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    I received my pp256s today.

    here are a few starter pics:

    L>R
    a- Front new design for 2013
    b- close up of the front panel
    c- front panel connections
    d- rear panel

    note: I was surprised this came with a molded 6-50P installed on the power cord.
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    Nice, post some pics when you get a chance to weld with it. I had the old PP256 and thought it was nice machine. I really like the newer look that they have.
    Jason
    Everlast 255EXT - Perfection
    Everlast PowerPro 256 - UPS Demolished
    Everlast MTS200s
    12 Ton Shop Press
    DeWalt Hand Tools/ChopSaw

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    Looks really nice. Could you post height/width/length dimensions and weight? Thanks!
    Everlast PowerArc 140ST

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    I will post more info when I get the chance

    I started an autocad file I will share when thats done, as well as the basic measurements.

    hopefully I can create some heat with it this weekend.



    I made a .pdf of the included operation instructions if anyone wants a copy, just ask and provide an email

    it's too big to host here (it's 700k)

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ID:	9713 Box as received from UPS. luckily it was fairly well strapped, hate to have seen it w/o 'em

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ID:	9711 opening the box for the first time (there is a double layer cardboard on top)

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ID:	9710 the accessories box as received

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    more pics / info to follow later....

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    here are some basic drawings with the basic dimensions

    more detailed drawings will become available as I find the time to make 'em

    I used a tape measure, consider measurements to be +/- 1/16"

    on the front, the gas outlet and pilot arc post do stick out a little bit as well as the
    gas inlet and power cord on the back. these measurements should suffice for finding or making a cart
    for this thing to fit on.
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    These units have new regulators for tig.

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    foot control

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    foot control connector

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    foot control front side (note: no knob to fiddle with)

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    SR-18 Torch as received

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    SR-18 torch parts tag

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    SR-18 torch


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    SR-18 Torch parts

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    Torch connections

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    supplied bagged hardware


    More coming. If you want to see anything specific or ask questions, please do.

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    Ground Clamp

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    Argon Reg/flow meter

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    Air Reg/filter

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    S75 Plasma Torch

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    Plasma Torch flow meter (I think)

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    supplied air hose

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    Congratulations on your new PP256S! A word of caution, on my 2012 PP256 the supplied screws to install the Plasma air regulator at the rear of my unit were TOO long and came into contact with the windings on the transformer just inside the case at that location. I just reduced the length of the one screw that was too close and was in conflict with the transformer. You unit may not have this issue. Enjoy!!
    Everlast PowerPro 256
    Everlast W300 Cooler
    Everlast Cart 250

    Millermatic 211
    Spoolgun 100
    Miller HD Cart

    Victor 315 Torch sitting on a Harper 830-86 cart

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    Quote Originally Posted by performance View Post
    These units have new regulators for tig.
    The Argon regulator, as shown above (pics)

    Box has a part number: AR GH-191

    this specific part number is not in the manual that comes with it, but in the manual, all
    the different part numbers that are listed, have the same specifications.

    The pressure gauge scale reads in PSI (red, inner numbers(0-4000) and kg/cm² (black, outer numbers (0-280)

    the flow meter has two scales;

    Ar 0-25 L/min 20°C 0.35MPa

    CO2 0-25 L/min 20°C 0.35MPa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandslam99 View Post
    Congratulations on your new PP256S! A word of caution, on my 2012 PP256 the supplied screws to install the Plasma air regulator at the rear of my unit were TOO long and came into contact with the windings on the transformer just inside the case at that location. I just reduced the length of the one screw that was too close and was in conflict with the transformer. You unit may not have this issue. Enjoy!!

    thanks for the heads up!

    due to your advice and others having issue with the HF gap, I decided to pull the cover off my unit and take a peek, just to make sure everything was okay.

    sure enough, the same clearance problem exists with the air regulator mount as last year (surely someone at Everlast knew about this?????)

    they could move both holes down about 1.5cm and be okay (or maybe move the transformer forward some?)
    the quickest fix would be to supply 2 shorter screws.


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    The HF gap is new and improved quite a bit from what I've seen in other pictures... this one shouldn't move at all
    (located on the left side, front)

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    Can that be retrofitted into an older model? I like that much better.
    My Stuff:
    Everlast PP256
    Century Mig 135
    BladeRunner Inverted Jig Saw
    HF 14" Chop Saw
    Box full of HF 4" Angle Grinders
    Home made tank roller!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron66 View Post
    Can that be retrofitted into an older model? I like that much better.
    That would be great if you can get the part.
    I have tried a number of times (more than one PM), with no luck.
    I would be happy to purchase the new points, and retrofit myself.

    How about it Oleg?

    Thanks,
    rivets

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    From the looks of it, you would change the whole HF board. Probably not worth it unless you slam your welder around all the time like a mobile welding truck. The points on an inverter get so little on time, that even the old style should last a lifetime.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ron66 View Post
    Can that be retrofitted into an older model? I like that much better.
    Long arc, short arc, heliarc and in-the-dark!

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    I have had to re gap before. If you exercise the hf start to much, like when you weld something that you can't get a good torch position, the points move probably from too much heat.
    My Stuff:
    Everlast PP256
    Century Mig 135
    BladeRunner Inverted Jig Saw
    HF 14" Chop Saw
    Box full of HF 4" Angle Grinders
    Home made tank roller!

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    Hello,

    I bought this unit in April and since I got this grate machine I have always wondered if the fans ever shut off, its so loud, are they really ment to run at idle on power up?

    Thanks

    Richard

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    Yes. They are supposed to be running constantly. The noise is relatively small compared to welding or many activities that go on in the shop. The fan provides the duty cycle of the unit. On demand fan units operate at lower duty cycles as well.

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    Thank you for the quick reply, and you are right the fans are quickly drowned out when I get to work.

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    My Miller cooler, with it's bronze gear-pump, drowns out Everything in my shop!

    Also I love the gauge in the front of the machine, I TyeRap my extended gauge to the front in my older version...

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