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Unread 01-13-2013, 09:27 PM   #541
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That makes sense. I was thinking that looked like a lot of color for a mild steel rod. I ran a Nickel stick rod on mine. Doesn't look anywhere near as clean as yours because of peening it

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Unread 01-13-2013, 09:56 PM   #542
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Some TIG welds I did on the D60 I'm working on.



Did you pre & post heat the cast section?
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Unread 01-14-2013, 12:00 AM   #543
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Yep, brought the center section up(don't remember the exact temp, somewhere around 250-300) and welded an inch then peened it, then repeated til it was done. Made sure the whole piece stayed the same temp the whole way through. Wrapped it in a welding jacket and blanket when I finished, took about an hour and a half to cool off. No cracks yet and it's been 2 years.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 07:53 AM   #544
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Not bad for a rookie.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 08:55 AM   #545
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Did you pre & post heat the cast section?
I did not. The only pre heat (which wasn't much) was just a propane torch to burn the grease and oil out of the joint before welding.

Then I just welded in quarters around the tube, alternating sides. Same process I used when MIG welding the tubes on my D44. Never had an issue with those welds either.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 11:08 AM   #546
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first time using 220 with my Mig (Lincoln 180 dual) I brought my welder to a friends house to get more power to weld some thicker metal. The HD press brake kit from SWAG. I probably should have ground down the tack welds and ran over them, I can see the heat patterns go away at the tack welds.

Also changed the wire out to .035 instead of the .025 that I normally use when running 110 at home. I like running 220, it actually seemed easier than 110

I believe these were 3/8" thick pieces of metal

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Unread 01-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #547
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Not bad for a rookie.
Thanks

I just got into TIG in October so I'll be a rookie for awhile lol.

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Also changed the wire out to .035 instead of the .025 that I normally use when running 110 at home. I like running 220, it actually seemed easier than 110
Try some .030 wire for your next roll. IMO it runs the best on the mid-size 180 amp machines. I've tried several rolls of .035 and .030 in my Hobart 187 and .030 seems to have a smoother arc and a little more puddle control than .035.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #548
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Are you referring to when I'm running 220? or 110? I'll give it a try
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Unread 01-14-2013, 12:05 PM   #549
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Are you referring to when I'm running 220? or 110? I'll give it a try
The HH187 is not dual voltage like your Lincoln so i've only run both on 220v.
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Some free hand I did working on a cage this weekend. Turned out pretty good I think.

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This was done at work using an .045 dual shield wire attaching a 3/8 plate to a 2x8x1/4 tube after not welding for 8 months due to a shoulder injury and surgery

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Unread 01-27-2013, 02:46 PM   #552
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My first welds. Hobart 210 using .30 flux wire at 110volt. Any advise?
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My first welds. Hobart 210 using .30 flux wire at 110volt. Any advise?
Penetration looks good Keep practicing moving at a consistent speed. You want the bead to remain uniform in width from start to stop. Also you can pause a little at the end of your weld to fill in the tail end. Are you moving in a pattern or just a straight pull? With flux core I normally just run a nice straight stinger to avoid trapping flux in the weld.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 12:32 AM   #554
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This was done at work using an .045 dual shield wire attaching a 3/8 plate to a 2x8x1/4 tube after not welding for 8 months due to a shoulder injury and surgery

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We used to have a waffle table just like that where I worked. That thing was HEAVY and weld would not stick to it. I used that table all the time.
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Built a traction bar for the CJ to keep the spring wrap to a minimum. Used 4130 Chrome-Moly, TIG'd everything.

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