Re: [bolger] Re: AS-29's current form
- I do a lot of welding in my garage especially building boat trailers and stick welding is a lot faster than gas welding and cheaper. I was luck and had access to 220v in my garage. But, wiring in an outlet might just cost more than some trailers.
I like working with steel but it's noisy and you have to have nice neighbors if you do it more than once every couple years! LOL
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Gainer
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 6:20 PM
Subject: RE: [bolger] Re: AS-29's current form
I am about as far as you can be from an expert welder, but I understand that
you can lay a lot more weld with a stick then you can with gas. Why not wire
an outlet in the shop from the main box and let the wife cook undisturbed.
Or you may want to get a small gas powered miller.
>From: "dnjost" <djost@...>
>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.
> > Why?
> > for plate welding youÂ´d be better off with a wire welder. In
> > can buy them ( without the gas bottle) starting at arround 350
> > 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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- --- In email@example.com, "Jeff" <boatbuilding@g...> wrote:
> I like working with steel but it's noisy and you have to have niceneighbors if you do it more than once every couple years! LOL
Great point Jeff and one worth seriously exploring by anyone
contemplating a steel boat.My boat yard neighbour,who is building a
Roberts 40, regularly makes so much noise, either hammering or
grinding his welds, that I can hardly hear myself think(not that
there is all that much going on up in my attic)but it is I who must
wear ear plugs! Too bad there was not a way to build it so that it
could be tuned,like a steel drum,all fired up for some Calypso
music :-)Fortunately,he mostly works on Fridays and Saturdays but he
tells me he has a few weeks vacation coming up in the middle of
About the only way a person could pull off this sort of ear-drum
shattering racket in their"backyard" would be if they lived in an
area zoned for industrial...heavy industry...manufacturing. I cannot
imagine a regular neighbourhood ever putting up with it for very
long.At least not as long as it takes a part-timer to build a
Peter Lenihan,not yet deaf but a little crazy nontheless,from along
the shores of the St.Lawrence........