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post #16 of 18 Old 08-27-2013, 06:36 PM
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I just went through the SAME crap today..i been a general foreman on jobs for so long i felt the need to brush up on my stick welding...

everything seemed to run fine until i knocked the slag off..looked like CRAP....thought it was me being i aint burned a rod in a while..

I was gettin so aggravated i was throwin things....lol

Then....i found a bad connection on a lead at the positive connection on the Lincoln Ranger...i was gettin arc blow...all good after that..lol

even the best of weldors will tell ya,everyone gets those bad days and nothing seems to go right,usualy when i have that bad day..i lay it all down n take a long break..come back n works just fine

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post #17 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 12:15 AM
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I hammered two wedge anchors into 3" of concrete today installing a tubing roller in our shop, then realized I forgot to pre-thread the nuts on them. Turned the top of the anchors into mashed potatoes. Stuff happens.

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post #18 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 07:49 PM
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I can add a fresh mistake of my own to this thread! Was welding together a part for the customer today, 1 of 8 and welded a main structure beam in upside down. I noticed after getting several of the welds done that holds it in. Too many to try to cut and turn it over. The problem was two drain holes that should have been hidden and on the bottom. I was able to drill down through those holes and make it right then weld the mistakes up. After it gets hot dipped galvanized nobody will ever know and it won't hurt the function.
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