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    Been messing around with roll cages a bit recently. They're actually kinda fun to make.

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    Jeez, everybodys a cage builder these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRMOPARMAN View Post
    Jeez, everybodys a cage builder these days

    I know right? I honestly never wanted to touch this stuff, but I also like having a roof over my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRMOPARMAN View Post
    Jeez, everybodys a cage builder these days

    Yep !
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    OK, so right off the bat, not a beautiful weld lol... Not even pretty.

    But in my defence it was 4mm thick socket welded to 0.6mm tubing with a 2mm gap to fill

    #havewirewillfill

    It's a temporary shower rail for the bathroom till we decide what happening permanent like... Possibly glass shower Warren but budget depending.

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    Amazing there aren't holes blown in the tube tbh. I struggle with thick vs thin. Had/tried to weld a handle back onto a stainless saucepan. .. yes darling, the holes are to help the steam escape...
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    #didlolz

    Yeah I was a bit hard on myself to start with. Then a mate reminded me of the materials specs etc and I felt a bit better. Also it's been near 5 months since I held a torch #excusesexcuses lols

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    Thought id have a go at dime laying with the mig after a few YouTube vids. Apart from the restart im pretty happy with it.



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    You doing the Swoopy e's thing?

    Did a bunch of testing in my early tafe days with a cool teacher we had.

    He was real tidy with the old whip weld. But he stuck to straight slug laying for the most part.

    We did a whole bunch of tickets, to compare peno and strength. Peno on a properly set up straight slug was usually better. But it was fine either way if you knew what you were doing.

    The cursive stuff tended to get the new guys to slow down a bit so improved peno a bit for the novice welder guys.

    Just useless information

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    Yeah just cursive e's. Also go down a click on the voltage to get the ripples going. I normally weld hot just because I'm a hack and i want stuff to stick together.

    I did like the slow going of it, so thats a plus.

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    The yanks seem really big on it. The tafe guys here seem to hate it.. We have a cat contract locally. They have been trying for years to bring in their own training plan and qualification. It included changing the weld test and training to include the cursive.

    Was a huge shitfight apparently. The tafe guys in the end said you can ask your workers to do what's ever you want, but be fucked if I'm teaching people to flap around because you like the look of it.. He asked then to prove their claim the peno eds better and they couldn't. #shrugs. He was old school. Not only was he pissed at a weld taking twice as long (time is money, we arnt being paid to make things pretty) but also from a metal point of view.

    The longer it takes you to weld something, the more heat you put into it. Hot and fast is generally considered nicer to the metal as it puts less total btu into the metal. Obviously many many caveats to this...

    But yeah sorry just randomly off-topic lol

    Consistency Looks good man.

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    We use flux core and the squiggly stuff is a big no no for that. Interviewed a bunch of blokes a few months back and one guy pushed the pool. When I said that's an interesting technique he was like oh ah yeah nah I have passed X-ray doing that before. I was like yeah righto.

    Personally I don't like the stop start look and would prefer a nice smooth bead. I think a smooth bead is harder to hide defects and faults. It's also harder to get nice and consistent.

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    Yeah I never got to play with the flux cote at tafe before I got sick but had heard that.... Totally forgot lol...

    I can understand people from a internet wanna look like you kinda deal, and to be honest some of the guys with mig skills are pretty mad clean. But they are very very few and far between.

    To be honest I'm just happy people arnt stop starting. The constant row of cats bums staring at you.... It's like a fucking nightmare...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commotion View Post
    We use flux core and the squiggly stuff is a big no no for that. Interviewed a bunch of blokes a few months back and one guy pushed the pool. When I said that's an interesting technique he was like oh ah yeah nah I have passed X-ray doing that before. I was like yeah righto.

    Personally I don't like the stop start look and would prefer a nice smooth bead. I think a smooth bead is harder to hide defects and faults. It's also harder to get nice and consistent.
    Are you suppose to drag? Sorry for the noob question

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    Glad my swirllies caused such controversy lol.

    Pretty sure with flux core you treat it like stick and drag it along. Did watch a weld.com vid where they had a weld carriage thing push and pull a bead, same settings etc and in the end the difference in penetration was minimal.
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    Yeah anything with flux and u need to drag. Pushing can get slag inclusions.

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    Question, if im mig welding vert up, do i need to go down a voltage setting if it's running down?

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    I'm assuming by mig you are talking about regular solid wire? if so then yes you have to turn voltage down, sometimes significantly and do the christmas tree/ triangular movement. With FCAW then most times not, just push it straight up hill.

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    A decat pipe I did last night. Was a fun little project to get the pipe angles and offsets to get the centre line of the pipe offset vertically aprox 30mm and 40mm horizontally.

    I left my good glasses at work so only did the flanges weld, not the greatest stacking of dimes in history but I doubt it'll fall apart.




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    @commotion. Yeah solid wire. I kinda figured it out as i was typing, but its good to get stuff confirmed by a pro.

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    I've tried a couple times to do these. Had success.rangong from terrible to "at least I learnt something " lol.

    I put them on the back burner till I had a solid bench to weld the sheet to to stop it pulling as I welded on top... Lookong forward to try8ng again sometime...

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    More a fabrication than a weld. Did these for a Next Level Motorsport car - a VE SS ute. It's built around a GTX42.

    I was going to do luxury logs but when I heard it was getting a turbo worth more than my daily driver, I thought it warranted a collector style manifold.

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    Looking at going to a 4.5-5m MIG lead (from a 3m), will there be any misfeed issues with a longer lead? Is there much difference between all the gun styles? Machine is a unimig 180 running .8 or .9 solid and occasionally .6 solid for light gauge.

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    Possibly if the machine only has 2 rollers. I'm not familiar with that machine but most likely a euro connection. All ours are 5m parweld leads but the machines have 4 knurled rollers for the flux core wire. We did borrow a couple Machines a while ago and one only had 2 rollers but they had gears connecting them so both rollers were driven and it worked fine with minimum wire feeding issues.

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    Only has 1 driven roller and a tensioner, and it does have euro connection which makes it easy to swap.

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    At the risk of turning this into the "Jeff's noob welding questions" thread, has anyone tried one of the ~$60 tig pedals on ebay? Next cheapest is token tools at $160 then the unimig one for $230ish. Are they universal or should I just get the unimig one?

    I successfully stuck some bits of 6061 together today for the first time, my hours of youtube viewing paid off as I could lay a bead pretty much straight up, but I've realised that:
    - I definitely need a pedal, and that torch mounted controls suck dick.
    - I want one of those mini ck torches,
    - Shoulda bought the big pack of filler rod.

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