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  1. #11
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    Make sure your output control is set to 100%

  2. #12
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    Just getting back to the thread. I will be checking these issues tomorrow and give you guys feed back. Thanks a Million for the help so far. I will be back!!!!!!

  3. #13
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    T. P.-
    If you've got a big project going, and have to suffer through it with a
    EconoTig--- once you get the pedal fixed:

    You (still) may, or may not have a large enough heat source for what you're doing.

    Hey,,,
    That's why some welders cost $1,500 bucks- and others cost $4,000.
    They're different, you aren't 'just buying the name' or a 'decal'-
    they really do different things, and the expensive one (really) is 'better'.

    But;
    You may be able to beat the system, or 'cheat'- for lack of a better word.

    A little known 'Guru' trick to help ya compensate for a small welder-
    and a big project, is to pre-heat the material around your intended weld,
    with a propane, a Plumber's "B" tank, or a 'soft' flame from a Oxy/acetelane- torch.

    If you're glueing together 1/4" Al. ,,, remember;
    Heat is your friend...........

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  4. #14
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    I've had trouble doing 1/4" aluminum with the econotig. You're probably going to need a good preheat. Also get ready for the overheat protection to come one when you least expect it. IIRC, The econotig is 20% duty cycle at full output.

    Some of the numbnuts mistakes I've made:
    Be sure the big "ker-chunk" switch is set to the LARGER of the two AC amp ranges.
    Be sure the knob is set to 100%

  5. #15
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    Pre heat is the key on all aluminum welding. Not only does it burn off inpurities, but starts you off hot.
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