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inkjunkie



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04 15 12:08 am    Post subject: Fire box welds... Reply with quote

Any thoughts on welding both sides of where one plate meets another?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04 15 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are lapping and grinding smooth then I would weld out the inside. I weld corner to corner and usually do not weld the inside.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04 15 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I welded outside and ground smooth.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04 15 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most hated part of my job is grinding.
I might use up 3 4" disks a year
my 6" disk is 8 or more years old and hardly looks used.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04 15 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ended up welding it from the inside. Planning on insulating the fb, may run it for a while first. Either way I may weld the outside joints now.
Far from a good welder. I am a bit in the dark as to hand placement for the outside welds. Course I am saying that sitting here drinking coffee, when I get it in front of me it may make more sense.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04 15 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you start out make sure you have something to rest your hand on mig welding . or brace yourself well if stick welding.

practice practice practice
I will still do dry runs before I turn the heat on and weld.
And I'v been welding for 23 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07 15 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^Good advice^^^
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07 15 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gandrfab wrote:
The most hated part of my job is grinding.
I might use up 3 4" disks a year
my 6" disk is 8 or more years old and hardly looks used.
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You must have some good welders helpers to use their discs instead of yours. Razz Laughing Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07 15 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I have been working alone for the most part the last 5 years. My main stay is aluminum pipe work like this, it's a no grinding tig welding.

https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10527258_849537881752566_7243326380880756637_n.jpg?oh=df9012d5f27d657e5cf559f8dc1ccf23&oe=5615A15E


I'll grind when I need to but I hate every second of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07 15 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gandrfab wrote:
Laughing I have been working alone for the most part the last 5 years. My main stay is aluminum pipe work like this, it's a no grinding tig welding.

https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10527258_849537881752566_7243326380880756637_n.jpg?oh=df9012d5f27d657e5cf559f8dc1ccf23&oe=5615A15E


I'll grind when I need to but I hate every second of it.


I know your a tigger I had to rib you a bit though. Wink Very Happy Awesome work Brother. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07 15 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done most of it.
Started gas welding exhaust in my friends garage in my teens.
Then went to welding school stick was 1st then mig then tig
My list is long
S/S boxes for IBM main frames
I have parts on the apache helicopters
parts for the patriot missile
built airboats
news communication vehicles
trailers
road striping equipment
heavy stick and fluxcore 3" to 4" steel joints

That's just some of what I did before going self employed 13 years ago.
I have signed at least a half dozen nondisclosure agreements for some of the proto type work I have done.

I do have 2 miller 250's and a millermatic mig for aluminum and steel. and most recently a welder generator that runs great but needs parts.


Did I say I hate grinding?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07 15 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gandrfab wrote:
Did I say I hate grinding?
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Maybe a time or two. Laughing
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