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05-01-07, 01:04 PM
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Deer eating pine trees

I did a search and found a few things to try which would discourage deer from eating plants. Every year I plant about 100 pine trees of various types and the deer eat half of them. I'm getting tired...
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rods

You can find several charts on the net that will give you good starting settings each rod. These charts list the polority as well as give you a suggested amperage range. I'd try doing a search or...
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Views: 2,525
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tank weldeing

I would rinse it several times with soap and water then purge it with argon (inert gas). There is actually an SAE specification that covers such repairs. The argon not only keeps it from exploding...
03-26-07, 12:58 PM
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Views: 1,200
Posted By metweldeng

pruning northern indiana trees

I live in northern indiana (zone 5) and would like to prune several maple and wild cherry trees. I was told the best time to do this is in the winter. Am I too late? Suggestions?

Thanks
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Views: 1,442
Posted By metweldeng

alluminum

I cant remember what polority to use but I think it should suggest something on the spool. Its been awhile since I've messed with al mig. I recommend purchasing a Teflon liner and drive rolls...
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Posted By metweldeng

321 to 316

I beleive 308 would do the job. What is the application?
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Views: 1,645
Posted By metweldeng

torches

Might also check out Smith or Harris torches. The older Victors were once the cadillacs but they sold out the American workers just like all the automotive companies and now I beleive they are...
03-09-06, 05:27 AM
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Views: 2,504
Posted By metweldeng

thanks

Thank you very much.

I bought a granular type the is specificaly for evergreens which should do the job for the trees that I planted last year. I do have more evergreens coming the first week of...
03-07-06, 10:31 AM
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Posted By metweldeng

evergreen fertilizer

Hello all

I live in Northern Indiana and was wondering if it is to early to start fertilizing the evergreen trees that I planted last year. If so when should I apply the fertilizer?

Thanks
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welder selection

You dont have to buy new either. Look around in local trading papers or auction billings. Some good deals out there. Before you buy used try to find a buddy that knows alittle something about them...
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selection

You cant go wrong with either unit. Glad you decided to stay away for the off brands. you will not regret it. The spool gun is very nice it you are going to be welding alot of aluminum since shortens...
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welder info

I suggest hitting the lincoln or miller websites. Lots of good stuff on them for the beginner. The gases they are talking about for the mig welder are inert gases (meaning the will not explode). Only...
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stainless help

If you can give us alittle more information we might be able to lead you in the right dirrection. What type of joint are you trying to weld? Type of gas you are using? Is the material magnetic? What...
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Posted By metweldeng

welder selection

I would recommend the Lincoln SP 175. Very great little welder for the garage hobbist. Maybe alittle pricey but well worth it. I havent priced them in awhile but i'm guessing they are around 800 to...
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chemical comp

This might help you alittle:

Note: Alloying elements are in weight percent, XX denotes carbon content.

10xx Basic plain carbon steels
11xx Plain carbon steel with high sulfur & low...
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beginner info

There are several sites on the internet if you want to further your knowledge of welding. Miller & Lincoln have very good sites. I beleive both have sections for the beginners. Another good site is...
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Posted By metweldeng

Mig questions

As previous poster stated...it will come to you with alittle practice. While welding, after you establish a good arc, try to maintain about 1/2 tip to work distance. That goes for aluminum as well....
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Alu prep

Also.....use only a stainless steel brush that has been used for nothing else. If you use a ss brush that was previously used to clean carbon steel there is a good chance that you will introduce...
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Posted By metweldeng

reply

I would start with these setting and adjust according to what your bead is doing. This is just a starting point.

gas 25 cfm

wire feed speed: 275

volts: 16

this is only a guess for this...
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Posted By metweldeng

reply

Also make sure you have a good ground. If what you are welding is rusty or coated with something then you are going to have to prep the surface.

metweldeng
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Posted By metweldeng

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All depends on what process you are planning on using. The Tri mix you are refering to will work find if you are going to to using mig. Other common gases used for mig welding ss exhaust systems are:...
10-25-05, 08:24 AM
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Views: 7,756
Posted By metweldeng

Least expensive pole barn insulation

Greetings
Was hoping for alittle feedback but nothing so far. I really looking for the least expensive way to insulate my building. This is what I come up with and would enjoy hearing...
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