cebora 130....flux core wire

  1. eric smith New Member

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    I have a cebora 130 mig (110 electric) and i have always used shielding gas with it.
    Can i not use gas and use flux core wire instead. Thanks
     
  2. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    ideally the polarity should be reversed but people have used it with positive torch, but I think its terrible stuff :D
     
  3. eric smith New Member

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    Thanks snooper. So the polarity should be reversed, is that something you could guide me with or explain more.
    The gas regulator failed so i am going to try to sell it only with flux core instead of gas.
     
  4. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    if you are selling it I would sell it as is, you would need to spend some cash to convert it, so may as well replace the regulator, however you could simply use the gasless wire to prove its working and let the buyer replace the regulator, gasless wire is quite expensive compared to standard wire so if you have to buy parts and wire to convert it simply to sell it may not be worth it
     
  5. eric smith New Member

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    Thank you again
    So if i don't reverse polarity how well will this welder perform with flux core
     
  6. rikrobson

    rikrobson Member

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    The Cebora 130 cannot be easily converted to flux wired.
    The polarity is hard wired and the trigger is via the welding circuit not two seperate wires.
    you'll need to sell it as spares or repairs

    FYI the reversal of polarity moves the Heat The electrons will be firing into the workpiece instead of the torch. This means the wire will melt into the pool and the slag cover the pool.
     
  7. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    sell as spares or repairs :o he only needs a new regulator :D
     
  8. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    ^this! If it's only the regulator that's failed the welder itself will still be fine.
    They originally came with a regulator for disposable cylinders.
     
  9. rikrobson

    rikrobson Member

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    I misread that. I had it in me noggin that the torch swith had failed.
    A new regulator is only a few quid.
     
  10. eric smith New Member

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    Thank all of you so much for the information. I put the money for a new regulator toward a new Hobart 140 and bought it. Was afraid if i bought regulator something on welder might quit then i would have new regulator and no welder. I bought this welder new in 1992, it has been used very little, is very clean and i still have box it came in. Is there a demand for used parts for this welder?
     
  11. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    I would just advertise the welder, and state no regulator with it, it will sell
     
  12. rikrobson

    rikrobson Member

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    worth about a ton. I kept mine as a spare.
     
  13. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    which is about 141 USD :D
     
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