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Adjusting amps on old AC stick welder

Posted by joefixit2 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 30, 09 at 22:28

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


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RE: Adjusting amps on old AC stick welder

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.


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RE: Adjusting amps on old AC stick welder

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


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RE: 2Adjusting amps on old AC stick welder

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.


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RE: Adjusting amps on old AC stick welder

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.


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