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Old 05-09-2010, 05:17 PM   #11
Nov 2009
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Originally Posted by LooyvilleLarry View Post
GreenMonti, can you provide some novice weldors with some sample TIG setups for keg welding? I use 3/32 2% Thorium (sometimes 1/16), about 35-45a, 17ch of argon. I just got a keg yesterday, so maybe today I can do some tests too.
Just let me know what you would like too see and I will try my best to provide it for you.

3/32 tungsten is too big IMO. I run 1/16" all the way up to about 100 Amps. I too run 2%. Your heat sounds about right. I like my torch gas a bit higher. I like it too be about 20-25 CFH. I am using a big gas lens though. Higher gas is not good on the standard torch parts. The way the gas comes out of those holes it will tabulate and actually cause air to be sucked into the weld area. Same holds true for back purges. Too high of gas will cause air to be sucked in any tiny opening it can, giving you an incomplete purge.

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Old 05-16-2010, 06:19 PM   #12
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This is for a new HLT (stepping up from a 10g cooler).

There are 5 1/2 couplers on it, all pulled. Some of the tig welds were real nice, others -erm, not so much.

Equipment - HF Tig, WP17 Torch w/ gas lens, 1/16" 2% Thor, 40a, 17cf Argon.
Most were friction welded. You'll see some "drops", because I used a piece of filler to start the arc (no HF here).

Here are a couple of pics. Comments welcome (I easily laugh at myself)..

Now for the tough question. The electrical (1 1/2") coupler. should I try and weld this in, or go with a weldless on this one.?
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Orange Cascade Pale Ale -


BeeCave Haus Ale - 6%
Bells Two Hearted, round 2- 6.1%
SNPA Clone (Chilled )
Hard Lemonade

Shiraz - 6 gal

Reason: corrected size of tungsten

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Old 02-01-2011, 06:28 PM   #13
Jun 2010
Greensburg IN
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Just a note on the starting fluid as a degreaser.
Most starting fluid has upper cylinder lube in it wich could mess with the weld some. It does cut grease very well though. It will remove grease and oils stains from clothes also.

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Old 02-02-2011, 05:12 PM   #14
Oct 2008
Marietta, GA
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Where can I see a better picture of this tool?

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