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Posted by Gamble97, Jan 12, 2012

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  1. turboglenn

    turboglenn Proven Member

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    I'm out of argon :( so depressing and i have a TON of nice stainless and even some aluminumwork tobe done.. i'll get someofmy recent pics uip here soon, i'm not as good as some of yuou but i hold my own.. The most impressive weld in this thread is the stick welded pipe to plate that was done with 308, but the kicker is that it was stick welded and looks as good if not better than a lot of TIG work i see on SS with ER308 rod :D

    edit: This here is what i'm talking about.. gawd-damn impressive.. I'd love sometips on stick technique if you don't mind. TO be honest i've been at welding a LOOonng time and can TIG and MIG with results that have had me certs on certain jobs in the past, but i admit i suck at stick welding, just never seen the technique in person to take pointers from,it's all been trial and error with somereading involved but even the books i've had didn't go much into ARC usuage

     
  2. ____Kurt____

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    Thanks, I definitely agree. Only 7 classes in and I feel like I'm getting better every class. Give me a year and let me see if I can't hod the torch stedier :thumb:
     

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    1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo AWD
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  3. Bo0sTdTsI

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    ThaNks glenn, I run it just like a nice steadily dragged 7018 right above the puddle. Its stainless on stainless, I welded my exhaust with 308 at 15 amps with my new maxstar. If you can run 7018 308 is no different. Just metal thicknesses vary with the heat range so that should be easy to pick up thinking of it that way. Give it a shot and post some pics.
     

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  4. bastarddsm

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    That one is very impressive, I can't believe how little splatter there is.
     

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  5. sniperelite

    sniperelite Proven Member

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    NIce welding guys!!

    I have been thinking about taking classes for this and other fabrication but I do not know where to start.

    Also, what kind of careers can this lead into if anyone knows and would they be good paying jobs?? Any input is appreciated !
     

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  6. Gamble97

    Gamble97 Proven Member

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    More like great paying jobs if you are good!
     
  7. mrfister11

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    this is done with a P.O.S welder.. plus its with my cell phone.. i just happened to have a pic on my phone of a decent weld.. mig .035 er70

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    this one is what mine normally look like.. almost no splatter ever.. looks like tig.. PHONE SUX
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  8. Bill Hincher

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  9. Gamble97

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    Havne't done aluminum in awhile. 2 of these were done with 3/32 lanthanted and 2 were done with 3/32 thoritated. The beads with the thoritated seemed to come out to more of a chromeish color. I also wire brushed and sprayed acetone and still got black spots or dirty welds. Aluminum is a pain in the ass!
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  10. 92awdgsx

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    I love aluminum.
     
  11. Gamble97

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    I got some good results last night, but my issue is I don't know how to tie my beads together so it looks like 1 continuous bead.

    These ^^ welds above I took to a belt sander and sanded them smooth. Figured an oil catch can and coolant overflow hold minimal pressure if any so it should be fine.
     
  12. Gamble97

    Gamble97 Proven Member

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    Started making a catch can
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    Getting better, but as soon as you have 1 tiny mess up it ruins the rest of the weld :(
     
  13. TSITurbo95

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    Practice makes perfect my friend. . .
     
  14. 8BoltDSM

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    some open root purge pipe welding at work and nipples
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  15. mrfister11

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    these were done with a miller 251.. junk tweeko gun..gun sputtered twice in that weld. not for show.. just normal welds
     
  16. ____Kurt____

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    Wanted to try something different over a big gap and this is what I came up with for "tying" the two welds together ha.
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  17. Gamble97

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    Catch can done

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  18. ____Kurt____

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    Looks good but from my lack of experience it looks like too little amps and too much filler around the edges?
     

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  19. SlowChild3

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  20. Gamble97

    Gamble97 Proven Member

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    What you building show off? :)
     
  21. SlowChild3

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    Parts for work. Those fittings would look sweet on my car though right?
     

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  22. Gamble97

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    Would be a nice catch can!
     
  23. ____Kurt____

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    I hope you can afford to send me a new set of boxers after posting that :thumb:
     

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  24. SlowChild3

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    Gamble. Next time you weld a corner joint just burn the corner off. Add very little wire.

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  25. 99gst_racer

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    ^^^ Looks great. Was that cap welded in a positioner?
     

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