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Thread: Porch Swing

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    Default Porch Swing

    Wife wanted a swing for the porch.
    1-1/2" sch40 aluminum pipe & 2"x1/8" aluminum flat.
    About 8hrs, Tried the 350 MP Lincoln with push pull, no go.
    TB302 with 251HF, 1/8" 5356, weldcraft 17 with finger control. 3/32. 2%
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    Cool Oh yea

    Very nice...I like it...A LOT!

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    i do too i like it
    very nice
    gary...

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    How heavy is it and what are you hanging it from.

    Thanks,
    Wheelchair

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    Wheelchair,
    I am guessing 45-50lb. It is hung from a double 2X6.

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    Very nice! After using TIG for aluminum, it is hard for me to understand using MIG as an alternative. Your results back me up on that!
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    would not want to tig weld
    this dump bed when making it
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    I like it. Once again it proves that the AC arc makes a BIG difference when welding aluminum; burning off the oxide giving a cleaner and stronger weld!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC Iron works View Post
    would not want to tig weld
    this dump bed when making it
    That doesn't look like a "Genesis" to me!! Yeah I did a lot of MIG on aluminum at East Mfg. but it has it's places. Myself I'd have TIGged the porch swing project too. However I do want to get set up to MIG aluminum so I can work on those aluminum dump and flatbed trailers as well as making some aluminum car, bike and landscape trailers too. Everyone is making them out of steel, not too many are making them out of aluminum from what I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finney View Post
    Wife wanted a swing for the porch.
    1-1/2" sch40 aluminum pipe & 2"x1/8" aluminum flat.
    About 8hrs, Tried the 350 MP Lincoln with push pull, no go.
    TB302 with 251HF, 1/8" 5356, weldcraft 17 with finger control. 3/32. 2%
    Awesome porch swing. Let me ask you a question though. When you're sitting in it with the missus does she appreciate all the time and effort you put into it? Or is she like a lot of women would have been just as happy with a store bought one? I know my mom would have treasured it, but my ex's would haven't cared one bit that I made it.
    Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

    Colt the original point & click interface!

    Millermatic 35 with spot panel
    Miller 340A/BP
    Victor O/A torches
    Lincoln SP125
    Too many other tools to list

    03 Ram 1500
    78 GS1000
    82 GL1100 Interstate

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