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gatemaker
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Last Activity: 09-16-2019, 06:59 PM
Joined: 02-22-2009
Location: california
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  • gatemaker
    replied to OT: Survey
    Keep pursuing and perfecting your welding skills, some print reading, and some people skills. Combined, along with a good work ethic, the skill set could get you ahead of the pack. More advanced shop or field work....
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  • gatemaker
    replied to 7018 root
    We have to splice pipe at work for backstops or to hold some type of net at the end of golf driving range. Backing pipe is just a tight fitting piece of bare pipe about 4" long. This allows a good beveled gap between the pipes. Sometimes have to cut a slit in the backer and then clamp it closed,...
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    Last edited by gatemaker; 09-07-2019, 09:41 PM.

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  • Yep, sounds like a shorted rectifier.. I don't have any experience with the SCR's. The old style diodes, if conked out, would do the same thing, basically.T...
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  • gatemaker
    replied to Miller Mask II
    I think it would be very warm much of the year. Humidity would be a major issue if you wore it very long....
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  • gatemaker
    replied to Outdoor welders?
    Some of us baby our equipment. I can only do hobby work in my parent's back yard. I do no side work (or hobby work) for others any more. Got stiffed or knocked down in price by "friends". Keep my machine, even my generator, under a cover in the garage. When doing a project I wheel the cart...
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    Last edited by gatemaker; 08-26-2019, 05:29 PM.

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  • 7A749 was a moderator on Welding Web, got a bad case of shingles, moved on from the WWeb bickering. I haven't been logged on to welding web in quite a while. Their active member count is down quite a bit, too. Some of the oldies kicked the bucket. Some aren't much for socializing and get to be antagonizing...
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    Last edited by gatemaker; 08-25-2019, 08:07 PM.

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