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Which: rivet or re-weld?

August 31, 2014, 12:34 pm

I have an old Jon boat, from Sears, that has a bunch of leaky rivets. In the past I had one of these boats, not a Sears but almost identical that also had leaky rivets. I re-set all of the leaky ri... Read more »

handymig by sip

August 25, 2014, 8:12 am

I have a handymig that will not weld, there is a white wire in the gun or torch that is not connected. I would appreciate if someone knew what it is connected to. Thankyou Read more »

weld castiron brake drums

August 23, 2014, 11:45 am

any hints on making heater from brake drums, in particular joining together? Read more »

Lincoln Pro Core

August 22, 2014, 2:12 pm

This little welder never ceases to amaze me. I had to do some welding on a gate yesterday. Once I got a feel for it the job went smoothly enough. I did have one problem. At its highest settin... Read more »

who can form 3/4" plate

August 18, 2014, 6:49 pm

Can you form A36 3/4 plate Read more »

Smaller torch tip

August 8, 2014, 8:19 pm

I have a Victor 315FC heavy duty torch. I have some crap, like Equipto benches and various remnants of specialized bearing assembly machines, made of thin metal. I want to cut that stuff up to use... Read more »

adding extinsion

August 8, 2014, 5:35 pm

which way does the white and black hot wires go on to the welder power supply with the green on the side.brand spanking new don't want to screw up. Read more »

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?

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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 »

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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 »


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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Mig welding books

I see this book on my E-mail from HF. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=90696 Is this book any good? I am looking to teach myself Mig and Oxy until fall then go to our ... Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »