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  1. I am having a problem with barrels of wire!
    The guys keep complaining that it pig tales when coming out of the gun.
    But when I installed a new barrel and the roll is not taken off there is no problem with the one we have hooked up.
    My question is if they cut and disconnect the barrel does it break the tension within the barrel with it untwisting with it being slack?

    • Hello Will,
      If you cut the wire coming off the barrel it should not unwind like a spool would. However, the top few layers make loosen up a bit and when feeding again it could cause some issue. It is good practice to cut the wire and then bend it into an L-shape so it cannot go back into the barrel (assuming you have a top hat or other payoff device on top).
      In regards to the pig tails. This can be caused by different things. If the winding of the barrel wasn’t done properly by the manufacturer you will get this effect, also called wire flip. Most often it is caused by your wire feeder. If you have a 4-roll wire feeder and the two sets of rolls are out of alignment this will introduce a twist on the wire. This twist will relieve itself either forward (at the gun) or backwards (at the barrel). If it goes forward the welder will notice this and will sometimes cause him or her to miss the joint momentarily. If it goes backwards it creates a tangle in the drum. This would be a type e-script tangle. Called that because the wire bends in the shape of the letter “e”and tangles.
      A good troubleshooting step (assuming you have a 4-roll wire feeder) is to disengage the back two drive rolls. If the problem goes away then the problem is with the drive rolls. If it does not it may be the wire.
      Also, if you are running long conduits from the drum to the feeder make sure there are not sharp bends, excessive amounts of bend or excessive length of conduit. Hope this helps.

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    Chetan D .Pawar