Proper Grounding Etiquette

by Charles
(AZ)

Hey Jody,

I was just watching a video of tig welding aluminum and the guy is crawling all over it. If I did that I would feel a tingle, So either I am grounding my project wrong or he is insulated in a way I can't tell. How do you suggest I ground and find support when i'm tigging on aluminum?

I appreciate you being a resource and the quick responses,

Noob

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wtt response,

every operator manual i have read for welding machines, says to ground the machine to a grounding rod embedded several feet into the ground...like a copper rod from home depot.

i have never done that, but i suspect that would give the high freq a path to go instead of trying to shock you when welding on ac with high freq.

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