[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.
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Thread: Aluminum welds
03-19-2008, 08:30 PM #11Senior Member
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03-19-2008, 08:45 PM #12Senior Member
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Fusion King kinda hit the nail on the head.
If one would study aluminum tower failures, you'd find that the greatest amount of failures occur not in the weld itself, but in the base material adjacent to the weld.
Stands to reason that the less you change the composition of the base metal, the stronger the part will be. Back to the old run hot, run fast suggestion.
03-19-2008, 09:27 PM #13RETIRED desk jockey.
Hobby weldor with a little training.
Craftsman O/A---Flat, Vert, Ovhd, Horz.
Miller Syncrowave 250.
03-20-2008, 04:20 AM #14
Something works for you and WE want to know what it is!THAT'S RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!! SPILL THE BEANS, BUDDY!!!!!!!!!
If it is only a dull surface appearance it isn't considered a weld defect. Problem is, how do you know it's only surface and didn't penetrate deeper?I'm not late...
I'm just on Hawaiian Time