38011Re: [bolger] Re: AS-29's current form
- Aug 2 7:12 AMActually you can get wire feed welders that run on 110 that would weld up most steel for small boat trailers. Up to about 1/8 inch thick in most cases. If you use box steel you can get by with thinner walled material. I also own one of the cheap wire feeds for thin metal and with some practice you can do a adequate job.
These little welders can be had much cheaper than a full oxy-acetylene rig and work with flux filled wire which makes it easy to cart around to the backyard if necessary.
----- Original Message -----
From: Lewis E. Gordon
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 8:13 PM
Subject: [bolger] Re: AS-29's current form
I am not a welder, but my dad was a genius at it, and I have been
around welding a lot. I think that Juan is correct in that a wire feed
welder is better for this application. Maybe I missed it, but no one
has mentioned the biggest objection to ox/acyl welding: the heat
required will buckle the panels. You want to tack weld to keep the
heat down and then fill in between the tacks (with a stick welder, say
an inch at a time).
If you must stick weld, DC is much easier to use than a cheap AC "buzz
box". The gas and diesel powered generator/welders have selectable AC/DC.
--- In email@example.com, "Robert Gainer" <robert_gainer@h...> wrote:
> I am about as far as you can be from an expert welder, but I
> you can lay a lot more weld with a stick then you can with gas. Why
> an outlet in the shop from the main box and let the wife cook
> Or you may want to get a small gas powered miller.
> Robert Gainer
> >From: "dnjost" <djost@m...>
> >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: [bolger] Re: AS-29's current form
> >Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 00:01:51 -0000
> >My arc welder is a traditional buzz box that must be connected to a
> >250V outlet. The only one I have is the one my stove plugs in to.
> >Mrs. J. does not care for the 250V wire coming through the kitchen
> >and the stove pulled out for the sake of boat building.
> >With and oxy-acetelyne outfit, you can roll it to the work and keep
> >it far away from the main flow of traffic in the yard. It is also
> >easier (my opinion) to control the weld bead. I blew a hole through
> >the metal the first time I tried the buzz box. Like anything else,
> >it takes a little practice. This was when I thought I was going to
> >build a trailer for my Micro.
> >Happy Building
> >David Jost
> > >
> > > Why?
> > >
> > > for plate welding youÂ´d be better off with a wire welder. In
> >Spain you
> > > can buy them ( without the gas bottle) starting at arround 350
> >â?¬. (
> > > 375$?) Considering it would be the majority of the investment in
> > > tools, for a 30 footer, I think it is not the major issue.
> > >
> > > Juan.
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