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welders learned Finite Element Analysis

May 18, 2016, 9:38 am

Anyone else here whose first interest is welding learned Finite Element Analysis (FEA)? I've written some webpages describing my experiences and endeavours so far http://www.weldsmith.co.uk/tech... Read more »

Re: Help! My Project is a disaster

April 27, 2016, 5:03 pm

It appears to me that you are having trouble seeing just where the weld material is being deposited . Most of your welds really need to be ground out and redone ... but first , cut some small p... Read more »

Replacing the torch cable on a Miller Diversion 165

April 22, 2016, 9:03 pm

I managed to mangle the torch cable by pulling it against a running grinding wheel; did not notice what was happening until it nearly cut through. I have the replacement cable, but it is not clear h... Read more »

MIG vertical-up thick-plate T-fillet technique

April 11, 2016, 11:29 pm

The technique I know is * set-up your MIG-set by running bead-on-plate stringers in the flat position on 3mm / 1/8th-inch sheet/plate (looking for nice penetration of heat on the underside - indic... Read more »

Fitting a 14 pin remote control to an engine drive welder

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March 9, 2016, 10:09 pm

I've recently acquired a newish (early '90's) Miller Legend AEAD-200LE welder and subsequently an HF251D1 arc starter with a TIG torch. The welder does not have remote control, and by all accounts ... Read more »

Single carbon-arc welding

March 3, 2016, 10:56 pm

Where might I find a detailed description of welding using a single carbon arc electrode? Google finds references to twin-carbon torches, but that's different. Wikipedia mentions CAW but says onl... Read more »

Welder, Voltage output.

February 20, 2016, 2:47 pm

Hi Guys, As a curiosity I measured the voltage on the leads of a tombstone welder, it's an old Craftsman. I measured about 0.24v to 0.35v depending on the current setting. This was with no c... Read more »

1946 short hood

February 7, 2016, 7:22 pm

I just picked up a 1946 short hood and I would like to know is there any way to put an electric starter on it thank u Read more »

Tig filler metal for .04 electrode

January 9, 2016, 2:29 pm

The smallest diameter mild steel filler metal I can get from my local weldi ng supplier is 1/16, but when I use a .04 tungsten electrode, I find it har d to melt, and the bead is the classic turkey... Read more »


December 13, 2015, 9:03 pm

The day I picked up the stove grates I also picked up a small fire pot that was cracked/broken . The break is across a 2 horizontal then about 1 on it yesterday , beginning with a tack at the c... Read more »

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Maxstar 150 power cord question rating: 5

I am planning on purchasing a Maxstar 150. How long of a cord could I use with this inverter? I am planning to use it mostly plugged into 220V as I will be using 7018 1/8 electrodes mainly. I will b... Read more »

SUCCESS! TIG DC --> Advanced SquareWave INVERTER is working (prototype) rating: 5

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http://igor.chudov.com/projects/Homemade-TIG-DC-to-AC-Inverter/ Here you see my first working prototype of the IGBT based TIG inverter. Again, this is an add on inverter for making Advanced Square Wa... Read more »

welding machine rating: 5

Hi, ho knows something about SELCO welding machine. Best, T. Read more »

Lincoln SA-200 - How to dismount engine from generator end? rating: 5

Can anybody clue me in as to how the generator is mated to the rear of the crankshaft? I have a manual for the Continental F162 engine but no documentation for the welder. Thanks, Vernon Read more »

Comparison Millar Syncrowave 250 DX -V- Lincoln Precision TIG 275 rating: 5

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 »

Shielding Gas Trade Name vs Composition rating: 5

I was just transfering some information I have on different gases trade name and composition. Some informationn is missing or is in conflict with various sources; Blueshield 3 in australia is diffe... Read more »

Oxy-fuel cutting Cast iron and Stainless Steel rating: 5

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 »

Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81 Vs. Hypertherm rating: 5

Having fallowed this newsgroup for sometime I know that this particular subject has been REALLY gone over in the past but I have a few more questions that haven't addressed. Looking at the spec shee... Read more »

Lincoln SA-200 / Exhaust stack rating: 5

Well, I went ahead and got the SA-200. The seller got it running and it started, ran and welded nicely. (He said the choke had stuck on it.) He kept the battery (after negotiations, don't know if... Read more »

20amp or 15 amp breaker with 110 mig rating: 5

Someone here once posted that if you use a 20amp breaker for the circuit that your 110 mig is on, it'll weld a lot better. I'm confused as to the reason for this. If I'm not tripping the 15 amp bre... Read more »

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