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Willvis
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  • Willvis
    started a topic Best water cooled tig torch?

    Best water cooled tig torch?

    What's everyone running for water cooled torches? I was using a ck flex lock, but it blew up on me last night. My own fault for being too cheap(and poor) to have a proper cooler. I was circulating water with a little spray pump, pump was getting weak and not flowing enough water. I love the flex lock...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Pontoon build
    No, but I can tell you its a lot, haha. Although with aluminum it goes pretty quick, its the fitting part and figuring things out that has been time consuming. If I keep building more I'm sure I will drastically cut the time down. Also I'm getting pretty good results now with my spoolatic and lincoln...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Pontoon build
    Your pics Noel:




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  • Willvis
    replied to TIG vs Pulse TIG
    Looks cool. That's a good idea about the amperage on the machine, should give you a similar idea of average input into the weld like I was saying minus the time factor. So if its averaging 45 amps on pulse, or you were welding at just straight 45 it should be the same amount of heat input if your moving...
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  • Willvis
    replied to TIG vs Pulse TIG
    Got any pics? Stainless sure does love to distort, Im not sure there's much you can do other then skip around. Is there and way you can fit it up so when you weld it pulls to where you want it to go? The pulsing will only help with distortion if it actually lowers your overall (average) heat input....
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  • Willvis
    replied to Pontoon build
    The mig would definitely work well with the backing bar. I need to get a push pull gun for my welder, Ive got a spoolmatic 30a hooked to the lincoln right now but I can only really use the regular cv settings. The pulse settings dont work properly because the wire speeds all messed up with the spool...
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  • Water cooled to air cooled pushed pull gun

    Seen a good deal on a xr15 push pull gun. Only problem is that it's water cooled and I don't really want to buy a water cooler or the hassle of setting up some sort of water pumping system. I'm wondering if the water runs through the power cable like it does for tig torches and if so if it can be changed...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Pontoon build
    I was hoping to avoid two welds to put in the baffle, but I may have to.I think what I might do is mig the baffle to the flat bar, and then tig the flat bar on the edge of the tube before adding the next section on like you said. Once the next section is on I can probably blend the other weld in while...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Syncrowave 200 HF problem
    Not the solution your looking for but miller does or did make just a high frequency box. Maybe look for a used one? Could be cheaper than trying to fix it
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  • Was this still alot cheaper then just buying a hypertherm plasma cutter? How do you like that plasma cutter? Ive been hearing pretty good stuff about these everlast welders. I'm gonna pick up one of their tig coolers soon. Eventually maybe I'll get their biggest tig welder and a plasma.
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  • Willvis
    replied to Pontoon build
    I'm not concerned about the argon. Its and open ended tube and I would only be 4' inside of it. The fumes are another story but that's what a respirator is for. Then I have to choose if I would rather mig or tig it. Tig being a lot more difficult and ackward in that position. With mig I gotta worry...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Pontoon build
    Lots of different ways to skin a cat I guess. I like the idea of putting the hole at the bottom of the bulkhead and having a drain at the back. If going this route does the bulkhead have to be air tight (other then the bottom hole obviously) or would it not matter? Im still trying to figure out the...
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  • I'm not to sure. I think the spool guns use it connected to the chasis but I'm not too sure. Its not even needed, I made an adapter to run my miller spool gun on my lincoln machine and just left that connection out since theres no pin on the lincoln side. They put some stuff in for future use as well,...
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  • Sounds like you got it figured out. Id give the 3t mode a shot if I had a dynasty. Also I'm a huge fan of the ck worldwide flex loc torches. Id you dont know what they are you can adjust the head to whatever angle you like. It makes welding so much more comfortable as you can always find a comfortable...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Strange welding helmet problem
    I didn't read through everything, and I'm not sure why you were getting arc flashed. But I did want to comment that a shade 12 lens is not that dark and impossible to see like some implied. The key is having a good clean glass filter lens and clean clear lenses. I'll admit ive done 99% of my welding...
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  • Amphenol part numbers:
    97-3106A-20-27P
    97-3057-1010

    These guys make button switches like the miller one. You would have to tape 2 of them on like you said. Then you would need a length of 18/4 soow cord (might need to special order from an electrical wholesaler) or use 2 18/2...
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  • Looked up the 3t function. If I understand it correctly you can use the two buttons to either ramp up or down the amperage while maintaining the arc. If thats correct I can see how that would be pretty cool for aluminum.

    Its odd that they don't make a specific button for this? I dont think...
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  • Im not sure what your trying to do. I just looked up this rpbs-14. It looks like it would be sortof like a rocker switch. When you push on it locks down and closes the circuit. When you push off it releases and breaks the circuuts. It would use 2 wires. All the remotes use 2 wires for the contactor,...
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  • What does 3t do and what is the purpose of dual buttons. The little button switches are momentary. In 2t mode you have to hold the button to maintain the arc. In 4t you push once and arc starts, push again and arc stops. Can you explain this 3t and dual buttons and what the purpose is?

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  • It wouldn't hurt to run it on the sheet of glass with some very fine sand paper. Why not do it, I mean how long is it going to take? And yes there is a thermal paste you can put on, and it can make a big difference. Does the factory put the paste on though? I kind of doupt it. But again for the minimal...
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