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    03-30-2018, 02:52 PM
    YES, welding and industrial gases have about the highest markup of any product sold in the entire world! They say diamonds have a huge markup(300%?)...
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    03-30-2018, 02:29 PM
    10 psi acetylene is overkill for cutting. 5 psi would be sufficient but it sounds like something is blocked not letting the cutting oxygen through....
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    03-28-2018, 01:45 AM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Welding supply store in Welding
    It is a little intimidating but having been a customer and later being the counter guy. What I hated the most as a customer was when the counter guy...
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    03-28-2018, 01:30 AM
    I didn't read all the posts but saw a few. When the 3 pt. aerators with vertical moving tines came out they had to be timed to the tractor forward...
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    03-26-2018, 11:43 PM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Welding supply store in Welding
    It looks like Mag is mostly used when straight CO2 is used as most shielding gas has a much higher percentage of argon.
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    03-25-2018, 05:40 PM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Criticize my welds please in Welding
    I missed where it said backhoe stabilizer. I think preheat and a little hotter would have helped. Turning up the voltage will flatten out the bead...
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    03-25-2018, 01:23 PM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Criticize my welds please in Welding
    Kind of looks like cast iron with freeze plugs in it? Is it an engine block or something similar? Cast iron could cause the weld to do weird things...
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    03-25-2018, 01:13 PM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Welding supply store in Welding
    110. 115, 120 and 220, 230, 240 have all been used and 99% of the time are interchangeable. Most welding machines allow for 10% line compensation so...
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    03-25-2018, 01:09 PM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Welding supply store in Welding
    A lot of the problem is lack of training or not wanting to pay to have someone with more knowledge. The counter guy in this case may have been unsure...
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    03-25-2018, 01:50 AM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Welding supply store in Welding
    MAG is a term more used in Europe when using CO2 shielding with solid wire( MIG/MAG). I really think the confusion comes because there are some small...
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    03-24-2018, 08:58 PM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Welding supply store in Welding
    If the OP had known Outershield 71M is flux-cored wire and not mentioned Mig wire, the counter guy might have brought him Outershield 71M which is...
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    03-24-2018, 02:27 AM
    Nothing wrong with being greeted or asked if you need assistance. At least they are acknowledging you. I hate it when you do need help and nobody is...
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    03-24-2018, 01:59 AM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Welding supply store in Welding
    The 70S wire is solid but has silicon and other deoxidizers in the wire. The S-3, S-6 etc. indicate how much deoxiders are in the wire. S-6 is the...
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    03-24-2018, 01:44 AM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Welding supply store in Welding
    I wasn't trying to be harsh but you were calling out the counter guy when he was trying to figure out what you wanted. He may have been confused...
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    03-23-2018, 08:31 PM
    Arc weld replied to a thread Welding supply store in Welding
    I find it odd that YOU don't know what dual shield is. The counter guy was correct, it is flux-core, dual shielding from the flux in the wire and...
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