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PostSubject: Re: What Welder is the best for mower modding?   Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:12 am

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Welding with a torch is easy, just a dip in a flux and away you go.....but,
I just dont want "kids" playing with "alternate welding methods" at least I dont want them telling mom and pop I told then too! (know what I mean)

That would be brazing, not welding.
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PostSubject: Re: What Welder is the best for mower modding?   Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:53 am

@Junkstarbuilds wrote:

Welding with a torch is easy, just a dip in a flux and away you go.....but,
I just dont want "kids" playing with "alternate welding methods" at least I dont want them telling mom and pop I told then too! (know what I mean)

My ma and pa usually dont mind as long as i tell them what im up too and show the "safety precautions"
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PostSubject: Re: What Welder is the best for mower modding?   Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:13 pm

@Chopperhed wrote:
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Welding with a torch is easy, just a dip in a flux and away you go.....but,
I just dont want "kids" playing with "alternate welding methods" at least I dont want them telling mom and pop I told then too! (know what I mean)

That would be brazing, not welding.
I know the difference between welding and brazing. I've done them both.
I took three yrs of welding and metallurgy..
I'm out of practice but I have some skills.

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PostSubject: Re: What Welder is the best for mower modding?   Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:35 pm

I work with engineers who don't know the difference
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PostSubject: Re: What Welder is the best for mower modding?   Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:36 pm

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@Chopperhed wrote:
Actually, I've used wire coat hangers for years when welding with oxy/ace. torch, but it will work for an emegency as a stick.

A bank of deep cycle batteries will give you very nice welds, with good rod. its straight DC voltage with no harmonics or noise. The arc you get will be stone clean.

A single deep cuycle battery can give up to 1000 amps for a brief time. A bank of 10 wired in parallel would give you 120v ac @ 1000 amps. Enought to burn through a ships hull in a few seconds or weld with a piece of 1/4" cold rolled steel

A certain amount of other electrical equipment would be required to make it work, but its no big deal.

Its been done already.



Wouldnt that kinda amperage knock you on your ass and probably mess with your cardio vascular system or nervous system.

You'd be dead if it arced through you.

14 Amps is enough to stop your heart
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PostSubject: I take no offense    Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:08 pm

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I work with engineers who don't know the difference
I'm not taking offense. Sometimes you just don't know.

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PostSubject: Re: What Welder is the best for mower modding?   Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:37 am

i bought a used clark 110v welder for $75 was it a good deal?
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PostSubject: all depends on one thing   Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:54 am

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i bought a used clark 110v welder for $75 was it a good deal?
How was it treated from the previous owner..I hope it was rarely used and works out great for you..As for brand..I wouldnt wory about that, not for 75$...

Test it out on some metal!

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PostSubject: Re: What Welder is the best for mower modding?   Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:18 pm

it was treated good from the pervious owner he used it for maybe a year or two then he bought a big 220 welder
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PostSubject: Re: What Welder is the best for mower modding?   Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:13 am

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i bought a used clark 110v welder for $75 was it a good deal?

I'd have to say it was a real good deal.

That's what I use, my dad bought it years ago and I've had no issues with it yet. I use flux core wire all the time with it an it welds fine, I bought a bottle of gas a few years back for it but haven't used it yet.
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PostSubject: Re: What Welder is the best for mower modding?   Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:14 pm

ya it seems to do everything i need it to do
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