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Old 02-16-2010, 11:05 PM   #11
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Thats not a bad idea... there is almost as many junkyards as churches down here in lower Alabama.... Im sure I can find something acceptable.


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Old 02-16-2010, 11:37 PM   #12
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here are some pics of the TIG work i had done, from what i heard don't waste your time with MIG







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Old 02-17-2010, 01:15 AM   #13
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Yeah... those are pretty Way too high speed for me. I have had maybe 2 of the 2,324 MIG welds I have done turn out that nice (on mild steel, of course). But it wouldn't be much of a DIY if I paid someone to do it for me. Half of the fun is the trial and error that occurs from "wingin' it" on my projects.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:20 AM   #14
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want wire? i have two spools of .030 and ~.025 ish wire. don't need it now that i have a tig.

edit: looking at the specks for you machine .030 would be best. not enough feed to run .023
Why not just use your Mig wire for your Tig welding projects? I do it all the time with spools of almost empty wire given to me from a company vs them running out in the middle of a big welding job, this with solid not flux core.
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nicksteck,

Why didn't the weldor or you clean off the discoloration?
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:31 AM   #16
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Why didn't the weldor or you clean off the discoloration?
Its a fabricator thing... I have seen a lot of guys that fabricate for off-road suspension do the same thing. I don't get it either?
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I regret getting my keggle welded. The weldless hold great on my other pot and it was a lot cheaper. I have been welding for a year and there is no way I could have done the welds properly like the man I paid to do.

You are definitely going to want a step bit, a hole saw will not be sufficient... they are only like $30 for a good one.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:56 PM   #18
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Why the regrets? Just because of the price? Is there anything else?
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Why the regrets? Just because of the price? Is there anything else?
Nope, just the price. Was $60 I didn't need to spend.
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Why didn't the weldor or you clean off the discoloration?
those are old pics, when i polished boil kettle it took it off,

personally, i like the look


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