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JBV
09-14-2005, 05:33 AM
Hello!

Is it possible to extend the electrode in tig welding a bit to reach deep narrow pockets?

//Johan

ty1295
09-14-2005, 07:49 AM
Yes. I have seen someone extend it up to 1". You may need to increase the argon flow to compensate.

trevorhinze
09-14-2005, 10:24 AM
In short Yes, however you only want to extend it as far as necessary, no farther, and then you also want to retract the electrode as soon as possible. As mentioned earlier you may also have to increase the argon flow accordingly. Remember the only thing protecting your glowing tungsten is your shielding gas, also use the biggest cup, or lens that you can, but if you a welding inside of a groove this will be limited by how big the groove is. Good luck!

JBV
09-14-2005, 11:00 AM
Thnx for the advice! :)