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I am going on my third year full time on my own and when I buy equip/trucks I pay cash. I would have loved to buy the airpax this time but just couldn't fork out 10 grand yet... maybe in 3 more years. How does the plasma gouging work for you? I have never used it or even seen it used
I talked to a guy the other day with a new tb and said the suitcase was an expensive tool box filler,,,,, but,,,, he is like me, no plasma and no feeder on the trucks but the only reason is,,, I dont need them. I will agree small short jobs its not worth it in the field but if I was being paid to put real weld in or bidding on it would also have a 600 machine, aint no way I would peck at it for very long with sticks, too boring for one.
If it wasnt for wire feed could have easily talked myself out of this trade a long time ago.
Since this thread seems to have the attention of all the best stick welders and others,I wondered if anyone can tell me the correct way to dispose of welding rod stubs /unused welding rods,I heard a rumor that our wonderful EPA has deemed them a hazardous waste,but I have not been able to verify that,Weldon since you are in a part of the country that likes to dictate alot of the rules (no offence meant) the rest of us should gladly follow, I thought you might have some input,not to mention you obviusly burn alot of rod.BTW when we going to see the finished product of that alum bed you were building or did I miss that?Sorry to hijack this thread but Im a newbe forum guy and and old welder.thats my excuse.
3 years is doing well, most dont make it that long.
Lol.Been welding for the union 23yrs.Been running my business/rig 18 yrs Part time as most you know.But i,m pretty sure i got enough hrs burnin rod or wire and fabricating to hang with best on this forum.Oh ya all my stuffs paid for too,long time ago.
"Uninformed... no. Experienced. ''The numbers'' what numbers...? I dont get my info or "my numbers" from googling it and comparing on a website. I run my own welding/fabricating buisiness that is doing very well. And i have also worked for a few of the very best shops in my area. Most of my work is hourly since most of my work is equipment repair. Though some of my very best work is done in your mothers pantys while i pay her with crack"
Well my goodness, I wasn't aware that you'de owned a welding business for "coming up on three years". So you have it allllll figured out, over my "google" reply. Maybe some day I'll have your vast storehouse of experience to fall back on, I doubt it tho.
What you DON'T have figured out, concerning your comment about my Mom, is that there are a lot more grown men out there than you realize that have absolutely noooo problem doing a year in the penitentiary over comments like that.
Some days you eat the bear. And some days the bear eats you.
That's nasty no class talk that shouldn't be used in a barnyard much less on a Commercial website that has young kids reading it. Bad order ticket.
Your right... none of these posts should go where they tend to go. But if you look around you will see not to many people stick around on this site, seems to be very few posts that dont turn very negative and off the original subject. My original intentions of joining this forum were positive, obviously since i put all my info and pics up. as time went on its turned into a big joke that i amuse myself with throughout the day. Im sure among other "welders" its not the first time they have heard or talked a bunch of $h... this profession is not for the faint of heart. Though that may not make it right, it is the truth.
True. Didn't catch that. Either way lets all keep moving the way it's goin now. Everyone here in this thread has lots of good info and perspectives. I enjoy learning from you all. Internet forums are a double edged sword.
JtMcC, I have always been impressed with your knowledge and advice. A little harsh at times, but always accurate. I am impressed now with your reserve. Those comments toward you were unwarranted. It is nice to see that you still keep trying to help.
I may be passing through Kingman in July, you still in Valentine? If so I may try to stop in.