Difference between revisions of "TIG Water Cooler"

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**DO NOT Use Automotive Anti-Freeze
**DO NOT Use Automotive Anti-Freeze
**DO Use a Coolant for Water Coolers
**DO Use a Coolant for Water Coolers
*Possible Torches
**[http://airgas.com/browse/productDetail.aspx?Category=217&product=ESA948362 Angled head torch kit, 425A Max]
**[http://airgas.com/browse/productDetail.aspx?Category=217&product=RAD64005493 Pencil torch kit, 500A Max/350A Cont.]
**[http://weldingdirect.com/tigtowa.html Listing of several torch types, not sure which are appropriately compatible]

Revision as of 12:18, 11 May 2013

What it is

  • A device to pump cooling liquid through the TIG Welder torch, and to remove waste heat via a fan and radiator.

Who's working on it

  • Jody
  • Justin
  • Jason
  • Andrew

What needs to be done

  • General cleaning
  • Repair or replace motor (see parts list below)
  • Attach new power cord
  • New hoses
  • Hose parts to screw into welder
  • Research and purchase appropriate water cooled torch and lines (starter link)
  • Upload pictures of tool to Wiki (Currently available on G+ at this link)

Parts list

  • Motor - 1/4hp, 115/230v, 1725rpm - Currently not turning when power is applied, being investigated
  • Radiator - mounted to base - Type? Dimensions? Sound?
  • Fan - Attaches to motor via spindle and 5/32 hex setscrew
  • Base/reservoir - Dimensions? Sound?
  • Hoses - ?
  • Cover - attached with 6 sheet metal flathead/hex bolts-and-nuts,
  • Cord - Standard grounded plug - old one frayed and cut, replacement needed.

Motor Disassembly

  • Motor currently partly disassembled
    • Fan Removed
    • Mount removed (4 long bolts through casing)

Interesting Links