However, I'm not used to welding vertically. Using the regular setting for ESAB 7100 Ultra, I was getting my puddle dropping to the floor occasionally. I went ahead cut the wire feed by about 1/3rd, and that seemed to help some, but it would still drop. Should I increase/decrease the feed or the voltage? I'm doing a triangle weave and welding upwards.
I figured, rightly so and normal, that the doers would be out there doing, and somewhat ignoring the political and social prattlers. I, too have been busy doing some stuff, but facing a lot of personal and medical problems. Some on the event horizon this week, and in the next three weeks. Getting hot here, and that takes the wind out of the sails, too. Maybe I'll get those awnings made that I can sit at the walking foot inside the house and fabricate.
There's another metalworking group I frequent, and it's up to its usual 50% bullshit level. Just was saddened to see this one go inactive and hoping it wasn't due to the same lifeless individuals that mess up other groups.
We had a guy quit a few weeks back, I said I cover until we got someone new in place. For some extra green backs of course!! Even better was that the guy was in charge of some things I griped about, I get to do it my way and get paid for it. My idea of housecleaning needs a crew of riggers for a full day plus a 4500# capacity crane to get stuff out of the lower level.
Still here. Trailer repair season of the boat and equipment variety. Everybody's problem is an emergency. I'm trying to post more to try and pay back for the info that I have gleaned from this group. I can ignore the BS.
Sure!! Ya need a 28 ton (capacity) injection molder with ancient relay logic where the contacts get oxidized and it hangs in mid cycle? Or an Acupath vertical mill with a trashed X axis ball screw? (If you know where to buy parts for that miserable piece of junk, let me know!) Or a
4' dead center bed that has been used once in the last 7 years (used it to show someone how to use it)?
I've got a Haas turning center with very low hours that actually has some value. I can sell that, it should pay for the rigging expenses for all the rest of the junk, pay for reorganizing the remaining space, and pay the electrician to rewire at least one machine. Seems that my bussduct is in the wrong place, they won't let me drape the drop cord to the new location for a Haas TL-1
All of this is located >> We had a guy quit a few weeks back, I said I cover until we got someone
Gentlemen: I've always been more of a listener than a talker but I am still here. I was away for awhile, but am back. I used to read every night but not so much now. Real nice to see Ernie is still here schooling us. Anyone hear what Randy Z or Mike G are up to? This place was a great wealth of information when I was getting started in the trade. It sure isn't as active as I remember it, but it is still entertaining and informive.
I may have made a little mistake the first time I posted my reply. Steve (?)