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Author Topic: Welding Gas Tanks  (Read 5286 times)

Offline datadavid

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Re: Welding Gas Tanks
« Reply #10 on: Jul 24, 2017, 02:05:47 »
I got a nice danish Migatronic tig welder from work, for free. Single phase 140A. Can weld most anything including bronze with the pulse function. One day i will get one of the 3 phase Lincolns (or an old Kemppi)with square wave AC, damn they are nice to weld alloy with😍

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Re: Welding Gas Tanks
« Reply #11 on: Jul 24, 2017, 11:14:26 »
I got a nice danish Migatronic tig welder from work, for free. Single phase 140A. Can weld most anything including bronze with the pulse function. One day i will get one of the 3 phase Lincolns (or an old Kemppi)with square wave AC, damn they are nice to weld alloy with
I agree, the new AC inverters are all the rage and nice machines, but the old transformers buzzing at 60 htz (at least on this side of the pond) do a fantastic job as well in the right hands. They will out last the inverters of today to boot

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Re: Welding Gas Tanks
« Reply #12 on: Jul 24, 2017, 12:14:49 »
Just watched a video of a guy narrowing a tank and it was AMAZING how much knowledge goes into it...wow...so I guess I have to stick to my stock tanks or dinging other tanks and trying to make them fit..  :D

... or just ask a certain someone nicely.  ;)

But I do agree with the others. TIG is the cleaner and easier way to do it. But a few years back, I used the welding machine that you now have to weld tanks.
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Re: Welding Gas Tanks
« Reply #13 on: Jul 24, 2017, 12:56:48 »
... or just ask a certain someone nicely.  ;)

But I do agree with the others. TIG is the cleaner and easier way to do it. But a few years back, I used the welding machine that you now have to weld tanks.

I want to learn that ish :-)

Lets see if I can make that XS500 tank fit my fat humangous XS 750 frame :-)

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Re: Welding Gas Tanks
« Reply #14 on: Jul 25, 2017, 23:36:57 »
. I still MIG and oxy/acet most sheet. TIG is still in my dreams.
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Re: Welding Gas Tanks
« Reply #15 on: Jul 26, 2017, 08:52:23 »
+1  ;)
There are good cheap options on the tig side nowadays that work perfectly for garage use, the one i use professionally for pipe welding and have done for many years is 8-900 euros, paid for itself first job it did i think.

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Re: Welding Gas Tanks
« Reply #16 on: Jul 26, 2017, 13:18:35 »
If/when I eventually get one I want ability to do aluminium as well as steel.  Need to get some shield gas bottles as well, Argon/Helium for alloy and 'argoshield' for steel
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Re: Welding Gas Tanks
« Reply #17 on: Jul 26, 2017, 14:47:52 »
If/when I eventually get one I want ability to do aluminium as well as steel.  Need to get some shield gas bottles as well, Argon/Helium for alloy and 'argoshield' for steel
Buy straight argon first. You can use it on aluminum just fine. Helium makes it hotter but isn't always necessary. I pipe in helium sometimes when I'm at my max amperage, but still need a bit more,  but 99% of the time i just use pure argon

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Re: Welding Gas Tanks
« Reply #18 on: Jul 27, 2017, 06:24:53 »
Same here. Clean Argon gets pretty much every job done. Helium is only required, when you're welding aluminium that's too thick and simply pre-heating and v-grooving won't cut it.
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Re: Welding Gas Tanks
« Reply #19 on: Jul 27, 2017, 07:50:38 »
So you guys basically saying, if I invest enough cash into a TIG welder with Argon and A LOT OF practice will get me the results i´m looking for?
Or is it advisable to start with my CO2 welder and learn the basics...
I still have a wedding present from my wife open so I could go for a nice TIG welder....

What I worry about also is the fuse rating...the house I work in is OLD (19th century)!...how much fuse rating do these TIGs have?

My plan was to take a XS stock tank tunnel and weld another cut up tank to it...
« Last Edit: Jul 27, 2017, 08:06:01 by Ryan Stecken »