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I Think i might have found my technique..anyways for the most part would you trust these welds?



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You got it son. Like a roll of nickels.
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why not actually weld something?
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im no welder but penitration is what you want and your cant really tell from that
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why not actually weld something?
i was practicing..lol i have a shelf and a car ramp i need to weld but i didnt want to screw up that metal so i used my scrap piece...my first 30 or 40 welds sucked *** i think i found it..i got some angle iam going to weld in the corner and see how i do there...
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im no welder but penitration is what you want and your cant really tell from that
its getting really good penetration...once it cools i willweld one line and show you how it penetrates...

brb in like 15 mins
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The last weld on the first pic looks good...if its even a weld i cant tell. They get better, but like zach said...how about an actual weld? its differnet when you have to weld something on your truck especially in a different position. Doing good though.
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I'm no welder but atleast use two pieces and weld them together. then try to tear it apart.
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I'm no welder but atleast use two pieces and weld them together. then try to tear it apart.
give me a few and i will weld the angle to the piece i have been practicing on..lol
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those look nice, you learn quick.
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whats the back side of this piece look like?


looks like you need to turn the heat up a tad and the wire speed down a little more then a tad.
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not bad for someone that has never welded before..i learn fast just got to get the technique down and then iam unstoppable...they still need improvement but i think iam not far from that...
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whats the back side of this piece look like?


looks like you need to turn the heat up a tad and the wire speed down a little more then a tad.
running the wire speed @ 22 or 23 and the heat is on selection 3 using 110 volts..i dont have 220 ran yet... should i goto 4 and wire speed around 15?

its rectangle tubing..can hardly see the back...

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try 20 wire speed and 4 heat, remember your replacing metal with metal, when the weld is bumped up like that your not penetrating deep enough, the cure is more heat and more time in one place.

heres a tip for you, try burning a hole in that piece of steel with the welder, then fill it back in!

i work with guys that have been somewhat welding for 20 years and cant weld as good as that! keep trying !
of course i do 99% of the welding at the shop, i had pics of my beads somewhere.
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It's certainly a good start! Do like 04EDGE says and try working on better penetration, then start practicing your vertical up/vertical down welds and welding out of position. You get to feeling really good about your welds when you're going horizontally in front of you, but working at any sort of angle takes ALOT more than the technique you've got now. Keep at it!
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It's certainly a good start! Do like 04EDGE says and try working on better penetration, then start practicing your vertical up/vertical down welds and welding out of position. You get to feeling really good about your welds when you're going horizontally in front of you, but working at any sort of angle takes ALOT more than the technique you've got now. Keep at it!
thanks man...iam working on the penetration...it will be alot better ince i get the 220 hooked up i will have access to double the power and stuff...iam going to keep at it..if its looking like that in a few hrs then it might get alot better with a few more hours..lol
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Not too bad. ' Stack of dimes ' .
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you guys say stack of dimes or nickels, my Dad does not believe that is the right thing always. i have never seen one of his welds fail.

many other things you need to focus on. watch the puddle, dont let it get too big, etc...
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iam trying...i will work on it some more tomorrow and see what i get...
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now take a sledge to those two peices you welded together. If the base metal breaks before the weld then your good, if not keep practicing. The weld should be stronger then the steel. If I was at home I could grab one of my hammer tests to show you.
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thats also way to much spatter for mig. my flux core spatters like that. That means your gas isnt covering the weld goodenough. Tip is to far away, its windy, etc.
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i was kinda thinking the same thing.

if its the wind try to put up a barrier, it will be worth it.
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iam working on the splatter...i dont have my gas set yet.. i was playing around with the settings on the welder...i think i had my gas around 15psi maybe i need to bump it up..
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