Originally Posted by Mose
SouthernYankee, I have followed your thread and it was part of the inspiration to dive in and maybe learn to weld some for this project.
I just did a quick review of your thread and didn't see if you used Weldless fittings or welded couplings. I'm mentally stuck on being able to weld fittings if I'm going to get into welding at all, but don't know enough yet to determine if it must be done with full out TIG, especially considering some have soldered fittings in their keggles.
I'm going to do some reading on what I can do and how. I looked on ebay last night and found a couple Mig-flux core welders for $150. Any opinions on a factory recoditioned Campbell Hausfeld Mig or Flux-core welder for $150?
I used weldless fittings for my keggles.
I never had the intention of trying to weld fittings onto my kegs. The welder I bought was strictly for building the brew stand itself.
I knew if I wanted to install welded fittings onto my kegs. I would let someone else do it.
Kegs around the Atlanta area are hard to come by. So this is why I went with the weldless. Which I don't have a problem with. I didn't want to try to weld some fittings in and really mess up the kegs.
You have to ask yourself how much do you really want to spend on the overall project. If the reconditioned welder is something you might consider and is in your price range. Then go for it.
Ive never used Campbell Hausfeld products..so I cant comment there.