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I weld 130/170 ton mining trucks at Caterpillar in Decatur, Illinois.
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I wouldn't want to try my cap like that,I like weave beads[or what ever combination thingy you got going on there,] if thats what your saying,but I like mine a tad slicker than that. No offense intended,just the facts.
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My welder (3yrs. old) had it since new, Miller PipePro, Pipepro Dx single feeder. 0.35 wire, 75%argon 25% Co2 and 90% argon 10% Co2, Bernard gun w/ Centerfire tips.



Root pass (GMAW) 1-GR on 10" sch 80, Level III x-ray (outside)



Root pass (inside) i couldnt get any closer, too much flash! I tried thou.



Cap (SAW) i left alittle flux on, for those of you that have never seen it before.



(Orbital) TIG. a sample piece i made.

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Well,those are good looking welds,you must work in a pipe fab shop?
Everything was rolled ,right?[know the sub arc was],..

What is a level III x-ray?,heard of x-rays,heard of level III x-rayers,,but never a level three x-ray,,,must be a company thing??

How are you at welding pipe in postion?
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Look like it still have flux on it.
yea... The flux is really hard to get off...
I have a very good mig...
But you need more that just a mig...
I run Co2 mix.
You need a tank of Argon.
I also use a 20 foot lead...
Try pushing alum through that...


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Well,those are good looking welds,you must work in a pipe fab shop?
Everything was rolled ,right?[know the sub arc was],..

What is a level III x-ray?,heard of x-rays,heard of level III x-rayers,,but never a level three x-ray,,,must be a company thing??

How are you at welding pipe in postion?
Thanks rrg. I do work in a piping fab plant. Everything was rolled in the pics, for the exception of the (orbital) TIG, We conform to B31.1-B31.3, Level III X-ray is a level III read, film must be read by a level III tech. It's not a company thing, we are required by the code depending on what it's used for, high pressure steam line to jet fuel, cold water return or supply. I have to weld in position 50% of the time. (weld-o-lets, vess-o-lets, TEEs, pipe too big for my positioner) typical...SMAW 6010/7018, and TIG on socket welds, carbon and stls. I'm not bragging, or pulling this out of my ***, but i can't remember the last time i had a repair, it's been a long time. if thats what you wanted to know about how i am at welding in position.

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There was plenty of heat, I was just using the wand like I would a stick welder to get that effect....
It's only going to be used as a front bumper, weight bracket, and plow frame. It'll hold!
Try your cap like that, looks cool when painted.

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I'm the type of person to over do it, I would bevel the egdes, making a wide V groove, and run 2 or 3 stringers side by side, grinding half into the first and sec passes with a 1/8" grinding wheel, or run one pass uphill. I like to smooth out the welds, but not making it flush to the pc. when it comes to painting, unles it was TIG welded. I know i know to each his own.
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I don't think your required by code for a level III to read the film[know that as a matter of fact],more than likly the AI requires that a level III read the film,course,according to code,the AI is boss,but ,,,If you had another AI,he might let A level II do it,,its his disscretion,,, in any case,its not called level III x-ray probably anywheres else but where you work.....

but,,you sure win the contest so far today!!
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Not a great photo. I have a Miller Synchrowave 250. Self taught...........no certs.


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This was done by someone a couple weeks ago, he told me he had 28 yrs experiance in pipe welding, This is his 1-GR test. anyone know why i sent him packing! He also told me he's not good at running stringers, well they have the option running stringers or weave.
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Tiretrx,that a pretty good looking weld too.

cubman,yeah,if you let them come in just cause they said they was a welder you'll have that,I tested a 60 year old one eyed welder one time and he welded like a one eyed welder,same job,[in south Ga.],guy came in,told foreman he is a welder,[they needed welders bad for this job],so any body that came in and said he was one,they sent them to me.
The welding engineer on this job,came up with the test I had to give,[not any welds on job like it either],thats where a welding engineer can really screw up a job,but anyways,the test was square tubing,about sch 40 thick,in 6g with open root welded by 7018[you don't do that]..

Set him up and he started making holes in bottom,after a polite pause,went over and he had a hole about 1/2 in dia on bottom,told him I didn't think he was going to make it,did he,he said no,but he could get it if it was flat,,

Told him but its not a flat test,and he showed me a cert paper where he had taken a plate test in past to show me he could weld,,,well heres the good part,some body had tested him a year or two before and had failed him,and gave him a cert paper that said failed test on it,,he couldn't read I don't guess,but he'd been carrying that failed test paper with him for a couple years.

I never have gave somebody a failed test paper,just a paper if he passed,so,,guess this inspector was being an ******* or just to green to know,but yeah,,true stories.
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Tiretrx,that a pretty good looking weld too.
Thanks, appreciated. And Cubman, to this duffers eyes, your welds kick a$$. Just beautiful.

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Did you check out this members welds ?

https://www.mytractorforum.com/showth...122095&page=14



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That thread has been great to follow.

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