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Mig Vs Stck for project???????

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Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby thatoneguy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:06 pm

Coldman wrote:Don't sweat it. You will be protected by the standard "act of God " exclusion clause. :)


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HAHAHA!!! Well in the off chance and highly unfortunate event that this big ol' thang ever did come down... I'll make sure to include that with my insurance claim!!!
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Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby thatoneguy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:07 pm

Poland308 wrote:Not Otto but. Any time you can round a corner it will reduce stress. Often you will see patch plates with rounded corner, or when you weld windows into a boiler tube you round the corners of the patch to help relieve stress.


Never knew this but the more I think about it the more sense it makes. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby thatoneguy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:09 pm

Another idea! maybe a 3/32"-1/4" gap with a backing plate??? I figure it can only help so why not? Already have material suitable to cut some backing plates so it won't increase my costs at all?????
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Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby PeteM » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:21 pm

What ever you do, post some pics! I like seeing projects that are a work of devotion. That adds a little something extra to it that goes beyond tab A, slot B, wire size X, etc.
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Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby thatoneguy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:24 am

PeteM wrote:What ever you do, post some pics! I like seeing projects that are a work of devotion. That adds a little something extra to it that goes beyond tab A, slot B, wire size X, etc.



Will do for sure. Ill probably post some here and then also make a thread in the projects section as well. I can definitely say that I haven't been this excited about a project in a while.
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Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby homeboy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:24 pm

I always think lazy and I'd make a terrible hooker because I hate to work on my back!! Dumb idea- securely tack the main cross together set each end on 2 stands higher than the arms length with a plank across. You can spin the cross 90 degrees at a time for comfortable welding cleaning etc. This is how I build trailers-main frame rails-spin -weld on all bottom fixtures -grind clean spin back and finish. Takes about 1/2 hr to spin but saves hours of time. Every thing sits on 3ft stands. Nuts???? :roll: :?: :ugeek:
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Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby cj737 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:00 am

homeboy wrote:I always think lazy and I'd make a terrible hooker because I hate to work on my back!! Dumb idea- securely tack the main cross together set each end on 2 stands higher than the arms length with a plank across. You can spin the cross 90 degrees at a time for comfortable welding cleaning etc. This is how I build trailers-main frame rails-spin -weld on all bottom fixtures -grind clean spin back and finish. Takes about 1/2 hr to spin but saves hours of time. Every thing sits on 3ft stands. Nuts???? :roll: :?: :ugeek:

Brains or braun, which is your better asset? I personally never believe it to be "lazy" to weld smarter. Any time you can be more comfortable and weld in a flat position, you will produce a better weld. If welding at eye level, you will see the puddle better and have less fatigue and strain on your body. Sounds pretty dang smart to me. :idea:
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Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby thatoneguy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:23 am

What I think I'm gonna end up doing is because of how wide the horizontal arms will be and how heavy this thing is gonna be, I'm gonna get it all tacked up then weld one side, have some friends that are helping with other parts of the project flip it over, weld the opposite side and repeat. Weld opposite sides to maintain squareness. As for suspending it I thought about using jack stands but I don't have any tall enough to be able to spin it. Other wise I would definitely do it. And to buy tall enough jack stands would be way too expensive for my budget right now!
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Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby Poland308 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:21 pm

Hang it from straps if your joists will support. Sounds like it's big enough you could sling it from several spots to spread out the weight.
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Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby thatoneguy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:24 pm

Poland308 wrote:Hang it from straps if your joists will support. Sounds like it's big enough you could sling it from several spots to spread out the weight.


You sir, are a genius... I'll have to make some rigid and reusable mounts going through the ceiling because I don't want to have nasty holes cut through the Sheetrock. Now the wheels are turning.
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