[QUOTE=Craig in Denver;143098]OK, Mike; ya don't get off that easy.

What machine, make-model; x-former or inverter?

And what filler; 4043, 5356; 1/16, 3/32?

I think he has a Syncrowave 200. I agree with you, I think it would help to turn his balance down to about 4 . It looks like there is still some contamination from the black flakes and the looks of the weld. I sent him a PM if he keeps having problems. He is about 25 miles from me.