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This is good info - most welding shops will be staffed by at least one 'expert' who can really help. With MIG, there is some magic to figuring out the sweet spot for heat setting, wire feed nozzle height/movement to produce a good looking weld. I agree that the grinding wheel is not the answer - a pile of metal above the area being welded doesn't guarantee that the weld has proper penatration, aside from looking crappy.

Another idea is to find a local weldor and buy him dinner or a 6-pack in exchange for some help. My learning curve was ramped up significantly by watching/learning from a guy paid to do this work spending 1-2 hours working with my welding equipment.

Pat K
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