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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2002, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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I converted my Lincoln weldpack to gas welding and learned three things about mig welding yesterday;

1. I can mig weld on a horizontal surface, but not vertical or overhead. Is there a trick?

2. You cannot use a flux core wire to weld over a gas shielded weld.

3. Always use a helment. I was trying to weld in a tight spot and put a #10 lens in a set of goggles. The total time of welding was probably less than five minutes and I look like I fell asleep at the beach wearing a set of goggles, sorta like a Racoon [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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your too phunny james

if you want practice come own over
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Bahahaha, oh James I never weld with out my helmet! I do weld in shorts though!!!! I'll never learn
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Do you have a picture [of the Racoon face [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]]?
The coverals I have been using for years to wled in don't have much material left in the upper leg to lower chest area. I try to wear something to cover myself (evan if it's hot out) every time I weld. The little devil's burn, and it will catch you on fire it is something that like to burn. I need to break down and pick up one of those leather approns for welding and the cutting torch.
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haha my 100 dollar wal mart kicker does not even kick up anything at all! 70 amps and I am frying through......absolutely nothing i think I need to get a better welder especially for some of the things i have planned!
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Harbor Freight has auto-darkening helmets on sale for 100 bucks.
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Ya I have been eyeing that one.
The problem is I got a deal on a roll away tool box (three boxes high) full of tools from a guy at work that is getting ready to retire. So I have to many projects/wants, more than spair cash [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] But hey, I will get there [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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I bought the HF one. Just showed up yesterday. It looks sweet, and I laid a couple beads on some scrap, and it seems to work well. It's kinda weird....like someone turned out the lights all the sudden. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Hey Bill, slow learner? Have you ever tried burning with sandals on? I did, twice. I think I'm learning, but not real sure.
Until next time
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I have had it fall in my shoe and burn through the sock had me dancing around like I was on something!
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