Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: LN-8 and K114 Squirt Gun SUBARC Welding

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    LN-8 and K114 Squirt Gun SUBARC Welding

    We have a DC600 power source and a LN8 feeder pushing 3/32" wire through a K114 SUBARC gun.
    We're having some issues with crappy welds due to varying arc length. The gun is clamped in fixture and the work is rotated on a positioner.
    I believe the feeder has to push way to hard to get the wire through the gun.
    Can anyone tell me how much force it should take to hand feed some 3/32" wire through the gun/hose/liner ?
    Can you do it by hand pushing or does it take a pair of visegrips clamped onto wire pushing with two hands?


    Just wondering!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    2,621
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: LN-8 and K114 Squirt Gun SUBARC Welding

    I think you should be able to push it by hand. I'm not sure if your gun has a replaceable liner but you could try blowing air through it. Being sub-arc I would guess it gets used a lot. If the drive rolls are a little tight (or lots of use) tiny bits of wire will flake off and can plug up the liner. Dry graphite spray in the liner could help too. A lot of flux-core wire has a graphite coating. That's why your hands get black when you handle it. Check the contact tip too and make sure there are no sharp bends in the gun cable.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Page generated in 1,603,574,656.32585 seconds with 11 queries