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Old 06-21-2014, 08:33 PM
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Hi all,
Kent White gives a short demo: http://youtu.be/8H45-vdnxi4 Don't miss the bonus video after Kent!
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Thanks Bill. That was excellent.
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They do make it look easy. Thanks Bill and Kent.
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Thanks for the link Bill.

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Nice vid and good luck on the new book!
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I am not yet gas welding aluminum.

Kent had 4 or 5 holes in that piece about 2 feet long. Is that common to burn up the part like that? In the discussions that have been on here I expected the work or process to be a lot different.

When the surprise guy, Barton, was tacking he did not burn out at all. Of course we did not see the tacking that Kent did. Did Kent start that weld too? Or just pick up where someone else left off?

I've always heard that Kent was very good at that type of stuff. I'm surprised because he sure seemed capable when he filled in the holes.

Edit: I just went and watched the Sollis at Panelcraft video and he did a beautiful weld, no burnthroughs at all. About 4 feet long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_rMlv4P-IQ

also a guy named Sean Pelletier; again a good looking weld with no burnouts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71I9pbyDFTU
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As Kent said, he was intentionally demonstrating how to fix holes, a common occurrence for most welders. Get Kent's DVD GAS WELDING ALUMINUM to see his capabilities.
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Sorry but it would be better to show people how to weld properly and avoid burning holes in the first place. That is a bit like showing people how to crash when learning to drive. Having watched the footage it is apparent to me the welding in both cases is not very fluid. I put my tacks a lot closer together this pre-heats the ally ready for the next tack, these are done in quick succession then the weld is laid with a fluid pass from one end to the other. You can see this here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGElSHzm0q8


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No David, it is like teaching drivers how to steer out of a skid in slippery conditions. Kent and I both have flying backgrounds, and before you get to fly a plane you have to learn the EPs, emergency procedures.
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OK not in my mind but whatever it is not a good weld, if you learn to weld you will figure out on your own to fill a hole. Its the same process and your life does not depend on it. As a pro I would not demonstrate bad work. (That is me though its up to others what they do of course)

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