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Newbie from Maryland

Postby Onenastycummins » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:35 pm

Hey everyone! New guy here from Maryland, been a welder for 10 years and have been certified in tig aluminum, ASME stainless pipe and plate as well as structural steel. I do not weld for a living anymore since I started working for the railroad, well I don't consider thermite welding to classify you as a welder.
Either way I weld Here and there and do a decent amount of side work fabricating and welding at home and have had some issue with my machine and wondering if any experts here might be able to help, happy to be here!


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Re: Newbie from Maryland

Postby dgapilot » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:58 pm

Welcome, I'm also fro MD, Frederick County.


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Re: Newbie from Maryland

Postby Artie F. Emm » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:37 pm

Welcome from NoVA, about 8:00 on the Beltway. What's up with your machine?
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Re: Newbie from Maryland

Postby Onenastycummins » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:09 pm

It's had an issue welding aluminum since day one and I've tried everything to get it right with no results at all


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Re: Newbie from Maryland

Postby Onenastycummins » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:14 pm

Image tungsten looks like this after I strike an arc every time


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Re: Newbie from Maryland

Postby cj737 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:57 am

I saw your reply in the other thread that you have inspected thoroughly the gas/connections on your machine. Since in this post you indicate that this issue is related to aluminum arc strikes, I'd wager your polarity switch is whacked.
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Re: Newbie from Maryland

Postby Mike » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:59 am

Welcome...
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Re: Newbie from Maryland

Postby dgapilot » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:27 am

Saw your issues on your other thread. I don't have enough experience to comment, and haven't tried AL yet, but I also have a 210EXT. If you want to come over and try on my machine to see if there is any difference, you are welcome to.


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Re: Newbie from Maryland

Postby Onenastycummins » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:31 pm

dgapilot wrote:Saw your issues on your other thread. I don't have enough experience to comment, and haven't tried AL yet, but I also have a 210EXT. If you want to come over and try on my machine to see if there is any difference, you are welcome to.


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That Might be a good option! I'm about to throw this thing across the shop and buy a Lincoln here soon lol


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Re: Newbie from Maryland

Postby dgapilot » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:30 pm

PM me if you want to swing by. Bring some aluminum scrap as I don't have any. I should be home from tomorrow until Monday.


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