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Re: Stainless Steel SMAW Tips

Postby Farmwelding » Sun May 21, 2017 8:09 pm

Because who likes tig welding in a hole suspended by a crane.
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Re: Stainless Steel SMAW Tips

Postby Poland308 » Sun May 21, 2017 8:11 pm

Running a compressed gas cylinder or even a hose down in a hole requires even closer monitoring of air quality. I'm not sure what kind of shaft he's going to be in but unless it's a pipe open on both ends with good ventilation I'd be cautious. But even the ss stick has requirements for ventilation because of (hexavelantchromium) not sure of the spelling.
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Re: Stainless Steel SMAW Tips

Postby Olivero » Sun May 21, 2017 9:58 pm

I would love to TIG in a hole suspended by a crane, sounds like serious fun.

Hexavalent chrome is dangerous in any case, TIG, MIG or stick.

You could get the PAPR ( i think is how its spelled) with the new Panoramaxx helmet and THEN you'll be good to go ;)

Or the Miller version or 3 M or whatever, maybe that's not enough or maybe you hook a hose to the intake of the fan shooting your air in there and just make sure your buddy up there is not a prankster.
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Re: Stainless Steel SMAW Tips

Postby Olivero » Sun May 21, 2017 10:00 pm

Poland308 wrote:Running a compressed gas cylinder or even a hose down in a hole requires even closer monitoring of air quality. I'm not sure what kind of shaft he's going to be in but unless it's a pipe open on both ends with good ventilation I'd be cautious. But even the ss stick has requirements for ventilation because of (hexavelantchromium) not sure of the spelling.


Well, considering argon is heavier than air, and the amount he is using, I would assume it would be allright.

Long hoses man, that's all I gotta say, could be done. But whatever is best for him, I would just take it all the way :D
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Re: Stainless Steel SMAW Tips

Postby Easy10pins » Tue May 23, 2017 5:54 am

Here's a pic of the 120ft shaft.

Haven't touched a TIG torch in over a year but I'm good to go with SS FCAW with Tri-Mix. I'm not too concerned about ventilation but will keep that in mind when I pull the trigger for the first weld.

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Re: Stainless Steel SMAW Tips

Postby Olivero » Tue May 23, 2017 5:56 pm

Easy10pins wrote:Here's a pic of the 120ft shaft.

Haven't touched a TIG torch in over a year but I'm good to go with SS FCAW with Tri-Mix. I'm not too concerned about ventilation but will keep that in mind when I pull the trigger for the first weld.

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DUDE! That looks like so much fun :lol:
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Re: Stainless Steel SMAW Tips

Postby Otto Nobedder » Tue May 23, 2017 7:22 pm

I LOVE vertical work, and always have. Maybe I'm an adrenaline junkie, maybe I just like being comfortable with stuff that scares the crap out of everyone else. The most fun I've had working was at altitude...

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Re: Stainless Steel SMAW Tips

Postby Olivero » Tue May 23, 2017 9:37 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:I LOVE vertical work, and always have. Maybe I'm an adrenaline junkie, maybe I just like being comfortable with stuff that scares the crap out of everyone else. The most fun I've had working was at altitude...

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One day I want to weld something, hanging upside down, and while roped off the side of a building.

One of these days, and I will make sure to get pictures of it :lol:
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Re: Stainless Steel SMAW Tips

Postby Poland308 » Tue May 23, 2017 10:29 pm

Olivero wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:I LOVE vertical work, and always have. Maybe I'm an adrenaline junkie, maybe I just like being comfortable with stuff that scares the crap out of everyone else. The most fun I've had working was at altitude...

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One day I want to weld something, hanging upside down, and while roped off the side of a building.

One of these days, and I will make sure to get pictures of it :lol:


The ones that get iffy are when there's nothing to hang from and your to high for a lift and too far for a crain. So you climb out on the pipes your welding on.
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Re: Stainless Steel SMAW Tips

Postby Popeye the old miner » Sun May 28, 2017 6:24 pm

Olivero wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:I LOVE vertical work, and always have. Maybe I'm an adrenaline junkie, maybe I just like being comfortable with stuff that scares the crap out of everyone else. The most fun I've had working was at altitude...

Steve


One day I want to weld something, hanging upside down, and while roped off the side of a building.

One of these days, and I will make sure to get pictures of it :lol:


I've done it ...a lot of it...one time I was underneath a Big ol I beam W 20 or somethin like that. I had to weld the thing together and then fishplate it...full pen welds all the way around. So there wasn't enough scaffold material for the scaffold builders to build a scaffold but this thing had to get done last week. So I hang there by my Drings and do this. When I got to the bottom the helper I had with me asked what my plan was for this part of the adventure. I told him we need a heavy sling and a leather jacket or 2. So I hung under the beam and laid back flat, and told him to throw the sling under the beam and my shoulders and my head and tie it together to hold me up. He tied my feet up around the top of the beam and laid the leather on my belly and chest. Tied my skid lid to the beam in case it would fall off my head with my trusty fibremetal hood on it. 3 hours or so later I was done and very sore and tired
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