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Old 01-23-2009, 07:29 AM
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A good rule of thumb is to not breathe ANYTHING coming off of the weld. Hold your breath or use a respirator. I can't explain the white smoke...maybe normal?
How long can you hold your breath. lol

The smoke coloration won't always be the same, but that's about the closest description.

Hurricane, if you do a search on here back to about 3 years, you'll read more threads than you have time to sit through on some very specific information dealing with MIG and aluminum.

Your machine is pouring it's heart out for you working that 3/16" Al. Your starting beads will be just as you mentioned, unless you possibly do a little preheating where you start.
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