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stringer vs weave

June 18, 2015, 5:40 am

Hello all For positional welds like 3G / 3F - vertical upwards, how do you choose between stringer-bead and weave? For those of you working to WPS's (Welding Procedure Specifications), do the WPS... Read more »

lincon 225ac welder has been setting for 4 or 5 years will not turn on .

June 8, 2015, 12:03 pm

I have checked all the connections .loosened and tightened all i could find. still no turn on with switch .have fire to the fan and convert but nothing to the leads. Read more »

Airco 750 handle tip and torch size compatibility

June 3, 2015, 12:08 pm

Will an Airco 3875 cutting torch fit an Airco 750 handle? Read more »

volts E81T-1 PF T-fillet

May 23, 2015, 4:31 am

Been bit of trouble at site I go to knowing what to do with E81T-1 (Rutile Flux-Cored Arc Welding (Rutile Flux-Cored Wire)). Positional welds - all positions. So been trying some weld conditions.... Read more »

fillet-break test

May 19, 2015, 1:50 am

Hello all What's the right way to do fillet break tests? Here in the land of ISO's, the big requirement in ISO9017 is for the sample to break through the weld. How that happens - whether that ha... Read more »

Tig equipment questions

May 4, 2015, 3:23 am

I used to use a TIG which had a foot pedal - you set the maximum current on the front panel, then when you pressed the penal the actual current varied as to how hard you pressed the pedal, up to ... Read more »

E71T-1 E80T-5 choice

April 27, 2015, 1:56 am

Hello everyone Setting the scene... I am on a high-strength civil-engineering / steel-structure job. Looking for improvements - to welding technique, properties, etc. The E71T-1 R-FCAW is guarant... Read more »

OT How to make your website mobile friendly

March 29, 2015, 10:17 am

I recently made a small presentation for regular people like myself, that explain what you need to do to convert your websites to be mobile friendly. You have to do it by April 21, or Google will ... Read more »

Safe ss weld discoloration remover

March 26, 2015, 5:10 pm

(I posted this to RCM -- 'didn't think to post it here, where it would do more good) The question of how to remove the oxide discoloration resulting from welding stainless comes up from time to ti... Read more »

brazing copper to nickel, high working temperature

March 20, 2015, 9:36 am

Anyone know of a good filler for brazing copper to nickel alloys, to be use at a high (eg 800C) working temperature? Thx, -- Peter Fairbrother Today I saw a solar eclipse!! AND: Spring is spru... Read more »

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302 stainless steel

hello folks. I recently started working at a brewery with a lot of 302 stainless steel. My job is general brewery stuff but since I have experience TIG welding steel bicycle frames the brew master ... Read more »


Welding School in Houston, Texas

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Hi y'all. I'm looking for some formal training in welding in Houston, Texas. I've looked at the web sites for various places, but I wanted to get opinions from the folks in this group. I'd prefer a p... Read more »


Plasma cutter flow rate requirement

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I am buying a plasma cutter, and my welding supplier is pushing the Miller 375. Very light, small machine, but it does cut nicely on 1/4. I wanted to go up to a Thermal Dynamic 52, with double the... Read more »


Truck or trailer flag pole

I am trying to figure out how to make a flagpole to mount on my truck and trailer that will withstand highway speeds. It needs to be fairly stiff, and be able to hold the 3' X 5' flag. Not sure w... Read more »


Heat input - FCAW verses SMAW

I'd like to hear some opinions on heat input of FCAW verses SMAW when welding a 1-1/2 thick reinforcing pad to a 1-1/2 thick rolled and welded cylinder. Both items are SA516-70. The weld required is ... Read more »



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Storage shelf welding project completed

The storage shelf project I used as justification to buy a welder is now complete. (and I ended up with a second new welder as well). Here's the project told in pictures.... http://picasaweb.google.... Read more »


Investigation of the reduction of mouldboard ploughshare wear through hot s...

Turk J Agric For 35 (2011) 461-468 © TÜB?TAK doi:10.3906/tar-1105-29 Abstract: Th e eff ects of the hot stamping process and diff erent hardfacing techniq ues, such as shielded metal arcweld... Read more »


Tig welding videos

This is my annual request for information on Tig welding videos. I've been looking for this type of vid for 2 years with no success. What i want it a vid that shows technique and arc/puddle control... Read more »


Best epoxy for engine block repairs

OK, you folks have convinced me that epoxy will work for cast iron engine block repairs; in my case to fix a long crack in the water jacket. Would you comment on which epoxies have worked for you? ... Read more »