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RE: Welding

Subject: RE: Welding
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 17:27:52 -0600
With your knowledge and intended usage, MIG is your only possible solution.
Try to stay away from a "gasless" welder, would recommend only C25 shielding

Also, you will find advantages in buying a unit from a "Full-line Welder
Company" since parts availability is far better than one of the low-end
companies products.

Mark V.S. in Austin, TX (former owner of a weld/fab shop, former welding
foreman in a metal fab co, and former instructor at a welding technical

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2000 3:29 PM
> To:   oletrucks; Virtual Vairs;
> Subject:      Welding
> On to my next new adventure.  I am going to have a go at learning how to 
> weld.  I plan on doing most of this learning on a trial and error basis
> and 
> I intend to read a lot and maybe view videos as a learning 
> tool.  Unfortunately I have not been able to find a local school that 
> teaches this other than as a full blown class of which I don't want to go 
> nine months every day to school.  Although it probably wouldn't hurt me.
> :>)
> My intent is to use this primarily (at least in the beginning) for truck 
> and car panel repair, patching, etc.  I do have a couple of old donor cars
> that are ready for the scrap heap and I thought I would practice on them
> at 
> first.
> Now for the question.  What type of welding should I start with - mig,
> tig, 
> arc, ???.
> After that is determined, I will work on equipment.
> Thanks again for all your help.
> Jim V.

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