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  • #16
    Craig In Denver,

    Argon is 1.4 times heavier than the smog we breathe daily.

    Carbon Dioxide is 1.5 times heavier................................

    Ever seen those videos of an industrial site where CO2 has leaked and the cloud of gas is - where- on the floor.

    Now ,I never finished college, but I did go, and even here in my shop , in the southern Mississippi delta @ an altitude of 89 MSL, Argon WILL pool, and protect the backside of my .020 stainless.

    I'm quite sure the same holds true- maybe even moreso- wayy up there around the 5,000 MSL mark.

    Maybe not, you don't know till you try, which , by the way, is how I figured it out...............I wouldn't have said so if I was merely speculating, that is how rumors and urban legends start.

    Geez, you guys are going to make me have to start uploading photos and stuff.
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    • #17
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      • #18
        not saying it cant work, just not the standard option

        i understand its heavier than air but pooling may not cover it if its going to leak out as you weld. maybe for a quick weld, i suppose many factors would/could be involved. in general its recommended to to flow the argon, i suppose to insure continuous coverage over longer times.
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
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        • #19
          Hmmmmm............

          wonder If'n my arc instability / dying arc can be caused by trying to weld
          Alclad aluminum?
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          • #20
            Blackbird, you need to go to a smaller tungsten, maybe even a .040, as the arc is hard to start and stabilize with the low amperages you are probably using. Hope this helps, let us see some work, the black soot you see on aluminum is Smut, yes, Smut, it is aluminum oxide so dense that it absorbs light. you will get it always when pulling a mig weld, as far as seeing it on stainless????? don't crank up the argon too much, as it will draw in atmosphere and wreak havoc, if your tungsten is not staying bright, you may have a bad cylinder of argon. Hope this helps, Paul
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            • #21
              How bright should the tungsten be?

              I'm not getting soot on stainless anymore, finally got some larger cups and a1/16 and 3/32 gas lens

              Pictures eh?............ ok , but they are few and far between round here (dial-up).
              Last edited by Blackbird455; 02-24-2008, 06:45 PM.
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              Atlas 618 lathe (vintage 1960) reconditioned DC
              Sioux 3/8 Pneumatic Reversible Drill
              Makita Everything else
              2400 square feet of Sanford and Son lookin shop space
              "Once the spoon flys, putting the pin back in won't solve anything"
              USA 15T, 15V

              www.myspace.com/blackbird455

              http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSC00356.jpg two cans, one welder

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              • #22
                Try it on some thicker aluminum and see if your problems continue. Black soot means something is WAY WAY off. If it ain't had the tungsten contaminated then you have a gas related problem.

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