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Stick Welded For The First Time In Two Months Today!

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#1 Ryan313 ONLINE  


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 10:07 PM

It has been a while, but my Uncle was making the 4 hour drive up to my area for something else, and while he was up here he hooked up a 220v outlet in the garage for me. Not being able to use the stick welder has been holding me up on a few things, especially the Power King Dump Tractor build. It only took an hour and a half to install the outlet, that includes running a new wire from the garage to the breaker box in the the basement, and going to Boss Man Harry's (10 minutes away) to borrow his hammer drill.


Once the outlet was in, I wasted no time in making a few passes on a piece of scrap. Although the welds were pretty good, I could tell that I have not used a stick welder in just shy of two months. Not only have I not been practicing, but the welder only produces AC, which is different then the DC I am used to. I am sure that within the next few days, I will have already burnt down many electrodes, and will be used to the AC.


I am very glad to now have a 220v in the garage, and I am looking forward to getting some welding done!

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 10:15 PM

Thats great Ryan!! You'll be back to building the dump PK in no time!



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Good news on the 220 outlet.  Nice to have a couple of handy family members, isn't it.


BTW, Your Uncle has a bunch of stuff to weld in trade. :D

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 07:07 AM

With the 220volt outlet you can now be on the look out for a nice used MIG setup that's big enough to weld the stuff you are doing with stick now. I have one of those 220v tombstone stick welders but I haven't gotten around to making an adapter so I can plug the welder into my existing 220v 30amp outlet in the garage. I'm hoping to do that this fall. 

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 07:15 AM

Glad you got the 220V hooked up. Looking forward to the PK build!