See, I am still on the upward curve

clay

On Jun 6, 2015, at 12:51 PM, Dimitri via Mercedes wrote:

> You mean tack welds. Spot welds are made by a dedicated spot welder.
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>> On Jun 6, 2015, at 3:31 PM, clay via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
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>> It is the crap 90 amp 115v cheapo unit.  I want to get comfortable with it 
>> making beads, but intend to mostly spot weld the panels for the floor.  With 
>> enough spots, I figure I can then do mini beads to link them.
>> 
>> 
>> clay 
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>>> On Jun 6, 2015, at 11:06 AM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:
>>> 
>>> I don't recall you saying. Is the welder you got 110 volt.. or 220 volt?
>>> 
>>> You will find 110 volt wire feeds struggle to hold a stable arc thus have
>>> larger variation in the weld puddle temp and size.. With experience, the
>>> welder can adjust his handling of the weld to compensate.. some.. but he
>>> will always be "behind the curve" a little.
>>> 
>>> On thicker material, it won't be so apparent.. as you go to thin sheet
>>> metal that "lead / lag" in arc stability and weld puddle temp becomes more
>>> critical..
>>> 
>>> Yes, you can blame it on "the machine" in that instance. It will preform
>>> more acceptably using the spot weld tecnique than trying to run a continous
>>> bead because the shorter heat cycle will be more within it's capabilities.
>>> 
>>> Adapt and Overcome...
>>> On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 9:53 AM, clay via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>>> wrote:
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>>>> If I can make welds that look and perform well enough with this garbage
>>>> unit, I will move up to a real gas shielded product for future projects.
>>>> If I can not keep from producing crap, I will give up on welding, having
>>>> invested little in the attempt
>>>> 
>>>> clay
>>>> 
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>>>>> On Jun 5, 2015, at 3:28 PM, Dimitri via Mercedes wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Unless you use shielding gas you will be unhappy with your results. I
>>>> promise!
>>>>> 
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>>>>> On Jun 5, 2015, at 4:33 PM, clay via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> The wire is garbage, but it came free with the welder. May as well burn
>>>> through it.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> setting up feed speed is hit and miss for now.  It does not want to
>>>> feed as slowly as the graph inside says I need it.  There are two amperage
>>>> speeds.  Lots and not that much.  I could not get much speed or heat to get
>>>> a good bead
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> clay
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Jun 5, 2015, at 1:12 PM, fmiser via Mercedes wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> clay wrote:
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> I could not get a decent bead using the PC carcasses and was
>>>>>>>> getting a bunch of blow through.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Thin sheet metal and gasless wirefeed is pretty tough.  Set
>>>>>>> the wire feed and amperage low.  And get some good wire.  The
>>>>>>> HF wire is junk.
>>>>>>> 
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