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  • Depends on the size and schedule of pipe and the position your welding the pipe in. A horizontal weld gets a 5 stringer cover pass with either 3/32 or 1/8 7018 depending on the size pipe, a root and fill passes...again depending on the size and schedule of the pipe. .....a bell hole weld gets a root...
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    Last edited by tackit; Today, 05:39 PM.

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  • tackit
    replied to Career Change Question
    I think I went through three hoods after I got out of welding school and started welding for food.... out of position overhead 45 degree pipe welding was a nut crusher for me.

    The Good Lord was good to me, I got an old welder that new the ropes for a partner, he settled me down and showed...
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    Last edited by tackit; 06-22-2016, 10:42 AM.

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  • tackit
    replied to Rebuilding an AEAD-200LE
    I had two of them, great maintenance welding machines, but if your running long leads get the biggest you can put on it.. Try putting some fish tank stone in the the tank or anything hard with edges and shake the **** out it... then put some good rust remover in the tank and see what happens. They make...
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  • tackit
    replied to Hypertherm 088096 Powermax 30 AIR
    I have always respected your opinions Bob, your welding wisdom like many here is the hands on kind. Without a torch setup I would be like a fish out of water....
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  • tackit
    replied to Hypertherm 088096 Powermax 30 AIR
    I like my plasma but I would give it up before my oxy/acetylene outfit. First things first.......
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  • tackit
    replied to Blow your welders out..
    I hit my machines with the leaf blower I use to clean out the shop, I also keep them covered when they're not being used. In the spring I wash and polish them. The shop isn't that big, grinding dust gets on everything that's not covered. I clean my ground clamp and check for lose cable ends ...
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  • tackit
    replied to Need Trailer Welding Advice
    Thanks buffumjr for the info on U Haul, I didn't know they were so worried about the things of which you speak.

    Good luck on your trailer build, if you're short circuit migging it make sure you have penetration. Mig welds can lay there and look like a million dollars and not be welded...
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  • tackit
    replied to Need Trailer Welding Advice
    Just rent a proper trailer when you need to haul machinery, trailers take up a lot of room, need to be licensed and insured, always in the way and end up being loaded with so much trash you don't want to go through the work of emptying it out to use it.
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