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    Default What did you weld today?

    Before we get into the thread big time, it's a good idea to add some details about your project. Material, type of welding (mig, tig, arc, oxy/acy, or w/e else makes you happy) brand/type of welder (ie. Miller Diversion), Shielding gas used if applicable (argon, CO2, etc.) type of rod or wire (flux core, s/s, aluminum) type of arc starter (Pure Tungsten, 2% Tungsten), any other details (backpurging, etc.) Try to use this format:

    Material: Sch 30 Stainless Pipe
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    Shielding Gas: Argon/CO2/Helium
    Rod Type: Stainless 308
    Tungsten Type: 2% (Red)
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    Mocked up a manifold for a big project.



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    That looks really good so far Matt, props on stepping out of the Sr regime.
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    C'mon guys, I know there's other people out there that are working on stuff.

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    I have no welder Nice work though Matt!
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    Awesome work man!
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    C'mon guys I didn't start this thread to show off. I'm still learning. I started this thread because I want to see everyone's work!

    Material: 1/8" Aluminum
    Welding Type: TIG
    Welder Brand: Miller Diversion 165
    Shielding Gas: Argon
    Rod Type: Aluminum
    Tungsten Type: Pure (Green)
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    I was super happy with this though...



    and this...

    Material: Cast Steel
    Welding Type: TIG
    Welder Brand: Miller Diversion 165
    Shielding Gas: Argon
    Rod Type: Cast arc rod (high nickel content) flux removed
    Tungsten Type: 2% (Red)
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    I just started to weld and started to build mini sandrail wagons.


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    very nice. Are you bending all of your own tubing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsusammyeb View Post
    very nice. Are you bending all of your own tubing??
    yes, I am using my EMT benders, 3/4". I'm an electrician and bending pipe is my specialty. Almost done with the project, just got to finish some loose ends and paint it, but haven't decided on a color yet.

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    nice mani, where did you get the tubing from? it looks pretty well built

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    Quote Originally Posted by kid200sx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nsusammyeb View Post
    very nice. Are you bending all of your own tubing??
    yes, I am using my EMT benders, 3/4". I'm an electrician and bending pipe is my specialty. Almost done with the project, just got to finish some loose ends and paint it, but haven't decided on a color yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liljay781 View Post
    nice mani, where did you get the tubing from? it looks pretty well built
    It's all sch30 stainless from treadstone.

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    I'm not a welder, so I don't have anything useful to contribute to this thread, but I came across this in our club.

    As I said, it's not my welding (can't do it), but as far as I know, this is NOT the way to weld something, especially not when doing a turbo-manifold.



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    that's scary

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    @nsusammyeb are you using 100% argon when you tig steel? Also are you back purging? Just curious.

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    using co2, argon, helium for stainless. I don't have the set up yet to back purge. Working on that.

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    Finally finished all the fab work, now its time for paint, metallic blue it is! For sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsusammyeb View Post
    using co2, argon, helium for stainless. I don't have the set up yet to back purge. Working on that.
    You can do a simple "ghetto" setup to back purge. I wouldn't finish weld any of that stainless mani w/o back purging. You probably already know, but it will cause a lot of problems if you don't.

    Simple back purge setup: Get some sort of metal to close off the openings with clamps. Have small holes in the metal (I like to use rigid aluminum cause it's easy to work with), then fill the runners with your gas from either a separate tank and hose, or you can hold the torch so the cup is against the hole and fill it as best as you can with your gas. Then use a small piece of tape to seal the hole up. It's ghetto, but works pretty damn good LOL.

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    lmao, I'll give it a shot. Worth it to just pick up an extra tank and reg though. I'm sure it would be 10x easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsusammyeb View Post
    lmao, I'll give it a shot. Worth it to just pick up an extra tank and reg though. I'm sure it would be 10x easier.
    True, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do

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    Looks good, never welded anything for the car, but I did build the bumpers for my Jeep. Also did all the mounts/brackets for the suspension and rear axle swap, no up close weld pics though



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    that bumper is a BEAST!! Some serious skid plates under that thing and you could mow trees down and make your own paths where ever you want.

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    Nothing as serious as you guys, just shifter stabilizer (fabbing B14 one to fit on p11)
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    Default just a couple of the ones i actually take pics of



























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    what're you welding your stainless with tank? argon, helium, co2? Gas lens?

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    Just finished this hella flush shopping cart the other day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nsusammyeb View Post
    what're you welding your stainless with tank? argon, helium, co2? Gas lens?
    100% argon on everything. I fab for a living, been welding for 15 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbotank View Post
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    what're you welding your stainless with tank? argon, helium, co2? Gas lens?
    100% argon on everything. I fab for a living, been welding for 15 years.

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    I use 100% argon on everything as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbotank View Post
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    what're you welding your stainless with tank? argon, helium, co2? Gas lens?
    100% argon on everything. I fab for a living, been welding for 15 years.

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    why don't my stainless welds look clean and shiny like yours??


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    What's your welder setup and settings. It's hard to get good welds on that China materal

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    miller diversion 165, I've used 100% argon and a mix of co2, helium, argon. Maybe I'm not cleaning my materials enough before welding?? I'm using plenty of shielding gas, you can see it in the pics. I'm using red 2% Tungsten.

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    1/16 tungsten, 1/16 308l rods, about 80 amps full pedal

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    Very rairly do I clean stainless before welding

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    I've been using 3/32 but that shouldn't affect the cleanliness should it? You using red tungsten?

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    Yup I use red for everything. Even titanium

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    I use red for everything except alum, I use green on aluminum. 3/32" here as well with a #7 cup (most of the time)

    I agree with turbotank on the stainless. I've welded quality stainless and it welds nice, but seems like every time I weld a set of "stainless" headers, it seems to get "ugly" "slaggy" welds (like the ones you posted). I say those in quotes, because there not really ugly or slaggy, just not what a TIG should be IMO.

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    All of the piping on the manifold looks that way as well and it's sch 30 stainless weld els.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsusammyeb View Post
    All of the piping on the manifold looks that way as well and it's sch 30 stainless weld els.
    looks like you have the base metal to hot.

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    I did some spool gun work tonight on a fuel tank and then extended a boom cradle on a boom truck. I am picking up a Honda Ruckus this weekend with a botched "stretched" job. Going to redo all of the welds, add some bracing. Also fabbing a custom fuel tank for it out of an old fire extinguisher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsusammyeb View Post
    why don't my stainless welds look clean and shiny like yours??

    Use a stainless steel brush and quickly brush the welds after your done welding. That will remove the outer burnt later and bring out the shine. Make sure you use a stainless brush though, if you use a non-stainless one it will suck up the corrosive components and rust eventually.
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    I'll try it out next time vadim, thanks.

 

 
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