A year ago, I went through an adventure to get some kegs welded. Here is the thread:
The result of that was pure frustration. I got all kinds of great advice from folks here that I couldn't act on because I didn't have a welder.
Ever since, I've been reading, watching, and studying anything I could find related to tig welding (short of actually taking a class).
Well, last weekend, I bought myself an early Christmas present, an old Miller Syncrowave 250 with a water cooled torch.
I've never held a tig torch, so this thread is intended to document my learning curve and solicit advice.
The welder came with a new torch and flowmeter.
I still have a few things to collect before I can actually tig anything.
I have a bit of time because the torch had the wrong accessory kit in the box and I'm waiting on the replacement to arrive.
I need an argon bottle, some filler material and I'd like to run the correct coolant instead of distilled water.
Hopefully, by this weekend I'll have it running.
Here are some pictures: