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  1. davbell22602

    davbell22602 67-79 Ford Trucks #1

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    According to this I dont need shielding gas.

     
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    Bdons-SD Anti spark plug!

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    Yeah, you don't need shielding gas if you're welding flux core. It just spatters a lot. Most welders have an adapter for a tank so you can mig weld with shielding gas. It's cleaner and welds a nicer bead. I hardly use my tank since most of what I weld is out of eyesight, mostly trailers, machine buckets etc..


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    Flux welding also doesn't require nearly as much prep either. Basically it's like stick welding with a wire feed
     
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    Just remember that flux core you have to switch the posotive an negative leads
     
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    Where do I get adapter at?

    Please explain this detail. Never heard of this.
     
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    You're probably gonna want gas, i have a 110 HF welder an it wont wont run a bead for sh!t without gas, added a small bottle and it makes a world of difference
     
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    Please explain this detail. Never heard of this.[/QUOTE]



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    I don't know you're exact welder but there should be a fitting on the back that you can screw in a hose to attach a bottle. If not it may not be compatible, but the Lincoln's I looked at all had one, the one I got came with a bottle and everything. There should be instructions on switching from mig to flux on the inside of the panel.

    On another note, not to be a dick.. But if you weren't joking I would suggest a how to book on mig and flux welding.


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    if it doesn't have a fitting in the back for gas then it doesn't need it, but like brendon said there will be alot of spatter and porosity if you don't clean the area. I do fluxcore at work with gas and it throws down a really clean pretty bead.

    we also spray some anti-spatter on it to prevent it
     

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