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Old 08-27-2011, 12:20 AM
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Post 'em up guies. Don't look at me, I got nothing for now
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As in, you're starting a contest here?
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What will the winner get ?
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One of my best with an arc welder, 2.5mm rod and 130 or so amps.
Shame the start and finish arent that good.
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Ive got some nice FCAW welds floating around here somewhere...
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i hope my welder survives the hurricane..... i should have brought it inside.....

ive got a big tarp over my stuff with 2 tractor batteries, a bunch of tires, and rocks holding it down.

this is gonna be interesting.
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i hope my welder survives the hurricane..... i should have brought it inside.....

ive got a big tarp over my stuff with 2 tractor batteries, a bunch of tires, and rocks holding it down.

this is gonna be interesting.
Did you get the extended warranty?
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Three of my school projects. The first two were done with tig. Open corner vertical and a vertical lap joint. Last image is of open corners done with flux core. Top and bottom flat position, middle horizontal position.
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I've got some better ones, just no pics right now.
Here's a pretty solid weld I did for my rear suspension heim. 3/4" dia bolt down on 1/8" angle iron (not bad for a Harbor Freight welder!)


Wish I had some better pics, but here's a video of an expert to gather the oohs and aahs:
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nope. ill find out tomorrow morning...
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nope. ill find out tomorrow morning...
My 'ol 90amp HF welder survived one very rainy night with a tarp half covering it. Fired it up the next morning and began welding again. I'm sure yours would survive fine
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This is probably my best. Around the bearing carrier there.

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will add this in too, some pretty awesome welds!

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthr...t=welds&page=7

maybe i will take some pics of welds done with my new Hobart MIG welder! (finally got a gas bottle (expensive!)). maybe try out some aluminum too, and try some multi-pass on 1/2" (this thing is powerful!). really i just want to try out as many welding methods as possible.
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My small contribution. Stick weld with 6013. It isn't great, but its one of my best so far.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:26 AM
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sooooo luckily the hurricane wasnt really much... other than the wire unwound a little my welder is fine.

i still have to test it but im pretty sure its all good.... haha. then ill go do some welds and post them up.
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Well here is my first weld and best weld.

My first weld 10/6/2011:


Wanted to get a picture up without starting a new thread.
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Your moving too fast and jumping around too much. BTW, careful with the fumes from that galvanized pipe.
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Your moving too fast and jumping around too much. BTW, careful with the fumes from that galvanized pipe.
I just tried it out, just to get used to the sparking and what so ever. Didn't try a real bead or anything.
I stopped after the splatter started getting inside my helmet. I had a soldering iron flash back after a bubble of solder popped and hit my face and hand. Luckily the ones that hit my face weren't hot.

I was welding outdoors and the wind blew the fumes towards my rightside. Fumes shouldn't be my problem, since I take extra precaution on it anyways(Melting plastic and soldering). Anything that melts above body temp, need to have protection against.
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GAHHH, tomorrow I'll start taking pix of my welds, i keep forgetting ):
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Well here is my first weld and best weld.

My first weld 10/6/2011:


Wanted to get a picture up without starting a new thread.
2 problems with this weld; both parts are galvanized (hot dipped in molten zinc) and the elbow isn't steel, it's cast iron. Steel and cast iron can be welded together, just not with the equipment you've got at the moment. Get some more appropriate matl. and you'll enjoy some much better results.
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