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Author Topic: Critique my welds.  (Read 10386 times)

Mr.B

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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2016, 09:16:38 PM »

Your dryer has a steam cycle?
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« Reply #61 on: April 04, 2016, 09:21:48 PM »






























Actually your welds look a lot better than any I could do. But that's not saying much. :biggrin:
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #62 on: April 04, 2016, 09:27:57 PM »

Your dryer has a steam cycle?

It does, thank you for noticing. It also plays a pleasant little melody when it's finished washing.

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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #63 on: April 04, 2016, 09:30:02 PM »

Where are you guys buying your welders, and about how much are you spending? (I figured this question was close enough to the topic) i am looking at getting my own instead of having to use the ones at work for when i need things.
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« Reply #64 on: April 04, 2016, 09:31:09 PM »

It does, thank you for noticing. It also plays a pleasant little melody when it's finished washing.
My washer and dryer do beeps like R2D2, when starting or stopping it does a plethora of beeps in melody fashion.
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« Reply #65 on: April 04, 2016, 09:56:12 PM »

My washer and dryer do beeps like R2D2, when starting or stopping it does a plethora of beeps in melody fashion.

LG?
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« Reply #66 on: April 04, 2016, 09:58:23 PM »

Where are you guys buying your welders, and about how much are you spending? (I figured this question was close enough to the topic) i am looking at getting my own instead of having to use the ones at work for when i need things.

I got my Lincoln 175 off of a Facebook group. I payed $250, them sold my 90 amp Lincoln for $150. I just typed in "welder" on CL, I found all sorts s good deals, if you can go $400-500.
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« Reply #67 on: April 04, 2016, 10:00:59 PM »

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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #68 on: April 04, 2016, 10:01:25 PM »

I got my Lincoln 175 off of a Facebook group. I payed $250, them sold my 90 amp Lincoln for $150. I just typed in "welder" on CL, I found all sorts s good deals, if you can go $400-500.
Thanks ill start looking again
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #69 on: April 04, 2016, 10:38:33 PM »

My washer and dryer jingle jangle too, LG.

Turn up your wire speed Daniel.  How thick is that, 3/16?  I have the same machine, I'd use D & 6 and move faster (not crazy fast, just fast enough you're not getting a giant blob).  I find it easiest to make all the movements with my right hand holding the gun and the left basically just supporting the cup.
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« Reply #70 on: April 05, 2016, 07:25:03 AM »

My washer and dryer jingle jangle too, LG.

Turn up your wire speed Daniel.  How thick is that, 3/16?  I have the same machine, I'd use D & 6 and move faster (not crazy fast, just fast enough you're not getting a giant blob).  I find it easiest to make all the movements with my right hand holding the gun and the left basically just supporting the cup.

I'll practice with those settings today on some scrap, and yes it's 3/16". That seems like a huge jump in wire speed, but I'll see how it goes, I kept the wire speed low and moved slow hoping to get a bit of a flatter bead.

I've tried supporting the cup with my left hand, it's like trying to write my name left handed, it looks like shit. I'm sure being able to use either hand is a good skill, but I'm lacking talent in the left hand department.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #71 on: April 05, 2016, 07:35:43 AM »

Right hand on gun.  Left hand laying down just for support. You don't need to grab it with your left.

Tac your corners so you can weld up to them without blowing the edge out
Cursive Es and pulling worked the best for me with flux core

The cursive E also lets you spread the puddle out a little wider so you can run more wire speed
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #72 on: April 05, 2016, 08:00:23 AM »

Right hand on gun.  Left hand laying down just for support. You don't need to grab it with your left.

Tac your corners so you can weld up to them without blowing the edge out
Cursive Es and pulling worked the best for me with flux core

The cursive E also lets you spread the puddle out a little wider so you can run more wire speed

When I try to move the gun with only one hand, I'm all over the place.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #73 on: April 05, 2016, 09:06:03 AM »

It's kinda hard to explain how I hold it, but I don't really move my right hand except for in the direction I'm going.  The weld pattern e's or c's or whatever I do with just my thumb and forefinger.  I'm not a master welder by any stretch but the welds hold and don't look bad (don't look great either).
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« Reply #74 on: April 05, 2016, 09:43:48 AM »

It's kinda hard to explain how I hold it, but I don't really move my right hand except for in the direction I'm going.  The weld pattern e's or c's or whatever I do with just my thumb and forefinger.  I'm not a master welder by any stretch but the welds hold and don't look bad (don't look great either).

Right, that's what I do, but I can only do it with my right thumb and index finger. I should clarify, when I say I can't work the gun one handed, I mean I can't make the pattern unless I have a thumb and index finger holding the cup.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #75 on: April 05, 2016, 05:31:13 PM »

Your not that far off, whatever movement you make, make it slow and keep the puddle with you.  Innershield is alway drag.  Make sure the gun is negative and work positive.  Cursive e is pretty much a lazy circle.  Start with the mfg suggestion on wire speed and amperage, then adjust from there.  Practice practice.   Mark
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« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2016, 08:57:25 PM »

Your not that far off, whatever movement you make, make it slow and keep the puddle with you.  Innershield is alway drag.  Make sure the gun is negative and work positive.  Cursive e is pretty much a lazy circle.  Start with the mfg suggestion on wire speed and amperage, then adjust from there.  Practice practice.   Mark

My polarity is set correctly, I always drag with flux core, expect vertical up. I bumped wfs up to 6 per Tims suggestion, it was definitely hotter, but the bead was too tall for my liking, just under 5 seemed to be the ticket. It was a fun little project, if only for welding practice at the very least.
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Critique my welds.
« Reply #77 on: April 07, 2016, 01:23:01 PM »

My GE washer and dryer have steam also. I rarely use it.
Edit: And your welds look worse than mine.

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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #78 on: April 07, 2016, 04:44:22 PM »

Can we make this the official critique my welds thread?

I had a few extra hours today to tack this dumb little project together, I'm still getting the hang of this new to me welder. I feel like I'm putting too much heat into the metal, but then I look at the backside and it seems like the penetration would have been better.

I'm trying to focus on slowing down, breathing, and watching the puddle. I can't make cursive e's/zig zag/curly q's or any other shape for that matter when using my left hand. If I put my right hand just above the gas cup, like holding a pencil, my bead comes out much better, like a stack of dimes that got ran thru a wood chipper, but better than my left hand could do.

Don't mind the shitty flux core, it's all I have on hand. I wouldn't be too embarrassed to have s bead like these on some 4 link brackets, provided I knew the would hold.

Critique away. :peep:

The dark spots aren't holes, it's slag that I didn't get off.








I tapered off the bead towards the end to keep from blowing thru, I think that's what the penetration is lacking towards the end.





HAZ from the backside

How did you get porosity in flux core?
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2016, 05:16:42 PM »

Probably let some slag get into my puddle
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I'm out of the club. Stay away from my wiener.
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