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    Today, 06:44 AM
    I built structures like this majority of my life. But off engineered stamped drawings. Without an engineered stamped drawing to work from, I think...
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    Yesterday, 06:38 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Weld critique please in Welding
    WOW! That seems very high to me. But Like I said, I never heard of that wire. With C-25 I run about 15-18-cfh. Your fillet weld, the plates don't...
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    05-23-2017, 06:51 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Weld critique please in Welding
    I generally run about 3/8" to 7/16" stick out. I think your running to much gas. I never heard of that wire. So I looked it up. I don't know how to...
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    05-23-2017, 05:05 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Weld critique please in Welding
    Are you on the correct polarity, for that wire? How much stick out, are you welding with?
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    05-23-2017, 11:29 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    Only time I ever got near 600-amps, was carbon arcing. The leads would jump at least 2-feet off the floor. I've run a lot of wire in the 450-amp...
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    05-22-2017, 09:47 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread SA 200 oddities in Welding
    She is a stud, just not big on proper safety equipment!:rolleyes:
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    05-21-2017, 06:46 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread SA 200 oddities in Welding
    I only run ethanol free gas in my SA-200s. Also in my chainsaws, all small engines. I have a 60-gallon farm tank, I load it up on the truck. The next...
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    05-20-2017, 10:47 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    All we ever got on the job, was Lincoln's K-126 guns. I've run them at 450-amps for 10-hours a day.
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    05-19-2017, 08:44 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    In my line of work, it was very seldom we got wire smaller than 5/64-inch. If all the welds were vertical uphill we might get .068-inch wire. That...
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    05-19-2017, 08:32 PM
    If you did a blind welding test, you could not tell which welder you were running. The Vantage 400 is one of the best engine drives I've run! Well my...
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    05-19-2017, 11:11 AM
    Slowly getting better. Still have trouble welding left handed, from 6 to 3.:rolleyes: I had a pretty good tie in to the bottom tack, (last...
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    05-18-2017, 09:56 PM
    Gary coming from the structural world. I never did much down hill welding. I always go up hill, even with 6010. I take a die grinder and feather /...
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    05-18-2017, 04:40 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Helpful neighbor! in Rural Living
    She didn't make a payment until February 4th 2015. And that was $25.00. What I don't get, her pretrial diversion agreement with the courts. Was to...
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    05-18-2017, 01:23 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Helpful neighbor! in Rural Living
    Welp, another waste of the tax payer's money!:mad: The neighbor lady's court appointed lawyer told the judge. Her client has somewhat been making...
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    05-16-2017, 03:56 PM
    Years, and years ago I use to work in a lot of oil refineries. We built a large addition to the Standard Oil Refinery in Richmond California. There...
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    05-16-2017, 03:04 PM
    I'm starting to think open root with 6010, is a lot easier!:laughing:
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    05-16-2017, 02:42 PM
    It is a very common welding test. Tig root, and hot pass. 6010 fill, with 7018 cap. If you punch through the root and hot pass with the 6010, test...
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    05-16-2017, 10:57 AM
    Did another joint this morning. I knew Gary would give great advice:thumbsup:. I dropped down from 125-AMPS, to 120-AMPS. Really seemed to...
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    05-15-2017, 07:05 AM
    The last time I did this type of welding was in the 1970s. When I worked for Lents Fab shop in Bremerton. Our number one contract was building...
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    05-14-2017, 09:05 PM
    Thanks for the reply Gary, I was hoping you would see this thread!:thumbsup: I seem to do the best if I melt the filler rod off, just about the...
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    05-14-2017, 07:29 PM
    Tig welding open root. 6G position. 6-inch sch. 80 pipe. 37 1/2 degree bevel, knife edge. 1/8-inch gap. 1/8-inch filler. 125-AMPS, walking the cup....
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    05-12-2017, 04:28 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    Here is some .035-inch 71M dual shield wire.
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    05-12-2017, 03:40 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    When you run dual shield, or self shielded flux core wire you need serrated drive rolls inside the wire feeder. Dual shield wire will work fine in...
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    05-12-2017, 01:53 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    Dual shield has gas coverage. It produces a heavy slag. Some dual shield wires can run on 75% argon, and 25% CO2. Other dual shield wires require...
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    05-12-2017, 06:44 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    Buy a good quality Mig welder for general fab work. If you have to weld outside make sure to get a self shielded flux core gun. I've run flux core in...
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    05-12-2017, 06:41 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    Ron my Lincoln V350-Pro will do spray arc, but I would have to rent a bottle of C-10 gas again.
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    05-11-2017, 10:15 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    Old habits are hard to break. I've always been into speed!;)
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    05-11-2017, 08:57 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    If you want some speed, check out metal core. A guy on Welding Web sent me a spool of metal core. This is very fast, and the metal doesn't need to be...
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    05-11-2017, 05:44 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Spray arc... in Welding
    No! Spray arc is only good for high production work. Basically, it is a pain:thumbdown:. Metal has to be really clean. I played with it some, I was...
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    04-30-2017, 10:10 PM
    Any vehicle with a computer, you should pick up one of these.
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Port Orchard, WA.
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Unemployed, no marketable skills, LOL!!
What Make/Model of Tractor Do You Own?:
John Deere, 4200
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Grapple, brush hog, ripper, landscape rake, back blade, chipper, back hoe, 7 foot long boom, chain harrow, fork attachment.
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1,600.
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10-acres
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Homeowner (1-10 acres)

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Miller Dynasty 300.
Lincoln V350-Pro w/pulse.
Lincoln LF-72 wire feeder.
Lincoln SG Spool gun.

2 Lincoln LN-25.
1937 IdealArc-300.
Everlast PowerArc 200ST.
3 Lincoln SA-200s.
Vantage 400
1800 Ellis saw.
Hypertherm Powermax 1250, CNC table.
PROFAX Welding Positioner.
JD2 model 3.

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