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Re: Welding Rod Question

Postby Farmwelding » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:03 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:The Boy Scout's motto. Be Prepared.

The horn repairman's motto. Beep Repaired. (That appeared as a cartoon in Boy's Life Magazine about 1976.)

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Re: Welding Rod Question

Postby dirtmidget33 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:08 pm

Oscar wrote:
Yeap, thread revival. I spend most of the day yesterday making more PVC tubes for my tig rods....so far, it's not looking good. BUT, I do need to run to Lowes and pick up more stuff, lol. All stuff I've been collecting since 2009.


LOL never stops does it. So Oscar how many TIG tubes you up to now and what alloys you stocking. I haven't added any in a long time. Unfortunately due to some physical health issues haven't been doing much lately.
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Re: Welding Rod Question

Postby Artie F. Emm » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:21 am

Otto Nobedder wrote: ...the 200# of tools I carry for a cross-country trip. They've saved my arse more than once, too.


Good on ya. I sometimes get grief when we have to pack around a tool bag I keep in our road-trip vehicle. But somehow I never get grief when I use the tools to fix something. (A slow drain, and Mom's icemaker on this last trip.)
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Re: Welding Rod Question

Postby Oscar » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:51 pm

dirtmidget33 wrote:
Oscar wrote:
Yeap, thread revival. I spend most of the day yesterday making more PVC tubes for my tig rods....so far, it's not looking good. BUT, I do need to run to Lowes and pick up more stuff, lol. All stuff I've been collecting since 2009.


LOL never stops does it. So Oscar how many TIG tubes you up to now and what alloys you stocking. I haven't added any in a long time. Unfortunately due to some physical health issues haven't been doing much lately.


I think it's close to 20, but I haven't finished yet. Mild steel 70S2/80SD2, 308/309/312/316/347 stainless, aluminum 4043/4943/5356, silicon bronze, Super Missile Weld, Inconel 625, Hastelloy W/X, Titanium Grade 5/23. Why I have this stuff, well...I have no answer, lol.
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Re: Welding Rod Question

Postby Fly » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:43 pm

You redneks keep America rolling! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Welding Rod Question

Postby Farmwelding » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:46 pm

Fly wrote:You redneks keep America rolling! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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You call this redneck? This ain't nothin. It gets far worse. Trust me.
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Re: Welding Rod Question

Postby Oscar » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:33 am

I counted my tubes yesterday....28.... :shock: ......still have to make more for my aluminum rods since they don't fit in the smaller 1-1/2" PVC, not even in 2" PVC. Had to buy 3" sch40 PVC, LOL. Damn low density aluminum.

With that tig button that I just got, I am definitely getting the itch to revive some projects on the back-burner. Work is killer though, so it's gonna be a tough time to balance it. But at least I have 2.5 months off for summer. 8-)
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Re: Welding Rod Question

Postby exnailpounder » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:29 pm

Gosh Oscar...I've heard of prepping before but I thought it was about survival, not welding :lol:
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Re: Welding Rod Question

Postby Oscar » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:17 pm

exnailpounder wrote:Gosh Oscar...I've heard of prepping before but I thought it was about survival, not welding :lol:


Welding is life! :lol:
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Re: Welding Rod Question

Postby Olivero » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:46 pm

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh. You guys drive me crazy with that nice setup :(
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