Diagnosing Bad MIG Welds – Tip & Tricks for Setting Up Your MIG Welder

Diagnosing Bad MIG Welds – Tip & Tricks for Setting Up Your MIG Welder


everybody it’s matt from eastwood
company and welcome to another live broadcast or we’re going to teach you
about east with tools and give you a little bit of knowledge if you guys
haven’t watched one of our live broadcast before we try to make them as
interactive as possible so we have over are at the desperate the side Randy seen
a lot of her videos he’s on the computer he’s going to be chatting with you guys
answering any questions you may have immediately about any of the topics that
we talked about if you have any questions you like us to
answer live on-air shoot on the Randy and then he’s going to give them over to
me and I’ll try to do my best to answer them on camera make sure you like share comment do
everything like that when he has many people watching us as we can and again
make it as interactive as possible so today the topic that we have is
diagnosing MIG welds a common thing that we get in our call center and to our
tech line is people to call in that maybe your first time welders so just
got their mig welder and having some trouble get laying down a nice weld and
a lot of times i’m scott team in the techline they talk people through it
ends up just being there settings are incorrect or maybe they interpreted some
of settings on the machine incorrectly and really the welder is not a problem
it’s just setting it up so I’m going to teach you how to diagnose your welds
here and a couple quick steps and it’s usually one of a few things that cause a
well to be poor for continuously getting a bad well one likely it’s only a few
things that could be wrong and if you can quickly pinpoint those you’ll be
back on track and be well laying nice welds so today we’re using the eastwood
make 175 this is probably one of my favorite mig welder that we offer we do
offer a make 250 that is a much more powerful unit than this but as far as a
cost and how much you can get out of this i really like to make 175 it’s good
if you have 220 we also offer a 110 unit that make 135
which is great for doing sheetmetal work and medium fabrication medium-duty
fabrication but doesn’t make 175 but it doesn’t matter what brand welder you
have that the stuff that i’m going to talk about today it will work for any
type of MIG welder so you know if you have a different brand keep tuned in and
hope we can learn something so on the mig welder the first thing I’m going to
cover is what happens when you get that the sound of the weld is probably the
most important thing and what you want the sound to be like the best thing
description I’ve ever heard that’s been throwing around you want the
sound of frying bacon so when you have your welder Dalit and real good the metals Queen your joints nice you
get a nice sound of frying bacon and that’s when you know you’re doubting
real nicely that’s easy to figure out what it sounds
like the other things when it’s incorrect is where you’re going to you
have to listen and understand what it’s what the machines telling you so I’m
going to turn it on and we’re gonna start with our first bad weld what you
guys see what happens so we’ve got our gas turned on here and
i’m going to mess up the dial here see what happens so you may notice I oh I seem like we
always get that question we do videos or broadcast i have my ground clamp way
over here on the side of the table that’s because we have a nice thick
heavy welding table or fab table that we use we roll around the shop here and
because it’s nice Queen metal and the metal that I have down on the table is
nice and clean I can just put this ground off to the
side of table there’s not much resistance it’s going to go right right
to the piece will have no problem at all if you’re working on a car or or apart
and your ground clamp clamp is an attached to a nice clean piece of metal
maybe it’s on something that’s rusty or it’s on paint you’re going to get a poor
well because you’re gonna get a pad connection you might now not be able to
weld it all always make sure the Queen the metal as
good as you can try to get your ground clip as close as possible in this
instance we’re not too far away and this is so clean it’s not an issue but if
you’re on a car if you’re well at the front of the car don’t put your ground clamp on the back
bumper it makes it too difficult for the current the transfer through there and
it’s just not going to be as good so you know it’s okay to put it you know maybe
in the raintree of the car and you’re working by the bumper area that could be
a problem but try and get it fairly close so we’re going to cover that
before we got that question after we’re going so I got to my machine dials set
up here and i’m going to do well and then I want everybody to listen to what
it sounds like that’s the most important thing here so what are we here not a lot didn’t hear that frying bacon
sound we can really hear the majority of waiting here there was the shielding gas
coming out of out of the big gun at the nozzle that’s mostly what you’re hearing
their you’re not hearing much of that frying bacon that’s because the heat on
the machine or the amperage volts how it depends on your machine reads is turned
up real high on this machine so i got to turn up probably like eighty percent of
the way and i have the wire speed here way down i mean i crank this setup
unrealistic setting but i wanted to make it so you guys could really hear what’s
going on so was spitting a little bit you heard
that his scene was really loud and was kind of jumping between the welds I’ll
turn it over here so you guys can see but yeah I mean you can actually see
what you were hearing right here on the well if you learn how to read your weld
it kind of tells you what’s going on so basically we were heating up to fill
the the wire that’s coming out and it’s melting into the workpiece but its its
melting it too quick it was only in the burn back to the to the tip of the of
the make and that’s why we got these jumps it was a little bit came out
melted and then it burned back to the tip and a little bit all more kind of
fell off and melted that’s what i was doing that so if you hear a loud gasp
sound and the the wire starting to burn back to the tip and even see here on the
on the edge on the end of Mike my nozzle here that’s that’s basically what’s
happening each of those times that little bit of a little bit of weld is
kind of melting back into an any heat gets close to the tip and it’s either
going to just fall off on the work piece or it’s gonna possibly well itself right
to the end of that that tip the contact tip on on the big gun and then you’re
going to have to unscrew it and it’s probably gonna wreck it if you can’t get
it if it welds it’s too too much that tip right now take the tip-off throw
away and get another one so if you’re if you’re if your wire is burning back up to the
tip like that sound a couple of things that could cause with the most common
thing is the settings are wrong when you have your temperature too high and your
wire speed to low and it’s your blending those two things or another thing that
I’ve seen that causes that is you have your your MIG set way too high so I’ve
seen it where you know you want to be down pretty close to work piece for
almost touching the nozzle but I’ve seen guys and gals that they hold her there
nozzle way up like this so it’s doing that and you’re actually losing power
the power you know the resistance across that the jump that is so great that
you’re losing that power just the same as if you put a long extension cord on
your MIG welder that’s causing the same type of thing it’s dropping the power of
the welder and causing the same type of thing to happen so those are two things
that could cause that I’m gonna so you want to get that little be beyond the
and/or ball on the end there we want to cut that guy off my feet it’s always a
good practice to cut off that little bit that gets on the end anytime because
your first weld might be a little too cold because it has to burn off that
additional ball of weld on the end there before you start welding so if you start
with a fresh cut on the wire going to get a nice can clean weld from the
beginning to the end any questions as were as we’re going into the next one
here we have one question what about mig welding outside or you have any
suggestions so we had a question about Meg welding
outside or any suggestions for mig welding outside make welding and
oftentimes the term is is used back-and-forth incorrectly but flux core
welding or wire welding wire welding in general would kind of encompass flux
core and make welding which uses a gas mig welding which uses a guess it is a
little difficult to weld outside if you if there’s any type of breeze at all i
know it’s realistic a lot of us we don’t have huge shops we can work inside so you may have to do
some welding outside the best thing to do is trying to block the wind as much
as you can so if you could put up a little tarp or something around you or
if you’re welding the car and maybe close the doors up or something like
that so you can keep the wind from blowing through too much if it’s really
windy the only option might be something that doesn’t have shooting guess like a
fuck score but you do have to realize you’re going to get not as clean of a
weld so I prefer mig welding so if best is to block around where your welding or
get the car inside so that’s a really good question if you guys have any other
ones feel free to shoot them over to Randy and he’ll get them over to me so
we can answer from on camera so next setting here i’m going to do actually
want to do kind of the opposite settings here show you what happens i’m gonna lay
another feet across just below that first one ok all rights to make a lot of sparks this
is what I’ve called the patented bird poop weld this is really making lots of
lots of Sparks and stuffs popping around and carry on but you just got a bunch of
turns sitting on top of your metal so we made a well I mean what looks like a
weld here just below but that well it has no penetration so what I did is I
turn our voltage or power ramp bridge again however your welder shows it down really
low maybe say twenty percent and have a wire speed cranked almost all the way up
and what’s happened is the wires coming out so fast it doesn’t have enough power
to melt that wire so it’s just bouncing around its melting on top and it’s just
kind of it’s just melting the wire but it’s not it’s not welding itself down
into the surface and actually fusing into the metal so a world like this if
we are welding a joint would have no structural integrity at all i don’t care
if it’s sheet metal and what you’re doing that weld is just going to sit on
top we could probably take a hammer and just tap that well right off or if it
was a joint it would just break apart and it’s no good so when you hear that i
get a couple things could cause that but the biggest thing is you’re going to
have your wire speed cranked far too high and you’re going to have your power
turn to low so you can start dialing in from there what i would do is i take a
test piece like this and i’m going to start dialing the the power up a little
bit so 10 a-10 wire speed is kind of crazy unless we’ve got the machine
running full out so let’s turn it down to like a six-and-a-half 460 will turn
it up to say each and a half and i’m going to do
another one let’s see what actually will go let’s go
because we were so far down that we’re going to go let’s go D go for now there
is settings inside the Machine the way the machine is turned so i can access
you can’t really see it but on this inside hear this flap you can open up
and we have the settings on the machines on our make welders you can actually
look and get yourself close but I know the Machine pretty well second kind of
lead you guys in the direction we’re trying to go so now where we cranked up
the the power just a little bit and the wire speed just a little bit now let’s
hear what it sounds like so what better you got that frying bacon
sound like we’re looking for on the backside here you can see got some some
penetration there that’s pretty good so this is all just this is one of our
test pieces that we use for videos so you just all kinds of welds on there
were doing that but this is that you can see this one right here trying to lead
Joe in the right direction so right in here you can see that’s the penetration let me know when you got that pretty
good then we’ll flip it over and there’s our well that we left so you can hear
the sound was the had a bacon frying sound it was a lot better if I was
welding this plate we have us think is 316 48 inch steel i would probably go a
little harder if I was welding this so i probably crank it up even a little bit
more than that and and that would be about where i would set up but you’re
starting to get that frying bacon so it’s not spitting it’s not carrying on
if you’re seeing a lot of sparks excessive Sparks and big like flying
piece of molten metal they’re hitting and kind of exploding that’s when you’re
probably got your wire speed set a little too high cause it’s the shooting
exit excess wire off onto the all over the place it’s gonna probably get you on
top of your head to come down to everything isn’t good any any other
questions we have as removing there’s a yannick on youtube would like to know
what ever happened to project pile house that somebody asked about what happened
a project pile house project house is sitting at my house not getting much
attention I’ve done a little bit of work to it but I have a little bit of car ad
D so it’s been I got a bunch of stuff done to it’s getting a little further
but now we’re at the point of i’m doing a lot of the boring stuff like
setting door gaps and and hood gaps and things like that that just aren’t very
fun so i don’t i don’t usually do too much posting about the particular
project but once you get a little bit closer probably the point where it could start
doing some bodywork and paint to which will be definitely worth everyone’s
interest but right now I’m just tinkering away with it here and there
but i need to start working on a lot more that’s I need to kick in the butt
for that it alright so i’m gonna show you another what happens we’re going to
crank the gas shot so I’m already telling you what the how to resolve this
problem but we see sometimes when people are running their gas to low so I just
I’m just running out the gas so when the gas is too low what what I’m going to make happen here
a couple things can make it occur but the gas being too low or not turned up
high enough for your bottles just out this is what’s going to cause this but
i’ll tell you a couple other things that can cause it once we do well here so we got almost the frying bacon sound
but not quite this that’s gonna be this one right here Joe bottom there but you
can see this one it just looks like it’s like something that came off of bars or
something I don’t know it’s got all kinds of pits in it we got you know well
we could see where i was moving along with each of moving the puddle along but
there’s all these pits in the weld it just doesn’t look like the one above it
that’s you know it’s got more shape to it as a little more i guess you could
say shiny if you will what’s causing that in this instance is
i turn the gas completely off so it’s getting zero shielding gas so it’s
getting contaminants into that world and it’s causing all those pits and other
contaminants basically its oxidizing as it’s hitting almost and it’s getting
impurities into the world is causing those pits and that’s a problem that’s
not gonna have any structural integrity to the world because of having all those
all those pits in it another thing that could cause that is
in proper preparation of the weld of the weld joint so mig welding vs say TIG
welding is you it’s a lot more flexible that you can get away with welding
something that might have tiny bit of surface rust right i know i’ve done it
with welding floors in a car that maybe is a little bit of seam sealer left next
to where your welding and you kinda just brushed away and you plug along because
you don’t feel like cleaning at the perfect bare-metal a little bit of paint
you can get by with it but if you start seeing pitting like that that stuff
that’s around it that he didn’t clean properly you start seeing pits that
might be one of the reasons mig welding is a miracle welder can’t weld through
seam sealer undercoating paint you know it can burn through it a little bit but
that stuff you’re burning off is going to end up into your well it’s going to
cause pits like that i may have a similar sound as well because it’s
getting a dirty weld so go check your shooting gas check and make sure that your weld it
seemed and everything around it is a nice clean area the queen of the batter
anytime you’re welding but mig welding get away with a little bit more than say
TIG welding but he still should try and get the practice of cleaning it as best
you can so that was the different you know have slightly different sound the
world looks a little different you can read it and see ok I got pits I’m not getting enough
shooting gasps where the metal wasn’t clean enough which of the two things are happening so
that the shoulder guess is an easy one to figure out to turn this you can just
turn through to your gauges and check so i have this set about the cfh on this is
about what i have that now currently had a little higher habit around 18 on this
anywhere from 10 to 15 is pretty good if you get below 10 what happens is you
have a drop when you hit the trigger and you’re going to lose some shooting yes
if you set it at five it’s going to drop down the like to and
you’re not gonna shoot yes so you said it around you know 10 to 15 it’s going
to drop to 12-8 somewhere in there and should be ok for as long as your model
is pretty clean it’s not windy outside so we’ll set the welderup one more time
what you hear what it sounds like for a little bit better of a weld I’m going to
crank this up a little higher like I would like it any other questions before I do another
world yet yes me scroll up here to me a second the Marcus on youtube would like to know
is there any difference in the world when using oh 24 20 30 wire the
different wire thicknesses so mark asked a good question he asked if there was a
difference between 0 24 wire 40 30 wire that would be the thickness of the wire
that’s being used I the thickness of the wire would change
how you set your machine up and but it wouldn’t really change how well it welds
now you want to make sure you pick a wire that were exbest for whatever your welding so I
wouldn’t really use a know 20 30 24 wire for say doing chassis fabrication or
something like that its little small of a while you’re going to want to jump up
to 10 30 or even 035 something like that so if i was doing sheetmetal work which
is know what a lot of people are doing in in our space of the welding world
no.2 three wires going to be better for doing sheetmetal work that’s because it
has it’s a smaller diameter therefore it takes less heat to to melt the wire into
the metal which means you’re putting less heat into the panel which in sheet
metal world is the best thing you can do so make sure you try and match the wire
to what you’re doing our welders at least have a little chart here that kind
of gives you an idea of the thickness of the metal that you’re welding and the
wire and the settings you can get an idea of what’s acceptable have it marked
off you you know if you look at our chart for no.23 it’s it’s probably gonna
be marked off or you have the welder cranked a funny setting to weld a
thicker gauge so just keep it extra spool wire on your cart at that you can
swap them out pretty easily that’s a good question though any other
ones yes Lucas an idea on youtube says hola para mental do do so odious presser
que medida del hombre as recommend osr i’m a little rough on my Spanish haven’t
had a college so if i could read it I might I might be able to 10 but I we may
have to get a translator yeah weirder things are getting post from all over
the world on youtube that’s great so I my name is Ben you
always know bland el depa that’s about as good as i get we can try to answer it
later with someone else hear from ya we can do our best we got we have some some
reps in our call center that you speak Spanish but unfortunately here in the
studio Spanish is not so good so i will do our best to get back to your with an
answer on that one and just one of the question from Facebook was a what gasps
are using for giggling okay so a good question I kind
of jumped over that because you had mentioned flux core earlier ok yes someone had asked what guess i’m
using if again if you’re using flux core wire and you have your machine setup for
flux core there’s no gas required you can just weld same machine up put your
ground on you can well the bottles we have over here i’m going to try and turn
this joking see just so these guys can see what they’re looking at on the
bottle so your bottle is going to tell you pretty much exactly what’s in there
so this this cart here is pretty awesome it you can hold our Tidwell director mig
welder and one shot two bottles so we have an argon it’s a hundred percent
argon so this is what you would use for TIG welding and if your big water has a
spool gun like ours does offer you would be using that for aluminum only on the
mig welder if you’re using the the mig welder for doing pretty much everything
else your bottle is going to be mixed in Oregon mix so the bottle we have here
you can see I don’t know if you can get in close enough but it actually tells
you the mixture right on it the most common is what we have is 75 25
so it’s going to have a car argon and co2 so 7525 seen you know 8020 before but
that’s what’s most common at our our welding supply store and foremost
automotive stuff that’s going to be fine if you start getting into some more
technical violence a technical some higher-end welding you may you may find
you can use a different mix but you do use a mix when welding with a make water
like that whether it’s a t20 7525 you’re going to use some kind of mix commonly
you do not want to use a hundred percent argon when using a MIG welder on normal
steel only use that for for when you’re welding aluminum that’s a good question
i skipped over that any others ok cool so I got the water set up here a
little higher I’m trying to a longer weld you guys can
hear the sound that we have my gas back on and i got these little pliers that we
that we offering they’re pretty handy their kind of called make pliers because
they’re handy for you can cut wire have a little indent here in the center you
can grab onto the tip and actually remove see you know i’m talking about it
there’s a little indent at the top there you can grab on and you can loosen the
tip that’s inside here and that’s underneath the nozzle and also in the
bottom here is another little grippy area that you can use that has a knurled
section so these are great for just overall use when using a big water porn
wire out cutting it but i like to use the the pliers as a guide for the length
that i use for this for the stick out you can turn it one way and further more
stick out or for what I’m using today I’m using it and I’m cutting it pretty
close with the the thickness of the pliers which is great for getting your
stick out correct alright so the will or set welder set up
and just listen for that sound is what we received for here so you can hear that the crying bacon
sound was very clear there the other thing you might notice versus
when we had the machine setup wildly incorrect there’s not near as much
debris and sparks flying off not as far at least as when you have your machine
setup closer to what it needs to be so big what he does produce Sparks and you
know and debris if you will coming off of the world but you don’t
want to be shit shouldn’t be shooting way up over your head and up underneath
your helmet as much it doesn’t create the same type of debris you shouldn’t
see little babies that are still molten red hot floating around on the table
that might be a sign you have your machine set up incorrectly so that’s
what it should sound like listen for that sound practice your technique we
have a bunch of videos on our youtube channel if you’re watching this on
Facebook you can find our YouTube channel if you just search Eastwood co
that’s our username we have tons of videos we have more videos where I’ve
gone in more in-depth and some of the other guys here go more in-depth on
technique for practicing your technique for welding how to set them without her
up and everything like that but i just want to show you guys a quick little
tech video on how to listen and and look at your welds and try and diagnose them
to get them a little better we have any other questions before we yeah well did
you know how think is 020 metal 020 is it on the chart on the welder because
we’ve got the we translated so the question was going to be asking probably
millimeters ah is if your metal yeah 0020 thick i
went with them what wire would you use ya allah and I thought maybe was on it
you know you might be no use you know use your correct arm no because it would be like six mil or
nine mil unless he asking for 20 I don’t know off the top of my head I
should know because 020 is that’s that’s really thin because uh 20 gauge is like
040 and I think 18 gauge is 03 6035 is 18 gauge so that’s holy crap that’s
probably like 26 gauge super that’s really thin arm for something that
fantasy if that wasn’t a misprint unless he met 20 gauge yeah okay let’s pray me
pregnant 20 pages that’s the yes a 20-gauge as Randy knows and easy-to-use
type it in for 20 gauge 023 is forward to for depending where you buy it is
generally what you use for 20 gauge the person that we translated here that
asked said 020 . 020 which from memory that’s gonna be like 26 gauge or
something crazy I don’t know what they’re building
that’s that thin but you’re not going to really be able to weld it with a make
welder very easily something like that you’re probably have to go to a TIG
welder has a very varied amperage that you can really run it out a real low
amperage you probably use 0 30 or 35 wire for 20 gauge 023 is what I like mr.
for if he’s doing it he’s doing 20 gauge yeah but i don’t i don’t know I’d like
to feel free to the message back maybe lost in translation to who knows but a
cool any other questions yeah we have one other question on what are the
effects of a tight or loose drive wheel is that easy to show ah yeah we could try and well i’ll
explain it’s probably easier to explain cuz it’s gonna be like one of the other
ones so what-what was asked was what was the effect of a tight or loose drive
wheel so I’m going to turn this welder and unplug it so you guys can see that’s a good one so inside the machine
here you got your drive motor with your wheels and you can tighten on ours the
knobs right here we can take this knife and we can and we could put that little
little wheel tighter down on the on the filler or on the the wire and if you
crank it too tight or if you have this knob here for the actual spool too tight
it’s going to slow down the wire speed too much more than what the setting is
going to bog the Machine down it’s going to give you that effect like we were
talking about in the beginning which was the wire speeds to slow its kind of
skipping here at gas sound that’s what’s going to cause that because it’s going
to just going to mess up the settings on the machine is coming working the motor
real hard but it’s not gonna be going very very fast the opposite if you have
your spool too loose well your wires just going to unravel
you’re just going to have a problem with wires going to unravel that’s a whole
another mess of problems but if you have they’re not here to loose what’s going to happen is your your
little wheels gonna be doing burnouts on your McGwire so it’s going to be
slipping so it’s not going to be moving it’s gonna be the same type of thing
where the wire is not going to move as quick as it should so that could cause
an issue one other thing to mention that I just thought of that scene happens
when you do crack this down too tight what can happen is it actually presses
down on your the these wheels are strong enough that they can actually press down
on the McGuire and put flat spots in it and I’ve seen that we’ve had customers
actually return a welder and causing a problem and there’s flat spots on the
school wire so it’s happy as it goes through the liner and through the tip
it’s getting caught and it’s jumping or it’s getting stuck in the in the in the
whiner inside or inside the gun so a good thing to check if you have this too
tight i would pull that you figure out they have this too tight i would cut off
the wire behind the motor here pull out all the excess that’s in its actually
within the liner and start with a fresh piece of wire because if you’re if
you’re cramping at that means all these pieces in the whole this whole section
here is all have little crimps and causing
that problem so that that can I can’t affect something but you’re usually
going to make the wire not come out as fast as it should and cause that you’re
going to stocker it’s going to cause that a at skipping that showed the
beginning any other cool alright well that’s all our questions thank you guys
for commenting and sharing i’m joining the conversation as always if there’s
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you’d like to see we’re happy to hear them and we’ll do our best to get them
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watching I’ll catch you guys next week

38 thoughts on “Diagnosing Bad MIG Welds – Tip & Tricks for Setting Up Your MIG Welder

  1. you mentioned its not good to use 100% argon on anything but aluminum and i was just wondering what would happen if it was used on steel or maybe even stainless steel. does it contaminate the welds or is there another reason not to use it on steels. i have done a little aluminum welding but it has been allmost 20 years ago and the only reason i did it then was because my boss at the time had asked me to do some for him and a friend of ours. it was the first time i had ever welded aluminum and as far as i know it lasted and i used a mig machine that the gun had a special teflon linning to be able to run the aluminum wire instead of a spoolgun most mig welders use today. i would still like to have a good water cooled tig machine but i cant afford one at this time anyways i like your videos and just was curious about why you shouldnt use 100% argon on steel. i have probably been told years ago but i cant seem to remember the reason. thanks

  2. Also can you guys do a in depth video on just the 135! I bought it last week and I love it! Would love to see more action of it, not just thin body panels, but show how it can weld thicker metals as well!

  3. can you do a series on replacing a rusted out section of a panel, from start to ready for paint, maybe a rear fender from the 20s or a lower cowl section

  4. think this guy likes bacon, can hear in his voice when he says "Baaacon" … <3     Good video, I learned a bunch, thank you!  where was this video a week ago while I was screwing up my quarter panel, lol

  5. If a person needs to weld in the field, such as a metal fence, how many watts will be required to fully drive this welder? How about the 225???

  6. Hey I have a Eastwood 175 mig that it welds like how u show in the video when the voltage is to high and the wire speed is to slow when it is cold if I leave it running for about 5 mins it would weld good. what could be the problem?

  7. why is it that every time anyone demonstrates the wrong thing, they go to the absolute extremes… not how to really dial it in.

  8. I'm using a esab 400i and it's a big machine, the problem is it can't give me perfect bead weld like the 400 that I'm used to so i have been changing the settings on the machine and the volts and the amps, feed speed and so but what can I do to achieve a really good weld on a soft pipe for truss work..,☺️?

  9. If there is a Gmail account I can send you pictures of the machine and the weld so you would know what I'm talking about it'll be so easy for me.

  10. How about overhead welding? I don't have a problem welding over my project but once I'm welding above my head I can't get it. Messy welds spitting and sputtering. Any suggestions?

  11. Alright guys so what happens when there is still bubbles in your weld and porosity even when you made sure there was gas in your tank and it was on and the surface is super clean with nothing on the metal but pure metal? I am still having a problem with my welds even when I have my cfh gauge turned all the way up! it still acts the same I don’t know what else to do…

  12. Great video !! Thank you, I was having some problems with my new welder and this is putting me on the right path I was having that popping in inter-mitten sound I wire speed is pushing back on me too hard I guess and I can't up my heat range because I keep blowing my circuit breaker

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