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TIG welding in argon atmosphere

August 28, 2015, 7:03 am

If I am TIG welding in an argon (or Ar/He) atmosphere, do I need any gas flowing through the torch? Can I recycle gas from the atmosphere eg using a fishtank air pump? Thanks - Peter Fairbrother... Read more »

good welding near vision, lenses, other fab-shop activities

August 27, 2015, 5:39 am

Hello everyone I have come to that moment of finding that my eye-sight does not enable me to adequately see the weld and weld pool without corrective lenses. There been discussions over the years... Read more »


August 21, 2015, 3:16 pm

Seems like we haven't seen Ernie/Stagesmith in many months-- like April? Are the questions to uninteresting, or are you back at sea? Hoping all is well! -- MPowell Read more »

Repairing aluminum crankcase

August 21, 2015, 10:01 am

My little tractor has had a mishap , it put a con rod out the side of the motor . Motor in question is a Kohler KT17 opposed twin . Since these are rather hard - and expensive - to replace , I ... Read more »

Can a three phase motor be run as a generator driven with an ICE

August 18, 2015, 2:26 pm

Can a three phase motor be run as a generator with an ICE, and then use the power too run a standard three phase welder.looking for addvice facts. THIS questian is not about the rotory phase convert... Read more »

would a 3 phase welder work at all with a static phase converter

August 18, 2015, 2:13 pm

I am looking for addvise on if that a static phase converter would allow a three phase welder too work with a some what less welding amps,or work on lower settings. Read more »

Hypertherm Max100 burns Pac130 plasma torch

August 17, 2015, 11:00 am

I have a Hypertherm plasma cutter with Pac130 torch. It was working when I bought it a few years ago. Now it does not work, specifically, it does work, but starts an arc INSIDE the torch and burn... Read more »

Pulsing Acetylene Regulator

August 7, 2015, 8:27 am

A year-and-a-half ago I replaced a pulsing acetylene regulator with a medium duty Victor. I use this rig irregularly, and was truly bummed yesterday to find a new case of pulsing. This regulator ... Read more »

Dumb Welding Question

August 5, 2015, 7:59 pm

Years ago an associate brought a bicycle over to my house and asked if I could weld the set post part of the frame where there was a crack. I brushed it and washed it down with acetone and took ... Read more »

Ford 9" axle

July 14, 2015, 7:09 pm

OK , here's what I have : A good friend runs a car resto business , and he's working on a Ford T I think it is . Single transverse spring , ladder bars , and aftermarket bracketry welded to ... Read more »

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Tell me about pulsed mig

I have had a couple of guys ask me about aluminum fabbing. I know that lots of things that are associated with aluminum are expensive. Mainly, it would be a shear, bender, plasma cutter, and weld... 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 »


Comparison Millar Syncrowave 250 DX -V- Lincoln Precision TIG 275

I've searched this newsgroup looking for comparisons and opinions on these two machines, just can't decide which way to go based on their brochures. My requirement is for a AC/DC TIG for the home wor... 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 »


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 »


really fast stick welding (6013 vertical down?)

Hi everyone What is a really quick way to put down lengths of stick (SMA) weld, when strength requirements are very limited? I've heard that vertical-down with 6013 is very quick. You come to realis... 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 »


Oxy-fuel cutting Cast iron and Stainless Steel

Cutting of cast iron differs greatly from cutting steel for example Much greater preheat is required Cutting nozzle is oscillated constantly across the cut (much like a weave bead) Oxyge... Read more »