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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby exnailpounder » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:54 am

Otto Nobedder wrote:Gap-o-let? I just cut the threads off the pipe section you see (Originally a threaded nipple. I was expecting Rego valves, with FNPT both ends). I then loosely fit these ITT valves (this has a mate exactly opposite) for the standard 1/16" minimum pull-back for a socket weld, used my electrician's level to set the valves at 30*, and a quick tack on top. Squared them up with my TLAR (That Looks About Right), and welded them out.

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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:56 pm

exnailpounder wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:Gap-o-let? I just cut the threads off the pipe section you see (Originally a threaded nipple. I was expecting Rego valves, with FNPT both ends). I then loosely fit these ITT valves (this has a mate exactly opposite) for the standard 1/16" minimum pull-back for a socket weld, used my electrician's level to set the valves at 30*, and a quick tack on top. Squared them up with my TLAR (That Looks About Right), and welded them out.

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:lol: TLAR....I'm gonna steal that from you ;)


Be my guest! I also estimate time on task by the WAG method, which is "Wild-Ass Guess". I always look like a hero, because I use Thomas Edison's rule... However long I think it will take, I double it, then add ten percent, and that's what I tell them.

Under-promise and over-deliver, and they'll beat down your door.

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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Poland308 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:45 pm

I use the Edison method as well! I just didn't know that's what it was called. :D
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby RocketSurgeon » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:34 pm

It's been a while since I posted anything substantial.

First time on 304 SS 1 1/2", 1" and 1/2" sch 40. Two passes. Argon purge at 10cfh. 3/32 2%Thoriated with #7 cup (wishing it was an 8).
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby GreinTime » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:07 pm

Getting the hang of these exhaust flex sections! 3" 304, backpurge at 7cfh, welded at 90a w/ 1/16"308L. Pictures arranged chronologically from out of the bag to welded, for those of you who have never had the unfortunate pleasure of welding one! ImageImageImageImage

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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby exnailpounder » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:30 pm

Great job Sam! I know you like bells and whistles...did you pulse these? You got great color.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby GreinTime » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:37 pm

exnailpounder wrote:Great job Sam! I know you like bells and whistles...did you pulse these? You got great color.

No, these guys are anti pulse lol. I welded 1/2-5/8" at a time, mainly because that outer shell is 0.020-0.030" thick in some places. Monster 16 nozzle at 40-45cfh. I don't remember if I included that bit.

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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby MosquitoMoto » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:10 am

Very nice work, Sam.


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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby pgk » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:58 pm

Beautiful work Sam.


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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby motox » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:57 pm

great looking work Sam.
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