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Old 04-18-2019, 02:39 PM
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Default Diversion 180 help needed

I've TIG welded before but not much. My nephew broke a stainless bracket on his sailboat and asked if I could weld it for him. It's 3/16 stainless but I don't have a TIG welder. We have a friend that does have a TIG welder, the diversion 180, and I've used it before with good results. But it was like five years ago and I don't remember how to set it up.

He dropped it off yesterday and I thought I had it all set up and working, but it's not getting hot enough. It was set up for 110, so I switched the plug over to 220. Is there a switch somewhere that tells it to run off of 220 instead of 110? Or am I doing something else wrong.

I'd ask the owner but he is out of the country right now. I only have a 2 inch weld to make.
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:20 PM
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https://www.millerwelds.com/support/manuals-and-parts

Plug in the serial # and you can view the factory manual.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:01 PM
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DC TIG--it should do it. Look in the manual--Z gave you the link...

PS: even at 110v it should melt SS. That should be "auto-sensing" of the voltage. But do NOT believe me>>>believe the manual.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:13 PM
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It is set for DC. It only has a setting for Aluminum (AC) or steel (DC). This is one of the "simple" models. They tried to get rid of pretty much all controls to make it easier. I'm checking out the manual but haven't found anything yet...

EDIT: Ignore This entire thread. I'm too embarrassed to say any more...

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Old 04-18-2019, 10:03 PM
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Gonna keep us guessing, huh? My guess is you forgot to turn the gas on...
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:15 PM
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Gonna keep us guessing, huh? My guess is you forgot to turn the gas on...
Yeah, something like that. SS is one of the easiest materials to weld. For a given size it requires less heat than either steel or aluminum...
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:48 AM
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Yeah, something like that. SS is one of the easiest materials to weld. For a given size it requires less heat than either steel or aluminum...


Try to do it without it warping though..


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Gonna keep us guessing, huh? My guess is you forgot to turn the gas on...
No, even worse, didn't have the amperage turned up enough.

You know, the one control that could control how hot it gets...
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......I thought I had it all set up and working, but it's not getting hot enough...
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Well apparently they need to get rid of one more user setting...
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