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Re: Really bad smut

Postby Poland308 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:04 am

Is the plug you plug the welder into good and tight? And is the voltage correct? I.e. Do you have a bad plug internally at the wall. Is there any thing else you took apart to transfer the welder to the other location that may have gotten reassembled one way when you were there and a different way when you got home?
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Re: Really bad smut

Postby Sharn schimke » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:06 am

Poland308 wrote:Is the plug you plug the welder into good and tight? And is the voltage correct? I.e. Do you have a bad plug internally at the wall. Is there any thing else you took apart to transfer the welder to the other location that may have gotten reassembled one way when you were there and a different way when you got home?

No all the same assembly. All the wiring in the wall is new and good so is the plug on the machine.
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Re: Really bad smut

Postby Poland308 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:23 am

Can you take a picture of the front of your weld machine? So we can see where your dials and or switches are set? Is this a 3 phase or single phase powered machine?
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Re: Really bad smut

Postby Artie F. Emm » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:17 am

Back to the gas for a minute: you said the bottle has been changed, got it.

Have you made good welds with the gas from the current bottle?
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Re: Really bad smut

Postby 5th Street Fab » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:10 pm

To me it looks like bad gun angle. Point your gun at a 15 to 20 degree Pushing angle. When I started I found I needed even more of an angle then I thought. Try it.
Remember with aluminum it's push only. When you pull the gun it'll look like your picture.

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Re: Really bad smut

Postby Sharn schimke » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:34 am

Artie F. Emm wrote:Back to the gas for a minute: you said the bottle has been changed, got it.

Have you made good welds with the gas from the current bottle?

No! No better!
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Re: Really bad smut

Postby Artie F. Emm » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:10 am

- poor quality welds at home
- good quality welds away from home (at the trade school)
- never able to achieve good welds using gas from the bottle at home

Contaminated gas at home? Mis-labeled bottle contains other than pure argon?
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