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OK, I couldn't tell...was that Patsy Kline or Merle Haggard? :LOL:

That is one heck of a sewing machine. Must be about 5 HP!

Mikey, you can close the door now! We have been having single digit temps and about 9 inches of snow. One night, we saw -13°. Right now it is 7°, but we are having a heat wave today. It is supposed to hit 36°! This will be the first time we have been above freezing in over a week. I was over at my neighbors house yesterday helping hime fix his busted pipes.
I sure hate to see the electric bill since I have a heat pump and I've been running the heat strips all this time. I do have a wall mounted propane heater that I have been using to supplement the heat strips.
I gotta hand it to the USPS for mail delivery. They came through!
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OK, I couldn't tell...was that Patsy Kline or Merle Haggard? :LOL:

That is one heck of a sewing machine. Must be about 5 HP!
Loretta!
It sure is. 15 HP I think, with twin turbos. :p
It's the one I always wanted soooooo. . . . . why not.
Actually, It's even better than the one I always wanted due to it has a brush less servo motor and needle positioning that allows you half stitches. You can start/stop with the needle either up or down. Guy's use these motors on lathes for the control.
Single digits!!! Oh boy, I know about the heat strips. I use to only dread it when the second strip kicked in. It was a good pump for the time, newer pumps are even better now. Nice that you have the propane heat source. Your UPS driver seems to love his job. I had one driver for about three years who loved his job, he's the only one who backed his truck down my driveway. Never had a problem getting back up to the street. I did have a FedEx driver blow a transmission getting out. I had to pull him back up on the street, he drove off but the van wouldn't move the next day.
Stay warm and safe Joe.

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My old Miller Thunder Bolt welder quit and It's only 52 years old. Advice on a new welder don't need a wire feed welder got plenty of rods, would like AC/DC.
 

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Sorry for you loss; RIP

I like the electronic ones. They don't last as long, but they do seem to have improved lately. The one I have now is a 200A cheapo, been using it for 6 or 8 years.
DC output, I think they weld better than old wire wound.
Mainly, you can carry a 200A ark welder in one hand. And it takes up little space. and you can adjust the power with a small knob.
Here in Euroland there is the added benefit that I can plug it into standard 220v domestic outlets.
 

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I think you probably got your money's worth out of it!
My last welder is a Primeweld. I bought the AC-DC TIG, Stick welder and think it's a good one. I burned 30 plus pounds of 1/8" & 5/32nd rod both AC & DC when I built the tilt bucket. They have a 110/220 stick welder that's worth looking at. LINK
All their machines are three year warranty. Buy it thru Amazon, if you don't like it free returns for 30 days.
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I learned on an old red Tombstone... who else? Those are still real hard to kill.

Maybe it can be repaired. 🤞

That said yeah some of the new machines are pretty slick.
 

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I still have my 225 that I bought back in the late 70's, converted it to DC.

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:geek: Now you've got me thinking about using my spool gun on the 225 , DC MIG !!!🤓

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I'm with Mark.

While I do like the old rectifier welders, the new inverter welders do weld a lot nicer with the added benefits of being compact and light.

In the shop, the rectifier welder is my main choice but anything outside the shop, I'll just take my cheap 200A inverter welder.
 

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I ordered the Primeweld Ct520D. It's only money and it gets worth less every day. We will see how it works. That is if the if the order goes through, got declined last night;
Got an email from the card company today, not sure who declined the order.
 

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I'm glad you chose that one.
Looking forward to your review.
It's only money and it gets worth less every day.
My thought too!
I just sprung for a machine I'd always wanted, I am planning on spending mine.

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It's going to be a while they declined my order. My name is spelled wrong on the card sometimes it goes through and then again it don't.
The DMV decided to change my name some years back on my drivers license, just too much trouble to get it change back. You know the government never makes mistakes.
I'll get another credit card from another company with it spelled right. I only keep a card around a year or so with out changing the card number.
I tried Primeweld I new I couldn't deal with Amazon.
 

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Once upon a time the Wisconsin DMV gave me a sex change on my license... ya, no. Went right back in and raised some heck. Got changed back pronto.

Congrats on the new little ones guys, enjoy 'em before they get big. The Peanut is eagerly anticipating her 5th birthday... lotsa fun. Son graduates from college next month.
 

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I thought the "P" stood for something else.

Let me re phrase that, had to look it up "**********" well they think it's a bad word but it's not.
so, pick - a knee - knee - y
Oh, so now I guess it's a bad word.
I was out dated apparrently.
Still going by wiki's first
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No offense meant, feel free to delete this post.

What! No Captain Beefheart reference tonight!
LOL!!

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Yeah that's a funny one, you can't even say '***', like the kind the beavers build.

'Peanut' is a nickname for Rei, our little gal.

Waiting on a shipment of live fish, evidently the Emperor didn't give the delivery guy the day off. 😜
 

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'Peanut' is a nickname for Rei, our little gal.
Yes, which you sometimes shorten to just"P".
I wonder if this will auto correct too.
LOL! I just started calling them "darns" when we had a big problem in northern Cal a couple years ago when the Oroville spillway had breached. Can I say breached?

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