem at full closed and full open. Turn the knob in the desired direction until it stops. When the "Purge" switch is pressed, you can adjust the argon/co2 flow (watch the red ball in the vertical glass tube).
  • Check the power disconnect switch on on the wall. (BusBar #1 Hobart Welder) Is it turned on?
  • Adjust current/wire speed, corse voltage and fine (start low so you don't fuse the tip shut, if you do.. replace it!)
  • Wire not feeding? Check the wire switch is set to "fwd"
  • start 1/4-1/2" away from material. (too close and you'll fuse the tip shut)

Other References

Maintenance

  • Adjusted machine settings in control box. Seemed to help with tip fusing issue.

Things that Need to be Done

not specified

FAQs

none yet