Adjusting amps on old AC stick welder

joefixit2November 30, 2009

Is it necessary to shut the welder down when adjusting the amp setting?

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stan_in_pa

Not unless adjusting the amps requires one to untwist a couple of wire nut connections and reconnect them to other wires.

Seriously Joe, I've never seen a welder, new or old where you ad to turn off the power to make any adjustment.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2009 at 11:04PM
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joefixit2

Thanks Stan, wasn't sure and didn't want to wear out the switch.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2009 at 5:13PM
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joefixit2

This welding thing is addictive. Today I was at my regular job putting some caulk around a wall penetration where I had just poked a conduit thru, I found myself applying the caulk with a stack of dimes look.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2009 at 7:30PM
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stan_in_pa

Stack of dimes is fine Joe, just don't get carried away and lay down the caulking gun and pick up a slag hammer and start chipping the slag off the bead.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2009 at 9:04PM
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