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    There are no words....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmm03 View Post
    it hasn't failed yet...
    It's perfect. Should frighten the catalytic converter thieves away.
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    Maybe it's hardfacing that would be difficult to cut through? Or it could just be scary enough to thwart off any thief. It gives me the Heebie Jeebies.

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    Should be an anti-fungal medication for that...
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    Re: Welding Fail! post pics here.

    I actually saw a weld like that on a 350PSI 3" line on a drilling rig compressor, maybe not that bad but ugly. Took me an hour and a half of grinding in a tight spot to get it fixed right.

    The first guy that tried to fix it was a newb "business owner" that was cheap.

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    I have never understood how someone could pigeon squeeze something like that together each one of those welds is tons of time. And wire. it probably has interesting sound characteristics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idacal View Post
    I have never understood how someone could pigeon squeeze something like that together each one of those welds is tons of time. And wire. it probably has interesting sound characteristics.

    Can you even imagine?!! It seems it would take longer to do whatever that is than it would to learn to do it correctly....

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    Looks to be MIG solid wire with no gas, then everything else was wrong.

    Truth is I've borrowed Chinese MIG welders I wasn't able to do better.
    My first experience with a MIG was a Miller, in 1978 dollars it cost $3500. A friend & I stitched a BMW 320i together made from two wrecks mashed on opposite ends. I didn't buy it then. Damn! that welder was sweet!
    Though I tried several cheap welders over the years, I didn't own a MIG until 2010. The Millermatic 252 is as sweet as the first Miller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    Truth is I've borrowed Chinese MIG welders I wasn't able to do better.
    Yeah but you and most anyone with good sense would stop that project and take the part to someone who knows what he's doing, instead of continuing to pile ugly on top of ugly like that fool did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by California View Post
    Yeah but you and most anyone with good sense would stop that project and take the part to someone who knows what he's doing, instead of continuing to pile ugly on top of ugly like that fool did.
    Well, yeah you have a point there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by California View Post
    Yeah but you and most anyone with good sense would stop that project and take the part to someone who knows what he's doing, instead of continuing to pile ugly on top of ugly like that fool did.
    It's like that other post where the "welder" had no idea what he was doing, yet never seemed to ask himself why his welds don't look like other welds he's seen. Crazy stuff--if I were the mechanic and someone brought me something like that I would either refuse the job or tell the customer he's looking at a complete exhaust system replacement. No way I'd waste hours grinding on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weldalittle View Post
    Can you even imagine?!! It seems it would take longer to do whatever that is than it would to learn to do it correctly....

    That's what is called bull headed, and I will bet the guy (cannot use the word welder). Will blame the machine LMAO
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    Re: Welding Fail! post pics here.

    Here's a good one:

    https://www.videoman.gr/en/174972

    Lessons learned: When welding a fuel tank shirtless in shorts and crocs, always have a pressure washer handy to fight the fire.

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    You tell by welding gear that he not a real welder.
    I hope his insurance is up to date for #%^$#.

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    It give the welding industry a bad name.

    Quote Originally Posted by timrb View Post
    Here's a good one:

    https://www.videoman.gr/en/174972

    Lessons learned: When welding a fuel tank shirtless in shorts and crocs, always have a pressure washer handy to fight the fire.

    Tim
    Last edited by smithdoor; 07-18-2021 at 02:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timrb View Post
    Here's a good one:

    https://www.videoman.gr/en/174972

    Lessons learned: When welding a fuel tank shirtless in shorts and crocs, always have a pressure washer handy to fight the fire.

    Tim
    And lesson # 2- water and gas fire's don't mix...

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    Re: Welding Fail! post pics here.

    I'm confused.... I'm trying to figure out which way the previous company welded up these tanks.

    Did they mig weld the outside or inside of this stainless open tank?

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    They had a go from the outside and failed.

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    Left it outside and let the birds crap on it?
    I'd say up hill stick on the outside and lower mess on the inside and downhill on the upper weld inside, with his/her eyes closed.........Mike

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    from the looks of it ,they did not weld either side...

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    Quote Originally Posted by California View Post
    Yeah but you and most anyone with good sense would stop that project and take the part to someone who knows what he's doing, instead of continuing to pile ugly on top of ugly like that fool did.
    Judging by what's posted in this forum, I'd say the opposite. Some will spend 4+ times longer making a mess that a decent welder would have done properly in no time. I was briefly working in a shop with a guy that wanted to build race cars. I got $12,000 worth of all new Lincoln equipment in a package deal, mig, Tig and plasma torch. His Mig welder was absolute junk but he was too cheap to replace it and he wasn't a good weldor. Kind of scary he used it to build modified cars for many years. When I packed up and left on a Sunday, when he wasn't there, he was probably more pizzed I took the welding equipment than me leaving. He was using my new Wirematic 255 to weld rusted out exhaust pipes on cars and the Procut 55 plasma but I never got paid for any of it despite having a lease/purchase deal on the equipment. I even resorted to taking the nozzle and contact tip out and locking them in my cabinet. It was just an office cabinet and easy to pry open but most people would have got the hint. Someone was wanting a rail dragster built. All Tig welded and he figured the welding end would only be 4 or $500 on the project. I'm sure a full length rail dragster is in the 10 thousand plus range. Probably less if not top alcohol or top fuel but still pricey. You have to be a contortionist to weld it to boot. A really good Tig welder I know said he wouldn't even take on a project like that because of all the bending and twisting to weld it. That's another part of the reason I pulled out.
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    I'm less a welder than electrician.

    In my experience some paying customers prefer to have it fu&^%d up. I used to describe a local employer: "He'll gladly pay double to have it fu$%^d up."

    They feel they beat the system doing it wrong. If they avoided paying a welder to do it, payed somebody's brother in law a case of beer to do it, it was a triumph! They outsmarted the system! They never notify the inspector.
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    Re: Welding Fail! post pics here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Country Metals View Post
    I'm confused.... I'm trying to figure out which way the previous company welded up these tanks.

    Did they mig weld the outside or inside of this stainless open tank?

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    The company I work for does custom dairy equipment we see welds like this all the time in the field. Maintenance guys who don't clean dirty parts up and don't gas the backs of welds on thin ****. Such a nightmare working on that stuff

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    I just finished browsing the entire thread, some very interesting attempts, even learned a few things.

    I'll post my first project. Attached some panels cut out of a rusty refrigerator to a rusty mower deck to cover some holes. Used a no name 120 stick welder with only a high low switch on the front, using 1/16 6013. The only way I could get it to run was to drag the rod across the deck towards the patch, by the time I got there the rod was hot enough it would stay lit. There is a few spots where he metal was so thin I kept blowing out, just kept welding onto the edge until I found something solid.

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    That was a few years ago, my friend still uses the mower.
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