I just got a new Thermal Arc 185 tig welder, yeah!. Unfortunately, I'm completely a beginner with Tig and I'm all set to start learning to Tig weld, but I seem to be burning up the tungsten so fast I can't do any welding. I know there is a reason why this is happening. I just don't know what it is. I would appreciate it if someone could clue me in as to what I am doing that causes the tungsten to melt so quick.
I can't even begin to learn to Tig weld until I stop blowing through the tungsten. So, what do I do? Advice on how I should set the machine up for 16 or 18 gauge mild steel would be helpful too. Thanks.