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Interesting welding videos


January 24, 2015, 11:20 am

http://www.thefabricator.com/?category=aluminumwelding&filter=video These are on welding aluminum, presented by a community college instructor. Well done & not just 3 minute YouTube stuff. There... Read more »

thick sections small fillet tolerate toe-groove (undercut)?


January 22, 2015, 4:15 am

Hello all I was left conjecturing of this point... For heavy structural sections - take example of H-column of web-and-flange thickness of 20mm (3/4inch) - welded around the periphery to an end-p... Read more »

why MIG weld-m/c max-V just get spray


January 20, 2015, 3:07 pm

Hello all I was left surprised yesterday. These Oerlikon Citoline 300T MIG machines look big and solid machines. Yet I found the machine had to be at max voltage tap available (coarse-2, fine-7) ... Read more »

I was concerned ...


January 14, 2015, 7:16 pm

I fired up the MIG earlier today to weld up a chain flail (4 short pieces welded to a disc , driven by a drill motor) to clean out my wood burning stove pipe , it's got a bit of creosote built ... Read more »

$ 140,000 / year welding


January 8, 2015, 6:39 pm

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-140-000-a-year-welding-job-1420659586 The money sounds good, the hours not so much. Dan Read more »

Thermal Arc 186 running off a Miller Bobcat 250


January 1, 2015, 9:08 pm

I was looking at Miller Tig welders in the $2000 price range, and I got ste ered to a Thermal Arc 186 at my local welding supply. Is there likely to be any problems with using the Miller's 220 plu... Read more »

what happens when a capacitor on a 225g miller bobcat welder quits


December 21, 2014, 3:31 pm

What happens when a capacitor on a 225g miller bobcat welder goes bad. What will this make the welder do or not do? Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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CHECK FOR VIRUSES NOW!


Rod: Regardless of your current anti virus software, that I hope you update daily, go to: www.pandasoftware.com/ Use there free online scanner located at the middle of the page on the left. Then choo... 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 »

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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 »