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Willvis
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  • Willvis
    replied to Air Liquide Mig Welder M252
    What do you want to know about it? I have a little air liquide stick/tig welder. Id say they're machines that are made in china, they have the look and feel of other chinese machines. Quality isn't that great but my little tig/stick still works fine 14 years later...

    Maybe go into a air...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Stainless Steel T Joint vertical
    For 7018 Esab is my favourite. I like the little graphite coated tips for the ease of starts. They also run fairly smooth. Second up would be air liquide rods. I find they are often the smoothest but they had some major qc problems for a while. Rods that didn't have the steel centered in the flux and...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Cylinder question
    Noel Shouldn't you have a Tee on there with a valve to purge the hose before filling?
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  • Willvis
    replied to Cylinder question
    I'd like to make an adapter thing to fill my 80 cf cylinder from the big one. It would be so much easier to throw on the truck for mobile work.
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  • Willvis
    replied to Stainless Steel T Joint vertical
    All else fails, sneak in some of the Lincoln rods lol? I haven't used enough of it to say which brands are better but there is a big difference in quality in stainless rod between brands....
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  • Willvis
    replied to ATV Chisel Plow
    I think even a single plow takes a lot of torque to move. A tractor has the weight, large wheels, slow speed and torque to pull a plow. My guess is you'll just end up spinning your tires. Its like trying to pull an anchor through the dirt... How big of an area are you looking to plow? Maybe look for...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Stainless Steel T Joint vertical
    Of course I understand that. I was reciprocating what Noel was saying about the whole system being a money grab....
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  • Willvis
    replied to Stainless Steel T Joint vertical
    You are absouletly right and the CWB has got it mastered. Used to be if a guy had his pressure tickets you could weld on pipe brackets no problem. Now suddenly you need a cwb ticket to weld on a bracket? Pressure tickets should override that CWB non-sense but then how would the government make money...
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  • Willvis
    replied to outside corner downhill
    Put new clear lenses in your helmet. You may be pleasantly suprised even if they look clean right now
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  • Willvis
    replied to Shop/Mobile welding
    That's the biggest thing isn't it. I hope I never have to go back to working for someone else. Especially in industrial plants where you can't move a finger without breaking at least 10 "safety" rules...
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  • Willvis
    replied to New toy
    Its a 40 ton press. Just under 7' wide but then only 5 between the housings. A little wider would have been nice but it should work well for my needs. I did get a bottom die with it but need a top punch. The price with the bottom die was 5700 cdn, so a bit cheaper then the finger brake I was looking...
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  • Willvis
    started a topic New toy

    New toy

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  • Willvis
    replied to Help me out here,
    I dont see a question either. I'm not sure who or what your refering to but Im pretty sure most people would agree you don't need a positioner for home use. The only positioners ive uses are the ones for welding pipe. Ive used big electic one in shops rolling up to 36" pipe. I also have my own...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Addvice on settings
    Noel thats a long @ss way of saying turn down the arc control. Even if the arc control was high it shouldnt be causing grey / oxidized welds. Ive done plenty of tig welding with lincoln 300d's. On those machines the higher you turn the fine control the more it digs. Therefore on tig its better to keep...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Addvice on settings
    Huh? It is april 1st but Im not sure what your trying to say Noel. Arc force, arc control, dig, all the same thing. Surely you know what it is and does? Like I say in tig mode its probably dissabled anyways (set to 0 essentially). On construction sites using xmts guys always put the arc force to 0 when...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Addvice on settings
    Im not sure on the older machines but on newer ones usually if its set on tig then the arc force knob has no effect. But certainly turn it down to 0 just to make sure. Balance setting isnt going to matter because your welding with dcen for mild and stainless steel. I agree with oldgrandad its most likely...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Addvice on settings
    Are you using a gas lens? Same torch as before? Could there be a loose connection somewhere in your gas supply? Post up a pick of the weld so we can see what it looks like
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  • Willvis
    replied to Addvice on settings
    You need a back purge on that thin of stainless.
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  • Willvis
    replied to Custom service body
    Noel which one of those is your rig lol?...
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  • Willvis
    replied to Custom service body
    Look for a guy that builds decks for welding rigs. I know of a few guys in BC and Alberta Canada that would probably take on such a project. Your right about it probably costing a few dollars though
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