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Re: Ground for a welder

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Stan in Oly, WA

02-25-2013 08:59:24

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Thanks for the information, John. As far as terminology is concerned, I'm far from being a stickler about it. Insisting that aspiring metal artists say GMAW, GTAW, and SMAW rather than MIG, TIG, and stick is a non-starter, in any case. If the popular terminology has the potential to confuse understanding of the process, as in the ground vs. work lead issue, I try to mention it, but that's all. Insisting on using technical terminology (i.e. DCRP rather than just electrode positive) in setting where it's unfamiliar and unnecessary, can be a good way to cause confusion and reduce clear communication.


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John T

02-25-2013 13:41:47

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 Re: Ground for a welder in reply to Stan in Oly, WA, 02-25-2013 08:59:24  
Youre welcome. As far as electrical terminology, Im convinced where the uneducated are concerned its because Dad and Grandpa called that white wire GROUND is why they do the same and when educated and experienced Electrical professionals say the word Neutral it just flys past them and they run to the panel and say seeeeeeeeeee the whites and grounds all go to the same place SO BY GOLLY THEY ARE THE SAME LOL

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