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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby Olivero » Wed May 10, 2017 9:54 am

exnailpounder wrote:
Olivero wrote:Weeeeeell. I never tried a gas lens, I told Nail I would... but I never did.

I like the alumina cups.

You never tried a gas lens???? :cry:


Aw shaite. Here we go.

No, I never did. I know... I know........

I just couldn't bring myself too it. so I bought a box of cups instead :lol:
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby jernigan78 » Thu May 11, 2017 7:56 pm

Aloha guys. I almost always use a gas lens. Tried it when I first started to tig and never went back. M. Furick now makes clear cups that can handle being used for AC. And let me say they are sweet. Makes it so much easier to see whats going on. I also use Furick cups a lot for stainless, and the coverage is the best. Pics below are all with clear cups/gas lenses.
#1. the first test run on aluminum when I got my Dynasty. Pretty much just playin around and getting a feel for the machine.
#2. Some leveling feet I made yesterday for a new milling bench im making. Only running 15CFH gas. almost no color.
#3. Screenshot of the M. Furick website showing his ally cups. Good stuff. (and no I don't work there, haha) http://furickcup.com/furickshop/
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby jernigan78 » Thu May 11, 2017 7:58 pm

ok... reverse the order in my previous post. lol. They came out in the reverse order of what I uploaded them in.
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby Olivero » Sat May 13, 2017 1:20 pm

Alright, now that's some cups I am willing to try, I emailed you guys asking some questions.
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby Motomazzo » Wed May 17, 2017 10:14 pm

I had a bad bottle of Argon just a few weeks ago. It's been in my shop for 5-6 years or so. Gas was okay(noble gasses don't go bad) but apparently, there was moisture or corrosion or whatever in the bottle. Couldn't keep the black bits out of my welds on aluminum for anything. Mild steel was not much better. Finally, neighbor across the street brought over his bottle of Argon. After we purged the lines, it was like night and day. We switched back and forth several times and each time we could duplicate the symptoms. I returned the bottle with 500 psi left. Got an exchange and blew through the entire bottle, no issues whatsoever....except the ones which were entirely my fault. :-)
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