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It will strike an arc but has no power to burn a rod doesnt matter how small new or old rod is.only has 150 hrs on it

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It sounds as though there is a fault with the rectifier. In which case you'd need to take it to a repair shop to get it repaired properly

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The house is over 40 yrs old were they all earthed


Yes, All House are Earthed since Benjamin Franklin first discovered how to save buildings from Lightening Strikes.
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Lightning Rod

Rod believed to be an original of Franklin's
Once Franklin had an understanding of the behavior of electricity, he set about to protect houses from the destructive forces of lightning. A lightning rod, simply, is a rod attached to the top of a building, connected to the ground through a wire. The electric charge from lightning strikes the rod and the charge is conducted harmlessly into the ground. This protects houses from burning down and people from electrocution.
Franklin wrote, in 1753 It has pleased God in his goodness to mankind, at length to discover to them the means of securing their habitations and other buildings from mischief by thunder and lightning. The method is this: Provide a small iron rod (it may be made of the rod-iron used by the nailers) but of such a length, that one end being three or four feet in the moist ground, the other may be six or eight feet above the highest part of the building. To the upper end of the rod fasten about a foot of brass wire, the size of a common knitting-needle, sharpened to a fine point; the rod may be secured to the house by a few small staples. If the house or barn be long, there may be a rod and point at each end, and a middling wire along the ridge from one to the other. A house thus furnished will not be damaged by lightning, it being attracted by the points, and passing through the metal into the ground without hurting any thing. Vessels also, having a sharp point rod fix'd on the top of their masts, with a wire from the foot of the rod reaching down, round one of the shrouds, to the water, will not be hurt by lightning.
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Miller 300D I'm having issues striking an arc even when I have it turned up to 140. Or when welding the rod just sticks in the middle of a pass. Welding structural steel with 7018 1/8 Excalibur rod. Any...


The problem might be with your rods. It sometimes happen that the flux around te metal becomes soft if the rods were kept where there is a lot of moisture. If that is the case you can 'bake' the rods in the oven to dry it our. The flux must have a lower melting poit than the metal rod so that it can make a cup. The edges of the cup keep the rod away from the metal, allowing the arc to jump.
How do you 'strike' an arc? One method is to tick on the metal. A better method is to stike the rod over the metal like you stike a match. This action will give you the 'cup' that you need to start welding.
I hope it helps.

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Welding rod sticking when striking arc


try striking the rod like a match. keep a good arc, not too long or short. try around 90 amps.

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No Hf start on messer grieshiem ac/dc tig 150


never heard of this as i always strike a arc ,its comes with experiance and you do not even know your doing it .But this could be a new idea that i havent come across on my old machine

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How can you tell if a dlp picture tube is burned out


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Welder wont strike and keep an ark


Check the output voltage of the welder (the torch and earth clamp). The voltage should be around 30 to 40 volts. If yu see the normal spark from the rod as you strike, but cannot hold an arc, have a look at your rods, they could be old, damp or incorrect for your welder or the type of work you are attempting.

Jan 19, 2011 | Hobart Welding Tools

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WHEN I TRY STRIKE AN ARC WITH A ROD YOU HAVE TO HIT IT 5 OR 6 TIMES TO GET IT TO WELD ITS HARD TO KEEP IT GOING BUT AFTER 4 OR 5 SECONDS IT WILL BURN LIKE NORMAL (USING PROPER AMPERAGE)


Is this on new rods as well as one's you'be been already welding with? Depending on rod types, some will "flux over" the end, after welding insulating the tip. When you're welding at a low setting, with a small rod, sometimes it is hard to start an arc. A 7018 rod is a good example of this. Strike the rod like a woodden match, or drag it on the metal, to expose the rod. It also depends on your welder. Some have settings to help start an arc and then control the current. Older transformer welders arn't that smart and are less forgiving on low current thin metal settings.

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M lincoln 225 arc welder runsfan comes on but will not strike an arc in any switch settings on front of unit.has been welding fine except for a year it would not arc in a few of the settings and now none...


Transformer is burned out. Various windings are taken off at different points to alter the amount of power, they have eventually burned right through , So that is why some worked and some didn't It has now completely gone. The cost to replace the transformer may well exceed the cost of a new welder.

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Ave a power mate 225 amp 240 volt welder that wont arc


Sounds to me like the Power Controller has gone bad. These are a real tricky, dangerous, things to fix yourself, I recommend that you call the service rep, for Power Mate,and cut your losses.

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My Lincoln SA 200 welder will not rev up when I strike an arc.


Need code number to be exact, but sounds like the wiring to the current transformer is incorrect.

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