When I was rebuilding Miller “buzz boxes” during tech school we used 1/2" steel plate scraps to test them out. That stuff is fun to weld with a stick welder that puts out 400 amps.
Our fabrication guy used to win bar bets welding two pieces of aluminum foil together with a Miller wire feed welder. The crazy bastard could do it, too. Dan > On Jun 14, 2015, at 4:41 PM, Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Cleaning the slag from a previous weld should be pretty easy using a welding > hammer and a wire brush. My experience welding was working as a > steamfitter/rigger for about a year on a powerhouse job along the Hudson > River (Roseton, NY)in the early 70s. Also took a course at a tech school. > I do ok with a stick machine for thicker material, but resort to brazing (or > silver-solder) with a "B" tank and acetylene for the thinner stuff. Less > burn-through because of lower temps, neater joints, and just as strong if > you use the correct rod. Some alloys even wick nicely into tight joints. I > got my gear and materials cheap or free from my brother, who was selling > high-tech welding supplies at the time. > > Greg > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com