18 years ago
I think it's fair to let you all know a little about me, and why I like to
discuss all the welding stuff.......
I'm a VN vet. I flew Chinooks (Ch-47), out of Phu Bai from 1970-1971. I was
a CW2, and got out in 1972.
I went to work for a major welding supply place in 1973. They have since
Since then, it's been a roller coaster. I was a RR Engineer for 10 years. I
was also a truck driver, and ran a truck driving school for a time. For
hobbies, I made, and raced dirt cars, made and flew ultra-lights, and also
started a pool league. I worked in the California Dept of Corrections, and
also the Texas version for years. About 10 years ago, I broke my back and
spine, and had it welded back together. I started to teach myself to build
computers, and can answer most questions you may have. Now, I'm trying to
get back into the things I love, and this includes welding. But,
unfortunately, I'm also a rebel at heart......That's the reason you see me
question stuff, as I read all I can on any subject.
You all have been more than helpful, and polite with my questions. I do not
wish to upset the NG, nor do I wish to alienate anybody here. I'd like to
tap your knowledge, have spirited discussions, and generally make myself at
What what am I likely to have problems with?