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67stang
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posted 03-13-2003 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry! If I could delete it I would!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-14-2003 07:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh boy, welding thin-gauge sheet metal sucks

What wire are you using? If it's .035 or .032, it's too big; you'd need more heat to strike an arc with that big a wire. Try some .025, turn the voltage down.

On welding two different gauges, I'll keep the tip on the thick side, angled slightly tward the thin side. Fill those gaps first with quick little arc strikes, grind down the high spots and then bead

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-14-2003 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 67stang:
Haven't seen any welding questions on here before, so I'll ask one.

It's because people ask them in the tool section. Sam's Place is intended to be a non-tech forum.

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V8 Thumper
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