17 years ago
should say I am "trying" to learn to gas weld. I am having problems learning
how to do this and I wondered if anyone has any tips or tricks that might
help me out.
The problem I'm having is with the filler rod in my left hand. I'm okay with
making and pushing the puddle with the torch. But I'm having a lot of
difficulty getting the rod in the puddle with any consistency. First, I
wasn't getting any material in the weld at all, now I am able to get a bead
sometimes but most of the time I either burn a hole in the metal, stick the
rod to the metal, or just don't get the material to flow from the rod into
the puddle. It's very frustrating.
You should know that I am a complete novice and have never welded before so
this is totally new to me. I'm finding that I can't coordinate the right
hand with the torch and the left hand with the filler rod. It's like I'm
just too clumsy or uncoordinated to push the puddle with one hand and dip
the rod in it with the other. It seems that the other students in the class
are leaving me behind and going on to other welds and I'm still working on
the very first ones. Is it this hard to learn at first or am I just a klutz?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.