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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:33 am

Warren, Thank you too. I'm a leaner. I'll have to work on my posture to put less force on my torch hand.
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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:58 pm

I think I figured out what a contaminated weld puddle looks like. This would be tungsten contamination.
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Re: My progress

Postby cj737 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:38 pm

Learn something every time you weld!

I think it's tremendous that you're plowing away, working towards a goal, unafraid of public commentary. With that determination, IG will no doubt have a new, highly trafficked account 8-)
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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:13 pm

Today's contaminated pool is a 309LW failure.
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Re: My progress

Postby Poland308 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:04 pm

Leaving the wire stuck in the puddle isn't contamination. It's something I do regularly. I use it as a location to taper of my arc as I reposition. Then I just light back up on the wire.
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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:12 pm

Yeah yeah That's what I meant.... I always do that on purpose. :lol:
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Re: My progress

Postby cj737 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:58 am

And doing that also protects the filler wire from contamination from being exposed to the atmosphere. It's commonly intentional for stainless pipewelders to do this. Now, if it were your tungsten, that would be a different story... :o
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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:43 pm

That was the "W" in the failure mode. At one time I had 2 tungstens and a filler at the same time.
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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:56 am

Wow, what a break from the internet. I didn't mean to just disappear. I've been welding regularly just not getting online much. That broken chair that I was welding seems to have lost it's temper and now if you lean back too far it changes the neutral point where the rocking chair rocks. Oh well, it was broken before I tried to fix it.
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