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A lot has to do with gun position as it pertains to the shape of the hose.
Often times most don't pay attention to the shape of the hose when welding in different positions. As straight as possible is best.
Keep feed roller as clean as possible.
And most machines I have come across have the feed tension set way too high.
The lower the better to avoid bird nesting the wire, as well as it will teach you to pay attention to your hose configuration.

Vertical uphill I typically leave the heat at the normal setting for that thickness material for a flat fillet weld, but increase wire feed speed and increase travel speed. Helps keep the puddle from running.
Overhead welds I go a little faster in both wfs and travel speed.

If you hit your duty cycle, either the machine will not weld, or every function will drop off dramatically (depends on machine).
Amazing thanks. The tension thing I have found that out hard way. Of course my first instinct was to add half a twist on the adjuster for more tension Lololol. the machine was close to me so the hose was in a couple loops maybe I should’ve moved it farther and had the hose in one continuous curve.
 
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Amazing thanks. The tension thing I have found that out hard way. Of course my first instinct was to add half a twist on the adjuster for more tension Lololol. the machine was close to me so the hose was in a couple loops maybe I should’ve moved it farther and had the hose in one continuous curve.
Welds look good though. They will hold no problem.

I may made many ugly welds in the last 30+ years.
Still haven't broken one.

Best bet is to practice vertical and overhead welds.
The experience is priceless, and you can experiment with different settings and techniques to learn what works best for you.
 
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Welds look good though. They will hold no problem.

I may made many ugly welds in the last 30+ years.
Still haven't broken one.

Best bet is to practice vertical and overhead welds.
The experience is priceless, and you can experiment with different settings and techniques to learn what works best for you.
The brackets total chaos sent made the actual welding no problem. Nice fat edges to weld against lol
 
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Also thread bump: my wire speed was perfect. Heat felt perfect. Clean material. Clean ground. BUT once I got to the second side it felt like the wire was getting jammed or wasn’t coming out smoothly. The feed wasn’t kinked or anything weird. Tip was as clean as normal. Any ideas? Maybe duty cycle? It wasn’t running long welds but the welder was on while I was prepping. Has a brand new spool motor as a piece broke cause some retard (me) pried on the wire guide and broke a piece that Lincoln doesn’t sell alone. (Power mig mp210)
You can tell in the unpainted pic the weld on the left is inconsistent and than its smooth it was acting up and than the wire came out just fine. ‍♂️
The only thing I can add to what stairgod said is sometimes the tip will look clean but have one tiny burr or bb. I always try a new tip before anything else
 
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The only thing I can add to what stairgod said is sometimes the tip will look clean but have one tiny burr or bb. I always try a new tip before anything else
True. Would explain why the first side went smoothly. Prolly got some spatter up in there. I generally try to have minimal stick out but than the puddle gets close and at the end of a weld I clog the tip up lol
 
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Received a Jazzy 10 and a Furick 12 BBW gas lens today along with some Strong Hand Tools magnetic thingy holders. Wasn’t aware that the BBW only accepted a 3/32 tungsten, so I’ll have to see how much it gets used. Might have to save that one for thicker wall tubing. These should allow greater stick out, so maybe I’ll have better visibility with these.

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Received a Jazzy 10 and a Furick 12 BBW gas lens today along with some Strong Hand Tools magnetic thingy holders. Wasn’t aware that the BBW only accepted a 3/32 tungsten, so I’ll have to see how much it gets used. Might have to save that one for thicker wall tubing. These should allow greater stick out, so maybe I’ll have better visibility with these.

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Somebody got the Weldmonger App....
I have a gas lens for 1/16" tungsten
When I get home I will check the fit up with the 12 cup. I don't foresee an issue with that set up.
 
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Turns out I don't have a gas lens for my Pyrex 12 cup for 1/16 tungsten.
But I ran the Jazzy 10 with a 1/16 and 22.5 cfh.
Holy hell the gas coverage!!
I see no reason why you can't run the 12 with 1/16".
Only issue I would see would be trying to run 1/8 with it as it won't fit thru the hole.
 
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20201021_214647.jpg Finally made an adjustable hitch for my truck.
Due to my rear bumper design the receiver is tucked up almost to the bottom of the tailgate.
At the lowest setting as pictured I will have an 18" ball height.
 
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