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Old 03-13-2006, 09:47 AM
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Question about coverting flux welder to gas

About a year ago, I had a brain fart while walking through home depot and found a flux core Lincoln Electric welder floor model on sale for only $160. Now that the body work and panel replacement on my impala is getting difficult, the flux welder isn't performing the way I know a gas mig would, So I was wondering if it is at all possible to convert a flux welder to gas? Most fluxcore welders have both use both gas and fluxcore wire but this on has no access holes to plumb a line through the back. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks--Kevin

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Lincoln offers a kit to retrofit most flux core welders to MIG, basically you just add a gas solenoid and reverse the polarity. If you don't already have a suitable gun and lead you will need that also, check with your local welding supplier they should be able to get everthing you will need. Also I think Northern tool has conversion kits.
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Most of the time you can get the Mig Conversion KIT at home depot right beside where the welders are. Go to lincolns site, find your model, and look at the extras on the right. Write down the model number and look on the shelves. The conversion cost between 100-200, and comes with everything you need except the tank and gas. Most of the lincoln machines that can be converted can handle the gas without a new gun, just need to change the tip.

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I've used a Lincoln flux core wire welder for about 10 years and it works very well as long as you're not looking for really pretty welds. They're almost impossible to get with a flux core wire welder. Lincoln sells conversion kits for right around $100. One of these days I'll convert mine, probably before I start on my deuce.
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re: Question about coverting flux welder to gas

Thanks for all the help. I'm gonna try to tune up the welder for now but this weekend i'll stop by the local welder just down the road. Thanks again.
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Mig Kit

I have a Lincoln Weld Pac 100. Last year I bought the mig kit and the aluminum kit for it. I also purchased both bottles with the proper gases for each type of welding. My steel welds look 100 times better and now I don,t shy away from aluminum projects. I bought all of the add ons for around $400 bucks. Worth every penny!
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