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    combo welder vs pipe welder

    can someone tell me what the difference is between a pipe welder and a combo welder.... ive seen a few job listings where they are hiring "pipe welders and combo welders"

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    Someone will probably tell me I"m wrong, but I believe combo welder is someone who can both TIG weld and stick weld on pipe. Pipewelder would imply just stick welding or MIG/Fluxcore welding on pipe, perhaps....

    Tube welders are generally TIG welders, familiar with stainless and high temp alloys. Generally better welding stuff with thin walls in tight spaces.

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    i kinda figured it was somethink along those lines

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    ive heardf the term describe a welder who also fit pipe..

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    Combo weldor, fits/welds. Pipe weldor, welds pipe.
    Disclaimer; "I am just an a$$hole welder, don't take it personally ."

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    A_DAB_will_do is right, combo welder is a pipe welder capable with both stick and tig.

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    Fitter /welder fits and welds. combo is tig and stick. SMAW om pipe is a fab shop welder! Just kiddin wire lovers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TozziWelding View Post
    Combo weldor, fits/welds. Pipe weldor, welds pipe.
    and old post but i just ran across it and would like to commend tozzi for spelling "weldor" correctly .. not many people know the true spelling .. welder=machine weldor=person operating or making a weld

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    Oh this should get interesting
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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    I thought a "weldor" was a guy who thinks he can weld and a "welder" was a guy who could.
    aka Cumminsguy71 at other forums....would not work here??

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    welder is the machine.
    weldor is a qualified operator of the machine with a lot of knowledge and experience and can weld lots of different stuff good
    ayhole is a person who has possession of a welder and thinks that makes him a weldor . i purposely refrain from casually using the term weldor becaause they are few and far between.

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    So how does an ayhole get the privilige and distinction of rightfully referring to himself as a weldor, oh holy one?

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    Lots of practice, I would imagine.


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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    Now that everyone has their head in a tizzi. The latest slant on this is to use Welder and welder.

    Opening another can of worms.

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    Pronunciation = weldurrr, weldore ?

    I'll have to work on that, weldurrr, weldore, weldurrr, weldore.....


    I keep telling myself I am not a weldore just because I own a weldurr.

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    Quote Originally Posted by weldbead View Post
    welder is the machine.
    Weldor is a qualified operator of the machine with a lot of knowledge and experience and can weld lots of different stuff good
    ayhole is a person who has possession of a welder and thinks that makes him a weldor . I purposely refrain from casually using the term weldor becaause they are few and far between.
    Dang! And I thought it was at least safe (and hoped acceptable) to refer to myself as a 'hobby weldor' rather than a 'Professional Weldor' who would possess those skills and experience that I freely admit to lack.

    No worries. I've been referred to as worse.

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    I don't take it too personally since even though I am in possession of a welder I do not think of myself as a weldor or a Welder. No biggie. I just notice that the people I truly admire in a skilled trade are equal parts quiet, humble, and gifted at what they do. Some are even willing to share their knowledge with those less talented, and few are very quick to ridicule anyone.

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    just fer the record im far far far from being a weldor... no offence to anyone...

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    I assure you none taken weldbead - just having a little fun.
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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    Quote Originally Posted by weldbead View Post
    just fer the record im far far far from being a weldor... no offence to anyone...
    I fall in that category myself. No offense taken.

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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    I've heard "combination hand" used to refer to those capable of welding and fitting either pipe or structural.
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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    In the Greek, Welder = Οξυγονοκολλητής
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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    Quote Originally Posted by tanglediver View Post

    In the Greek, Welder = Οξυγονοκολλητής


    Easy for you to say!!



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    Re: combo welder vs pipe welder

    I was told/heard that combo is tig root and stick fill/cap. Who knows? haha

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