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Thread: big no no!

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    Default big no no!

    This is the main frame of a well drilling rig with a 40' BOOM this is one of the main supports holding up the boom.. As u see before I chipped it, it didn't look too bad.... but after being chipped you can see its a very crappy downhill 7018. And on top of that the torch cuts (another no no) aren't even cleaned up. I get very frustrated at stuff like this. I have worked hard to get where I am at for other welding shops and some people think they can purchase a welder with no experience and ask questions on the internet to become a welder.. sure u can do small projects around your house but out in the real world your gonna kill someone.
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    Default big no no!

    Pic(s)?

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    I tried uploading em from my phone... guess it didn't work. I will do when I get home tonight

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    Weldonwelding, Yup, I see it all the time and alot of times they get away with it, I cringe when I see back yard welder putting hitches on trucks when they barely no how to weld and they dont have a clue how to properly fabricate.

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    I will have some pictures for ya tonight. You will cringe when u see some of the stuff I gouged out and rewelded. And using a torch on load bearing clips. Cut the hole and the whole clip out with a torch.... I'm going to guess that the guy has no clue why he shouldn't do that

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    Here's one
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    Only let's me do one at a time
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    How about a pic or two of the re-weld.

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    Hope you post more pics. The two you posted don't really show anything.
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    So the question i have is how long was this mount on the drill rig couple days,weeks or years. I agree with mmw the pictures don't really show anything. The other thing how do you know if the person did this job just got a welder seems like a broad statement to make. Were you brought into fix this problem or something else and found this at the same time. I hope you used a good dual shield or self shielded wire to repair it.

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