View Full Version : Figured out the TIG pedal!

10-08-2005, 04:45 AM
I had posted about my TIG pedal safari and all the time that went into rigging it up and then I couldn't tell if it was working.

Well Les Webb posted a reply about my ground wire to the pedal not being hooked up and I realized what the problem was. I had to replace the 3 prong plug because I couldn't find a male counterpart that would fit and in the process I had the lead from the pot wiper grounded to the machine chassis..

I unscrewed the plug from the machine so it's not grounded and the pedal began controlling the current. I can now tell that it's backwards because when the pedal is all the way down the current is low.

I guess I need to get a 4 prong plug and hook the ground wire up.

I fooled around with some C25 gas from my MIG and it's pretty neat!

I'm just relieved that it's sorted out.

10-08-2005, 08:22 AM
glad to hear you tracked it down.
post some pictures of your first tig welds.. if you can / don't mind.


10-08-2005, 09:09 AM
I should be tig welding with it next week. The C25 did allow me to test the remote current control but it turned the tungsten black and started eroding it.

I was able to chase a puddle around some before the tungsten lost its point. It's kind of hypnotizing to watch the metal melt without burning s hole. I fooled with some 14 ga steel.

10-08-2005, 09:26 AM
Fantastic! You'll be hooked on welding for a long time now. And the electric company will love you for it.


10-08-2005, 10:16 AM
The torch cooler seemed to work pretty well too... There were several sub-projects involved in this one. So far I'm tickled pink!

10-08-2005, 01:27 PM
I look foreward to pics of what you've got going on. good job


Your Old Dog
10-08-2005, 02:03 PM
Nice to hear you got it perking. When you post the pictures of your first welds, could you make them in hi-res and large size. I'd like to have them printed to a large pring and hung up in my shop as inspiration! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

10-08-2005, 04:53 PM
Geez, I can see the shine from you're grinning teeth all the way down here. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif If it's that much fun, I may have to get me a TIG too.