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    Hello All,

    I am from Albright, WV. Never did any kind of Welding before, but I just bought a Hobart Handler 140, because I have read a lot of things about how a welder could make my life easier. It's supposed to arrive today, but I probably won't get to try it out because it is snowing like ---- here right now. Possible 6 inches by morning and my garage isn't heated. And supposed to be 60 on Friday.

    Happy Welding to All,

    Renegade

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    Originally posted by Renegade View Post
    Possible 6 inches by morning and my garage isn't heated. And supposed to be 60 on Friday.
    And you're gonna let THAT stop you? Get out there and get to work!

    Welcome to the forum.
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    • #3
      Hi Renegade, what sort of projects do you plan on doing? Welcome to the group.
      Jim

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      • #4
        Projects

        Originally posted by Jim-Tx View Post
        Hi Renegade, what sort of projects do you plan on doing? Welcome to the group.
        Anything I can. I been using a lot of rivets getting vehicles ready for inspection. Welds may (hopefully) take the place of rivets. I saw in some videos I got from the web that makes getting broken bolts out with a mig welder pretty easy. So my mig may replace my easy outs. I think once I figure it out though, a roof on my farm tractor could be one of my first projects. I just hope it's as easy as I have been made to believe cause I've already spent around $1500 just to get set up. Thanx for the welcome.

        Have a great day!
        Renegade

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        • #5
          Winter Weather

          Originally posted by Zrexxer View Post
          And you're gonna let THAT stop you? Get out there and get to work!

          Welcome to the forum.
          Hey! I'm retired. Nothing.........I REPEAT..........Nothing is that important. I have to break slowly into this winter weather. :-)
          Thanks for the Welcome. Have a great day!

          Renegade

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          • #6
            Welcome! I jsut bought a HH140 and also am new to welding (Less than 1 year). You will enjoy the 140.
            Welding Newbie

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            • #7
              Cold ????

              HINT....WELDING MAKES IT'S OWN HEAT !!!!!

              Just kidding.....Welcome and have fun !!!!!!

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              • #8
                Welcome

                Welcome and have fun!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Renegade View Post
                  I am from Albright, WV. It's supposed to arrive today, but I probably won't get to try it out because it is snowing like ---- here right now. Possible 6 inches by morning and my garage isn't heated. And supposed to be 60 on Friday.

                  Happy Welding to All,

                  Renegade
                  Snowing in WV?!?!

                  Originally posted by Renegade View Post
                  I saw in some videos I got from the web that makes getting broken bolts out with a mig welder pretty easy. So my mig may replace my easy outs. I think once I figure it out though, a roof on my farm tractor could be one of my first projects. I just hope it's as easy as I have been made to believe cause I've already spent around $1500 just to get set up. Thanx for the welcome.

                  Have a great day!
                  Renegade
                  FWIW: Don't let 'em kid you. There isn't anything in a beginners world, easy about welding.

                  Originally posted by Renegade View Post
                  Hey! I'm retired. Nothing.........I REPEAT..........Nothing is that important. I have to break slowly into this winter weather. :-)
                  Thanks for the Welcome. Have a great day!

                  Renegade
                  I'm retired myself, self taught hobby guy. Come back often, ask questions. Just remember it isn't 'easy'. Don't get discouraged.
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                  • #10
                    If it was easy welders would be a home appliance by now....
                    or maybe thats what they are becoming??
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                    • #11
                      No Training, No Welding

                      Originally posted by TPK View Post
                      Welcome! I jsut bought a HH140 and also am new to welding (Less than 1 year). You will enjoy the 140.
                      I have had the 140 for about a week now. Put everything together the same day I got, but still haven't tried anything yet. The only things I have to do can't look too bad when finished, so b4 I screw them up, I figured I better try it on something that I can hide first. I haven't even watched anyone weld to often, but I'm sure I will get the hang of it. I catch on pretty quick to most things. I imagine I'll find some questions once I get started. Getting started seems to be the problem right now though.

                      Thanx 4 the welcome,
                      C U l8r........

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                      • #12
                        Hey Sarge

                        Originally posted by FormerTankSarge View Post
                        Welcome and have fun!
                        Thanx fer the Welcome. Hey - where were U with the tanks. I was a tank turret mechanic right at the end of Vietnam. At least that's what my AIT was and I was 1 of the top 3 students. Then I went from APG, Md to Ft Campbell, Ky and became an OJT small arms repairman.

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                        • #13
                          sumtimes

                          Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                          If it was easy welders would be a home appliance by now....
                          or maybe thats what they are becoming??
                          Ya know, sometimes my wife makes me feel like an appliance.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Renegade View Post
                            Never did any kind of Welding before,
                            Renegade
                            Tips:
                            1. Welding is like sewing a button on a shirt, up close and personal. Don't try it out at an arms length. Use two hands on the torch, to steady it. Position your piece so you can slide your left wrist along the edge of the table (or whatever). Do a 'dry' run, to make sure you can run the bead without falling off your chair.
                            2. Focus on the puddle. When welding your entire universe is only 1" in diameter, the puddle is 3/8" or less across.
                            3. If you wear reading glasses, wear them inside your helmet.
                            4. This is strictly personal preference, I think a #9 shade lens will let you see better on a 140. You won't hurt your eyes, all welding lenses are 100% UV safe.

                            Originally posted by Renegade View Post
                            The only things I have to do can't look too bad when finished, but I'm sure I will get the hang of it. I catch on pretty quick to most things.
                            A 4 1/2" grinder with assorted wheels and flap disk grits, will fix many mistakes. If you mess up, grind it out and do it again, and again, and ............

                            Like I said before, don't get discouraged. I'm in my third welding class and it keeps getting harder, not easier. The more I learn, the dumb 'er I get.
                            9-11-2001......We Will Never Forget

                            Retired desk jockey.

                            Hobby weldor with a little training.

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                            • #15
                              Welcome to the forum. Make sure that you check out the video's on the following web site. They can help you get started.

                              http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ur-skills/mig/
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