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tarmacblack

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Coolmate coolant?
« on: September 13, 2011, 01:30:14 PM »
I just scored a coolmate 4 to pair up with my dynasty and I'm wondering what you guys with water cooled tigs use for coolant.  I like the idea of the the miller/weldcraft approved coolant, I just don't like the idea of $30 a gallon when the cooler has a 4-gallon capacity......

Will the miller coolant mix with distilled water?

Any alternatives?

Thanks for the input guys!

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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 01:52:56 PM »
I just scored a coolmate 4 to pair up with my dynasty and I'm wondering what you guys with water cooled tigs use for coolant.  I like the idea of the the miller/weldcraft approved coolant, I just don't like the idea of $30 a gallon when the cooler has a 4-gallon capacity......

Will the miller coolant mix with distilled water?

Any alternatives?

Thanks for the input guys!

I can't help you about the cool mate.  But I have run well water Thur a house type water filter for many many years with both my Miller Gold star and Lincon square wave tig.  never a problem.

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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 09:20:49 PM »
i think it dose dilute ,tyred anty freeze but i had to change more offten it went slimy and shit the miller stuff works real good but there are others out there

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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 06:08:03 AM »
Straight water is all you need. Run it for............................................................well, forever with no issues ever. I never have below freezing temps in the shop.
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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 10:32:53 AM »
straight waters not so good for some bit in side your coolmate

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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 10:35:52 AM »
 All I have ever used is water.
 But I am in Florida.
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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 11:11:26 AM »
straight waters not so good for some bit in side your coolmate
Sorry ,but that is just corporate  bs1. Nothing in the cooler will be harmed.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 11:58:26 AM »
The machine at my house I just hook to a garden hose.
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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 12:37:19 PM »
DId that for years but got tired of having to make sure drain hose was actually IN the drain.  eyes Ab out 5 years ago went to cooler. Should have done so a long time earlier.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 01:26:16 PM »
you do need something to stop corotion in the pump or they do shit them selves

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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 02:54:32 PM »
OK ,you do what you want and I'll keep the money for additives in my pocket as I want. ;D  We all have different beliefs and go by those that we have found to be true from our own personal experience. Now that I've said that,my pump will take a shit tomorrow.................................. eyes ;D
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Coolmate coolant?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 03:56:48 PM »
OK ,you do what you want and I'll keep the money for additives in my pocket as I want. ;D  We all have different beliefs and go by those that we have found to be true from our own personal experience. Now that I've said that,my pump will take a shit tomorrow.................................. eyes ;D

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