Is this a two stroke engine? I had the same issue with a Stihl weed eater, I pulled the muffler and drilled the baffle plate out, it is a little loud but it runs. Your old carby should work fine.
Always something breaking!!!
I got my Miller Blue Star DX185 Welder/Generator back up and running.
Had to replace the gas line and the plug that goes in the gas tank. Could
not find the original but a local parts store had one that works, so far.
I do a little stick welding, mostly with 6011 or 7018 rods, although the 7018 have to be ran at fairly high amperage. It also serves as my house generator, when the power is out. I also had to replace the 220 volt plug, that got broken, when trying to move the machine with my tractor.
I use a stick welder, but it is AC and mains powered.
Modern inverter welders are a lot better than the older transformer types. I use 6013 and 7014 mostly.
Those 7018 are low hydrogen… why use that?
We have a generator for power outages… it is only 2Kw but it will keep the fridges going and a few lights. Noisy beast.
Just what I have learned to use, about the only rod that will weld the steel on a tractor bucket. The 6013 is fine for general purpose welding, but the 6011, may not make a pretty weld, is a much easier rod to use.
My generator will run about everything in the house, except for the furnace and the electric water heater.
My next project is a new hard install of Gentoo on the new SSD in my large desktop.
The SSD is going to have
MX for stability, email, and writing
Void for containers and VM
Gentoo for R work and programming.
I find it helps if I dedicate one Linux to one task.
What I want to do is write out beforehand every step of the
Gentoo install, and I might even post it here, before I do it.
I have to wait for cooler weather… cant get caught with having to leave computer running for days in a heatwave.
It will be interesting to see if I can get it right on paper before the event.
The 6013 is good for galvanised steel… not as good as a MIG. I have not tried 6011… will get some Ferrocraft 11 and try.
I use hard facing rods too. They do good job on slasher blades. I build up the worn cutting edge with normal rods then coat it with hard facing , then grind the edge.
I did try how hydrogen rods for the buildup… they were OK but harder to use.
You have all the welding experience. I am just an amateur.
There was a guy who worked with me who was a fitter and turner… he taught me the basics.
Today’s version. Was slashing the front paddock and noticed a very muddy spot.
It was near a cutoff valve on our main water line.
Inspection was difficult… everything under water… but I could feel jet of water coming from base of valve.
Dug a drain, dug up about a metre around the valve, removed it and fitted a replacement ( we keep spares) .
It was not easy getting the new valve in… the line is 32mm heavy duty poly pipe and it is not very flexible.
Just finished before dark, covered in mud , and late for tea.
So yes, something always breaks.
No idea why a poly valve would develop a split?
Maybe livestock trampled it?