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Old 01-21-2013, 12:45 PM
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begusy.. What in tar nation..

Looks great.. how did you gut the grooves for the slot welds?

How long did it take you?

Nice..
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:48 PM
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Looks plenty good! Some look a little hot, when using 7018 I usually turn up the heat until the rod starts throwing beebes then down until they stop in the flat position.
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This will be welded outside, should be in the 40s here today.
I only mentioned the fact that some of you guys walk around outside with shorts and tee's in 0° weather and act like it's a balmy day in the neighborhood.

The pre-heating would only be for the very beginning of weld as the larger portions heat up due to the work being done. Makes things become one much easier.

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around 180amps
Like mentioned, you could have possibly nudged it down a bit on the amps, but for what it is and what it will do, nice.

Well done. There are times that I miss the seat time of burning 60 rods in an afternoon, in a comfortable position.
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begusy.. What in tar nation..

Looks great.. how did you gut the grooves for the slot welds?

How long did it take you?

Nice..
Thanks, the slots where pre-cut with the torch. I copied someone else's work before me. It took about 12hrs from start to finish with significant screwing around, coupled with the fact that I dont know what Im doing.
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I only mentioned the fact that some of you guys walk around outside with shorts and tee's in 0° weather and act like it's a balmy day in the neighborhood.

The pre-heating would only be for the very beginning of weld as the larger portions heat up due to the work being done. Makes things become one much easier.

Like mentioned, you could have possibly nudged it down a bit on the amps, but for what it is and what it will do, nice.

Well done. There are times that I miss the seat time of burning 60 rods in an afternoon, in a comfortable position.
Just tacking them on put some heat in the steel.

180 amps, .. like I said, I dont know what Im doing, thats why I solicited a critique. I made it up that high, because I didnt think I was getting enough heat in the weld when the setting was lower.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:49 PM
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coupled with the fact that I dont know what Im doing.
And that is how we have all learned, at one time or another.

You did a good job of it so pat yourself on the back. Those welds will hold until the rub blocks wear completely off.
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Whilst I'm not an AWS cert'd inspector,I'd say you got it built up right good,a few days digging with it will smooth the kinks out and blend it all in.The gaps between the bars hold dirt and provide for abrasion resistance all in itself.Buckets take a hell of a lot of abuse and anything you can do to build up the material the better.If it's an everyday use machine I'd say use AR400 steel,but for farm or occasional use the mild steel will do just fine.



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