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Clothes for when it's hot?

July 18, 2014, 6:43 pm

What do people wear for light but continuous shop welding when it's really hot? -- Thanks Read more »

Weld broken SDS bit?

July 12, 2014, 4:33 pm

At Habitat, we are reinforcing a granite block foundation that requires drilling 34 1-1/8 holes, 28 through. On the LAST hole, with 10 to go, the bit broke (see link). The bit is carbide tipped... Read more »

TIG rod alternate uses

July 12, 2014, 8:18 am

I've been scratching my head , trying to come up with a rack system for a dehydrator I want to build . The heat/airflow will be taken care of by an old space heater , ducted into a box of some ... Read more »

Metal advice needed

July 7, 2014, 12:02 am

I need to make some replacement things for my tractor. They are pins with a tab on them, and then the pin holds a larger pin in its socket. It is formed of a piece of 3/8x1 Flat Bar, with a piece... Read more »

Welder value

July 5, 2014, 6:07 pm

I bought a Miller AC Thunderbolt today at a yard sale. Fifty bucks. It has leads with quick releases. It has a box of /18 7018. What do you think the retail price would be for me to sell it? ... Read more »

Wrote a little expose on how to cut cast iron with 6010

June 28, 2014, 5:18 pm

I hope that some people will find it useful when they find this little guide. Read more »

Cutting cast iron

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June 19, 2014, 4:53 pm

I need to cut some iron castings. What can I do, perhaps with a special welding rod or 6010? i Read more »

Recommend a Third gas for TIG

June 17, 2014, 11:38 pm

Hi all, We scored a nice empty large oxygen tank at a yard sale over the weekend - and since we have plenty of oxygen on hand what would be a good 'third' gas for our TIG setup to swap this tank... Read more »

Miller Legend DC missing

June 14, 2014, 12:46 am

Looked at a Miller Legend NT for sale. The 60 and 100 Hz output seemed ok (slightly low) and the AC welding output worked. There was no DC welding output. We looked at the rectifier and found not... Read more »

the adjusting screw is frozen in the up 230 positon

June 13, 2014, 3:32 pm

while cranking the handle up for a 230 amps 6010 .250 range the adjusting screw stuck in place and I can't free it up. Any suggestions? DJ Read more »

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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 »


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 »


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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Avoid welding distortion

I have to make a fair number of 5' x 5' aluminum frames out of 1 by 1/8 6061 aluminum bar stock. Each frame is subdivided by additional aluminum pieces into a grid of 12 by 12 squares. I am looking f... Read more »


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 »


How do you identify magnesium?

Is there an easy way to tell the difference between aluminum and magnesium? I TIG weld lots of aluminum castings, and have been given a few magnesium castings as well. In those situations, I was told... Read more »


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 »


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 »