Hi, https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/threads/blown-my-welder-up.94007/ I too am pretty new to welding aluminium and wish you the best of luck. I was taught arc and gas welding 55 years ago and am now learning to TIG aluminium; TIG welding isn't easy and it's expensive. I don't wish to put you off or to discourage you in any way but I agree fully with slim in #5 what you are planning to do is very ambitious because you're in for a ballistic learning curve if you've never welded before. Please keep us informed. Kind regards, Colin.