has anybody watched TV channel - TLC, lastnight ? they had a show called "trading places" in it one of the guy was making a bed headboard and they wanted a metallic looking think , so they went out and got 1/2 "rebars" they cut it to lenght wit a "porta band", it was cool.
then came the funny part ...lets weld it together , one of the girl wnet out and rented a a 110 MIG. flux core to be exect form the local tool renting place
they were all standing aroung the rebars clamped together in their T shirts, wearing only welding goggles used for Oxy -acet. welding.
the guy was feeding out about 4-5 inch of wire and was stabbing it to the rebar repeatadly , they were all cheering as some sparks were flying. the pieces were staying together but it was pretty shaky.
next day the girl goes back to the tool rental place complaining about poor weld progress at the job site.
she comes back with the answer, they told her she needs a stick welder !!!
the tool renting place trailered an engine driven generator type stick welder to site, even stayed there to operate the engine, the original guy started welding again , with A/O welding goggles and in a T shirt again. stabbing the stick electrode to the rebars. more spark was flying , and more cheering from the crowd.
however at the end I saw an other person performing the weld in the backgound.
it was funny to wach it on national television.