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Unread 08-04-2014, 06:57 PM   #721
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Thanks will do I've always wondered why I get a lot of slag and spatter.

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Unread 08-04-2014, 07:49 PM   #722
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It looks a little cold but not bad. Just for comparison this was done with a HH140 with flux core

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Unread 08-04-2014, 07:54 PM   #723
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What technique was the bead done in ? Did you just drags it ?
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Unread 08-13-2014, 06:27 PM   #724
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messed with some Stainless TIG today. Very new at TIG still.



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Unread 08-16-2014, 11:04 AM   #725
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First try at mig welding today, I've only done tig before. 1/4" steel using flux core on a Lincoln 140. What do you guys think?
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Unread 08-16-2014, 11:44 AM   #726
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Not bad for your first shot... Next time clean the rust off and bevel your two pcs so you have a groove to sink the filler wire into. With flux core you actually don't want to do any cursive 'e's or half moon patterns. Just drag with about a 10-15 degree angle. Check out this Steve Bleil instructional vid:
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Unread 08-17-2014, 10:20 AM   #727
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Unread 08-17-2014, 10:16 PM   #728
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I'm new to welding, what am i doing wrong?
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Unread 08-18-2014, 08:20 AM   #729
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You've got to keep your weaves tighter together. Also, torch angle appears to be aimed at the flat piece a little too much. Unless it's the camera angle, it looks like you have more weld on the flat piece instead of an equal amount of weld on both pieces.

The weld also looks a little "cold". Try upping your amperage 5 amps at a time, until the metal flows a little better.

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Unread 09-19-2014, 06:21 PM   #730
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Practicing my heat control, i know the weave needs work still but have heard of people doing this so i figured i'd give it a shot.



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Unread 09-19-2014, 08:02 PM   #731
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Practicing my heat control, i know the weave needs work still but have heard of people doing this so i figured i'd give it a shot.
Not bad! You will get better it just takes practice. What size tungsten are you using?
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Unread 09-19-2014, 08:08 PM   #732
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Unread 09-19-2014, 08:13 PM   #733
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Not bad! You will get better it just takes practice. What size tungsten are you using?
3/32 2% ceriated on my Hobart EZ-TIG 165 set on its lowest setting of 10 amps.
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Unread 09-19-2014, 08:51 PM   #734
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3/32 2% ceriated on my Hobart EZ-TIG 165 set on its lowest setting of 10 amps.
3/32 might be a bit big for that thin of material while you're learning. But it's a good universal size. Im not familiar with that machine but it looks like it does pretty well with thin material. I've used a few Lincoln machines that get crazy arc wander at low amperage.
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Unread 09-19-2014, 09:38 PM   #735
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This is my first panel patch with flux core mig. I don't think I am a natural. lol

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