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Old 06-01-2019, 05:00 PM
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I think an Orangutan could do better !!!

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Old 06-01-2019, 05:16 PM
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What are we looking at. Poor joint and surface weld?
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:36 PM
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Devils advocate:

Looks like aluminum....Yes?
That changes everything in my book.
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Old 06-01-2019, 06:20 PM
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I got a bottle of argon and some alum. Wire that is a bit stiffer. Gonna attempt welding some aluminum with me mig without a spool gun and see how I do.

I guess it depends what that is going to be, could be okay for some things I guess. Did you do the backside too? What is it going to be?
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Fired my gig up today for 1st time in a year. Camera self destructed they were so bad
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Aluminum is pretty hard to get right. I have a spool gun with argon, CO2 mix and have done a small amount of welding with it over the past few years. About 50% of the time my welds look worse than that.
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Give them a good whack with a hammer if you are concerned about them failing. I just got finished welding my old trailer. It was ugly with the high carbon steel. I tested each weld vigorously ;-)
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:17 PM
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Aluminum spool gun? They look pretty good.
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Terminator Pigeon Droppings from above?

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No expert but looks like you may be a bit cold. Top pic penetration looks non existent. Looks like the bead is sitting on top of the angle
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I did not do that it is a Commercial railing !

Real MacGyver jump on the Interstate and head South , Get off on 54 and pull into the New Chick Fil A
to admire this monstrosity !!!

Food is good though ...
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:46 PM
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That is terrible welding, look at all the grinder streaks to hide it.....
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by EMC Pursuit View Post
That is terrible welding, look at all the grinder streaks to hide it.....
It's apparently hand railing at a Chickfilet, so not load bearing. Who cares, it's decoration like most things nowadays.
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Better than I could do.
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The new Whole Foods around here has a ton of interior steel railings and misc ironwork. The above welds would looks like expert level compared to what’s going on at that place. From the inner city Philly location, 100% it had to be union prevailing wage labor but they got PENNCO TEC trainee labor quality.
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Don't bother trying to mig aluminum without a spool gun,even with the stiffest wire,you might get an inch of weld before it birdnests.
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Like this....
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My new fab gut threw this together in 10 minutes !

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Old 06-04-2019, 04:26 PM
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guts cannot weld
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Originally Posted by waybomb View Post
Like this....
That looks like TIG, not MIG.
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