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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by EL TACOROJO, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Sep 22, 2019 at 12:14 AM
    kylehorvath

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    Fried my cruise control after welding on my sliders... knew I should have disconnected my battery
     
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  2. Sep 22, 2019 at 7:18 AM
    Rujack

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    Fellow tw’ers: does welding wire, specifically flux core, have a shelf life?
     
  3. Sep 22, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    As long is it is stored properly, no.

    A spool on your machine if it sits for a couple of years will develop tarnish/corrosion.
    This can be different if you are in a dry area, then it would be possible to keep that wire good for a long time.

    Often you can get away with by running off a couple of layers of wire getting down to some "fresher" material.

    I've had very little trouble with wire going bad here in Michigan. Our weather is all over the place.
     
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  4. Sep 22, 2019 at 7:32 AM
    Rujack

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    Good to know. I have a spool that’s probably around ten years old. It looks ok but my welds aren’t what they used to be and I’m trying to figure out if it’s me or something with my machine. I ran a new 20a circuit for the welder so electrical should be fine. I’m a pretty novice welder so maybe I just need to spend time practicing and refreshing on the basics...
     
  5. Sep 22, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    Depends just what your using it for!

    Real Rusty wire will take out liners

    Sealed packages will keep a very long time
     
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  6. Sep 22, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    This. We use silicon bronze on all our fixture clamps at work. It’s great
     
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  7. Sep 22, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    What’s a liner? :anonymous:

    Can’t tig. I just have a little suitcase mig.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    Just saw a Miller Spectrum 375 X-Treme on a local Craigslist ad for $500. Wasn't really looking for a plasma cutter, but I feel like this is a decent deal if everything is there and working. What say you?
     
  9. Sep 22, 2019 at 1:23 PM
    m603holden

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    Clutch tip. Wouldn't have even thought of that.
     
  10. Sep 22, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    I've got a 675 and it's been great! I paid 3x what they want for that one.
     
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  11. Sep 24, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    Where can I find these?

    20190924_140700.jpg
     
  12. Sep 24, 2019 at 2:39 PM
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    Amazon, and any rig welder supply in the country
     
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  16. Sep 24, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    I forget what the size is, but grab extra pipe. You can make all sorts of helpfully holders and braces out of them. Cut 2 U's in some angle iron and weld it to a post and you'll have a grinder and wire wheel holder
     
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  17. Sep 24, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    How are you guys getting rid of mill scale? Accidentally got a hole sheet (4x8) of 1/8 hot rolled since I forgot to tel him cold rolled and didn’t realize till I got home and cut it so I’m stuck with it... not really looking to grind it off was hoping there’s a better solution
     
  18. Sep 24, 2019 at 6:12 PM
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    Diluted muriatic acid, in a plastic container, rinse with water, spray with WD40. Small batches Do this outside, wear a respirator & plastic safety glasses, rubber or vinyl apron old shoes that you can throw away. Neutralize acid with baking soda (keep adding until there is no reaction). Good Luck and be safe.
     
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  19. Sep 24, 2019 at 6:22 PM
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    I just use a wire cup on my hand grinder.
     
  20. Sep 24, 2019 at 6:23 PM
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    I just clean up the areas I’m gonna weld and that’s it. Just paint over the rest.
     

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