Finally resumed welding today, after 5 1/2 weeks off. First time since the fire,
& first time since the guy at National Welders changed me to a smaller wire size.

Anyway, this thing is a lot hotter now! Don't know if it's due to the smaller wire size,
or the fact that it's a whole lot shorter run of wire supplying power to the shop now, but I like it.

Out of only 4 power settings on the welder, I used to have to weld nearly everything on 3,
the second hottest setting. Now, even 2 is too hot for some things, & 1 now seems about equal to what 3 used to be!

This thing is smokin' now!