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10-17-2007, 12:45 AM
Old man, new to the list. Lots of welding stuff, Oxy acetylene, a Lincoln buzz box, a 110 v Lincoln Mig and my newest, a Lincoln 175 Tig. Found out welding aluminum is harder than it looks. Was practicing on some cut up extrusions from screen doors. Found out I can make a hole quicker with the tig than I can with a drill press. :laugh: Guess I can't stand and use the foot control with any degree of finesse. Learned about the Tig suntan real quick too. No more shirtless stuff either. Nice being onboard.

10-17-2007, 08:00 AM
Good to have you... Most screen doors are anodized and have to have that removed before you can get a decent bead going. Find yourself a stainless wire brush and some acetone and a nice small piece of aluminum stock. You can still punch holes quickly if you hesitate too long, but you can also get a bead going before you have melt-thru.