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    Re: Help with my Everlast Tig 185 DV- Will not weld aluminum

    Sorry if my opinions come out to strong

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    Re: Help with my Everlast Tig 185 DV- Will not weld aluminum

    Quote Originally Posted by mad welder 4 View Post
    That's usually what it looks like when you first try to weld aluminum.
    Crank up the power and use balled lathinated or Zr doped tungsten.
    No. Not even. No ball, no zirconiated for inverters.
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    Re: Help with my Everlast Tig 185 DV- Will not weld aluminum

    Quote Originally Posted by lugweld View Post
    no zirconiated for inverters.
    Huh?
    First I am hearing about this.
    I have used it before and think it works great
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    Re: Help with my Everlast Tig 185 DV- Will not weld aluminum

    Ya I thought it welded super clean. But says it's only a ac tungsten

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    Re: Help with my Everlast Tig 185 DV- Will not weld aluminum

    Zirconiated is one step above pure and is designed for Transformers. I find that Zirconiated does give more trouble than others when used in an inverter. And where there are several other choices, Why?
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    Re: Help with my Everlast Tig 185 DV- Will not weld aluminum

    Quote Originally Posted by lugweld View Post
    Zirconiated is one step above pure and is designed for Transformers. I find that Zirconiated does give more trouble than others when used in an inverter. And where there are several other choices, Why?
    I could not have given a better answer. Ceriated is in the same boat.
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    Re: Help with my Everlast Tig 185 DV- Will not weld aluminum

    I have used Zi & Ce tungsten on inverters and they both work very well.
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    Re: Help with my Everlast Tig 185 DV- Will not weld aluminum

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamble View Post
    I have used Zi & Ce tungsten on inverters and they both work very well.
    My colors of the month are red and purple, with a nod to blue. If you would only let me have one I would give up red and purple I guess. Blue does it all but has some drawbacks. But then red works wonders on dual voltage inverters.
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    Re: Help with my Everlast Tig 185 DV- Will not weld aluminum

    Quote Originally Posted by shovelon View Post
    My colors of the month are red and purple, with a nod to blue. If you would only let me have one I would give up red and purple I guess. Blue does it all but has some drawbacks. But then red works wonders on dual voltage inverters.
    I have purple and you will find it collecting at the bottom of the drawer along with blue. From now on I will only use higher quality tungsten this $22.99 crap and under no matter what color is junk
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    Re: Help with my Everlast Tig 185 DV- Will not weld aluminum

    Sooooo, no solution? Bad gas? Come to mention it I've had bad gas today too... It got even worse reading some of these exchanges. I did think that the OP wasn't listening, which is entirely frustrating when people are trying to help, out of the goodness of their hearts. There is only a subjective reward for trying to help out, I think the least that can be done is to be courteous and try the various suggestions. Nobody really knows if the problem is real or what the real situation is so some sort of diplomacy should be in order.

    Then again, frequently free advice is worth what you pay for it unless it comes from your wife... I start my welding class in a week or so! Please, to all you experts and denizens of welding web, don't give up on us newbies just because one might not be grateful! Stand by to be bombarded.

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