TIG Welding Overhead: How I Run the Pedal Laying on My Back!

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Published 6 Sep 2009
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Domenstration of overhead welding. The overhead welding is nothing special, but in some cases there is not enough space to stand, making it hard to run the pedal with your foot.

So this is how I do it - I use the side of my leg. I'm pulsing the pedal because I like to have manual control of the pulse, which helps me control the surface tension of the melt puddle.  This seems to be most important in vertical welding, but I tend to do it no matter what position I'm welding.

It seems really awkward to run the pedal with your leg, but I can't think of many better options.  I'm curious how others handle this problem. Maybe with a hand control? Or manually setting the amperage at the control panel and overriding the pedal?

The machine is a Miller Syncrowave 250 with the TIG Runner package, but without the automatic pulse control.
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