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  • Teeps
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    Dang you guys are good, you can tell welding processes by the sound!!! haha.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing this article on building a trailer.
    I'm interested in one day becoming a good enough welder to do this project.
    Although I will probably wait until I have a couple years of solid welding experience, and a few welding courses under my belt, (as well as taking samples to the experts before completing it.

    Thanks much, and keep us posted!!!!

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  • ASKANDY
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    Well, if it's in position, Spray is great. Building a trailer is not going to be in position all the time. Also you are correct in having to put a different gas on. Anything 90% argon up to 98/2 will do. I would stay with short circuit. We are doing a trailer project to be documented for the site early next year. Should be fun as I'm going to use a few different types of welders to give everyone a taste of each ones capabilities.

    Good luck

    Andy

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  • BradJacob
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    Originally posted by ASKANDY
    Most definitely!

    You are very close to a spray most likely a glob transfer.

    Why are you on tap 7? Are you welding 3/8"?

    Andy
    Glob Transfer: I think that may have been the case - the bead was THICK - a lot of filler metal. Nice looking though!

    Why on Tap 7? - Dan made me do it! No, he suggested those settings to me for 1/4. I believe he used these settings to get that awesome looking weld with his 251. I was just trying different things.

    What is a better method, glob, short or spray for 1/4 angle iron - that needs to be strong? (trailer construction - see my new post)

    Thanks Andy. You, Dan and Hawk have taught me SO much with questions I asked and by me just reading your posts.

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  • ASKANDY
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    Most definitely!

    Tap 7 is the highest voltage setting and by slowing your wire down, you are burning the wire off too quick. The wire never gets a chance to hit the work piece. The wire hitting the work piece many times a second gives you the bacon fry sound. You are very close to a spray most likely a glob transfer.

    Why are you on tap 7? Are you welding 3/8"?

    Andy

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  • BradJacob
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    Originally posted by ASKANDY
    sounds like you made a higher voltage adjustment and you are near a spray.

    A-
    Hey Andy,

    Well, I'm almost positive that I had it on tap-7 (MM210) and I slowed the wire feed FROM 80 TO 45-50. Then the sizzle sound dissappeared and I got the sound I described. I'm using C75% - could I have begun to spray? I thought you couldn't with C75% ???

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  • ASKANDY
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    sounds like you made a higher voltage adjustment and you are near a spray.

    A-

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  • BradJacob
    started a topic While Welding, My Bacon Sound Gets Lost ?

    While Welding, My Bacon Sound Gets Lost ?

    I was welding last night and trying some different settings. All my welds produce a "bacon-sizzle" sound. Then I swtched some settings around (forgot to write them down as I changed them) and all of a sudden, my bacon sizzle was gone

    The sound was simply that of the shielding-gas flowing and every so often, a faint crack or pop. It almost sounded "torch-like" - if you know what I mean.

    The bead that it made was really nice though.

    Anybody else every have this happen to them? And if so, what actually "did" happen?
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