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    My Mig welder just arrived,its damn massive and the parcel blokey struggled to bring it out the van.

    I'm double struggling to lift it outta the bladdy box ooh me back! ow.

    Didn't think they were this big and heavy.

    Post a pic later ifI manage to get it out,thank goodness its on wheels.

  2. Just a note George... when welding up stuff you want to be straight/square afterwards you need to keep the weld time short to avoid distortion through thermal stress. Lots of practice needed before attempting the 'big one'!

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    For future reference, if it's heavy, open the bottom of the box then lift the box off.

    When you said "Bladdy hell" I thought you might be having prostrate trouble :naughty:

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    I'm ahead of you,Iving.....:whistling:
    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Powe.../sd2666/p30774

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    You still have tip the box on its side first though,Robin.

    Putting it onits side wasn't easy neither,because the hallway is narrow.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeD View Post
    I'm ahead of you,Iving.....:whistling:
    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Powe.../sd2666/p30774
    Yes I have some of them too... helps but doesnt stop box section warping if you pump too much heat into it... as I discovered...

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    What mm wall thickness? and was you using gasless or gas?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeD View Post
    What mm wall thickness? and was you using gasless or gas?
    3.2mm

    Wasn't MIG, just a straight 85A stick welder... I'm not too bad at welding plate and sills on cars but this caught me out by the amount of warp on a 2m length of 100 x 50 x 3.2..

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    My Mig welder just arrived,its damn massive and the parcel blokey struggled to bring it out the van.
    What size is it? My little mig is easy to lift, its the bottle that was a pain, down sized now as I don't do so much welding.

    Yes I have some of them too... helps but doesnt stop box section warping if you pump too much heat into it... as I discovered...
    I don't think much will if it gets to hot, when I made the front wishbones for my buggy I made a steel jig and then really cooked the welds because I wanted to make damm sure it didn't come apart. even after cooling I couldn't get it out.:whistling:

    Those mag jigs are only really for tacking, like Irving said you have to control it with reduced weld time, and moving around the workpiece, like torquing a cylinder Head.


    Have you done any welding before?

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    Size?erm let me see now...its 13x17x24 inches and weighs a ton :-)

    Yeah I know the mags are specifically a temp fo tack weld until you have a secure piece and then you take it away to continue the job.
    Thing is they save a lot of bother making a jig and are a god send for getting a start weld on an upright box section.

    Done a little bit of arc welding in the past,that didn't rock me boat. :-(

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