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Old 10-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #11
May 2011
Stow, MA
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I made my stand out of 2x2 steel 3/16" thick so I could drill and tap into it and have enough material to give me enough threads.
Wow! That's gotta be one seriously heavy duty stand!

I welded my stand using 1.5" square 14 ga mild steel, a little more than 1/16" thick. Threading pretty much anything into the stand itself wasn't part of the plan, so where I needed to attach "stuff" I welded in 1/8" thick hard points, which I could thread reliably.

For my simple 1/2" iron gas manifold, I welded in two hard point struts, to which I screwed down pipe hangers...


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Old 10-27-2012, 12:38 AM   #12
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Yes, it is good and heavy but not too bad. I don't have any issues moving it around by myself. It really did turn out great.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:49 AM   #13
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A good air tight weld needs a shielding gas like argon attached to the MIG. You cannot do it with shielded wire. Once you start weld you cannot stop until your all the way around. Even better is using a TIG welder. Ever since going TIG, I would not consider welding any other way. Nice spatter free welds.

Ofter a second look at the picture it does not look like you getting good penetration on both the coupling and the frame leaving a gap for gas to escape. Note that the coupling will not heat up as fast as the thin metal on the frame. With TIG you start heating the coupling first until a pool of molten metal forms, and then move the puddle to the thinner frame and then start jig jagging back and forth.

P.S. Welding Tips and Tricks is an excellent website.

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