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    Stick to Tig conversion hook up question

    I have an old DC stick welder whose leads are hard wired. So for the Tig conversion to weld DCEN ideally I would switch the leads and put the stinger on the lug (now negative charge) and the now reversed ground clamp (now positive charge) to my welding material source. Since I can't switch my hardwired leads, I heard it is ok to go ahead and clamp the still negative ground clamp to the lug and the still positive stinger to the welding material source to weld DCEN. If that is ok:

    1. Is there anything precautionary I should do such as wrapping or sleeving the negative or positive connector?
    2. If there is no difference, why is it typically demonstrated that people switch the leads from positive to negative with their Dense connectors to hook it up the first way I mentioned?

    Thanks for the input,
    Wayne

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    Re: Stick to Tig conversion hook up question

    You can do it that way, used to do it that way myself on the jobsite, save you a trip back to the machine to switch over.

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    Re: Stick to Tig conversion hook up question

    I do it that way when the stinger won't fit over the lug.
    Dave J.

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    Re: Stick to Tig conversion hook up question

    I used to have a washer welded to a chain clamp and just ran two stingers instead of a ground clamp. Put the chain clamp around the pipe and swap out stingers when I needed to go from TIG to stick.

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    Re: Stick to Tig conversion hook up question

    Nice solution
    Dave J.

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    Airco 300 - Syncro 350
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    MM210
    Dialarc
    Tried being normal once, didn't take....I think it was a Tuesday.

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    Re: Stick to Tig conversion hook up question

    Welcome to the forum

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    Re: Stick to Tig conversion hook up question

    Thanks guys, Sorry for the double posting and subsequent response delay. New to the forum and thought it didn't post the first time, as I couldn't find it. Really appreciate it!

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