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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Pookster

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    TADA!! miller synchowave 200 runner. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    Now time to get some gas!!!!!!

    Did I mention I know nothing about tig welding? hehehe
     
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    Suggest getting some stainless to practice on. Much harder to 'boil' it than it is to 'boil' carbon steel. Plus, when you get it right the beads are all purty n stuff.....
     
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    hey, could someone give me some advice here? why is it that it doesnt come with a plug? The manual wants me to run it directly to my 220 source.

    Also, what size bottle should I get? Im not going to be a daily welder, I was thinking of getting a large bottle. The refills arent that much diffrent in price from the small to the large.
     
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    Is that gun watercooled?

    Rene
     
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    Looks air.
     
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    air cooled unfortunately. i dont know if its upgradable to water cooled or not. It has the front panel for the 110 power. thats about the limits of my understanding of it so far. i
     
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    It should be fine unless you're planning on a bunch of thicker aluminum...but even then you can just use a thicker glove.

    What gas are you planning on using? We use an Argon/Helium mix which seems to do well for pretty much anything we do (steel or aluminum)

    Rene
     
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    I think pure argon. Its better for thinner stuff, which is mostly what I will be doing... Some thick stuff once in a while. Something about this particular miller, it is supposed to control initial gas flow rates and adjust it.

    how big a bottle should I get?
     
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    Yeah, you should be able to adjust pre and post flow times. I'd get as big a bottle as you can afford. TIG is slow speed so you use more shield gas per inch of weld than any other process. Add the pre and post flow 'waste' and you can run through a bottle pretty quick.

    I think our machine at work is set for 1 second of preflow and 4-5 seconds of post flow.

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