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Old 04-01-2011, 03:06 PM   #1921
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No gloves? Guess you don't do too much welding.

Just remember this: Be real careful if you weld with AC. A low AC voltage that ends up going across your chest can kill you "dead as a mackerel".

DC is far safer.
Thats whyn they don't use ac underwater. Only dc!
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:15 PM   #1922
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Basic stick welder, no gas....the flux on the stick. Mine is AC output.

I'm talking about just using one hand to hold one of the items being welded, while wearing shoes....on concrete.

I use one hand to tack weld two pieces together all the time and have not been shocked, using welding gloves,and dc smaw gmaw and gtaw. I have a good ground clamp on the table. The only time I have had a little jolt is when tig welding and the end of the filler rod hit the lamp above me. I guess it shorted through me? My teacher always told us to keap the clamp away from our body because your keychain, beltbuckle etc. could hit it and light you up.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:17 PM   #1923
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That is how you get the nice puddles. Drink more coffee.

Definately with 7018 rods!
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:51 PM   #1924
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A friend was holding the bumper of a 60s VW I was laying under the car with the rod. Some how he got zapped and dropped the bumper on me. Not much to weld to under there.

I have only been zapped changing electrodes with wet gloves on. OR kept my foot on the pedal while changing tungsten.

I lean or rest on my work when I can. I always wear gloves. You only need to be burnt good once.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:18 PM   #1925
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:25 PM   #1926
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Got a tungsten question. We have been using pure tungsten while welding with ac with aluminum at school. I've been reading that the orange (cerium) and brown (zirconium), are better for aluminum, but have not tried it. Any advice or opinions?
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:56 PM   #1927
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how do i get my hand to quit shakeing
What type of welding? MIG is easiest to find a way to steady the gun on some of the workpiece or brace the gun hand with the off-hand and set up your work when possible to be able to rest one or both arms on sometung steady. Setting up the work and providing for arm rests and bracing one hand with the other will work with stick too. Steady the arms and the hands will be steadier.

I have trouble with hand twitching more than shaking, and it gives be a big PITA when cutting with OA. When I cut flat stock now, I use a piece of big angle steel sized just right to clamp along the cut line and let the torch slide along a smoothed edge. Keeps the torch the right distance off the work and makes steady clean cuts.

Hhmm..... I should make up a similar one for straight MIG welds where I'm working on a table/bench or an object I can clamp a guide onto.... Yeah, that's it.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:14 PM   #1928
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Got a tungsten question. We have been using pure tungsten while welding with ac with aluminum at school. I've been reading that the orange (cerium) and brown (zirconium), are better for aluminum, but have not tried it. Any advice or opinions?

In a pinch I've used orange and red but green works the best.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:38 PM   #1929
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Got a tungsten question. We have been using pure tungsten while welding with ac with aluminum at school. I've been reading that the orange (cerium) and brown (zirconium), are better for aluminum, but have not tried it. Any advice or opinions?

It wont produce a nice ball on the end if it's 2% cerriated or zirc, pure gives you a nice polished ball. 2% just kind of stubs off and gives you a funky pattern on a std old A/C tig machine. The newer dynastys and such allow you to adjust the frequency to use a 2% on alum.

Cerriated isnt radioactive after use as thoriated is.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:18 PM   #1930
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I have a Miller 211 MIG welder (Bigger brother of the 180) with the "110/220" capability, My problem is that I can not find the proper connector for the 220 mode, Do you guys know where I can find the part on the net since the shops around here (salt lake city) don't have a clue or maybe I'm just not looking on the right places.

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Old 04-02-2011, 10:19 PM   #1931
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Trying to weld stainless for the first time with arc rods.

Will I see a bubble flow or will it welds like a mig?

welding it with ac

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Old 04-03-2011, 04:20 AM   #1932
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I have a Miller 211 MIG welder (Bigger brother of the 180) with the "110/220" capability, My problem is that I can not find the proper connector for the 220 mode, Do you guys know where I can find the part on the net since the shops around here (salt lake city) don't have a clue or maybe I'm just not looking on the right places.

Thanks in advance
I made mine. Using 12 gauge 110v extension cord and the proper plug.

I have a V160S and Miller passport. Both 110/220 Its easier using lengths of extension cord than running 60 feet of leads off my engine drive on the back of the truck. Both are pretty useless to me on 110.

I will take a picture if you want.

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Trying to weld stainless for the first time with arc rods.

Will I see a bubble flow or will it welds like a mig?

welding it with ac

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Welds like carbon steel with stick.

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Old 04-03-2011, 08:46 AM   #1933
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Got a tungsten question. We have been using pure tungsten while welding with ac with aluminum at school. I've been reading that the orange (cerium) and brown (zirconium), are better for aluminum, but have not tried it. Any advice or opinions?
I like the brown, it seems to have a bit more stable of an arc. Never tried the orange.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:03 PM   #1934
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I tried all colors of tungsten. Using an inverter, It doesn't seem to matter what I use. I do not use pure (green). A semi point is better than a ball for me on aluminum.

It does not matter what color the tip is when I dip it in the puddle which I seem to do a lot of. Carbon steel or aluminum.

I do have a sharpener with a diamond wheel. It was about three hundred bucks and worth it.

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Old 04-03-2011, 04:21 PM   #1935
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I made mine. Using 12 gauge 110v extension cord and the proper plug.

I have a V160S and Miller passport. Both 110/220 Its easier using lengths of extension cord than running 60 feet of leads off my engine drive on the back of the truck. Both are pretty useless to me on 110.

I will take a picture if you want.

Thanks

So where did you get the "proper Plug", yes I was ready to make my own too, In fact I have the "Cord" already as well as the "Wall Plug" but I'm missing the one that connects into the Miller receptacle.

Ps: I love the passport's reason why I got the 211, I just wish I have the extra money for one of them.
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