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    Default how do I hook this stuff up?

    This is what I have managed to cobble together from craigslist: OLD Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC ($100), a Hobart Advantage HF box ($100), brand new weldmark 17 air cooled torch ($50), and a 60cf argon bottle ($40). Looking to try Tig on Steel, Stainless, and Aluminum. My question is, what connects to what and does anything change for aluminum?

    Welder has the following connection points:
    AC:
    Work
    Hi
    Low

    DC:
    +
    -

    HF Box has the following connections:
    electrode in
    electrode out
    work

    Here is what I think for Steel/SS:
    Thunderbolt - to HF box electrode in
    Torch to HF box electrode out
    Thunderbolt + and clamp cable both connect to HF box work

    I believe this should result in DCEN, please correct me if I am wrong?

    And also, where to switch the leads to on the thunderbolt for Aluminum?

    I would guess (for AL):
    Thunderbolt work to HF box electrode in
    Torch to HF box electrode out
    Thunderbolt (low or hi) and clamp cable both connect to HF box work

    Is this correct, is AL also EN?

    Any help would be appreciated...

    thanks,

    Jeff
    Last edited by 65-408; 03-13-2013 at 07:47 AM.

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