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My free welder...score!!!

Some of you know I am the head of maintenance at a Holiday Inn. Anyway we are the type of hotel that most our customers are either corporate or construction type guests. Currently we have a large group of contrators staying with us. They have been working on there truck some in the parking lot including some welding. When my helper was taking out the trash today he found this welder in the dumpster they had pitched. He asked me if I wanted it so I said hell ya! Anyway I brought it home and pulled the tip, cut of the bad end of the wire and welded a bead with it. Although they didn't include the regulator it still has the tubing for gas and the did include a helmet in the dumpster for me...Cool huh!

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Thats awesome, nice find!
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good find
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That is awesome!
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Awesome!!!!!
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if you want a cheap regulator...Harbor freight has them!! Which is probably all you need. I bout my regulator at the welding shop, like 80buch, its nice don't get me wrong, but man alive was it spendy.
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dumpster diving ftw!
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want you to pm you my address so you can send it to me for free?
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my friend had the exact same welder, but it got stolen. those people that threw it away werent from nh by chance, were they?
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Nice!!! I need to get a welder, you could send it to me ill even pay for shipping and even throw in alittle extra :)
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nice find wish i could find one in a dumpster that works lol
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Yeah I need one with all the body work I do. I am planning on getting a regulator. I'm not sure were they are from. Sorry no shipping...lol
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Hell yea dude what a great find!
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nice! how much is that worth?
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Northern tool lists it for 389, now I have to practice some welding...lol
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great find...
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One man's trash is another man's new toy.
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nice find man. good luck taking up welding as a hobby.
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Yeah I used to weld quite bit with a stick welder so its not new to me but that was a long time ago. I just have to get the hang of the wire feed.
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