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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 »

stringer vs weave


June 18, 2015, 5:40 am

Hello all For positional welds like 3G / 3F - vertical upwards, how do you choose between stringer-bead and weave? For those of you working to WPS's (Welding Procedure Specifications), do the WPS... Read more »

lincon 225ac welder has been setting for 4 or 5 years will not turn on .


June 8, 2015, 12:03 pm

I have checked all the connections .loosened and tightened all i could find. still no turn on with switch .have fire to the fan and convert but nothing to the leads. Read more »

Airco 750 handle tip and torch size compatibility


June 3, 2015, 12:08 pm

Will an Airco 3875 cutting torch fit an Airco 750 handle? Read more »

volts E81T-1 PF T-fillet


May 23, 2015, 4:31 am

Been bit of trouble at site I go to knowing what to do with E81T-1 (Rutile Flux-Cored Arc Welding (Rutile Flux-Cored Wire)). Positional welds - all positions. So been trying some weld conditions.... Read more »

fillet-break test


May 19, 2015, 1:50 am

Hello all What's the right way to do fillet break tests? Here in the land of ISO's, the big requirement in ISO9017 is for the sample to break through the weld. How that happens - whether that ha... Read more »

Tig equipment questions


May 4, 2015, 3:23 am

I used to use a TIG which had a foot pedal - you set the maximum current on the front panel, then when you pressed the penal the actual current varied as to how hard you pressed the pedal, up to ... Read more »

E71T-1 E80T-5 choice


April 27, 2015, 1:56 am

Hello everyone Setting the scene... I am on a high-strength civil-engineering / steel-structure job. Looking for improvements - to welding technique, properties, etc. The E71T-1 R-FCAW is guarant... Read more »

OT How to make your website mobile friendly


March 29, 2015, 10:17 am

I recently made a small presentation for regular people like myself, that explain what you need to do to convert your websites to be mobile friendly. You have to do it by April 21, or Google will ... Read more »

Safe ss weld discoloration remover


March 26, 2015, 5:10 pm

(I posted this to RCM -- 'didn't think to post it here, where it would do more good) The question of how to remove the oxide discoloration resulting from welding stainless comes up from time to ti... 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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Truck or trailer flag pole


I am trying to figure out how to make a flagpole to mount on my truck and trailer that will withstand highway speeds. It needs to be fairly stiff, and be able to hold the 3' X 5' flag. Not sure w... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Best epoxy for engine block repairs


OK, you folks have convinced me that epoxy will work for cast iron engine block repairs; in my case to fix a long crack in the water jacket. Would you comment on which epoxies have worked for you? ... Read more »

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HOW TO WELD 4140


HOW TO WELD 4140 by Rod Ryker PREHEAT, IF YOU DESIRE, 'TILL YOU SEE DARK BLUE ALL AROUND THE DESIRED WELD AREA. OR IF THE MATERIAL IS 1/8 INCH THICK OR LESS, NO PREHEAT NEEDED. USE AN ER80S DOUBLE DE... 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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Photos of my inert gas setup


http://igor.chudov.com/projects/Welding/04-Argon-Tank-Setup/ I am thinking of doing something extra to protect the regulator, maybe I should make some guard around it... i Read more »