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    Good to Know! haha Not like I am in need to do...

    Good to Know! haha Not like I am in need to do this all the time, it was just an experimental mission. It is interesting but generally what job that needs pulse couldn't be done much better with...
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    Hey Christian, Oh yeah dcep for sure, it is...

    Hey Christian,

    Oh yeah dcep for sure, it is 7013 after all! For academics i did run it on dcen though and runs there as welll, so if you were doing a nice top coat weld you can do that. Also if...
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    255EXT Pulse Stick Welding

    Ok sounds crazy, but few other stop gap procedures led me to this experiment, Im sure we've all been there. Sometimes your in big and need lotta rod so you fire and add stick for big fill, or your...
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    also make sure its actually weldable aluminum,...

    also make sure its actually weldable aluminum, and don't forget to brush and clean the aluminum itself as well. looks a bit also like oxides just cooking on top of puddle.

    Barry
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    somehow my last reply didn't post so trying...

    somehow my last reply didn't post so trying again?

    Anyway, I would have thought the flow meter running when not welding woulda give it away, or, when making proper flow level adjustments...
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    yeah everyones always ready to jump on negative....

    yeah everyones always ready to jump on negative. and in general so many opinions out there, some with or without actual hands on, ya need to add the numbers of comments +- to get and idea of...
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    was it vapor locked day one or did it happen...

    was it vapor locked day one or did it happen later? And another tip is fill coolant with torch and line on ground or lower than cooler, that way all the air rises as it fills. I do this and even top...
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    awesome! love the bumpers, ya hand bend or roll...

    awesome! love the bumpers, ya hand bend or roll for the curve? I was thinking of doing that kind of bumper on my tahoe, larger bar above smaller below, and then 3/16 sheet between them just under...
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    255ext still digging it!

    Just posting update experience not quite a year on now. Love this 255 machine, stock 9 torch eh!, but I did abuse it a tad so..... IT and switch went wonky at 4 months but just swapped torch end for...
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    That's the perfect thing to take a free stab at,...

    That's the perfect thing to take a free stab at, although to truly know how it worked you'll have to build it and run it! Which aint bad bit of fun either! Only pain I see bout it is it's a between...
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    That with 1/8 or 3/32 electrode? At 3/16 yeah...

    That with 1/8 or 3/32 electrode? At 3/16 yeah both will work plenty fine, just for me I've noticed on triangle 3/32 goes deeper, 1/8 tries to spread heat out wide. Once I was lazy on thin stuff and...
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    Buddy has older 255 mine is the newer one and...

    Buddy has older 255 mine is the newer one and yeah his is kinda loud, but mine not bad at all,I use iPad and single Bluetooth speaker for music when I'm welding and hear good enough.


    Barry
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    also if ya need triangle, but more juice. then...

    also if ya need triangle, but more juice. then add helium


    Barry
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    I like as much overhead as I can get for pulse...

    I like as much overhead as I can get for pulse settings alone, cause most times your increasing total amps by a large margin. And I love the high amp 1/2 second burst for tacking


    Barry
  15. lol! did that once but luckily just knocked...

    lol! did that once but luckily just knocked helmet off!

    Barry
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    hey we all get frustrated! tig ain't easy, I know...

    hey we all get frustrated! tig ain't easy, I know what to do, but was away for a bit so I had to concentrate to do well it again. Besides just do what I do if I get frustrated, get mad! then turn it...
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    for a super cheap total loss setup get a ice...

    for a super cheap total loss setup get a ice maker kit with long plastic line, adapt in, and let long line evac far away somewhere.

    Barry
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    Omg! My love for the spot timer cannot be...

    Omg! My love for the spot timer cannot be described! Lol I thought eh cool bonus at first but now it feel essential. Here's how it's invaluable. You only need 9 torch cause your only wrapping it 1...
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    starts are great, dial in lets you make it...

    starts are great, dial in lets you make it perfect, combined with spot timer you can do some neat stitching. Heck i use spot timer and cranked voltage to do my tacks. Set amp to225 then .5 second...
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    lol! was just jumping on to ask same question, kinda figured what was up but, nice to know. Prolly grab 210 next month or so, maybe they'll have guns sorted by then.



    Barry
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    cool! you have gobs of fun ahead of you then! ...

    cool! you have gobs of fun ahead of you then!


    Barry
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    well there more experienced than me' I'm just a...

    well there more experienced than me' I'm just a constant fabricator! lol But with this thing yeah! it makes you look good and feel better than you are at it! I just killed one of those pyrex last...
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    yeah I couldn't be happier! And I'm using the...

    yeah I couldn't be happier! And I'm using the hell out of it, matter of fact burned through 3rd bottle of argon last night and got fresh fill today. Doing another harley case repair and no doubt...
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    Not sure what your top end needs are but I got...

    Not sure what your top end needs are but I got the 255ext, has more power than ill ever need but also goes lower than 325. Again don't know your power needs but you'll see a need to go thin more...
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    been busy haven't had chance to update. Got my...

    been busy haven't had chance to update. Got my 255ext a bit ago now, Mike hooked me up and I got a smoking deal, went with cooler as well. I had debated the 325 but Mike saved me at last second on...
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