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  • Why we gas weld aluminum sheet

    http://www.youtube.com/user/tinmante.../0/aF1Srs_e1Aw

    Enjoy!
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    wow.
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    • #3
      Oh and FYI the filler is just standard filler wire, same alloys as for mig or tig. Flux is same 75 year old formula used durring WWII. Wonder why we like to gas weld fuel tanks??
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      • #4
        awesome, thanks for the vid! cool too watch!
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        • #5
          Burtwelds....

          Aero
          have not gas welded aluminum in a lot of years.... still have my Burtweld goggles put away in a safe place..... will probably buy a set of Tinman Goggles from Kent at some point.. and play around some then.. the Burtwelds are too valuable and have a cloud over their safety of use (Emerald Uranium Glass)..... they were near impossible to get when I got my set in 1976.... I was lucky enough to find a set and have a true master, Don Borth, teach me how to gas aluminum... Do the tinman goggles block the red/orange flare as well as the Burts?
          thanks
          Heiti
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          • #6
            Originally posted by H80N View Post
            Aero
            have not gas welded aluminum in a lot of years.... still have my Burtweld goggles put away in a safe place..... will probably buy a set of Tinman Goggles from Kent at some point.. and play around some then.. the Burtwelds are too valuable and have a cloud over their safety of use (Emerald Uranium Glass)..... they were near impossible to get when I got my set in 1976.... I was lucky enough to find a set and have a true master, Don Borth, teach me how to gas aluminum... Do the tinman goggles block the red/orange flare as well as the Burts?
            thanks
            Heiti
            Heiti,
            I too have burtwelds, and prefer the TM lens. For OH I use the standard Phillips 202 (ACE) glasses. I have a feeling should anything happen to TM technologies in the future, the TM lens will be worth its weight in gold ( good thing I have a stockpile )
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            • #7
              Meco torch

              I always wanted one of those Meco torches. Sometime ago, there was a thread about what regulators to use with the small torches.
              Does Oxy/Fuel work well for stainless as well?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by crabber View Post
                I always wanted one of those Meco torches. Sometime ago, there was a thread about what regulators to use with the small torches.
                Does Oxy/Fuel work well for stainless as well?

                ~Ian
                Smith 30 series are excellent for low flow rates, and priced well. Yes stainless, inconel and monel are OA welded, jsut like all the production exhaust systems in the 30's and 40's.
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                • #9
                  Aero
                  for a while there were stories out there about some Green Aluminum lenses out of NZ that were supposed to be magic... never did see any.. had you heard anything about those?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by H80N View Post
                    Aero
                    for a while there were stories out there about some Green Aluminum lenses out of NZ that were supposed to be magic... never did see any.. had you heard anything about those?
                    Thanks
                    Heiti
                    I never heard of anything from NZ like that. There have been a number of them over the years that come and go. I have a box with about 7 different makes of lens in it. Every new one I try, sends me right back to the TM2000 lens. Little pricey, but worth every penny in my book.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Aerometalworker View Post
                      I never heard of anything from NZ like that. There have been a number of them over the years that come and go. I have a box with about 7 different makes of lens in it. Every new one I try, sends me right back to the TM2000 lens. Little pricey, but worth every penny in my book.
                      -Aaron
                      Are the TM2000 lenses a different color more suited to O/A? They are pricey!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by crabber View Post
                        Are the TM2000 lenses a different color more suited to O/A? They are pricey!

                        ~Ian
                        Ian,
                        Not so much a color as a filter. They absorb the red and orange spectrum of light, and so when your welding you dont see any of the "flare" around the weld, and it makes things crystal clear. I wouldnt use any other.
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                        • #13
                          What was the chemical he washed it with after planishing??
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GT6Steve View Post
                            What was the chemical he washed it with after planishing??
                            Just H2O
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Aerometalworker View Post
                              Just H2O
                              Hmmm,

                              I've heard that's some pretty good stuff all'round but it sure screws up good whiskey...
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