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12-01-2005, 11:15 PM
I'm new to this site as well as new to welding. Have always wanted to learn but newer seemed to get to it. This week I purchased a Miller 210 plus a O/A setup. Thanks again! The vast knowledge and experience on this site not only motivated me, but also gave me some comfort in picking out the equipment.
timm9, welcome to the zoo! :waving: What kinda' OA you get?
12-02-2005, 12:16 AM
After reading quite a bit on this site, and listening to my father in law (30 plus years in pipe fitters union) I purchased the Victor Super Range II and got a great deal on the tanks as well.
12-06-2005, 02:58 PM
Wow! You are diving in, arent you?! You made two pretty good purchases. Did your father-in-law mention the addictive nature of welding and metal working??? Be warned!!! when you weld your first nice bead, everything starts to look like it needs a rollcage...and, wood just wont do for construction material anymore...too flimsy...need more steel. Your relatives will wonder why you look long and hard at an industrial metal staircase and say "wouldnt it be great if we lived in a huge warehouse?!" I get a blank look everytime I say that.:confused:
Glad to have you here.:D
12-06-2005, 03:27 PM
I'm currently shopping for a warehouse to live in and hold all the steel furniture that I'm going to build for myself.
12-06-2005, 04:22 PM
My name is smithboy, and I am a weldoholic.
I fell off the wagon this weekend. I found myself at 3 a.m. re-tacking the spot welds on my new computer case cause it just aint strong enough for the stress it's under. And, no matter what anyone says, you just cant have enough abrasive material on hand.
The first step is realizing you have a problem, then buy a tool to fix it!
12-06-2005, 05:06 PM
My quip would be funnier if it weren't true. There wasn't a bit of facetiousness (is that a word?) in my post. I really am looking for a warehouse to live in. I want to be able to park my 4x4 project in my living room. I'd also want an overhead hoist and a bed with an eyehook, because that'd just be fun.
12-07-2005, 11:34 AM
Humor is only funny if there is an element of truth in it. My wife really has rolled her eyes at me every time I mention the warehouse idea. I was looking into some older obsolete warehouses in south Atlanta. 10-15 years ago, some of the 50 year-old 500,000 sf warehouses were going for 2-3 dollars a square foot (with some conditions). They were being sold by the city for back taxes and were located in really run-down areas of the city. That has now changed. These things are hot and folks have snapped up as many as they can finance and made lofts or even luxury condos out of them. I am waiting for the second round of tax sales from those who currently own, but haven't renovated or cashed in. I figure the market will eventually cool. So, you and I were both serious, at least to some extent.
With military base closings, this has opened up more downtown industrial-style real estate. You might want to check the BRAC listings for properties soon to be on the market....
12-07-2005, 12:08 PM
I live in the SF Bay area where dirt is at a premium. There's no real possible of getting a "great deal" on anything here, regardless of how run down it is. That all said, commercial property is relatively cheap right now. I'm really looking for a live/work industrial space to rent, if possible. However, most of the stuff that I'm finding are warehouses gussied up to meet the industrial chic lifestyle of the urban dweller and probably wouldn't be too happy about me running a chop saw at three in the morning.
01-18-2006, 12:45 PM
Great Site! Now I need some help and guidance!
My wife wants me to ask you guys if there are any "supports groups" out there! She says that this "welding thing" has become an addiction!
Alright...I admit it! I'm an addict! and loving every minute of it!!!
01-18-2006, 01:43 PM
The secret to cohabitation with non weldaholics is bribery. Make her something she can use like coffee cup racks or some foo foo makeup table out of rebar and scrollwork.
I guarantee she'll be more acceptive of your addiction.
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