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  • Bert's Mig Pic

    Had less time than I wanted to after helping out a friend on his car and painting a little of dad's house. Couldn't find any thinner metal, so I had to use this 1/2" stuff.
    Volts: 23.5
    Wire Speed: 475
    Gas: 75/25
    ok, let the comments fly
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  • #2
    purdy, what's it for?

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    • #3
      mig'ing in circles

      Sorry, forgot to say I move the cup in small circles like LittleFuzz does. When I had done some 1/8" stuff, you could see circles. I prefer more this way, back of the 1/2" plate was nicely colored where I could see penetration was really good...

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      • #4
        littlefuzz

        told some guys I would show them my mig bead. This looks more like spray, thinner stuff I did had more of a circular pattern like yours, but I ran out of the thinner material I had... Need to find more this week!

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        • #5
          seems like some customers like the spray look, some like the circle look. Like to practice and get both down and make the customer happy!

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          • #6
            it looks alright, but if you were looking for critisim it looks lobsided

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            • #7
              lopsided? I can deal with that!!! Any more comments, suggestions, snide remarks???

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              • #8
                The weld bead location looks like its favoring the lower plate. Try either dropping your gun angle a little, or maybe you're off center a little bit on the weld joint.

                Also, on this thickness I'd be running higher machine settings. You have 5+ more volts available to play with. 23.5 volts is barely beyond the short arc range.

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                • #9
                  Bert, From what I can see your bead looks just fine, maybe a little biased towards the bottom piece of steel, but that could just be the picture angle.
                  Dave

                  P.S. Either your Dad needs a smaller house or you need a bigger paint brush, you've been painting it for how long now? two, three weeks or so:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dabar39 View Post
                    Bert, From what I can see your bead looks just fine, maybe a little biased towards the bottom piece of steel, but that could just be the picture angle.
                    Dave

                    P.S. Either your Dad needs a smaller house or you need a bigger paint brush, you've been painting it for how long now? two, three weeks or so:
                    My "P.S." exactly! His dad has to have the biggest house on the Islands! Unless it's one of those Huck Finn things, where he's trying to get a bunch of us to feel sorry for him and go down there and help him get it finished so he can get back to melting metal.

                    Joe
                    Last edited by M-Tech; 08-12-2007, 09:47 AM. Reason: Couldn't get grin .gif into message.

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                    • #11
                      M-tech:
                      "where he's trying to get a bunch of us to feel sorry for him and go down there and help him get it finished so he can get back to melting metal."

                      Dabar39:
                      Bert, From what I can see your bead looks just fine, maybe a little biased towards the bottom piece of steel, but that could just be the picture angle.
                      P.S. Either your Dad needs a smaller house or you need a bigger paint brush, you've been painting it for how long now? two, three weeks or so?!!

                      OOHHHH.....!!! It's about TIME you guys FINALLY get the hint!!! If M-tech hadn't said anything, I'd be there a few more months!!!!!!! Grab a roller and let's get going boys!!!!! Actually, I don't have a shop like yours, so I have to drag everything out of the storeroom, put up the canvas screens, placate mom and dad to talk to them, yadda yadda yadda. I'm actually painting only 4 hours. Clorax the walls and 2 coats of paint. (small sections at a time).
                      The other day of the weekend is doing all my errands and taking my daughter to the beach
                      Danny:The weld bead location looks like its favoring the lower plate. Try either dropping your gun angle a little, or maybe you're off center a little bit on the weld joint.

                      Also, on this thickness I'd be running higher machine settings. You have 5+ more volts available to play with. 23.5 volts is barely beyond the short arc range.

                      Danny, thanks a lot, I'll try to up it a bit. I've got more time today
                      What am I trying to achieve? "Smoother" look? I'll post the new one tonight.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bert View Post
                        Actually, I don't have a shop like yours, so I have to drag everything out of the storeroom, put up the canvas screens, placate mom and dad to talk to them, yadda yadda yadda. I'm actually painting only 4 hours.
                        LOL. Yeah, that's what happens whenever me and my brother go over to my mom's. First, we gotta chat with mom for a couple hours because she's been home all day by herself. Then we spend 3-4 clearing away the brush behind her house and hauling it to the dump.

                        But then we go "treasure hunting" in my dad's old workshop. That's how I "inherited" my dad's gas cylinders. My mom wanted us to haul them away to gaspro for dumping. Swapped them out at gaspro and took em home. Found his lampwork torch setup (oxypropane for glass jewelry making) but finally gave up trying to find his OA torch kit and bought my own.

                        Having to take your daughter to the beach? ooooo, sounds like tough duty

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                        • #13
                          Dabar and others!

                          ....First, we gotta chat with mom for a couple hours because she's been home all day by herself. Then we spend 3-4 clearing away the brush behind her house and hauling it to the dump....
                          Thanks JonnyMag!!! Someone that understands me!!!
                          re: daughter at beach...tough duty? yeah, but SOMEONE has to do it!!!

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                          • #14
                            Welding curtain

                            Hey Bert,

                            My brother and I were sanding the roof of my dad's old steel shed for re-roofing this afternoon. Decided to buy a portable scaffold from City Mill (see attached). My brother's thinking of going back to get another one.

                            Anyway, when we covered it with a drop cloth, guess what? It kinda looked like a portable welding curtain. Well, maybe with some heavier grade canvas.

                            About 4' high x 4' wide x 2' deep. 2 heavy duty steel planks to stand on. 4 rungs. Locking wheels. Max load 500lbs. AND folded flat so it fit in the trunk of my Camry.

                            With the planks on the 2nd rung from the top, it's worktable height. With the planks on the bottom rung, you can use it as a push cart.

                            Since you're always lugging your welder around and setting up curtains, figured you might wanna check it out.
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                            • #15
                              very cool and thanks for thinking of me! Problem, is it would NEVER fit in the small storeroom that I have!!! Barely fits everything in there now! I wanted to build a cart that I saw last week on this forum, but then realized that the footprint is much bigger than my MM251 cart, and I don't have the height!
                              bert

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