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    Default Black pipe

    Can you weld to black gas pipe (new from home depot) as you would steel and it still be strong?? I need a small round pipe and the black gas line at home depot is cheap and I can buy in small quantities.

    Let me know.

    Thanks!

    Architect-1

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    Black pipe is steel pipe. Sometimes has a lacquer coating...grind to bare metal and have at it.
    Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
    Miller DialArc 250
    Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
    Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
    Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
    3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
    Lots of dust bunnies
    Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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    Thanks! Headed there now! I'm assuming that the fumes are not potentially deadly like welding galvanized steel???Welding is my new favorite hobby!Architect-1

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    More or less benign, probably no more deadly than the average mill lubricant applied at the manufacturer. Like I said before, grind to bare metal and have at it. Its good idea for proper welding prep on any metal so you have proper ground contact and reduce/eliminate the inclusion of any contaminant in the weld metal itself. I'm unsure as to whether this is a one-off project or if you're just getting your feet wet with the welding, but find yourself a steel or scrap yard locally and get to be friends with them. Doing so will bring down the cost substantially.
    Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
    Miller DialArc 250
    Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
    Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
    Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
    3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
    Lots of dust bunnies
    Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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    Yeah, i'm a beginner, but that's where we all start! I've conquered woodworking, Now on to welding. I took a class to learn the "right" way and I practice every chance I get. Beats the heck out of sitting in the office everyday. Thanks for the feedback. I established an account with SSS steel here locally. They have really cheap steel but in large minimum amounts. Architect-1

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