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welding with batteries

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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Got this video thru a service I sub to, kind of neat to know if you ever get in a bind and can't get the welder to the project.


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Posted March 21, 2012 - 12:31 PM

The link isn't working........ Shucks, I was wanting to see it too. What were they using, an alternator?

Edited by tractorbeam, March 21, 2012 - 12:32 PM.


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Posted March 21, 2012 - 01:43 PM

The link isn't working........ Shucks, I was wanting to see it too. What were they using, an alternator?


Wow, that link fought me. Thanks for pointing out the "Fail" there. Got it tho... Enjoy

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 01:43 PM

Edit.... beat me to it


That is a great vid

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 02:06 PM

very impressive. I could do that.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 05:31 PM

Great story--I was somewhat disappointed at first though-I thought it said Emergency Wedding.
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 06:38 PM

Well how about that.
Can't wait to break something out in the bush.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:24 PM

The army tought a lot of guys how to do this, best way was to use batties hooked in series on constent charge from a genset, it is DC welding, a current im more use to but a little diferent from AC welding, not that it's any better, just personal preference for me.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 10:11 PM

About 12 years ago I bought a spool gun set up that works the same way, it was what the goverment was using at the time. I can weld 12,24 or 36 volts and from 22g to 1 inch thick. I bought it to use here on the farm, don't use it often and it's a pain to get batteries but when you need it it is a life saver

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 04:21 AM

I have seen that done before.Alan,thanks for posting that.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 09:29 AM

Pretty interesting stuff.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 04:35 PM

Is there any danger of the batteries blowing up. You are pretty much shorting them out although I guess the same thing could be said for running a starter motor.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 04:01 PM

After all my years of welding, I never seen or heard of that method, but it does work. Learn something new everyday.

 

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