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Old 04-06-2017, 03:36 PM
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When I got the Crown wire I ordered threw my welding supplier and after some bitching It was sent to the house with free shipping. Praxair
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Old 04-06-2017, 03:39 PM
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Most of the time I just put the. 2 pounder on my shop MIG and run it through the 15 foot gun. I do respool the wire in the gun after I am done.
That is what I did also.
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Old 04-06-2017, 04:39 PM
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Should I go with the 0.035 for universal use or the 0.045?

I texted the guy once i figured out between everything it was going to run about 250.00 just for wire, gases, burrs, grinding disks,

I figured maybe 100 for supplies but at 1.5X that who's to say.. I quoted him about 500.00 for labor.. So 750.00 total. Feel badly doing it as it seems high to me but I know how these things turn in "A show you don't want to see"
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:03 PM
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So 750.00 total. Feel badly doing it as it seems high to me but I know how these things turn in "A show you don't want to see"
Ms Jenn, correctly quoting an iffy job like this would be considered a time and material job, making sure your expenses and labor are correctly and adequately covered.

The good thing is if one adequately quotes a job and you bring it under budget, letting the customer see those minus dollar numbers on his bill makes a repeat customer keep repeating as well as the word of mouth value to the small business owner like yourself.

BTW, heat soak this sucker and steam more than you think it needs and you'll have less visible oil problems erupting when you least expect it, as you well know.
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:55 PM
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I just use .035, seems to work fine.

I did a cast iron transfer case recently. I veed out to get 100% penetration. I welded it cold. Weld a little, rest, grind to clean up, weld a little, rest, etc. the first pass had some porosity, baking out the old oil. Subsequent passes were cleaner. Worked well.
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:33 PM
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Guy backed out.. He said he found one in PA for 260 and 100+ shipping.. More power to him as I suggested finding a good used one anyhow..

He did offer to give me a little something for my time, which was generous but no need for that..

Thanks for the help and feedback.. Now I'll have a go to if an issue like this comes up again..
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Guy backed out.. He said he found one in PA for 260 and 100+ shipping.. More power to him as I suggested finding a good used one anyhow..

He did offer to give me a little something for my time, which was generous but no need for that..

Thanks for the help and feedback.. Now I'll have a go to if an issue like this comes up again..
It will probably come back after the cheap guy gets done with it and then you can tell him 1K this time.
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It will probably come back after the cheap guy gets done with it and then you can tell him 1K this time.
I like your thinking.. If that were the case i'd still be putting shoes on horses for a living.. Sometimes I think I'm allergic to money..
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:01 PM
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Got this in couple days ago. I had used the last we had on an sewage pump that had some holes worn in it from dental floss. It did not want to weld up worth the crap though. (Pun intended). I managed to close up the holes, but it wasn't pretty.

Couple of days later had to weld up a broken bench legs. That welded a lot cleaner, but did have some heat cracking, and found a few more spots to weld up as I was going.Click image for larger version

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The boss order the tig rod asking for 5#s because the last time he ordered it, had to take the 5# box. This time they did not mention that it now comes in 1# packages. would have only got 1 or2 had he known. The only thing I do not like about the tig rod is it is super hard when done welding. It is not machinable except by grinding. Especially do not try to tap it.

The stick rod is supposed to be better, and better able to deal with dirty base metal. And the boss believes that I can knock the flux off and tig with it if needed. I think I will lose some of the cleaning property if I do though.


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Old 04-16-2017, 08:26 AM
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Got this in couple days ago. I had used the last we had on an sewage pump that had some holes worn in it from dental floss. It did not want to weld up worth the crap though. (Pun intended). I managed to close up the holes, but it wasn't pretty.

Couple of days later had to weld up a broken bench legs. That welded a lot cleaner, but did have some heat cracking, and found a few more spots to weld up as I was going.Attachment 138916Attachment 138917

The boss order the tig rod asking for 5#s because the last time he ordered it, had to take the 5# box. This time they did not mention that it now comes in 1# packages. would have only got 1 or2 had he known. The only thing I do not like about the tig rod is it is super hard when done welding. It is not machinable except by grinding. Especially do not try to tap it.

The stick rod is supposed to be better, and better able to deal with dirty base metal. And the boss believes that I can knock the flux off and tig with it if needed. I think I will lose some of the cleaning property if I do though.


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Wow, looks like you guys struck pay dirt.. Literally..

Be curious to see which one you like better? Also why that alloy vs the 43-11?
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