Latest threads in ⚡ Welding Forumsshow only best voted threads

Subject Author Posted Replies
 
Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc
Yesterday I found myself cleaning up a bit of square tube in preparation for welding and later paint. It was outside, but in SW Arizona, that just means it has developed a small amount of protective...
23
1 week ago 23
 
50 Amp receptacle in barn with 50 Amp 240 Service?
Gentlemen, I have a barn with 50 amp 240 service. It now basically has lights and 120 outlets. Is it OK to add a 50 amp receptacle for a welder with the idea that I won't run the welder at full power?...
28
2 months ago 28
 
Ali-GMAW property loss high currents?
Hi there. Ali Pulse GMAW... I'm trying to interpret. I tried fairly identical fillet welds on 6mm (1/4inch) extruded 6082 (Al-Mg-Si) at 230A and "+9" on trim (as hot as it will adjust) - reporting...
2 months ago
 
Pushing my Luck
When I setup my shop I never figured it would be so full. It was just supposed to be a warehouse for my contracting business. I never planned on it being a machine shop or that I would actually learn...
14
3 months ago 14
 
Bob - spool-gun GMAW Al?
Bob LaLonde - sorry lost your article / posting You are using GTAW / TIG? You could go for GMAW / MIG? You'd need 200-and-something Amps and mid-20's volts (* 240 25) ;; 6000 ;; about 6kW at the arc...
3 months ago
 
Helium Loss
I've got a lot of 6061 scrap 1/2 inch thick and larger. I make a fair amount of shop parts out of the scrap. The tool racks on three of my machines are the "good" side up of lots of 1/2 inch scrap as...
5
3 months ago 5
 
50 Amp receptacle in barn with 50 Amp 240 Service?
Gentlemen, I have a barn with 50 amp 240 service. It now basically has lights and 120 outlets. Is it OK to add a 50 amp receptacle for a welder with the idea that I won't run the welder at full power?...
4 months ago
 
non-welding question - Cornish beam engines
Hi I've posted a question about Cornish beam engines on Should that be of interest to anyone... Rich Smith Hi I've posted a question about Cornish beam engines on Should that be of interest to...
8
4 months ago 8
 
Weldanpower 16 horse Briggs and Stratton
Looking 30 over piston for a 16 horse Briggs IC engine or a block Looking 30 over piston for a 16 horse Briggs IC engine or a block -------------------------------
1
4 months ago 1
 
Friendly help
Hello sir sorry boddering you i need "Solution manual theory of plasticity (3rd Ed. J. Chakrabarty) please send me pdf file
4 months ago
 
Weldanpower 16 horse Briggs and Stratton
Looking 30 over piston for a 16 horse Briggs IC engine or a block
4 months ago
 
Pulse GMAW Ali thicker plate
Hi there Having a difficult time with Pulse-GMAW of Ali in greater thicknesses. Compared to previous happy times where after a very few days I'm considered the master of the job. Do not have yet a...
11
5 months ago 11
 
Solar Flux review
This is the stuff we were discussing a few days ago . I tried it out just a few minutes ago , and it works as advertised . There is no sugaring on the back side of the piece of 1 3/4 stainless tube I...
2
5 months ago 2
 
Paint on flux for the inside of stainless tube
Have any of you guys used it? I just heard of it for the first time a little while ago. I'll let you know in a week or two . Just ordered some a little while ago . It came in today's mail , I'll be...
2
5 months ago 2
 
spray transfer min. current - 1.0mm and 1.2mm steel wire
Hi there Is the transition to spray transfer at a lower current with a smaller 1.0mm diameter (39thou) wire than with 1.2mm (47thou) wire? With Ar-15%CO2 I reckon it's 1.2mm dia -> 240A 1.0mm dia ->...
6 months ago