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Old January 21st, 2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default simple cheep tig rig you can make at home*now with pics*

this works with dc a powersorce(dc stick welder) for all steels and it works very well

heres how i did it=
used a standard air cooled tig torch screwed it onto 10' of 5/8s rubber coated ssbraided hose with standerd metal wrench type fitings at each end crimped on.
used a bernard flow meter to control argon pressure. meter set to about 25
hook ground lead to hose/meter fitting
hook hot lead to work piece (steel is run rev. pol.)

you have no remote (foot pedal) so you cant change you heat while you weld (you just start cold and build heat through your puddle)
and no high freak. so you have to mach start your ark (wont be able to pass x-ray w/it)

i used it fri night to reweld every weld on a 76 honda chopper frame and it worked great.

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Old January 21st, 2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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I am totally confused.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 06:58 PM   #3
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wich part confuses you?
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Old January 21st, 2007, 08:04 PM   #4
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thats a great low buck rig. a guy could put that together out of ebay and junk drawer parts for not much green.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 08:14 PM   #5
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thats a great low buck rig. a guy could put that together out of ebay and junk drawer parts for not much green.
exactly
my boss was impressed, the tig that is disigned by lincon for our truck mounted welders (pipeliner 200g) cost $1200
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Old January 21st, 2007, 08:36 PM   #6
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pics? would be AWESOME
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Old January 21st, 2007, 08:40 PM   #7
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pics? would be AWESOME
if i could get my computer to rec. my camera i would.
maby i can use the computer at work in the next couple of days and post them
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Old January 21st, 2007, 09:07 PM   #8
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Well, the little guy came up with a great trick! Nice job little Sammy.
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Well, the little guy came up with a great trick! Nice job little Sammy.
thanks old timer
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would this be stron enoug to weld ...say idunno spring perches on for doing soa on a Jeep
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would this be stron enoug to weld ...say idunno spring perches on for doing soa on a Jeep
it would be plenty strong enuf, but take way longer than mig or stick and be atot more dificult
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if i could get my computer to rec. my camera i would.
maby i can use the computer at work in the next couple of days and post them
Pics of the welds?
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i hate my dial up con.
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That setup is very common for pipewelding in the field. Used on alot of stainless and chrome piping. That is all I saw at the refinery which is 100% x-ray.
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That setup is very common for pipewelding in the field. Used on alot of stainless and chrome piping. That is all I saw at the refinery which is 100% x-ray.
how did they beat the fish eye prob. due to not being able to dump feiq and maintain sheilding? or were they allowed minor defects per there code?
im certed up to 6" thick stainless pipe and it would not pass our process test
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That setup is very common for pipewelding in the field. Used on alot of stainless and chrome piping. That is all I saw at the refinery which is 100% x-ray.
one more= was it a full open root with back gassing? if it was how did they bead in with a mach strike without leaving an ark stike that will show on xray no matter how much you grind?
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That I don't know, I just set everything up for the welder and fit the pipe for them. I have only played around with tig welding, was certed for stick a few years ago but was stupid and let them lapse.
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They were running full purge on all the chromemolies, so that helped.
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That I don't know, I just set everything up for the welder and fit the pipe for them. I have only played around with tig welding, was certed for stick a few years ago but was stupid and let them lapse.
did they have a 37 1/2 dig beval and a 1/8 to 3/16 gap between?
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