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KennethDante wrote:I don't know much about argon or shielding gas, but even if there is a leak, how bad can the leak possibly be in order to cause such a drastic breakdown of things. Doesn't sound reasonable unless its totally kinked line or it is disconnected. How's about checking your torch assembly/collet body deal. I've come across a few folks who have had them in backwards or wrong and messed up the flow of things. Just an idea!
TRC87 wrote:Thanks for all the replies. I'll answer your questions in order.
Jay_M: The argon and air for plasma go into the same port. Unfortunately, it is a ribbed nipple, not a threaded port. I had to attach another ribbed nipple to my argon bottle just to be able to connect it. I haven't leak tested any connections yet. I didn't realize that weak argon flow could cause a burned electrode. I'll go through and leak test everything tomorrow.