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18 Jan 2019 18:03 #201079 by helijohn
For some reason a U has appeared in the thread topic title!!
Very weird.

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18 Jan 2019 18:13 #201081 by Scimike
Just delete it incase my fat fingers and the touch screen did it

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18 Jan 2019 20:58 #201090 by Max Headroom
Welding Kit....

As if I haven't already got enough things to do! :laugh:



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19 Jan 2019 00:59 #201116 by helijohn

Max Headroom wrote: Welding Kit....

As if I haven't already got enough things to do! :laugh:

Is it your first welder?

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19 Jan 2019 10:36 #201126 by grumyoldjoe
Postman brought me some kit from BigJimny for my next service. Arrived in less than 24hrs from placing order. Great service chaps.

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19 Jan 2019 10:43 - 19 Jan 2019 10:53 #201129 by Max Headroom

helijohn wrote: Is it your first welder?


Yes and no...
My father gave me his very powerful SIP mig welder some years ago which I found I wasn't using to justify the space it was taking up, and stupidly sold it for peanuts to a friend.
since then I often found myself continually borrowing one or getting someone else to weld stuff for me, so after much prevaricating thought it about time I bought my own before I start losing my friends!

I did a bit of gas and arc welding as well as spot-welding on a college course many moons ago in another life, but as a welder per se I don't have any real experience, or formal training

This kit seems pretty good quality and fits the bill for my purposes its also capable of taking an on-the-gun spool for alluminium welding something I want to have a go at


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20 Jan 2019 00:20 #201196 by helijohn

Max Headroom wrote: Yes and no...

I sometimes hang on to stuff because I know the moment I get rid I'll need it.

I started off with a 12v brazing thing I got from my father. I like the no gas flux core myself. I had regular welders for years but hated striking the arc then along came the migs and I was liberated. lol

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20 Jan 2019 10:54 - 20 Jan 2019 10:56 #201219 by Max Headroom

helijohn wrote: I sometimes hang on to stuff because I know the moment I get rid I'll need it.


Never a truer word spoken written!
Along with that statement I have also loaned people my stuff and never got it back - my own brother is the worst culprit.

I would fear a competent welder looking at my own welds :blush: :blush:

...But hopefully with all this expensive gear I'll have some motivation to do better. :dry: :side:


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20 Jan 2019 18:18 #201239 by sniper

Max Headroom wrote:

helijohn wrote: I sometimes hang on to stuff because I know the moment I get rid I'll need it.


Never a truer word spoken written!
Along with that statement I have also loaned people my stuff and never got it back - my own brother is the worst culprit.

I would fear a competent welder looking at my own welds :blush: :blush:

...But hopefully with all this expensive gear I'll have some motivation to do better. :dry: :side:


I'm a multi coded, multi process 6GR pipe welder, welded owt from 20thou to 40mm and now I have to pay someone to do my welding......... Imagine how much that hurts......

Still the pacemaker keeps me alive :blush:

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20 Jan 2019 19:53 #201250 by Max Headroom
Yes Sniper, well actually no! - I can't imagine the frustration that must cause you to be honest. :(


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20 Jan 2019 23:49 #201280 by helijohn

Max Headroom wrote: I would fear a competent welder looking at my own welds :blush: :blush:

The main thing is that it is mechanically strong. If it needs to look pretty then i get my grinder out.;) Most of my welding tends to be bloody awful with some nice work now and then but fortunately it is in out of sight places or gets covered with something - even paint helps!:laugh:
I was once told (I do a lot with wood too) putty and paint makes a carpenter what he ain't. Same with welding.
I got some gas weld wire from Lidl today - can't resist hoarding stocks cos I never know when the welder is gonna come out and get used for hours. :woohoo:

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21 Jan 2019 06:15 #201284 by Max Headroom

helijohn wrote: I was once told (I do a lot with wood too) putty and paint makes a carpenter what he ain't. Same with welding.


Its the same in aviation (to a certain degree) we try to get our hands on 10 gauge paint to hide crap rivets :laugh:


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