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My wire won't feed damnit..

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by 92civicb18b1, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    WTF...I was going to make a temp fix for my exhaust yesterday, cause the Audi is loud with the cracked flex pipe. Anyway, my old gas/flux welder just stopped working so I got an el cheapo flux core only welder. I've used one roll of wire.

    I went through more than a pound/ half roll of flux core wire yesterday, trying to get that bitch to feed. It makes it 90% through the sleeve then gets stuck or feeds, lets me weld for a few inches then the wire gets chewed and it's a no go from there.

    I'm using 035 flux core wire in a 4" spool, the rollers are on the 035 setting and I've adjusted the tension numerous times.

    Do you think I just got a crappy roll of wire...or something else?

    This is going to fuck me, I was really planning on gittin 'er done today with the temp fix until I bought some new pipes. I really don't like hearing it open header.

    Opinions? Suggestions?

    I'm going to go get a new roll of wire and see if that "fixes" the problem.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Nevermind...I'm stupid.

    There was 2 feet .035 wire stuck in the sleeve. I got a new 1# roll of .030 anyway and some tips. I can weld again, :mrgreen: [​IMG] :mrgreen:
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    lol I knew the problem before I got done reading
     
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