<VV> re: TIG welding

Alan Roehrich idoxlr8 at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 6 15:44:11 EST 2005

Those of you with a desire to learn about TIG welding need to purchase a
book by Corvair author Richard Finch, entitled "High Performance Welding".
This is the same Richard Finch that authored "How to Keep Your Corvair
Alive". He is an expert on welding, he edited and rewrote the welding specs
for both NASA and the FAA. The book covers ALL performance welding including
both MIG and TIG, plus plasma cutting and gas welding. It also covers the
proper way to weld all weldable materials. You might also consider getting
the catalogs available from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty, they carry all
sorts of materials for welding.

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Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 13:41:53 EST
From: NicolCS at aol.com
Subject: <VV> Aluminum Tig Weldiing Advice
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Thank You, Garth!  I just want to take a minute to publicly thank you for
posting these welding tips.  Most of us poke around a bit with welding and
time and effort is much appreciated.  Where else would we find the straight
scoop if it weren't for guys like you taking the time to post?  Re Frank's
question about successful TIG welding Al tube.  Would it help to back-gas,
that it's tubing and the backside of any gaps is exposed to air?
Also, what's the right set-up for using TIG on mild steel (gas, electrode,
polarity, HF)?  I see all these Hot-rod and Motorcycle construction shows on
where they seem to be nonchalantly welding steel with TIG but when I try it,
can't seem to get it to work.  I have a 310 amp, squarewave ESAB with remote
pedal and water cooled torch.
Craig Nicol (TIG, MIG, O/A)

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