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Re: BS and Chat'n
« Reply #350 on: February 4, 2017, 08:52:01 PM »
Not much new in Innisfail, haven't worked for 4 months but I put that downtime to good use and have been at college finishing off my welding. My projects are all but pretty much stalled. Think were due for a meet up with some beers.
What are your thoughts on a tig welder. At work all our coiled tubing butt welds are done with tig. X-rayed, and dye pen., zero tolerance. Our shop hired a guy that I worked with about 6 years ago, and he's willing to teach me. And a good friend that I worked with back in 02, is willing to help me out. What's your thoughts, tig or mig. I'm leaning to mig, keep the Millermatic.
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #351 on: February 4, 2017, 09:10:34 PM »
    What are your thoughts on a tig welder. At work all our coiled tubing butt welds are done with tig. X-rayed, and dye pen., zero tolerance. Our shop hired a guy that I worked with about 6 years ago, and he's willing to teach me. And a good friend that I worked with back in 02, is willing to help me out. What's your thoughts, tig or mig. I'm leaning to mig, keep the Millermatic.
    For a good proper tig setup your looking at $2500 and then some pricey consumables, you can get a decent mig for $800.

    Fit up needs to be bang on. Filling gap with the tig is not fun nor advisable, with mig you can just fill her up. Tig can be incredibly slow and the material needs to super clean to weld properly, Mig you jst crank the volts and burn through.

    The versatility and ease of use makes mig the best machine for garage/hobby fab. TIG gives you the ability to execute some stellar welds but the investment of money and patience to learn the skill is not worth it, in my opinion.

    There is the new 3 in 1 one machines like the multimatic, Esab rebel or the lincion 210mp, these machines are the cats ass for garage duty. They are all sub $2000 (This is without the tig package) They run on 110 or 220 volts and perform mig/spool gun, stick and are capable of basic DC Tig but are limited to scratch or lift start and don't have quite the adjustable/refinement of a dedicated tig machine.
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #352 on: February 5, 2017, 08:39:49 PM »
    Very good points, Traded my old Lincoln 175 STP for my brother's Millermatic. .
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #353 on: April 13, 2017, 09:19:39 PM »
    Any Alberta members still kicking around. I've been like uncle bumble fuck all week. Dad had a heart attack last Saturday, he should be okay. Transported from Red Deer to Edmonton. Went from a simple stint to bypass. Kind of blew up at two guys at work. I'm not always an asshole. Kinda came here to see what's new.
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #354 on: April 14, 2017, 07:53:27 AM »
    Hey Al, sorry to hear about your Dad!! Hope everything works out for the best and please wish him well from me. Hang in there buddy everyone's entitled to a bad day!
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #355 on: April 14, 2017, 01:12:50 PM »
    Nothing much happening. Work picking up a little, so haven't been in the garage much. Was out at Niels (680oscar) place one afternoon a couple weeks ago. Boons is helping build up Niels big dodgesouras... Looks like lots of work. Frame and suspension mods, oh, and some planetary portals. Many other little things as well. Interesting to see what it looks like this summer...
     
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #356 on: April 14, 2017, 05:24:16 PM »
    Any Alberta members still kicking around. I've been like uncle bumble fuck all week. Dad had a heart attack last Saturday, he should be okay. Transported from Red Deer to Edmonton. Went from a simple stint to bypass. Kind of blew up at two guys at work. I'm not always an asshole. Kinda came here to see what's new.
    Hey Al, sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope he pulls through.
    If your still looking for a welder I'm selling my Lincoln 210mp if your interested, I'll give you a good deal.
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #357 on: April 14, 2017, 10:17:39 PM »
    Thanks for the response, I was furious why my dad was shipped to Edmonton, after some tests, returned to Red Deer. He needs 4 to 5 bypass surgeries. Next Friday, it's going to drive me nuts waiting.
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #358 on: April 16, 2017, 12:15:11 AM »
    Dad's doing good. Part that sucks is he'll be stuck in Edmonton for 5-10 days. He's tough and will pull through. But 5 bypass surgeries seems extreme. 
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    « Reply #359 on: April 16, 2017, 02:06:28 PM »
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #360 on: April 16, 2017, 07:49:39 PM »
    Hey Al, sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope he pulls through.
    If your still looking for a welder I'm selling my Lincoln 210mp if your interested, I'll give you a good deal.
    I just might be interested in that. I traded my old Lincoln 175 and cash for my brothers Millermatic 211 with the aluminum spool gun. Still haven't seen it, it's been over a year.  ;) It's across the street, but I really liked the Lincoln. Dads doing fine. Blood pressure crashes every once and a while. So far it's a 5 bypass surgery in Edmonton Friday. The part that sucks is that he's stuck up there for 5-10 days. Lots of relatives up in Edmonton to keep him entertained. What price range are you looking at for the Lincoln. I was going to look for a used tig. to play around with. Not worth the money, for the use I'd get out of it.
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #362 on: April 18, 2017, 09:20:33 PM »
    That's a good deal Ben. If my brother will buy back his Mllermatic I will be all over that. I really want to try tig. And I've worked with 3 guys who have done coiled tubing butt welds, zero tolerance, x-ray the weld. But only 2 have done small wall size. None have done sheet metal. I really don't have use for the stick feature. And I should look into the price of the tig accessories. If you get a good offer, sell it. Lot of stuff going on with dad at RDRH, he should be shipped back up to Edmonton Thursday for surgery. I am interested in that welder.
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #363 on: April 21, 2017, 11:00:27 PM »
    That's a good deal Ben. If my brother will buy back his Mllermatic I will be all over that. I really want to try tig. And I've worked with 3 guys who have done coiled tubing butt welds, zero tolerance, x-ray the weld. But only 2 have done small wall size. None have done sheet metal. I really don't have use for the stick feature. And I should look into the price of the tig accessories. If you get a good offer, sell it. Lot of stuff going on with dad at RDRH, he should be shipped back up to Edmonton Thursday for surgery. I am interested in that welder.
    I'll try to keep it short. If you find a buyer sell it. Brother was going to buy back Millermatic, things went kind of south with dad today. He was doing good this morning. We all went for lunch, came back and he managed to pull out half the tube for the ventilator. After they reinstalled it, and restrained his good arm, ran a camera down and found start of pneumonia. Later they caught him using his tongue to push out the tube. They had enough and sedated him. Tomorrow it's just mom, brother and me. For the morning, at some point we are going to get black listed. At one point there was 11 of us in the family room, most knew only direct family had access. I am so tired, welder is last thing on my mind.
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #364 on: April 29, 2017, 11:37:14 PM »
    I think only hutcla has met my dad out of this group. Told him your getting lazy, you only want to nod your head. He shook his head no. He had a stroke during surgery, but he's slowly coming around. Probaly sounds stupid, this is one of my safe plac
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #365 on: May 6, 2017, 05:51:04 AM »
    I'm a little lost and confused. Dad passed away yesterday. His heart was strong after the by-pass surgery, but his other organs started to crash. The stroke during surgery didn't help. Looking back, even though he was only 75, he lived a full life. I kept coming back to RCC, most times not logging in, just for a distraction. Time for me to get my ass in gear and finish "project WTF".
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    « Reply #366 on: May 6, 2017, 11:38:16 PM »
    I'm a little lost and confused. Dad passed away yesterday. His heart was strong after the by-pass surgery, but his other organs started to crash. The stroke during surgery didn't help. Looking back, even though he was only 75, he lived a full life. I kept coming back to RCC, most times not logging in, just for a distraction. Time for me to get my ass in gear and finish "project WTF".
    Hey Al, I'm very sorry to hear about your father. If it helps at all and you need something to keep you occupied you're more than welcome to stop by Neil's shop and hang out.
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #367 on: May 7, 2017, 11:34:34 AM »
    Thanks that would mean a lot to me.
    Hey Al, I'm very sorry to hear about your father. If it helps at all and you need something to keep you occupied you're more than welcome to stop by Neil's shop and hang out.
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    « Reply #368 on: May 7, 2017, 01:37:44 PM »
     Sorry to hear Al. Condolences to your family.  My Dad just turned 72 and his life expectancy is always in the back of my mind. It'll happen sometime, and I know I'll never be ready for it.
     Take care Al, even though this is a hard time. I know you'll pull through.
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    « Reply #369 on: May 7, 2017, 11:38:54 PM »
    Thanks that would mean a lot to me.
    Just shoot me a text when you feel like coming out 403-596-1971
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    « Reply #370 on: May 10, 2017, 11:34:07 PM »
    I really appreciate that offer, and I will take it. My cell is 403-396-3027, and would like to add that everyone I met with, through RCC, has treated me like family. It's really hard to comprehend that he his gone. It started good, but it went down hill after surgery. I have a busy schedule for the next week, but after that I Would like to meet up
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #371 on: May 25, 2017, 05:55:57 AM »
    Hey Al
    Just saw the post about your Dad, So so sorry for your loss my friend. As you said he lived a full productive life and even thought I only met him once I know dam well he was a Car Guy!! When my father passed several years ago after fighting Cancer my thought was they he was defiantly in a better place. I like to believe your Dad has now gone on to a better place now. Take care Al and hopefully we'll meet again soon!!
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    Re: BS and Chat'n
    « Reply #372 on: May 25, 2017, 08:30:28 PM »
    It hit me pretty hard. He was always into cars. Always looked forward to going to the Red Deer Mopar show with him. Along with swap meets, and auctions. He really knew his stuff about cars from the 30's to the late 80's. Last Christmas he was pushing for me to return the '57 to stock. I reminded him that back in the early 80's we chopped off the front frame section to weld in IFS sub frame, half the fire wall was cut out to fit the 340. where would I find a 313 V-8 and 2 spd. push button auto. Really miss him, but it was for the best. Surgeon said we could keep him alive for a week or maybe a month, but he won't leave UAH. Hard family decision, but why prolong the suffering. At least he passed away peacefully. That was a long trip back to Sask., to lay him down to rest.
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