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Really really bad tig

Postby pgl2389 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:08 pm

Can anyone help me? I am using pure argon have tried all different flow rates and angles. High and low current settings. Grinding the tungsten to a point. Little annoying because when using the tig welder at work I get very very good welds
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Re: Really really bad tig

Postby weldin mike 27 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:27 pm

Welcome

You most likely have some kind of gas issue. Check that you have welding grade 99% pure argon and if possible check your set up with a bottle of gas thats known to be good.
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Re: Really really bad tig

Postby Poland308 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:00 pm

And soap all your connections for the gas. When you start an arc can you hear the gas flowing at all?
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Re: Really really bad tig

Postby pgl2389 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:51 am

Checked for leaks and gas coverage, I am a little suspicious of the gas, it's from a supplier I have never used before. I'm going to take it to work today and hook it up to the machine I usually use and see what happens.
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Re: Really really bad tig

Postby Mike » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:16 am

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Re: Really really bad tig

Postby rahtreelimbs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:39 pm

Any chance your employer would allow you to take an argon tank home for a try? This would tell you straight away.
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