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MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: April 28, 2019 08:31AM
I have the need to learn some basic MIG welding. I have two 4 story fire escapes and I want to do some maintenance and improve some of the structural concepts..

I've always wanted to learn to weld and it seems MIG is for me..any of you guy regularly welding?

Need some recommends on equipment and learning resources..found a guy on YouTube that is details things pretty well..

help, recommendations..anything
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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: April 28, 2019 10:25AM
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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: April 28, 2019 11:42AM
Your local community college should have a program for this.



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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: April 28, 2019 12:37PM
Local community college for sure. If they are heavy steel you can probably just stick weld them.



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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: April 28, 2019 02:42PM
My boss taught me how to weld. It's super easy to learn. It's super duper hard to master.




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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 28, 2019 02:49PM
For what you plan to do it would be best to contract it out.



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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 28, 2019 06:14PM
You have an old Russian jet fighter?

That would be MiG, no relation to MIG or TIG.




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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: April 28, 2019 07:16PM
If these are rental or commercial properties and not the home you live in, I'd check local regs first. To do repairs to something like a fire escape the person doing the welding may need to be certified. There is a big difference between a welder and a certified welder.
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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 28, 2019 07:38PM
Repairs on fire escapes probably require a certified welder bonded for liability.



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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: tenders
Date: April 28, 2019 10:30PM
Someday I'm going to start a Men's Birthday Party company which rents out space and teaches the birthday boy and ten of his friends how to weld for 6-7 hours, lunch included, no alcohol during shop time.

However, after the shop time: a bourbon tasting, followed by a steak dinner, then maybe strippers (upcharge), who will be termed the Brazin' Hussies.
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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: TLB
Date: April 29, 2019 07:25AM
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Your local community college should have a program for this.

I did this and recommend it (although I was at least 10 years senior to my classmates). Downside is that we had to go through a general class of all techniques before you could take a second class focused on a specific skill. Spent a lot of time mastering acetylene puddle control and creating a uniform bead, started on a hot rod with a buddy, never finished it and never welded again. I think oxy/gas is pretty much a dying technique now.
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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: April 29, 2019 10:47AM
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TLB
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modelamac
Your local community college should have a program for this.

I did this and recommend it (although I was at least 10 years senior to my classmates). Downside is that we had to go through a general class of all techniques before you could take a second class focused on a specific skill. Spent a lot of time mastering acetylene puddle control and creating a uniform bead, started on a hot rod with a buddy, never finished it and never welded again. I think oxy/gas is pretty much a dying technique now.

For welding probably. But great for cutting unless you can afford a plasma cutter.
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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 29, 2019 01:38PM
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Someday I'm going to start a Men's Birthday Party company which rents out space and teaches the birthday boy and ten of his friends how to weld for 6-7 hours, lunch included, no alcohol during shop time.

However, after the shop time: a bourbon tasting, followed by a steak dinner, then maybe strippers (upcharge), who will be termed the Brazin' Hussies.

Who are you? Ron Swanson? smiley-laughing001

I took a welding class years ago at the local community college. It was required for my apprenticeship. We had a GREAT instructor who was a former Nascar crew chief and was quite involved in racing of all types when he was a young man. He taught us well, but the welding lab was over equipped so we had decent tools to work with.

That said, I agree with others here. For something like welding fire escapes, use a pro to insure quality work that is up to codes. Heck, I can weld, but I have a friend who IS a pro welder and has a shop with all the goodies. It's much easier to get him to do any welding jobs I have and I know the work will be A-1.



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Re: MIG Welding..who?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 29, 2019 08:15PM
bottle welding works anywhere you can get the tanks.
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