- London, UK
Got my first torch and oxyacetylene setup. I thought I'd use my old TIG filler rods to practice. The rods are old and slightly rusty so I cleaned them up thoroughly before use. But applying the rods to the weld pools causes almost immediate splattering and then a pop which puts out the torch. Is this an issue with using TIG rods? Or the fact that I cleaned off the coating that was on them?