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  1. #1
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    Thanks to this site members.

    Can't tell you how much I appreciate this site for the amount of knowledge is in print (and even better in pictures) for helping with this craft that I have come to really enjoy so much.

    For years I've been putzing around trying to get my welds to look (and function) correctly, whether watching videos (such as Jodi) on Youboob, or playing on the welder every time I get the opportunity. It's only recently, what I realized that it's always the user's inexperience, and lack of understanding of what , how and when that causes poor results.

    I had NO IDEA that the machine needed to be checked for settings regarding roller tension, and guide tensions. I read through several of the Burnback threads, and found that the little ball I was creating on the end of the wire, was not supposed to be, or beneficial to be there. It turns out that I had my wheel tension, and wire tensions all wrong, and when I switched from .030 to .023, the reason for all the messed up, burned up tips was because my feed speed was wrong, the tension was wrong, and the roller pressure was all wrong.

    Ugh.

    I'm still creating some (less occasional) poor results, but the better results are more prominent now.

    Thanks to all that post here, create threads here, and provide insight into such a fun way of spending my time.

    T man.


    15 + years working for myself, and by golly, I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up.

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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    It's about the coolest forum on the net....Have fun man

  3. #3
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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    The manual said nothing about adjusting the tensioner?
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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    The manual said nothing about adjusting the tensioner?
    There's a manual????
    T man.


    15 + years working for myself, and by golly, I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up.

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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    Quote Originally Posted by T man View Post
    There's a manual????
    If it's anything like the 'manual' that came with my Chicom pulse mig, about all it's useful for is...... ...…..Nah.....can't think of a thing.

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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    Lemme get my Geritol......
    OK.

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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    Do they still make Geritol? I haven't seen any since I was a kid, .........years and years ago.
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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    Quote Originally Posted by CAVEMANN View Post
    Do they still make Geritol? I haven't seen any since I was a kid, .........years and years ago.
    It's in the same isle with the brylcreem

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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    Dulcolax came to mind.

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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    Quote Originally Posted by LtBadd View Post
    It's in the same isle with the brylcreem
    Now your aging yourself LT! LOL I haven't heard of that in years. hahaha
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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    Oh crap... I may be about to learn the same lesson. I've had my MIG (Lincoln 180) for about 4 yrs and haven't used it much... quite frankly I was never as comfortable with it as I was my O/A or buzz boxes. Yesterday I pulled it out to rebuild a shaft I wanted to do cool, and the wire wouldn't feed consistently. I haven't had time to mess with it, but I think it might be slippage in the rollers. I think my "manual" was a CD that was little more than a sales pitch and the usual warnings not to swallow the machine... learning curves can be tough some times...
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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    Quote Originally Posted by T man View Post
    Can't tell you how much I appreciate this site for the amount of knowledge is in print (and even better in pictures) for helping with this craft that I have come to really enjoy so much.

    For years I've been putzing around trying to get my welds to look (and function) correctly, whether watching videos (such as Jodi) on Youboob, or playing on the welder every time I get the opportunity. It's only recently, what I realized that it's always the user's inexperience, and lack of understanding of what , how and when that causes poor results.

    I had NO IDEA that the machine needed to be checked for settings regarding roller tension, and guide tensions. I read through several of the Burnback threads, and found that the little ball I was creating on the end of the wire, was not supposed to be, or beneficial to be there. It turns out that I had my wheel tension, and wire tensions all wrong, and when I switched from .030 to .023, the reason for all the messed up, burned up tips was because my feed speed was wrong, the tension was wrong, and the roller pressure was all wrong.

    Ugh.

    I'm still creating some (less occasional) poor results, but the better results are more prominent now.

    Thanks to all that post here, create threads here, and provide insight into such a fun way of spending my time.

    I won't name names. We got a few testosterone burned know it alls, but with a few exceptions, members here either have something to offer, and give knowledge generously, or seek that gift of knowledge. Many fall in the middle, giving, while receiving.

    Then we have Moto.

    I too am very grateful of the seasoned veterans who were not stingy with their hard earned skill. I salute them, and thank them for their generosity.
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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    F-225 amp Forney AC Stick
    230 amp Sears AC Stick
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    Re: Thanks to this site members.

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    But if you use that site, don't do what I did and walk away with the printer printing off the same stuff in 14 different languages.... grrrrr. Turned out all I needed was a new tip and to reset the tension.... dahhh.
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