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    Dead horse

    It wont know the cord is there.
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    Wiring welders

    I near bet a single circuit in pipe and that is a number 12 wire machine. If you use cable use 1 size bigger.
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    Wiring welders

    As a side not my neighbor was pricing some scheme the poco was advocating as saving and we calculate would have taken several years, I forget exact now to break even on the wire cost. Would have taken a lifetime at full skilled labor rates on top of that.
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    Wiring welders

    We got engineers on these forums would be interesting to calculate how long or how many operational hours it would take with that machine at 80% output to save 5$ in power if a guy used a number 6 wire,,,, ha
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    Wiring welders

    One of the guys on the Miller forum just got a new multi and said it really flies. He was moving, downsizing and also didnt have to upgrade power for some old monster and selling it for some insane price anyway. It was always somewhat a problem when I was a sprout but we got so much better...
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    Wiring welders

    I been at this a while. That machine will run dandy from a 10 cable 50 ft long. They list 40 breaker but it should be legal on circuit to 50. Save some jack on the wire and buy another grinder.
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    Wiring welders

    There might be instruction sheet with this welder? The electric supply guy is correct, its worth a look in the manual. You would be good at 8 also. The general rule is 5% and you are likely basing this on rated output qhich is rather rare for home/diy/ non outright welding shop production...
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    Process to cutting an old propane tank

    They scrap these by the hundreds every day,,, no one does this regular does it like these diy schemes, Too dangerous and too slow,
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    Process to cutting an old propane tank

    One of these days we gonna see a thread here about what went boom cutting all these things.
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    Shielded inert gas metal arc.

    I agree, is this worth it? This machine has a place, if its a hobby its ok, if its free its ok but it wouldnt be for me to cobble a feeder on to it.
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    Groomer skid pan

    It's not true so to speak because the gage is wrong. I the spiral will be too tight, should have a 9 inch flight.
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    Groomer skid pan

    I haven't looked for a used one but I wanna make this from the 12 inch it is to 18. Need someone with a mind greater than my own to make a pattern, I could use scraps. I was gonna use some cardboard, make a common pattern and piece it. Even thought to use tabs and bolt on. It's not going to see...
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    Groomer skid pan

    As soon as the new piece comes I am gonna torch this worn out skid pan off. I need to find some pics of one I reman a couple years ago and paint all up like the color of one of those stickley green apples
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    tig gas

    Just wondered if there was a magic blend.
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    tig gas

    I am having a brain seizure, what gas is the gang using on stainless?
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    Tooliom Welder, And Odd Ways To Provide A Cord to Adapt to 240V

    That is not a great idea, it is if you want to burn the joint down but most MVP adapters are special, they are not simply a rewire. The machine is fine on a 120V circuit but without adapter has no protection at 240V. I spose its possible they wired this heavy enough but really doubt it...
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    Tooliom Welder, And Odd Ways To Provide A Cord to Adapt to 240V

    What is the barn circuit, 3 or 4 wire. A couple things. 1st, there are imports that are good, why go out of the way to find some bastard brand no one ever heard of reviewed by some sim bulbs from never land and second should return it or file it in the scrap where it belongs. If they make...
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    Show your stick welders

    I use 11. I have a Maxstar, I like them for restrike, the nature of the work makes the difference irrelevant and 11 has very good mechanical properties. I believe they do list it for some pipe . Just had 50# in good shape given to me, will last me to the end. 10# go a long way these days.
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    Show your stick welders

    The difference between 10 and 11 is minor. The biggest reason for the part time to use 10 as they can take some from work. Used to be an old joke, buy ac and buy rods, spend another 100 on DC and never got to buy rod again
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    Show your stick welders

    6011 is the sheet rod. For a couple of reasons. While 6013 is talked about real sheet guys use 11 as it freezes fast and is the lowest current. 13 takes a lot of power. It penetrates a little less but uses higher current and freezes slow. But ,,, ,,, if you are doing sheet it's worth getting...
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    Show your stick welders

    The difference between inverter and a 63 Wards is the new is DC. Really uses "professional" rods for out of position work on equipment, piping etc.
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    Show your stick welders

    bought at a sale.
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    Welding shop

    Welding has changed a lot and in the right environment could easily get buy with 3 real machnes, a welder or 2, a plasma , all small to do the work I end up really doing. I dont wanna be doing real welding anymore anyway. I dont mond tacking up some brackets but running a real weld job shop...
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    Welding shop

    All that great stuff is a liability in the end. I got a lot of shate cause I need it, not that I need everything I got but if I was gonna live out amongst the world would get it down to a science using the least stuff. would narrow my trade so I didnt need every tool they ever invent.
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    Wiring welders

    Its a somewhat difficult concept to grasp that the wire sizing IS the thermal protection and not the breaker.
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    Yoke

    Ok,,, was in a hitch assembly and was assembled internal when built. I cut a window and got it out, thye pins all worn and the threads stripped out. I wasnt thrilled about 1 nut so I timed 2 and weld some ears on it. After I did it figured out a slightly easier way but this goes inside a tube...
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    Yoke

    Had a stripped out forged piece.
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    Welding shop

    This isn't a hobby for me. Unlike a lot of guys I read about if I won the lucky lotto you would hear my tools hit the floor and second call after getting a couple new cars sent over would be to the scrap dealer. I am not going to retire to work on bunch of rusty cars. It's ok, wish you...
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    Welding shop

    I had a referral the other day for a simple job. The guy said, not really what I expected and he figured if he had the tools could do it in 2 or 3 hrs. I needed to be done, 45 minutes, I charge for the hr. Added 2$ to the bill for a bolt. I do use misc for materials to bump it up, people...
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    Welding shop

    I would need a new truck to work regular, this looks ok at first but it's too old. If I am working daily, all day hard work I like a heavy truck with lots of stock and rigged so I need my coffee, lunch and my phone, truck all rigged, big fuel tanks, double bottles, long leads. I carried some...
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    Welding shop

    If the rate was advertised as 150 not many would walk in. Posted shop rates around here are 80 to 100. I do some minor stuff and am fairly fussy., do some work.others wont and I generally quote and am the time keeper. When asked I simply say the rates are based on 50. I say 50 to 75...
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    Show your Welding Table!

    They are scrap simply added as needed, hangers etc. I like a shelf under, no real holes, overhang and the most important 2 tables, one with the rotator vise. The whole deal is ergonomic.
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    Show your stick welders

    1605 I have about 4 or 5 others. This is what I used today on brush hog repair.
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    How to weld 1"x2" bar to each other?

    It would get a 3 bead fillet down each side and not fuss with anything else or cleaning slsg out of a groove.
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    How to weld 1"x2" bar to each other?

    If there I'd room for the weld why bother with a bevel?
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    AC or DC for stick welding.

    The reason for DC is really all position. DC is used for real work, there used to be a standing joke that a guy buys ac machine and has to buy rod, guy spends another 100 on DC and never has to buy rod. Real construction work uses 6010 and 7018.
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    AC or DC for stick welding.

    When I bought the Maxstar I got some small 11 and small 13. Both a waste Used 1 13 and about a dozen 3/32 11 in 15 years. Just dont use them, so used to 1/8 11 that its reflected to reach for it.
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    AC or DC for stick welding.

    Someone mention pros using lots of different rods I kind of think not do much. The amateur gets and tries every rod they make. The pro has a cellulose rod in 1 or 2 sizes, and 7018 in 2 sizes. I can use any of them but really dont. My neighbor just dropped 45# of 1/8 6011 in good shape and...
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    AC or DC for stick welding.

    My favorite weld to do is 7018 overhead fillet.
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    Welding shop

    Guy was on Floor talk some years ago, world class welder. A+ and then some kept focus on how good he was but never grasp that it was irrelevant unless you market it and no one beat a path to the door over it. Only some need that level, aero and cryo etc, nuke. No one cares or willing to pay for...
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    Welding shop

    I am writing for others, this is general babble and not aimed at Gary, no one has to tell him how hard some of it is
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    Welding shop

    From the welding end,,, obviously the better all around a guy is the easier, obviously some requires special skill. Gary has this in spades, can do pressure and leak tight probably in every weird position but I know another guy pretty fair welder but being a shitty mechanic holds him up some...
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    Welding shop

    Yes, well established with good client list. At 150 per hr I bet they do walk in but lean on commercial customers. Most that do hoses do them on the spot. It takes quite a little stock to do it well. There are lots of kinds of fittings. Lots of Euro equipment floating around.
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    Welding shop

    Gary knows more about welding g than I ever will but,,, have a good bud with the same type of problem so to speak. He is a genius mechanic but tries to copy a business model from the company he worked for. Also small walk in can be tough, I know a guy or 2 do it but they live hand to mouth...
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    Small welders.

    Its a rare day I move a mig for field work, the 160 inverter is the best thing they ever invented for that. 1/8 6011, 3/32 7018 and 1/8 7018 if you have 240V
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    Process to cutting an old propane tank

    I open them with a torch but fabricate with a plasma.
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    Wiring welders

    The fact that the incoming wire is 1 size larger is the thermal protection for it. It is a co.mon statement that comes up in most threads that,,,, the breaker is only there to protect the building wire from overheating. This is only true where too many appliances can be plugged in to the same...
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    Process to cutting an old propane tank

    I believe at the scrap they pump them to recover the liquid. Then send them to the yard to the Mexicans with a torch. Use LP tip and had liquid O2 bottle. Had a yard best here and they cut 100s, 2 or 3 torches a time burning them up.
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    Process to cutting an old propane tank

    Whoops, I write that fast on phone. Last LP I cut was in cold weather and almost empty I think it burned maybe 20 seconds.
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    Process to cutting an old propane tank

    Last OP one I cited was colder out and only had 50# in it and burned about 20 seconds It's a little unnerving the first time you do it but the scrap yard had a whole crew of Mexicans cutting them for weeks.
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