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    Default Tig cup sizes.

    What are the rules regarding electrode size when matching with cup size.
    I have found nothing written in a Miller book that explains this subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpgino View Post
    What are the rules regarding electrode size when matching with cup size.
    I have found nothing written in a Miller book that explains this subject.
    It's not about electrode size, rather than weld size. The bigger/wider the weld, the more coverage you need. Travel speed is a factor too. Fast travel can leave molten puddle uncovered, so an increase in trailing gas is desired. A bigger cup can help.
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    Per the miller TIG handbook, page 61:

    The inside diameter of the gas cup should be at least threetimes the tungsten diameter to provide adequate shieldinggas coverage. For example, if the tungsten is 1/16" in diameter,the gas cup should be a minimum of 3/16" diameter.Figure 8.2 is an example of gas cup size and torch position.

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/TIGhandbook/


    And shovelon's got it right for how large of a cup to go with.

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