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Mea culpa - 7016 polarity :-)


December 7, 2018, 3:16 am

Hello all Hilarious driving home of a lesson about electrodes and the polarity they need. Yesterday, all way from 0730 to morning break at 10am, had the welding machine on DCEN for 7016 rods. Di... Read more »

single-run hori-vert (2F/PB) SMAW fillets getting near-perfect


November 24, 2018, 7:01 am

Hiya Can't believe this! I'm not easily optimising and arriving on the perfect repeatable condition, despite all these years welding, It's about productivity. I can do it perfectly, but when I ... Read more »

gas cutting specs with sight correction


November 20, 2018, 9:45 pm

Hi Got welding visor sorted - fresnel lens before filter. Now - 'nother similar matter but can't see solution. Want something I can keep in my welding bag - and old day-bag - which offers me a si... Read more »

Powcon stick welder - good welds


November 20, 2018, 9:34 pm

Hi everyone. I used a Powcon welding machine to SMAW / stick to weld some steel for civils today - first use of a Powcon welding machine. With 7018 3.2mm (1/8th-inch) rods. My impression - on onl... Read more »

need perfect radius


November 8, 2018, 3:08 pm

Greetings. I am making a lamp for my living room. I will use a 45 pound plate for the base and some 1/2 rebar for the lamp itself. Base will be on one wall an d light bulb will be about 7' away... Read more »

welder no arc


October 30, 2018, 11:38 pm

powncon 300sm no arc,mice built nest in machine,blew out,still no arc,cant see any wires damaged,need help Read more »

no arc


October 30, 2018, 11:19 pm

powcon300sm-over time been sitting in garage,got out to use,no arc on welding rod,took cover off,mice had nest built in machine,blew out,still no arc,i need help Read more »

PAM Cooking Spray - Olive Oil


October 23, 2018, 5:05 pm

I installed a new stove a couple weeks ago in the house. It was no big deal. The most stressful part was making sure it was jetted and regulated for LP gas instead of natural gas. I left off (... Read more »

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE


October 6, 2018, 10:38 pm

http://www.tacklemaker.info/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;pic=78 I struggled with this thing for years, and mostly just relegated it to running flux core. It will push flux core FCAW all day l... Read more »

Modern physics , By thornton and rex , 3rd ed


October 5, 2018, 7:54 am

solutions books team s o l u t i o n s b o o k s @ h o t m a i l . c o m solutionsbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com solutionsbooks@hotmail.com We're a team for providing solution manuals to help student... Read more »

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Brazing or welding thick copper?

rating: 5

I will be making a gate for the entrance to a house and will need to join some thick copper rectangular bar. The 0.5 x 1 110 copper bar is for the gate frame and the infill of the gate will mostly be... Read more »

Astro Pneumatic Plasma Cutter - out of business? sold to another company?

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I'm thinking about picking up a non-functioning AstroPlasma 300 (220v machine) for $150. Apparently it's made in Italy. Can't find too much info on the web about it. Daytona Mig sells consumables, ma... Read more »

Lincoln Precision 185 problem

rating: 5

Hello I have been using a Lincoln Precision 185 TIG /Stick welder , the unit seems to work fairly good except for the Amperage Control , as one goes Up or Down with the Control Dial the digital ... Read more »

Tigging 12L14?

rating: 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge4MhOYKEHs&feature=em-subs_digest I always thought this was impossible. Granted, he says it's not for importa nt structural welds, but still, this opens up a new wo... Read more »

Spot welding 18 gauge to 10 gauge mild steel

rating: 5

Is it possible to spot weld thinner 18 gauge sheet metal to heavier 1/8 angle iron? A spot welder is one tool missing from my shop and since these things seem to run in the $500 plus range, some inpu... Read more »

Rustbuster rod?

rating: 5

Does anyone have experience with the Rustbuster Rod by US forge. The user sheet claims it welds all dirty steels, all positions. The rod has a rough brown coating. Thanks, Will Read more »

Wprld Wide Welders inc. P/TRON-8

rating: 5

I have been given this plasma cutter because small animals have eaten some of the wiring inside. The actual Part# is PZTN-8. It was built in 1984 and has probably seen better days. Is there anyone... Read more »

Miller trailblazer 250?

rating: 5

I just got an older Miller Trailblazer 250 in a trade for some repair work. It hasn't been used in 20 years and the gas is very stale but the motor isn't locked up. I'm sure I'll be able to get it go... Read more »

I need a small water pump

rating: 5

I need a small water pump for hooking up a TIG torch. Ive got a big chiller, but its about 5 gallons a minute and the size of a dorm refridgerator.. I need a 24VAC or 110 or 220 1ph pump that wi... Read more »

Welding is 5th worst job out of 200?

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http://www.careercast.com/jobs/content/ten-worst-jobs-2010-jobs-rated They do not like physical demands, stress, and job outlook. Miller had a blog article protesting this and I think that they are p... Read more »

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