Re: Argoshield Heavy

we used tri-mix in flux core it's not quite the right gas, the technical
sales guy said it's great does a wonderful job as he was pushing the puddle
with the machine turned right up lol it will work but it runs too hot for
most applications have used in mig spray transfer mild steel, bites in good
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> > > > I have a bottle of Argoshield Heavy shielding gas. I thought it was > > pure
> > > > Argon when I got it, but after trying to weld Aluminium with an ac dc
> > TIG
> > > > welder I found that it won't weld with this gas. It seems to weld mild
> > > > steel but leaves a yellow like sooty coating on it.
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> > > > Bearing in mind that I am using TIG welder, what metals/useses is this
> > gas
> > > > suitable for welding with a TIG?
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> > > > Any help welcome,
> > > > sniffer
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> > > PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
> > > Product Name Shielding Gases
> > > Chemical Formula CO2 plus O2 plus Ar.
> > > Trade Name Argoshield Heavy
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> > >
> > > What you have there is an Oxygen Trimix.
> > > Best used for MIG welding of stainless steel, but it will work for MIG
> > > welding steel as well and should give a really hot arc.
> > > It would work for Spray process steel pretty well.
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> > > YOU CAN NOT TIG WELD WITH THIS GAS.
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> > > It can only be used for MIG.
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> > Thanks Ernie, you know the answers to everything.
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> > I did get it to TIG weld mild steel. I noticed it was a very hot weld and
> > welded about 3 to 4 times faster than with pure Argon for the same amps, and
> > the gas flow was set to less than half of what it would be for pure Argon.
> > It did fiz a little though and always left a little pool hole at the end of
> > the weld beed. I'm assuming it's the 02 content that is producing all the
> > extra heat by burning the metal (fizzing a bit) as a fuel.
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> > Do you happen to know what the gases proportions are mixed at?
> > What is the Spray process?
> > Is there anything else other than MIG welding I can use this gas for? (I
> > can get it real cheap).
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> > Thanks,
> > sniffer.
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> The CO2 would be just as bad for the arc.
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