Longer consumable life with flooded sheet?

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arnegrant
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Longer consumable life with flooded sheet?

Post by arnegrant » Mon Jan 02, 2023 3:43 pm

I am curious if anyone runs flooded sheets, with the sheet fully under water here?

If so, do you see longer consumable life?

I am pretty good at keeping the water level right at the bottom of my sheet. I let it get a little low (I was tired) and I noticed the consumables burned up faster than normal.

I have weight capacity, and the bath tub would allow for most of what I cut to be fully under water - just curious if that would help or not with consumable life.

Or if anyone has any experience with this.

I could do it, but it would make changing the sheets way more time consuming (I would have to drain and fill the table to get to the top of the slats to clean them off so the sheet sits square).

Easy enough to fill but I would have to set up a drain capacity - I don't have my table drain plumbed to anything at the moment.

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Re: Longer consumable life with flooded sheet?

Post by weldguy » Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:11 am

That would not be a good idea for air plasma, I would stick with what your doing.

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Re: Longer consumable life with flooded sheet?

Post by arnegrant » Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:04 pm

Ok

Thanks

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