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  1. #11
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    Default leaks

    It is possible your back cap on your torch is leaking air into torch, or the connection between the collet and torch body.

  2. #12
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    Hey guys, that Argon tank turned out to be the problem. It was contaminated somehow, and that's why the welds came out so bad. I hooked up a new tank, and everything is good as new! Thanks for all your help, I hope this helps someone in the future!

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    Default Contaminated tanks

    I've come across this problem before, when working in a large aluminum fab shop. I was told that tanks get recycled and used for different gases over time, by the gas supplier. I don't know if this is true, but it could be why the argon tank was contaminated.

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