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    06-19-2018, 10:42 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Welding gas = OFF (shop tip) in Welding
    The other day, before closing the door for 5 days.....I glanced across the shop at my argon tank. The blue tape was inline with the regulator. ...
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    06-10-2018, 12:55 AM
    Thanks. Good luck with yours (if you do it)! It was perfect size for this jjob for many aspects. But whenever I had to push out a 5yd pile...
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    06-09-2018, 12:43 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Looking for a new welder in Welding
    Everytime a mower deck develop[s a crack Weldebeest regales the member with memories of his 3-phase 440v machine and 1/4" 7018 rods, (or was it...
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    06-09-2018, 12:30 AM
    Couple more pics Before. The tree (near the Willys) is gone. Note the bamboo behind the Willys. And note the two dark tree trunks above...
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    06-09-2018, 12:09 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Looking for a new welder in Welding
    He welds trailer hitches only
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    06-09-2018, 12:07 AM
    Now that I'm more comfortable with road-building on a steep slope, I decided to widen the parking area. Another developement was finding a v ery...
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    06-08-2018, 11:06 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Looking for a new welder in Welding
    The only known animal other than humans, who weld, is the Weldebeest.
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    06-08-2018, 10:57 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Looking for a new welder in Welding
    Now THAT's TBN spirit! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    06-07-2018, 12:15 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Looking for a new welder in Welding
    14ga at 100 ft, if 16Amps, is a 10% voltage drop at the welder end. 12ga has 33% more current carrying capacity than 14ga. Note that running 240v...
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    06-07-2018, 10:54 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Looking for a new welder in Welding
    Yeah I'm just guessing on the 20Amps cuz some fellas say they've popped 15A breakers running a 120v welder. So lets say it was 16Amps that's 5%...
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    06-07-2018, 01:59 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Looking for a new welder in Welding
    That's good to know. What size was the 100' cord? 120v @ 20Amps thru 12ga cord at 100 ft is 6% voltage drop I'd like to see pics of that weld.
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    06-06-2018, 10:20 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Welding gas = OFF (shop tip) in Welding
    Dont tell that to my wife
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    06-06-2018, 09:37 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Welding gas = OFF (shop tip) in Welding
    But Dave; youre young enough to remember. Its been at least 2 weeks since I was that young. And you actually finish too (Done!).
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    06-05-2018, 12:41 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Looking for a new welder in Welding
    I bet it would take MUCH less time to learn to use your MIG properly (and result in strong welds). Youre proposing to learn to stick-weld, to end up...
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    06-05-2018, 11:41 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Welding gas = OFF (shop tip) in Welding
    Tell that to my wife. :thumbsup:
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    06-05-2018, 10:56 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Looking for a new welder in Welding
    Currently theres a lot of nostalgia for Stick welding, it must be trending on Facebook or something :D. Pretty sure Millermatic 200 is the...
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    06-05-2018, 09:46 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Welding gas = OFF (shop tip) in Welding
    Good plan. Not the simplest though. The simplest is to just “be younger” and have a better memory. Note if you ever get a TIG...... you have to...
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    06-05-2018, 01:35 AM
    Here's a shop tip. Put a piece of blue tape on the valve knob. Inline with the regulator signifies that the gas valve is CLOSED. That way I can...
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    06-01-2018, 06:44 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    True. I think the point was that a tool used wrong can do a bad job. And saying its a fault of the tool, is kind of silly (sometimes). Using a...
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    06-01-2018, 03:34 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    Nailgun is another good analogy. You dont see it behind the drywall. You dont see the bad Stick welds cuz nobody shows them (no pics). Heres one...
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    06-01-2018, 12:28 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    Similar risk for the lugnuts on this 25k gooseneck... perhaps more risk. Along withmany other aspects in the decision to couple a 25,000lb gooseneck...
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    05-31-2018, 12:30 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    Some great posts! Not really the topic of the OP, but on-topic to the MIG or Stick ‘title’. ;) ;) Most certainly! Tractor sub-forum...
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    05-29-2018, 12:52 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    Obviously automatic is the proper vehicle to start with. And then convincing this new driver to learn stick (later) is really the best of all...
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    05-28-2018, 01:23 AM
    Sodo replied to a thread Stick welding question in Welding
    Didnt you just describe how a plasma cutter cuts?
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    05-27-2018, 05:53 PM
    OK, RickB did it this way, furu has a TIG & oxy/acet. A guy cussed out his Aluminum stick weld project. A pro welded 5G on a pipe, while hanging...
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    05-27-2018, 04:33 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    Ive seen this before. Its a method to try to keep the upper hand on a thread. Silvic dont be afraid of other opinions. Listen to them all and pick...
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    05-27-2018, 03:48 PM
    Yeah a school has weeks to teach. While Bro - to - bro has to make progress in a couple days. Problem is,,,, what ‘ bro welder ’ knows anything...
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    05-27-2018, 01:11 PM
    Sodo replied to a thread Mig or stick? in Welding
    This is no doubt, bait ? Addressing the welding issues raised would be more convincing. Tractorguy the 60k is more ductile than the 70k but...
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    05-27-2018, 12:53 PM
    Has anyone learned stick AFTER mig? It makes a lot of sense that you can learn puddle control much faster and easier on a MIG. Then apply that to...
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Cascade Mtns of WA state
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