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I practiced my welding (pics at the bottom)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    My welder showed up today:D. It is on the cart and locked away in the garage. I burned a short test bead just to make sure the tension on the spool was correct and that everything worked. It welds really nice. For those who dont know it is a Miller-matic 135 with a 50SCF bottle of C25:D. My muffler and Cat are set to show up on Valentines Day:D so next weekend I should be able to do my exhaust install stand by for the write up:D

    Ira
     
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    PICS, PICS, WHERE BE DA PICS :D :haha: !!
     
  3. sandawgk5

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    Manana, I got it together and tested it then had to go pickup my daughter.

    Ira
     
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    Sweet. Get the pics.
     
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    Pics
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    This is the adapter to run a 10# spool
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    And here is its new home:D
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    Ira

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    Practice

    First practice beads (kinda crappy)
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    Tell me what you think Critique away welder guys

    Material was 1/4" mild steel and it was not clean had a little paint on it:o.

    Ira

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    Looks pretty good. No pattern I take it.

    Is that the goofy 20A adapter we had to make that day I came over to do some welding. If so I am glad it is going to god use.
     
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    No Pattern? I was doing little Cs with the torch on the last couple. I am not sure of the proper mig technique. Yes that is the plug, my welder has a normal 3 prong plug on it even though it is a 20 amp plug. I use that one as it is shorter than my other 3 prong extension cord.:D

    Ira
     
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    Oh, the first time I looked at the thread I did not see the last pics. Firefox is wierd like that. I have no idea what the proper way to MIG is but I alsways seem to get things to stick together. Could be just luck???
     
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    I did some more practicing tonight. Tell me what I am doing right or wrong.:D
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    Some of the pics are kinda blurry I guess I was too close when I took the pic and the camera could not focus.:o

    Ira

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    Vertical welds suck this one is from bottom to top:o
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    This one was welded as it sits but turn it over so the top would be the bottom:D .
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    I found something to put some of my stickers on. It came with some really gay flames. It is a high dollar chicago electric helmet from Harbor Freight:D. It can be a little slow to go from dark to light but is really fast from light to dark:D .
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    Ira

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    Probably aboot as good as you will ever get without cleaning up the metal a litle more.

    I was there when we cut most of that and it was dirty (oil, paint, dirt, rust)

    Looks pretty good to me though......everyone knows I am no professional though
     
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    Ya I did not feel like breaking out the angle grinder and changing wheels so I just stuck em together and hit it:D . My arms paid for it though, I wore gloves but the spatter from the dirty metal hit my arms between my sleeves and gloves:doah: .

    Ira
     
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    Your workspace probably looks like mine each time I get a new welder. Every piece of scrap there was... is now all welded together into one giant piece of 'scrap art'
     
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    yep:D

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