Originally Posted by KTM640Dakar
So usually you want to maintain a 5/8 inch stickout. If you get farther away from the weld puddle (1 inch or more stickout) the arc will lose arc length and spudder and pop.
When I hear that popping sound I always ask if they want some butter to go with the popcorn.
Sorry about thatÖ.. Iím a certified welder of 27 years and love all the info here. I think this could be my new place to come and read and learn. I work in a fab shop and love to fix things folks say canít be fixed, most of the time. Iím sure I will have some questions for the group from time to time. I have a mig and a tig welder at home so I tinker when I can.