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Old 01-16-2013, 10:35 PM
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Ok I am fairly new to welding. I haven't done it since high school. I am currently get a certificate in welding. Does anyone have any helpful tips to get me thru?

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:37 PM
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Ok I am fairly new to welding. I haven't done it since high school. I am currently get a certificate in welding. Does anyone have any helpful tips to get me thru?

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Might help if you were to specify the weld process you are interested in.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:40 PM
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I am starting off with arc, but with the entire certificate course il be doing all the types of welding

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:11 PM
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Don't smoke, don't drink, don't curse, don't over-eat, don't over-spend, keep a good credit rating, be faithful to your wife, go to church, pray, keep the grass in your yard neat and trimmed.......OH! You said welding, never mind. None of the above will apply.

A hundred posts to a thread won't help nearly as much as paying attention in class and realizing that there are specific reasons why the instructor is doing something a certain way. It's darn near impossible to re-invent the wheel with the technology at hand.

Oh. Pay attention to the instructor.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:25 PM
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I am starting off with arc, but with the entire certificate course il be doing all the types of welding

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Welcome to the Site.

Is that,

Arc/Stick
Arc/MIG
Arc/TIG?

Are you welding at home or school?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:29 PM
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Ye I'm doing arc/stick, arc/tig, arc/mig and I am doing the welding at school

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:45 PM
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I'm just a hobbyist so I cant help too much,

I assume you are starting with Stick welding.
Its one thing just laying down a bead, I would suggest a crescent weave The idea it slows you down so you can get time to see the effect of the arc and flux.
If you cant see what you are doing use a 500 watt shop light pointed at the work. it sounds dumb but it helps more then you think.
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What school are you attending?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:56 AM
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Weatherford college in the great state of Texas

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