Share
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Welding Airboat -18C outside with 255EXT

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Canada, Suttonwest, Ontario
    Posts
    676

    Default Welding Airboat -18C outside with 255EXT

    Welding an Airboat outside the temperature was -18C or -0.5F the tig hoses got a little stiffer then last job outside at -4C or 25F welding the blade protector was a lot of fun, I would like to see someone do it with a foot pedal on a step ladder, I use the Amp control buy CK it made it a lot easier.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	airboat 1.jpg 
Views:	306 
Size:	140.4 KB 
ID:	11751Click image for larger version. 

Name:	airboat 2.jpg 
Views:	310 
Size:	131.0 KB 
ID:	11752Click image for larger version. 

Name:	airboat 3.jpg 
Views:	284 
Size:	139.7 KB 
ID:	11753Click image for larger version. 

Name:	airboat 4.jpg 
Views:	305 
Size:	141.1 KB 
ID:	11754Click image for larger version. 

Name:	airboat 5.jpg 
Views:	285 
Size:	111.5 KB 
ID:	11755Click image for larger version. 

Name:	airboat 6.jpg 
Views:	260 
Size:	147.8 KB 
ID:	11756
    Everlast PowerTig 325EXT (Canada)
    Everlast Power I Mig 250 (Canada)
    Everlast PowerPlasma 80S (Canada)
    Everlast PowerCool W300 (Canada)
    Everlast PowerMTS 250S Fitted with a 30A Spoolgun(Canada)
    Miller Dynasty 400 wireless(Canada)
    Millermatic 252 plus 30A Spoolgun(Canada)

  2. Default

    Foot pedals are nice but can not be used all the time. The stiff cables and hoses are one thing I do not like about the new tools of almost all brands. In December I had a 41/2 in grinder cord snap on me when I tried to use the grinder. My everlast 60 plasma cables get very stiff too. I have tried to be very careful with it when I use it in cold weather. I would gladly pay extra for something that would stay pliable in the cold. That would be a good sales extra to advertise that the cables and hoses stay flexible in cold weather. I know they can make it because many of the old tools I have including tig torches will flex in the cold without worry of cracking. Even the plasma ground cable on my everlast plasma gets so stiff I think it could crack. This might seem like a small inconvenience to most but with being modil it is a major problem.
    Miller 302 gas drive
    millermatic 200 mig
    miller spoolmatic 3 spool gun with 100ft ext.
    2014 Everlast PP60S plasma
    thermal arc 250 GTS inverter
    2016 Everlast 250EX
    miller tig cooler
    2015 Everlast MTS250S
    Miller 30A spool Gun
    Miller xtreme 12VS wire feeder
    Linde CM 85 shape cutter

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Canada, Suttonwest, Ontario
    Posts
    676

    Default

    I have the old Weldcraft super flex CS310 25 foot I am going to get a DINSE #35 quick disconnect kit for it, but it will get stiff after getting the cover wet and the high flex hoses wet, the snow get on all of it and then melts in the shop with the water that is on the floor also not a problem in the summer get the cables wet from rain or things that are wet. Need a water proof cover that is flexible in the winter and summer.
    Everlast PowerTig 325EXT (Canada)
    Everlast Power I Mig 250 (Canada)
    Everlast PowerPlasma 80S (Canada)
    Everlast PowerCool W300 (Canada)
    Everlast PowerMTS 250S Fitted with a 30A Spoolgun(Canada)
    Miller Dynasty 400 wireless(Canada)
    Millermatic 252 plus 30A Spoolgun(Canada)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Disneyland
    Posts
    2,659

    Default

    Silicone insulated wire will stay flexible over a wide range of temps. Maybe a silicone cover would do the job for you.

    Of course the real solution to the problem is to move someplace nice!

    I wonder what the storage and operating temps are for these machines, anyway. I didn't see that on some of the spec sheets, but Miller rates some of their equipment to the following:

    Operating temp: 14°F to 131°F/-10°C to +55°C.
    Storage temp: -4°F to 158°F/-20°C to +70°C.
    Long arc, short arc, heliarc and in-the-dark!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Canada, Suttonwest, Ontario
    Posts
    676

    Default

    I have a thin silicone cover it will take the heat and is water proof but it is heavy and it is hard to get the lines inside it no zipper.
    Everlast PowerTig 325EXT (Canada)
    Everlast Power I Mig 250 (Canada)
    Everlast PowerPlasma 80S (Canada)
    Everlast PowerCool W300 (Canada)
    Everlast PowerMTS 250S Fitted with a 30A Spoolgun(Canada)
    Miller Dynasty 400 wireless(Canada)
    Millermatic 252 plus 30A Spoolgun(Canada)

Similar Threads

  1. 255EXT Pulse Stick Welding
    By Marmoset in forum TIG Welding (GTAW/GTAW-P)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-12-2017, 08:08 AM
  2. 255ext?
    By redbeard in forum Pre-sales, Sales and Shipping questions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-26-2015, 09:12 AM
  3. Welding aluminum with 255EXT
    By Kempy in forum Welding Repairs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-14-2014, 09:23 PM
  4. PowerTig 255EXT welding power problem
    By Kempy in forum TIG Welding (GTAW/GTAW-P)
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 02-18-2014, 09:56 PM
  5. 255ext
    By kafer in forum Pre-sales, Sales and Shipping questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-15-2014, 02:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •