I'm building an alloy dry sump oil pan. I've seam welded all the .063 sides with some success, nothing to buy my retirement on.
Today I attempted to weld this .063 sump to the 1/2 inch flange. I suspect it is beyond the capacity of the 165 but I thought I'd give it a try.
First little 1.5 inch test seemed to work well.
I brought out some C clamps and a bit of hammer to get it back into line and the second try went to **** immediately!
The reduced section cup split and fell out leaving just the torch exposed?
Is this typical and normal degradation or have I done something way wrong??