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Forum: General Welding Questions 06-20-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By WELDO
Re: Weld procedure

Thats an interesting request as Ive never heard of a downhill weld procedure with Stainless stick electrode .
Forum: For Sale 06-20-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By WELDO
Re: Retirement sale

He buddy is it a motorized band crawler ?
Forum: General Welding Questions 03-25-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 38,829
Posted By WELDO
Re: 12 on 12 or branch saddle

Happy to hear your doing well PWG :D
Forum: General Welding Questions 03-20-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 38,829
Posted By WELDO
Re: 12 on 12 or branch saddle

How ya doing PWG ? I hear ya there on complacency. Honestly tho I was going to leave a small maybe 1/8 ledge my first time doing a branch test but was advised not to do that . I followed the crowd...
Forum: General Welding Questions 03-20-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 38,829
Posted By WELDO
Re: 12 on 12 or branch saddle

Yeah full open is the only acceptable method that Im familiar with ! Dont know why a guy would leave a ledge ;)
Forum: Machines, tools, etc. 03-18-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By WELDO
Re: Ocv on the fly?

LOL ! Why on earth would you need that ? I mean what are you going to do with OCV trim ?Just silly nonsense in my opinion .;)
Forum: General Welding Questions 03-18-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By WELDO
Re: Welding liability insurance

Unless your going to do 250 thousand plus worth of work for them dont bother . As soon as you mentioned Gas and Welding that changed everything ! Especially if your Companie has very little years of...
Forum: Machines, tools, etc. 01-29-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By WELDO
Re: Thoughts on the cross country 300

Terp I had 2 of them and welded with 2 others . I now own a 2018 Classic 300 HE . No inverters for me for Pipeline work ;)
Forum: Machines, tools, etc. 10-29-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By WELDO
Re: another machine question

My suggestion also posted in another thread is to stay away from Inverter style machines . Especially Miller because they are not the compny they used to be since being bought out . Bunch of young...
Forum: Machines, tools, etc. 10-29-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By WELDO
Re: 400 Pipe pro vs 400 pro

My suggestion is to stay away from Inverters if you are solely downhill pipe welding ! I owned 2 Cross Countries and 1 Pipe Pro 400 and had nothing but problems . To much B.S. with P.C. boards and...
Forum: Everything Else 08-22-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,045
Posted By WELDO
Re: Obtaining an R Stamp

At one time when I was Contracting , I inquired about getting an R Stamp for my Company . What steered me clear was the Insurance costs and Liabilities that I didn't care to worry about ! Careful...
Forum: For Sale 06-22-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,278
Posted By WELDO
Re: 2015 pipepro 350 w/ Tru-remote 12k obo

Yea the Pipe Pro 350 is a good machine sorta . May I suggest staying away from the Pipe Pro 400 ! I have a 2017 and hate it . I have a long list of reasons I think it's a crap machine . I just bought...
Forum: For Sale 06-08-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,621
Posted By WELDO
Wink Re: Custom Welder Soft Doors

I have a Lincoln 300 HE ! Can you post some pics of them on a mocheen ? :D Dezertpiper@gmail.com
Forum: Rigwelder.com Community Support 05-12-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 108,593
Posted By WELDO
Forum: General Welding Questions 03-27-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,268
Posted By WELDO
Re: Starting out as a rig welder

I agree 100% with Kyle ! You have at least 10 years to go before thinking about being anything , let alone focusing on being a Rig Welder . I've worked in all types of different industries as a...
Forum: General Welding Questions 03-26-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,550
Posted By WELDO
Re: Trying something different

Being a Rig Welder has it's rewards and negatives ! Keep in mind you will have the same issues with the (Clicks) Union or Non Union ;)
Forum: Machines, tools, etc. 03-03-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,691
Posted By WELDO
Re: sae300mp vs 400 pipe pro

Terp , I've owned 2 Cross Countries and welded with 2 others ! I now own a PipePro 400 if that says anything ;)
Forum: Everything Else 02-16-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By WELDO
Re: Tires...Tires...and tires..

I'm running Falken Wildpeak A/T3W 285 /70R 17 on my 2017 Dodge 3500 Cab and Chassis . They have a 55,000 mile rating and are real nice. They have seen snow and ice and plenty of mud but mostly...
Forum: Machines, tools, etc. 01-04-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,029
Posted By WELDO
Re: In the market for a new machine

Well in my humble opinion I would go with the Vantage . I've regretted selling my 300 and often thought of buying it back . I've owned 2 Cross Country and welded with 2 others and they were all...
Forum: Everything Else 12-21-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By WELDO
Re: Rig brake upgrades

I use Power Brake Extreme from Auto Anything ! Rotors are dimpled and slotted . Great brakes and rotors for a fair price ;)
Forum: Everything Else 09-01-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,734
Posted By WELDO
Re: How long can Speedy tread water?

Prayers go out to you and your family Speedy :-)
Forum: Work 08-26-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,622
Posted By WELDO
Re: Update 798

Congratulations Kenneth ;)
Forum: Machines, tools, etc. 08-26-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,482
Posted By WELDO
Re: Vantage receptacles

I suggest you replace them with new GFCI receptacle . It is required for Welder/Generators producing over 3 KW to be backed up with a GFCI . ;)
Forum: Machines, tools, etc. 08-15-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By WELDO
Question Re: Vantage 300 belt tensioner

How many hours are on the belt ? Adjusting the alternator doesn't tension the belt ?
Forum: General Welding Questions 06-13-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,168
Posted By WELDO
Re: X42 what will it qualify me for??

I've tested on X42 .500 wall 6010 bead 7010 out for Williams and that qualified me for X70 pipe using 8010 . Also tested welders using X65 pipe but the qualifications were still the same . That's...
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