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post #571 of 824 Old 03-06-2013, 06:58 PM
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Welding the wear bars on the bottomside of the shell of an excavator bucket:
1/16" wire, 29.7v.




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post #572 of 824 Old 03-10-2013, 11:03 AM
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While I respect your years of experience in welding, I completely disagree that you have to stop walking the cup at a certain point. The rate you move as you're tig welding is low enough that you can roll the gas cup back and forth right over the crown of the pass you're making... not sure why you would need only base metal to keep the cup on.

And as far as not wanting to walk the cup... I suppose its all in how you're taught - if you want to do it the hard way thats fine.
I agree, I walk the cup on my root and cover pass on pipe all the time. Stainless and carbon. even 6g

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Some recent stuff that I have messed with.



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You're getting there! just a bit more practice 13 below!

Loving that jig. Very neat!
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New spring perches on my 46 Willys, to correct the pinion angle. I only have 110 at the house :-( But I hope these hold! My first time welding anything that's really structural on my jeeps. The welds seem to be fairly flat, I hope it's penetrated enough!

I was doing a side to side zig zag pattern, in hind site, I think I should have been doing a loop loop cursive e shape, it looks to spotty, tack tack tack looking.








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New spring perches on my 46 Willys, to correct the pinion angle. I only have 110 at the house :-( But I hope these hold! My first time welding anything that's really structural on my jeeps. The welds seem to be fairly flat, I hope it's penetrated enough!

I was doing a side to side zig zag pattern, in hind site, I think I should have been doing a loop loop cursive e shape, it looks to spotty, tack tack tack looking.
It looks to me like you were moving way too fast or your volts were too low. Should hold though for what it is, i think. Im experienced in welding, not axles

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New spring perches on my 46 Willys, to correct the pinion angle. I only have 110 at the house :-( But I hope these hold! My first time welding anything that's really structural on my jeeps. The welds seem to be fairly flat, I hope it's penetrated enough!

I was doing a side to side zig zag pattern, in hind site, I think I should have been doing a loop loop cursive e shape, it looks to spotty, tack tack tack
A little less wire speed, more heat and don't move so fast. I have definitely seen worse but you may want to try burning them in a little more.
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A little less wire speed, more heat and don't move so fast. I have definitely seen worse but you may want to try burning them in a little more.
I gave it all she had, power was maxed out on 110. I've given her all she's got captain! </Scotty> Yea, I think I was moving to fast.
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I gave it all she had, power was maxed out on 110. I've given her all she's got captain! </Scotty> Yea, I think I was moving to fast.
I have a 110 at home that i do all my welding with and if Im doing 3/16 or 1/4" material, volts are maxed and wire is coming out at like 25%. takes a long time to weld but it gets the job done

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Yea, I think I'm just used to thinner materials, so I was moving to fast
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post #582 of 824 Old 03-16-2013, 08:19 PM
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110v?
Well. To each his own, but I see a ton of weak spots in the weld, beyond the fact that it looks extremely cold. You should have at least preheated the crap out of it. I would never want to use 110v on suspension components.
I have a buddy of mine with an 8.8 out back on his XJ. The perches were welded with 220v and done well enough. He managed to crack the welds and the axle spun, taking out his driveshaft. (Granted, it was spring over, with a stroker, on 35"s)

Not bad welding at all for a novice, but not something I'd test on suspension components.

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@Danielbuck I would grind those out and redo it. Preheat well and multipass those welds. You can do it with 110 but it'll be tricky. Run it as hot as you can, go slow but don't weave it too wide. You'll end up being plenty wide with multiple passes.
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Agreed. ^ those welds should probably be ground out and hit again. Preheat the tubes to probably 200 or so and then give it another go with a multi pass. The welds will wet in a ton better. You'll notice a big difference
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post #585 of 824 Old 03-28-2013, 01:08 AM
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1/16" wire again. I just welded up a piece of scrap to show my father, he's always interested in it what I'm doing, partly because he's been bugging me to show him how to weld for little house projects.
Not perfect, I actually caught my coveralls on the corner of the table while I was welding, but anyway, this thread's been a little dead.


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