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NAPA Mig Welder, Where to get a gun liner?


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Default NAPA Mig Welder, Where to get a gun liner?

I got this sunday afternoon and it works but the wire is burnt inside liner and can't be pulled out.Since it is Napa,I have no idea who made it or where to start looking for parts.
So any ideas,hints ,advice would be appreciated .
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Default Re: Napa mig welder,where to get a gun liner?

Might want to check into universal mig gun liners. I have had odd ball machines a few times and the liner was NLA so i had to modify something to make mine work untill i found out they make universal liners.
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002NH094 180 Amp Mig Gun With Century, Solar, Marquette Direct Connected ... Fits Marquette® 12208, 12209, 12184, 12190 and NAPA®
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Default Re: Napa mig welder,where to get a gun liner?

Well My long term winter project caused this to get shoved in the corner and forgot about.
I had a couple cylinders empty and had to go by Arc3 gases today.
I have spent the past week doing nothing but cleaning the shop up and getting things back to working like my blasting cabinets and such.I got this out and messed with it.Actually got the wire out of the liner!
So I put some wire in the machine and gave it a whirl and sure enough the power supply was ok and so forth,but the wire wouldn't travel smooth.
So I took the gun with me to the welding supply and they messed with it a minute and came out with a Tweeko liner . 17 bucks and it should work ok!
now to check with my buddy I got the machine from and see at least what the gauge looked like or if he still has it for the unimix.
I just feel like if I can keep the investment low it would be a good idea to have a spare welder in case I am in the middle of fixing something for someone and my Lincoln 180 croaks.
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I just feel like if I can keep the investment low it would be a good idea to have a spare welder in case I am in the middle of fixing something for someone and my Lincoln 180 croaks.
Must be why I have 11 of them in case the first 10 go tits up during a job.....
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Must be why I have 11 of them in case the first 10 go tits up during a job.....
well my 170 croaked out and left me standing with a gate half welded 1 day in a drive way.
This thing was free and so far i have 16 bucks in parts. so it is a cheap spare.
Or push comes to shove, a welder a friend could buy or borrow
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well my 170 croaked out and left me standing with a gate half welded 1 day in a drive way.
This thing was free and so far i have 16 bucks in parts. so it is a cheap spare.
Or push comes to shove, a welder a friend could buy or borrow
I's just bullshittin although I do have 11 welders. Five shop welders which are electric and several engine drive machines as I do quite a bit of portable repairs.

Always good to have a backup.
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Default Re: NAPA Mig Welder, Where to get a gun liner?

I still find it hard to believe that NAPA can sell you a welder and NOT support their product with parts.
What do they say when you ask about parts for one of their products? How does a guarantee apply if they don't do parts? (I realise this is an older machine and warranty is gone).
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I still find it hard to believe that NAPA can sell you a welder and NOT support their product with parts.
What do they say when you ask about parts for one of their products? How does a guarantee apply if they don't do parts? (I realise this is an older machine and warranty is gone).
Napa of late is just a shell of what it was in the 1970's into the early 1980's. When they started getting away from the professional trades to concentrate on the retail end, they started fitting into the likes of the Autozones, Advance, and the like a lot more than they did in the past.

I traded exclusively with a Napa franchise store for several years but the corporate structure demanded a new "retail friendly" atmosphere, (meaning new buildings as all were converted filling stations) or the franchise agreement would not be renewed, all four of the owner's stores were closed. The single corporate store that was built to fill that gap is no longer in existence so the formula must have worked well for them.
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Default Re: NAPA Mig Welder, Where to get a gun liner?

Yea Napa was a good source of parts for many years.I use Marquette cutting torches that used to be sold by Napa. Can't get parts for them either.

When I started doing tractor repairs and such years ago they had paper parts books that they could look in and find most anything you needed.
Now,if it aint on that idiot box,forget it.
All the good stores closed but 2 around here and 1 is tittering on closing.
The other survives because it is in the last real farming section of the county.
Mechanic shops around here use Advances or Orielys commercial department and frankly,I have access to Advances commercial parts and they are WORSE quality than what I can get across the counter as Johny no name customer.
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