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Running a welding BUSINESS from a garage???

December 17, 2014, 9:20 pm

NOTE: This is **NOT** about me! I have a friend, who is 50 years old, all around very handy guy, knows how to MIG weld, generally decent at fabrication, small engine repair etc. His English, I wou... Read more »

weld macros - linisher not flat enough - other answer

November 30, 2014, 5:13 pm

Hi all Disk-linisher proving not flat enough. What else can I try? Never got 4inch disks working as air-powered 4inch angle grinder has metric fine thread whereas linishing disk nut has metric co... Read more »

weld macros - fine-grind many for macro-etch

November 24, 2014, 6:38 am

Hello all I need to prepare many weld cross-section macros - tens per Company - in meeting a new European legislation without requiring the steel fabrications companies (FabCo's) to change their w... Read more »

good rough-and-ready measure of fillet size

November 17, 2014, 6:08 am

Hello all I'm doing some work - Factory Production Control systems for steel fabricators. If the welders can readily measure their fillet size, they can - calibrate their judgement and keep just ... Read more »

AC vs DC stick?

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November 16, 2014, 1:41 am

I have an AC buzzbox stick welder. It isn't the easiest thing to use, starts are hard and it sticks a lot. I have heard that DC stick is easier, but how much easier? For not much money I can get... Read more »

MIG welding machine - copper-and-iron - consistency in time

November 12, 2014, 11:42 am

Hello all I'm thinking about calibrating welding conditions - MIG machine settings to the V, I and wire feed speed in which we think about WPS's and welding conditions. My instinct is that tradit... Read more »

etchant for macros ready-made

November 7, 2014, 5:01 am

I need a bottle of macro-etchant. 5% Nital or iodine etchant would do well. How do you get a bottle of ready-to-use already mixed / made-up etchant? I can't be mixing Nital at home, nor storin... Read more »

Electrical help please

October 30, 2014, 1:10 pm

A friend of mine here on Whidbey Island has a welding business. It's pretty new, only a few years now. Anyway, he called me yesterday with an electrical problem. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has had co... Read more »

lube orings oxy

October 29, 2014, 4:17 am

Is there an acceptable lube for orings associated with oxy welding handpieces? graphite or talc maybe. Read more »


October 27, 2014, 11:52 pm

http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/Las-Vegas-fire-crews-investigating-explosion-at-repair-shop-280551082.html I bet thats gonna hurt in the morning. Best Regards Tom. Read more »

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what diameter wire to use to get 3/4" fillet in 1 pass?

What diameter wire to use to get 3/4 fillet in 1 pass on 1 1/2 thick steel plate? 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 »


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 »


Lincoln Square Wave Tig-Michigan

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/tls/1878998454.html Tig/Arc Welder - $1100 (Shelby TWP) Date: 2010-08-03, 4:40PM EDT Reply to: sale-vt3sp-1878998454@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] Li... 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 »


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 »


Fair price for a SA-200?

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As some of you may remember, I have a couple of old short hood Lincoln SA-200 welders. A business acquaintance has developed an interest in welding and wants to buy one. However, I have a rule to ne... Read more »



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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 »


Nascar Chassis

I would like someone to point me in the direction of a web site that has technical information on the type of chassis used in various categorys of racing, such as modified and pro-stock. Finished s... Read more »