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Re: Tig Gasses

Postby exnailpounder » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:12 pm

Farmwelding wrote:So I wonder what kind of fun it would be with pure hydrogen or half hydrogen and half oxygen. That would be cool for a bout two seconds until your face burned off. Seems interesting! Don't anyone try it.

In HS shop class we used to partially fill balloons with OxyAcetylene and wait til someone was in a booth welding and touch it off. Don't try it. It will get you kicked out...don't ask how I know :lol:
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Re: Tig Gasses

Postby Farmwelding » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:22 pm

:lol:
You know Jeff, that would echo through the halls so bad at my school they'd hear it in the office on the other side of the school. My brother had a pop tart and they used a propane torch to warm it because they didn't have access to a toaster. And then another guy took a pop tart and put it on the strip heater we use for bending plastic.
My dad used to take plastic water bottles at his old work place and tape the hell out of top of it and attached it to a massive air compressor. Let the valve go and made a blast like a bomb going off. Boss runs out-couldn't figure it out everyday for like a year.
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Re: Tig Gasses

Postby LtBadd » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:41 pm

exnailpounder wrote:In HS shop class we used to partially fill balloons with OxyAcetylene and wait til someone was in a booth welding and touch it off. Don't try it. It will get you kicked out...don't ask how I know :lol:

Is this how you got your start working with wood? :lol:
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Re: Tig Gasses

Postby Farmwelding » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:09 pm

LtBadd wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:In HS shop class we used to partially fill balloons with OxyAcetylene and wait til someone was in a booth welding and touch it off. Don't try it. It will get you kicked out...don't ask how I know :lol:

Is this how you got your start working with wood? :lol:

Must bot have been the same teacher like we have here. Let me guess you are the one who made a sawdust canon in the middle of wood class.
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Re: Tig Gasses

Postby robtg » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:19 pm

Farmwelding wrote:So I wonder what kind of fun it would be with pure hydrogen or half hydrogen and half oxygen. That would be cool for a bout two seconds until your face burned off. Seems interesting! Don't anyone try it.



Oxy/hydrogen gas welding is used to torch weld aluminum by some that make motorcycle tanks and other parts.
It is said that it makes a nice clean weld.
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Re: Tig Gasses

Postby DrDogwood » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:53 pm

Well that answers That Thank you all I was just hoping to use a gas that I all ready have and pay lease on the tank. I use the tri-gas when I mig stainless I have it set up on my Millermatic 200 that is set up to run Stainless only. I priced out a new Lincoln
PRECISION TIG 275 today. Well lets just say I will be waiting a while for that added machine ($4800). I need to get a larger Lathe first. I did order a Larger tig torch today though. An 17 air cooled, When I got my Squarewave 175 it had an LA-9 torch on it with a 125 amp rating so that was limiting me some as well Plus burning the crud out of my fingers when I would push it.
I think for now I am gonna do the heavier steel and stainless with my XMT 304. I will invest in a pedal and just lift start it. Oh boy something new to teach myself. lol
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Re: Tig Gasses

Postby Poland308 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:33 pm

exnailpounder wrote:In HS shop class we used to partially fill balloons with OxyAcetylene and wait til someone was in a booth welding and touch it off. Don't try it. It will get you kicked out...don't ask how I know :lol:


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Re: Tig Gasses

Postby exnailpounder » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:10 am

LtBadd wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:In HS shop class we used to partially fill balloons with OxyAcetylene and wait til someone was in a booth welding and touch it off. Don't try it. It will get you kicked out...don't ask how I know :lol:

Is this how you got your start working with wood? :lol:

:lol: ...nah I got booted out of woodshop a few times too. I see Poland 308 was in on the fun too 8-)
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Re: Tig Gasses

Postby DrDogwood » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:17 pm

Oxy/Acetylene can be fun lol We Started with plastic oil cans quart then gallon then 2.5 gal then a 5 gallon pail and a 30 gallon drum. After we set off the 55 gallon drum we decided we had better quit before some one got hurt. It removed all the grass in a 20 foot circle and took several minutes for the lid to come back to the earth. Oh please don't anyone try that.
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Re: Tig Gasses

Postby Farmwelding » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:30 pm

DrDogwood wrote:Oxy/Acetylene can be fun lol We Started with plastic oil cans quart then gallon then 2.5 gal then a 5 gallon pail and a 30 gallon drum. After we set off the 55 gallon drum we decided we had better quit before some one got hurt. It removed all the grass in a 20 foot circle and took several minutes for the lid to come back to the earth. Oh please don't anyone try that.

Sounds like a fun time! Good use of the gases to :lol:
Reminds of the first time we lit off Tannerite on the farm. We decide that shooting it wasn't worth it, so we took a bottle rocket and a shop rag and lit of 2 lbs 25 ft away from us. We surrounded it with unopened, empty :? diet cola cans. We haven't found it yet, but we are sure that somewhere in the back of the shop is an aluminum can that is shredded. Also scared the hell out of my grandfather-the house shook like a bomb went off. :lol: :lol: :lol: I guess the lesson is follow the insturctions and you won't learn and have no fun, but you may live little longer.
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