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    Default TIG Welding a tight area.

    I have a Diversion 165 welder and looking to expand my knowledge/capability. You guy's always level me up. I can't get my cup insider here to weld it like I would like. How do you recommend I weld this bead? It is OK if the weld goes onto the third tube.

    I know I need to change my cup size. But what other parameters need to change and what can I expect?

    6061 Aluminum 0.035 wall (thin!)
    currently I have a #7 cup.


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    Last edited by ggodwin; 07-02-2014 at 07:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggodwin View Post
    I have a Diversion 165 welder and looking to expand my knowledge/capability. You guy's always level me up. I can't get my cup insider here to weld it like I would like. How do you recommend I weld this bead? It is OK if the weld goes onto the third tube.

    I know I need to change my cup size. But what other parameters need to change and what can I expect?

    6061 Aluminum 0.035 wall (thin!)
    currently I have a #7 cup.


    54C8B6CB-4DB4-4E1B-BE8D-F4389E72C3E2_zpsdcd3ecb2.jpg


    A gas lens with a longer tungsten stick out may be helpful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ggodwin View Post
    I have a Diversion 165 welder and looking to expand my knowledge/capability. You guy's always level me up. I can't get my cup insider here to weld it like I would like. How do you recommend I weld this bead? It is OK if the weld goes onto the third tube.

    I know I need to change my cup size. But what other parameters need to change and what can I expect?

    6061 Aluminum 0.035 wall (thin!)
    currently I have a #7 cup.


    54C8B6CB-4DB4-4E1B-BE8D-F4389E72C3E2_zpsdcd3ecb2.jpg
    Longer stickout. Increase shielding gas flow a bit for the longer stickout. I would attack it from the sides. No need to weld straight down.
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    Should I start the bead in the deepest of the tight spots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggodwin View Post
    Should I start the bead in the deepest of the tight spots?
    I would weld into or toward the deepest spot, the additional heat input may help the flow of material into that area.


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    This set would help you. BTW, they are CK Worldwide, not junk.

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    Last edited by cope; 07-02-2014 at 06:11 PM.

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    Maybe a plain cup might get you further in there as well, try a 6.

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