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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    I've tried that... too far from the cities full of people that want them. I've had ads out before... get people showing up that want to fill their trunk with little stones. The guys that move 100 tonne at a time want nicely sorted piles that are sized with no dirt. Oddly enough, that's not how stonepiles in the field grow. If they see the 6 to 8 footers they turn tail and run. Anyway... sorry for taking the thread off topic... somebody better rip some welding apart...
    I did get a Chinese fellow, wanted six boulders to "sit on". I asked if he was OK with where they are? Or did he have a special place in mind? In his version of English, he explained he wanted them along his driveway. I delivered. He "paid" me with a pottery coffee cup. WOW! (sarcasm).
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    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    Attachment 1739665Attachment 1739666more of a cutting fail. They know how to make my job easy
    That they would tell you to weld that is the real sin. Even with the tack welds, it will still pull. And if it doesn't pull(you get lucky), the locked in stress makes for a failure sometime down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    I've tried that... too far from the cities full of people that want them. I've had ads out before... get people showing up that want to fill their trunk with little stones. The guys that move 100 tonne at a time want nicely sorted piles that are sized with no dirt. Oddly enough, that's not how stonepiles in the field grow. If they see the 6 to 8 footers they turn tail and run. Anyway... sorry for taking the thread off topic... somebody better rip some welding apart...

    In 2019 I did the dirt work for a 40'x40' garage. We found some rocks. The customer put a message on Facebook that they were giving away rocks. I sent out 7 tandem axle dump truck loads of rocks that were 3 to 6 foot in size. There was only one rock too big for the Deere 120 to lift. It earned a permanent home in the stone wall nearest the garage. 4 of the loads were picked up by a contractor in NH, probably nearly an hour drive each way. I can't believe it was worth their while. The rocks were round river rocks, not nice slabs of ledge that make good looking walls.

    To keep the two topics together... A local quarry I buy aggregate from frequently just broke the boom on a Deere 300 excavator yanking on a rock the size of a tri axle dump truck. Not exactly a welding fail, but I'm sure it required a lot of welding to repair.
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    Am I the only one wondering what the rest of the decal on the tailgate says?
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    Looks like a high class China 120 volt welding

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    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    Looks like a high class China 120 volt welding

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    No, that's operator error. I had a little Lincoln 125 with .030 fluxcore (NR211) that did a fine job on lighter steels 3/16" and under. Amazing how people that don't weld think that gobbing pigeon poop like that makes a weld.

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    I think that’s what he meant. Welded in china

    And I don’t think think those kinda folks you’re talking about no any better obviously lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    I think that’s what he meant. Welded in china

    And I don’t think think those kinda folks you’re talking about no any better obviously lol
    Seriously, I once saw a repair on a 350 psi high pressure air line that looked more goobered than that Jeep bracket. Owner could not understand why it leaked so much air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    I did get a Chinese fellow, wanted six boulders to "sit on". I asked if he was OK with where they are? Or did he have a special place in mind? In his version of English, he explained he wanted them along his driveway. I delivered. He "paid" me with a pottery coffee cup. WOW! (sarcasm).
    Something about Fung Shui, maybe.

    To each their own. I don't judge. As long as he didn't as to have to pointy bit facing up on his sitting stones..


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    I have a ton of welding fail pics of this damn ramp I'm trying to modify...............but I'm too embarrassed to post them. Just horrible. (sigh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    I have a ton of welding fail pics of this damn ramp I'm trying to modify...............but I'm too embarrassed to post them. Just horrible. (sigh)
    Create a new account and make fun of yourself when no one else knows.

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    When saw it was welder error.
    But I put some of error Chinese welders thinking are need to buy a low cost 120volt welder makes you a pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    No, that's operator error. I had a little Lincoln 125 with .030 fluxcore (NR211) that did a fine job on lighter steels 3/16" and under. Amazing how people that don't weld think that gobbing pigeon poop like that makes a weld.

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    FYI
    I have own 120volt welder in pass and I can make good bead with the Chinese welder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    No, that's operator error. I had a little Lincoln 125 with .030 fluxcore (NR211) that did a fine job on lighter steels 3/16" and under. Amazing how people that don't weld think that gobbing pigeon poop like that makes a weld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    FYI
    I have own 120volt welder in pass and I can make good bead with the Chinese welder.

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    Yeah but ... AC, flux core, and a voltage switch with just two positions: too high / way too high?

    The HF 'MIG-100' and several similar versions before the present black ones, really weren't suitable to learn on.

    I could do adequate farm work with my AC buzzbox but when I bought the MIG-100 thinking it would be more convenient ... it wasn't.

    After I replaced that with a Century 130, 110v DC and still using flux core, I could finally do work that looked decent.

    DC and an adjustable voltage knob, seem to be the minimum specs for a 110v wire welder to be a useful shop tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    When saw it was welder error.
    But I put some of error Chinese welders thinking are need to buy a low cost 120volt welder makes you a pro.

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    Don't even know wtf any of that means

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Metals View Post
    Create a new account and make fun of yourself when no one else knows.
    WOW exposing your new account that’s not so new. Bravo FarmerSamm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    WOW exposing your new account that’s not so new. Bravo FarmerSamm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by California View Post
    Yeah but ... AC, flux core, and a voltage switch with just two positions: too high / way too high?

    The HF 'MIG-100' and several similar versions before the present black ones, really weren't suitable to learn on.

    The only thing worse is those little "70amp" stick welders that have a two position amperage switch. "way too low" and "Is it even turned on?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roert42 View Post
    The only thing worse is those little "70amp" stick welders that have a two position amperage switch. "way too low" and "Is it even turned on?"
    Actually if you set them up for scratch start tig they work pretty good for sheet-metal or small steel repairs.

    I had the 90 amp version for a while and it was pretty convenient for on mobile quick fix.

    120 V you can plug it in anywhere.
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    **Walks over to Dialarc..... turns dial up for 5/32 rods..... turns dial down for 3/32 rods.** I have no idea what you guys are complaining about. It has a hook on top. I have a loader. It's a portable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Actually if you set them up for scratch start tig they work pretty good for sheet-metal or small steel repairs.

    I had the 90 amp version for a while and it was pretty convenient for on mobile quick fix.

    120 V you can plug it in anywhere.

    I could see that.

    You would have to drag the rod around a bit on the steel, like striking a match, to get it hot before you could start any welding. Using 1/16 6013. Once you got going it was ok, but a pita to restart.



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    I could get good weld with 120v but on hot it flip the breaker a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by California View Post
    Yeah but ... AC, flux core, and a voltage switch with just two positions: too high / way too high?

    The HF 'MIG-100' and several similar versions before the present black ones, really weren't suitable to learn on.

    I could do adequate farm work with my AC buzzbox but when I bought the MIG-100 thinking it would be more convenient ... it wasn't.

    After I replaced that with a Century 130, 110v DC and still using flux core, I could finally do work that looked decent.

    DC and an adjustable voltage knob, seem to be the minimum specs for a 110v wire welder to be a useful shop tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    **Walks over to Dialarc..... turns dial up for 5/32 rods..... turns dial down for 3/32 rods.** I have no idea what you guys are complaining about. It has a hook on top. I have a loader. It's a portable.
    I miss my Dialarc!
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