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A look back at this weekend tig welds

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  • #16
    my torch was at 45 degrees over the pool. The torch was pointing towards the rod
    the torch should be at 90 deg. or as close as you can to that, the filler should be close to 15 deg.
    sorry some how i missed thet part of your post.
    dissin bambi, i wasent diss'n him i was eating him.
    thanks for the help
    hope i helped
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Bert View Post
      ...from what i have herd its calmen to start low, every one tends to start out too cold. its only practise so heat it up and see how it goes...

      Let me interpret: "...from what I have heard, it's common to start low,
      everyone tends to start out too cold. It's only practice, so heat it up and see how it goes." THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR DISS'N BAMBI!!!!!!!!!!!

      The torch should be pointing at the puddle, not the filler rod. the puddle should melt the filler rod. One thing we teach in beginning TIG, is get a rythm going. That's why we count. One thing our teacher used to ALWAYS say "TURN UP THE HEAT!!!" I think it wa his mantra... Butt welds (hehe...hehe...Bart said "Butt"...), and corner welds are hard, 'cause the edge melts so easily. THAT takes a LOT of practice, so don't be discouraged!
      Just make DARN sure, your torch tip is straight between the 2 plates, and not pointed to one side or another! PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
      If your want, come on over, and I'll show you how

      Thanks for the tips, especially on the torch position on the corners.

      I'd love to come over and have you show me but my traveling days are over until my kids move out


      • #18
        fun4now, I was going to think of something witty, but I'm laughing too hard.
        Bart, it's ok, by the time the kids move out, maybe the prices of houses will go down and I'll have my own by then! then we can BBQ in my backyard
        I'm not late...
        I'm just on Hawaiian Time