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Brazing capacity of Bernzomatic Oxy/Mapp torch?
Hello, I have one of those little Bernzomatic Oxy/Mapp gas torches, and I am wondering if it is going to be enough for a brazing project. What I need to do is braze a 1/2" diameter C2 insert onto the...
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ESAB help
question about foot pedal 10k pot. what i need to know is, is max current when the pot looks like 10k ("open circuit") or "0" ohms (its more like 1.1ohm on low side)? i ask because i want to turn my...
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Video Review: "ARC WELDING II" by Wall Mountain Company
I've been trying to find a good video to help me learn to weld better. This is the second video I've bought, and I thought I'd share my impressions on it as well. This video is being sold on the web...
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All my TIG beads on angle-iron are dull gray - help
I just got my first welder - Miller Dynasty 200DX. I am new to this. I took a 2 day class for TIGing stainless and have been playing on 1/8" thick mild steel flat bar (home depot stuff) at home. I...
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How to learn welding
I've decided that I need to learn to weld. I have never had any training or classes or any experience at all in welding or any other metal working. I do have a bit of experience at woodworking and, in...
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Miller or Lincoln
I have two very new Lincoln welders. The Precision Tig 185 I currently need the most just died. Also the next job requires purchasing something beefier than the Tig 185 and suddenly I am starting to...
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Looking for Tweco #2 Mig Gun parts diagram/user manual
Hi, Very new to welding (haven't even run the 220 for my Millermatic 175 yet). I'm looking for a parts diagram and (if they even exist) a manual for a Tweco #2 Mig Gun. I talked to Tweco/Thermodyne on...
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Real pretty small alu welds??
In a project I have slotted aluminum bars (1/8" by 1") crossing, lots of them, creating large mesh like assemblies. For strength I need to weld a fair amount of these 90 degree crossings, so that...
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Straightening the stainless weld job
Gentlemen, I am a novice TIG welder on my fifth Argon bottle (small one) After what I thought to be a reasonable amount of practice and lot of excellent advice from this group I embarked on my first...
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Welding gas glasses for aluminum
For those who are familiar with gas welding aluminum, I was curious about the lenses you use. There are a few different lenses out there and I wanted to separate the financial interest in selling...
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cause of excessive spatter in overhead SMAW?
I'm working on overhead stick welding with 7018. I just ran a root pass into a vee. The workpiece was 5" long and the first 4" of the bead were fine, but then the "crackle" sounded different, lots of...
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Color of SS welds
Hi, I've been told that SS welds should not get grey; IOW, the fillets should be that yellowish/bluish/iridescent color that only occurs in my weld about 50% of the time... I know that the grey color...
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Regulator "accident"
I was using pure argon with MIG tonight on steel (yes, I know it has poor penatration). I had already welded for about an hour earlier, disconnected the regulator from the cylinder and put the...
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mig welding pliers?
I'm new to MIG welding, having been a stick guy until now. I picked up a MM250 and some .035 solid wire and I'm about to have at it. I have a question: I see these "mig welding pliers" e.g. I wonder...
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Newbie can't see weld pool
I am having trouble getting a good look at my weld pool when TIG welding. I know I am doing something wrong, so here's my technique in detail. I am sitting at desk height. Using a Speedglas 9002x...
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Welders flash
What do you know about welder's flash? I always protect my eyes behind the welding mask with a sunglass that protects against UVC rays, which they say are the one's that produces redness of the eyes....
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Weldability of Aluminum
In my attempts to get good at aluminum gas welding, I've come to question something. I got some al sheet from HD just for practicing. This is .025 and I have become more consistant with puddle control...
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question about welding rods
Hello everybody: I live in Puerto Rico and I am a self taught welder. I have found a problem with the local welders here. They use on a regular basis the 6013 welding sticks. I like to use (and think...
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"T" joint weld bead size reccomendation
hi folks, two simular size metal is being welded as "T" joints , in a 90 degree angle. if it is wleded on one side the weld bead should measure same as the material thickness. what if the material is...
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TIG cooler options
hi guys, I am trying to make a decesion wether to go with Ernies suggestion of using city water to cool my new #20 series torch or to go for a specific cooler. I like to keep wasting resources to the...
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