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  • #16
    Just because you are a good driver doesn't mean you shouldn't buckle your seatbelt before you hit the pedal

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    • #17
      Laminar Flow

      Originally posted by fairandfree View Post
      Just because you are a good driver doesn't mean you shouldn't buckle your seatbelt before you hit the pedal
      Not trying to be mean spirited.... but we seem to be missing each other in the fog.... I think you are barking up the wrong tree... well intentioned.. but misdirected...

      1. The purpose of a gas lense is to direct the shielding gas in a laminar flow so that it can hug the surface without turbulence.... introducing anything into that gas stream will destroy the laminarity of that flow and reintroduce the turbulence that the gas lense was supposed to eliminate.... thus destroying its usefulness....Bottom line... you are back to square one and might as well be using a conventional cup and collet....

      2. If you are getting spatter while tig welding you have a problem with the process, preparation or technique... drop back and reexamine what you are doing... if you are getting spatter then your weld quality is likely suffering as well, with contamination and inclusions... and are defeating one of the major advantages of TIG and that is the purity of the weld bead...

      Have attached a couple of pics of the laminar flow

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      • #18
        Isn't deionized water cheaper to buy that buying a DI filter and RO membrane for a TIG torch cooler?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by brims View Post
          Isn't deionized water cheaper to buy that buying a DI filter and RO membrane for a TIG torch cooler?
          Not if you already have an RO system. Get yourself some much better tap water and free coolant at the same time. The RO membrane and DI filter are not installed in your cooler, they are just used to obtain a supply of clean and deionized water for use in a closed-circuit flow loop. Once you cap off your tank (you can use a 3 or 5 gallon water bottle if you would like to visually inspect your coolant at will) and connect your lines, you don't need a filter in your water cooler system.

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          • #20
            Hiya FairandFree. Welcome!!!!


            Nice of you to join the forum and share your discoveries with us. Keep'em coming.

            I use RO water in my coolers too. I don't think it takes out all the minerals, but in 33 years I have never had a problem with corrosion.

            BBUUUUTTT,
            filters are definately recommended. Last thing you want is to pump lint into your torch. All of my Procons have screens built into the pump. If I did not have them I would purchase standalone filter screens.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by fairandfree View Post
              Just because you are a good driver doesn't mean you shouldn't buckle your seatbelt before you hit the pedal
              It is more like adding a second seatbelt to the drivers seat believing it will make for a better driver rather then improving on the basic skills of driving.

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