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    06-07-2018, 12:09 PM
    Personally, I won't carbon arc with any of my welders. I would rent one first! Over the years I have put the hurt on welders carbon arcing with them....
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    06-07-2018, 08:05 AM
    Do you have a carbon arc? A carbon arc would make quick work of this project.
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    06-05-2018, 12:29 PM
    Mig welding is easy, all it takes is power!:thumbsup: Far as self shielded flux core wire. Hobart's 21-B, and Lincoln's NR-212 work great. We did...
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    06-05-2018, 12:16 PM
    I have no use for a 120-volt welder:thumbdown:. I have several engine drive welders, I can use in remote places. I've had this Tig rig for several...
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    06-05-2018, 08:18 AM
    Far as stick welders. Hard to beat the price, and quality of the Everlast PowerArc 200ST. PM Mark from Everlast for a quote. Here is what the...
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    06-01-2018, 04:08 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Testing your welds. in Welding
    I used the rollers out of my compact bender. The only important thing, is make sure the ram that pushes on the coupons is 1 1/2-inch in diameter....
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    06-01-2018, 01:56 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Testing your welds. in Welding
    I'm just a hobby welder, and my welds held together. ;)
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    06-01-2018, 01:36 PM
    Shield Arc started a thread Testing your welds. in Welding
    If you want to know how good your welds are? It is pretty easy to build a bender, to make sure your welds will hold.
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    05-29-2018, 05:01 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    To get your state structural welding cert "WABO card". You first have to pass the SMAW test. Then you could take the wire feed test. Since the...
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    05-29-2018, 04:45 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread 6010 vs. 6011 in Welding
    I ran a 5-G open root pipe test with 6011. For the average guy here I think 6011 will work just fine.
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    05-27-2018, 05:07 PM
    Reading the puddle is very important. Also anticipating what the puddle will do is very important. When welding pipe in the 5-G vertical up hill. Or...
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    05-27-2018, 01:30 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    You are very welcome Dave. But remember I'm just a hobby welder! ;)
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    05-27-2018, 01:18 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    I've never met Minnesota Dave. But I've known him for years on welding forums. His knowledge of welding, just impresses the he!! out of me!...
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    05-27-2018, 01:08 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Stick welding question in Welding
    Here in the North West we have to weld in the rain. One time I was welding flange to web gussets in a beam laying on the ground. The rain water was...
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    05-27-2018, 12:40 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Stick welding question in Welding
    When we built the Dillingham city dock in Dillingham Alaska. I ran self shielded flux core wire in 90-MPH wind. Couldn't hardly walk around:eek:, but...
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    05-27-2018, 07:04 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    Ken here on the west coast of the United States structural welding took a big hit after the North Ridge earthquake in California. Now if you do any...
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    05-25-2018, 03:04 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Helpful neighbor! in Rural Living
    After the judge went through all the people there. I talked to the deputy prosecutor. She didn't have much to say either. I guess I'll see what...
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    05-25-2018, 01:45 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Helpful neighbor! in Rural Living
    Back in court this morning. The judge informed the neighbor lady she hasn't made a payment since 6/20/2017. That was about it:confused:, new court...
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    05-25-2018, 10:29 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    I showed the kid how to break the flux off the tip of a 7018 rod. But, I reminded him when doing code welding, never do that! The welding inspectors...
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    05-25-2018, 10:13 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    I'm teaching a kid how to weld right now. He has a hard time starting 7018. Even with the hot start on my V350-Pro set really high. He can start 6010...
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    05-25-2018, 09:17 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    I always wondered why welding schools start you out on 6010:confused:. I guess it is to teach you puddle control, and how to read the puddle. It is...
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Port Orchard, WA.
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Unemployed, no marketable skills, LOL!!
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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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Miller Dynasty 300.
Lincoln V350-Pro w/pulse.
Lincoln LF-74 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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