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    Questions about Lincoln 180 and gas

    Hey guys I have been reading this site for a while but haven't really posted much. Now I need some help. When I bought my Lincoln 180 I hooked the polarity up for running fluxcore. I just bought a 60cuf bottle with argon/co2. I was welding with it today and it just doesn't seem like it is welding properly now that may just be me but am i supposed to switch the polarity to tun solid wire and gas

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    Re: Questions about Lincoln 180 and gas

    The shorty answer is yes, you need to switch polarity for solid wire.

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    Re: Questions about Lincoln 180 and gas

    I'm pretty sure the Instructions are on the inside of the Door
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    Re: Questions about Lincoln 180 and gas

    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    I'm pretty sure the Instructions are on the inside of the Door
    I didn't think about it till I was inside and I had put everything away so figure while I was on the internet I would ask.

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    Re: Questions about Lincoln 180 and gas

    Failing to read instructions and warnings in the welding world, CAN get you killed.

    It is not like a computer.

    Also if you switch from FCAW to GMAW you may need to change the liner that the filler wire runs thru. Did you read about that in your instruction book?

    I predict that in the very near future a person will not just be able to walk into a store and buy a welding rig with NO training at all.

    That will happen when the first oxy-actylene rig blows up in a parking lot.

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    Re: Questions about Lincoln 180 and gas

    The liner is already in it. Eas up dude all I did was ask about the polarity didn't ask how to hook up the work clamp or where to point the gun.

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    Re: Questions about Lincoln 180 and gas

    Quote Originally Posted by onewyr View Post
    The liner is already in it. Eas up dude all I did was ask about the polarity didn't ask how to hook up the work clamp or where to point the gun.
    Pretty close
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    Re: Questions about Lincoln 180 and gas

    Yep, gotta switch the polarity. Don't worry about it man. I forget all the time and I weld for a living, lmao. Of course I recognize it real quick too with the accompanying aw sh@t.
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