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anything welding

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

  1. Sep 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    VeeSix

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    Thanks for the advice. Stupid question - do you have to buy tanks of gas for a gas MIG welder?

    I have to say $500 is steep for me. Needless to say part of the attraction of the other machine is that it's just $100 and people don't seem to hate it.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Yea I just went to Praxair and leased a bottle from them.

    Price is hard to beat but you deffinatly get what you pay for, the Mig 135 isn't $500 though, iirc its about $300
     
  3. Sep 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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    ian408

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    You don't need gas. You can go the Fluxcore route. Generally it's reverse polarity and good to go. Gas is good to have for sure.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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    95 taco

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    I got to use a Gas wire feed at my uncles body shop, 1,000 times better than the flux core machine we have.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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    Having gas definitely makes for a better looking weld. But, if you're going to be welding outside in a breezy condition, then Fluxcore it is-your shielding gas will be cast to the wind otherwise.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    That's when I break out the stick welder! Rather burn rods than mig wire anyday
     
  7. Sep 20, 2013 at 6:26 AM
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    Not everyone will have that choice.;)
     
  8. Sep 20, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    This ^ when I weld cast the parts are preheated to around 400 degrees In my powder coat curing oven welded and stuck right back in the 400 degree oven for about 10 to 15 min then we turn it off and crack the door to let it cool SLOW! I haven't had any issues with this method and i weld a lot of cast pipe fittings and other things for the oil guys next door.
     
  9. Sep 20, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    My preheat/postheat setup :D

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  10. Sep 20, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    Heated till hot. Welded hot. And used the oven method used above.
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  11. Sep 20, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    Saw this thread, anything welding. I wanted in. Just a structural stitch weld on a unistrut support.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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    Screw pretty, if it holds it holds! I mighta sprung for a scrap yard replacement considering 1. It already grenaded on you, and 2. If I read correctly in the other thread you're putting more than the designed HP and TQ through it.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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    Couldn't find one. But yea it's slightly torquey.
     
  14. Sep 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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  15. Sep 24, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    Nice Trucky!
     
  16. Sep 24, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    Thanks man, I'm pretty excited about it. After seeing all the great work Eric has and can do with his, I felt like I couldn't go wrong with a thermal arc
     
  17. Sep 24, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I got me a little longevity 140 and love it! Its a 115-120 unit and can easily weld 1/4" with flux core.
    I think alot of people including myself would like to weld the thicker stuff with gas and not have to switch over to flux wire all the time.. Thats the main reason why its good to go with a 220 unit. And ofcourse so you can weld thicker then 1/4"...:)
     
  18. Sep 25, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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    I think best bet is to avoid anything on your trip that you may need sliders for. Wait and do it right. Thrown together bolt on sliders are probably not the best idea, especially if you're drilling a bunch of new holes in the frame. That could easily turn into a weekend project.
     
  19. Sep 25, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    No need for 1/4" unless your truck is a competition buggy. Mine are .120" wall and I've hit mine pretty hard and used a hi-lift on mine a bunch of times without issue.

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  20. Sep 25, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    Socalduckslayer

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    Wouldn't be a biggie on the rocks. You're not dragging horizontally over the corners or anything and if you're hitting the front and back corners you're probably doin it wrong. Square tube is stronger too. It's really about look preference
     
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