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    [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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    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.

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    [QUOTE=bvweld;143104]
    Quote Originally Posted by Craig in Denver View Post
    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?
    Quote Originally Posted by bvweld View Post
    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.
    bvweld: Thanks for your support.
    I was refering to post #3, where mikesparks said he always gets a shinny weld.

    FWIW: The reason your guote of me didn't work, you forgot the {/quote] before your comment.
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    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

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