Weekend Warrior Welding Forum https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/categories/listing/general-welding-discussions Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:59:00 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Cleaning Blind Hole For Blind Plug Weld https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/cleaning-blind-hole-for-blind-plug-weld https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/cleaning-blind-hole-for-blind-plug-weld mthome@shentel.net (knots) General Welding Discussions Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:39:48 -0400 Running a Stick welder off 120v 20 amp power https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/running-a-stick-welder-off-120v-20-amp-power https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/running-a-stick-welder-off-120v-20-amp-power
"I am confused by the data available on the size of arc/stick welder I can run. Current power supply is 120v 20amp. Seems to be that the limit is a 100amp stick welder, as anything bigger requires 240v even with the inverter types. Will be a while before can get 240v wired to the location I'd be welding in. Are there any higher amp options to run off my power?" - Jeffrey Beyer]]>
tclouser@weld.com (tclouser) General Welding Discussions Wed, 04 May 2016 14:56:24 -0400
Spool gun welding aluminum https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/spool-gun-welding-aluminum-1 https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/spool-gun-welding-aluminum-1 with a
Mp210 with 100sg spoolgun
would like suggestions for wire speed and amps and gas cfm. using .035 aluminum wire]]>
Toddm@automation-sg.com (Todd Mclaughlin) General Welding Discussions Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:54:34 -0400
Heat bluing on stainless steel. https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/heat-bluing-on-stainless-steel https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/heat-bluing-on-stainless-steel
Have a little heat bluing from welding.

Anyone got a good way to remove the discoloration?

Have to treat the stainless when all done welding anyway.

Going back to New York state so needs to be rain proofed as much as possible.]]>
kevin@kevincaron.com (kevin-caron) General Welding Discussions Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:13:40 -0400
Homemade box stove https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/homemade-box-stove https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/homemade-box-stove jbeyer2008@gmail.com (Jeff Beyer) General Welding Discussions Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:21:05 -0400 Welding thin stainless steel sheets https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/welding-thin-stainless-steel-sheets https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/welding-thin-stainless-steel-sheets I should do this fast.
I also tried soldering/welding with acetylene, It was ok , but it was not very clean.
a clearer and faster method is needed.
I also tried tig, Induction brazing, and mold repair welding.]]>
SADOGHIDAVOOD@GMAIL.COM (sadooghi) General Welding Discussions Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:57:27 -0500
Do it all https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/do-it-all https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/do-it-all I did not take pics. but it was a good morning in the shop.]]> stinkenegg@classicnet.net (poodle) General Welding Discussions Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:14:43 -0500 Welding blankets https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/welding-blankets https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/welding-blankets jbeyer2008@gmail.com (Jeff Beyer) General Welding Discussions Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:48:54 -0500 Tig start up amperage??? https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/tig-start-up-amperage https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/tig-start-up-amperage Will I be able to weld lighter material easier with the lower start up amps?
Pete O]]>
switchless@aol.com (Pete O'Connor) General Welding Discussions Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:48:58 -0500
Which metal is best for outdoor sculpture? https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/which-metal-is-best-for-outdoor-sculpture https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/which-metal-is-best-for-outdoor-sculpture
He is asking for 316 stainless,, I am thinking aluminum for weight reasons as well as longevity.

He is in a snow and rain and damp leaves kind of place.

I want to use aluminum for the weight savings and well as cost to build..

Think that aluminum with a good powder coat will last longer than the 316 stainless.

Any thoughts??]]>
kevin@kevincaron.com (kevin-caron) General Welding Discussions Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:24:18 -0500
Slow leak? https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/slow-leak https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/slow-leak
I hadn't been able to weld in awhile due to family obligations and whatnot (and a certain amount laziness in all honesty).... I went out to fire up the welders and found that both my mig mix tank and my argon tank were empty.... The last welding I did was mig and I thought that maybe I had left the tank open on accident.

But the argon tank was new! I did leave the flow meter/regulators attached. Is it possible that they are leaking from there? Do I need to disconnect the regulators between uses (it can be weeks or more between uses)?

sean@seanfmartin.com (sparkweld) General Welding Discussions Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:00:24 -0500
Mig Welding (spool gun) aluminum https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/mig-welding-spool-gun-aluminum https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/mig-welding-spool-gun-aluminum I realize these settings seem way off from what I read. Any thoughts????
switchless@aol.com (Pete O'Connor) General Welding Discussions Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:37:29 -0500
Which welder? https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/which-welder https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/which-welder jbeyer2008@gmail.com (Jeff Beyer) General Welding Discussions Sun, 04 Sep 2016 10:37:41 -0400 Make Your Own Wood Stove https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/make-your-own-wood-stove https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/make-your-own-wood-stove jbeyer2008@gmail.com (Jeff Beyer) General Welding Discussions Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:26:56 -0500 Which Gas for stainless?? https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/which-gas-for-stainless https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/which-gas-for-stainless Thanks,
switchless@aol.com (Pete O'Connor) General Welding Discussions Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:12:12 -0500
Wish me luck https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/wish-me-luck https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/wish-me-luck jbeyer2008@gmail.com (Jeff Beyer) General Welding Discussions Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:22:17 -0500 Shield gas https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/shield-gas-1 https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/shield-gas-1 glad3933@yahoo.com (puddle) General Welding Discussions Mon, 26 Dec 2016 11:32:58 -0500 necessity, the mother of invention https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/necessity,-the-mother-of-invention https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/necessity,-the-mother-of-invention http://hwwelds.com/images/20161224_143007_resized.jpg
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henrycoe@gmail.com (henry-coe) General Welding Discussions Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:21:06 -0500
Do inverter TIG welders damage computers and other electronics? https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/do-inverter-tig-welders-damage-computers-and-other-electronics https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/do-inverter-tig-welders-damage-computers-and-other-electronics
Since I weld in my garage, can I damage the computer in the car if it is also in the garage?

Has anybody experienced this problem? If so, can I shield the welder so this won't happen?

scubalough@hotmail.com (Ron Lough) General Welding Discussions Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:21:56 -0400
WeldSmart (200 AMP) Ac Dc Tig Pulse Inverter Welder Arc Aluminium welding ac/dc https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/weldsmart-200-amp-ac-dc-tig-pulse-inverter-welder-arc-aluminium-welding-ac-dc https://gogo.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/weldsmart-200-amp-ac-dc-tig-pulse-inverter-welder-arc-aluminium-welding-ac-dc the welder that i purchased some 12 months ago , is still brand new never used , It is now possible for me to have a go at Tig welding . I am mostly self tought in Mig welding , and i have been muddling with that and learning with that process for the best part of fifteen years The welder in question is a - WeldSmart (200 AMP) Ac Dc Tig Pulse Inverter Welder Arc Aluminium welding ac/dc , and on start up it registers 00.10 Amp on the readout is that ok or is their somthing that i should be concerned about , i am realy looking foward to having a go at Tig welding ,
Cheers Guys .]]>
girkazoid@gmail.com (girko) General Welding Discussions Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:23:32 -0500