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    I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

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    lol.
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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    That'll cost ya'

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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    no way you got that with this tunsgten point

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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    What were your settings???

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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    Looks like you need to adjust your angle a little bit

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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    No wetting at the toes.
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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    I wish I could weld that good... then maybe this hitch could be saved, it just has a couple cracks I think I can mig it with some 030 fluxcore I'l let you know how it goes...
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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    Wow, that trailer must have a LOT of miles on it to have worn out the inside of the ball socket that badly.
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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    Grease your ball or balls, if you have several.

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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

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    lol.
    And you did it left handed! Did you really go get a roll of dimes just for that photo?

    On steel, try Hastelloy, or ever 308L, you'll love the weld shape. Expensive stuff, but pretty.
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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    Quote Originally Posted by scsmith42 View Post
    Wow, that trailer must have a LOT of miles on it to have worn out the inside of the ball socket that badly.
    Yeah it's about 10 years old, get s a *lot* of heavy miles

    The balls go get greased but I think that is just part of the issue as there is always dirt/sand/concrete on everything and it just sticks to the grease... and lets face it nobody wants to clean a dirty ball off just before hitching up

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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

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    lol.

    You should post a YouTube tutorial. I always have the hardest time getting Roosevelt's hair just right. I think it's not enough heat, but every time I turn up the heat, he ends up with a nappy fro.

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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    And you did it left handed! Did you really go get a roll of dimes just for that photo?

    On steel, try Hastelloy, or ever 308L, you'll love the weld shape. Expensive stuff, but pretty.
    I recently ordered some Hasteloy W for a project and am looking forward to trying it out.
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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    Quote Originally Posted by scsmith42 View Post
    I recently ordered some Hasteloy W for a project and am looking forward to trying it out.
    If I never have to weld Hastelloy again, it will still be too soon.

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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    Forget dimes, I want to see a stack of silver dollars! Teacher in school did a lot of specialty Tig and said Monel was tricky to weld because it had the consistency of butter when it was hot.

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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!

    Not hardly, more like trying to weld clay. Better put it where you want it, because wherever you put it, that's where it's gonna stay. All the high nickel alloys are like that.

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    Re: I was finally able to lay down a stack of dimes!


    scsmith42


    Did the burn of the 'cellulose wrap' provide enough ambient Oxygen
    displacement - or did you have to augment with cover gas ?

    And, where is your 'run-off' ledge . . . ?


    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyTIG View Post
    . . . Better put it where you want it, because wherever you put it,
    that's where it's gonna stay . . .
    Building on TimmyTIG's experience, [for the arm chair welder] Nickel
    is not a five cent metal
    - it produces super alloys. Nickel maintains
    structural integrity to 80%+ of its melting point. This is the metal of
    Nukes and Jet Turbine fins [research Hastelloy on your own].

    In short - Nickel refuses to conduct heat . . .

    Common Stainless [low nickel content] warps, 4 to 6 X compared to
    mild steel . . . because, heat is not wicked away . . .

    hth


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