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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-06-2021, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Bibbt
Bob, You were right on the money about my tips...

Bob,
You were right on the money about my tips having too small a contact area. I went back to my standard pointed tips which had an estimated contact surface of about 5/32" and I ground them down...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-05-2021, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Bibbt
Bob, I will go back to a set of standard tips...

Bob,
I will go back to a set of standard tips and sand them to make the contact area larger per your advice and see what happens. I sure would like to be able to accomplish my goal without buying...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-05-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Bibbt
Tom, that is a very generous offer. I might just...

Tom, that is a very generous offer. I might just take you up on it. I'm gonna try the advice Bob gave about making the tip contact area larger. If I still can't get what I'm looking for, I will send...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-04-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bibbt
New tips and test weld pics

So today I bought and installed a large flat tip on the bottom tong of my Miller spot welder. I ran some tests and the flat tip made a big difference. I have some photos of the front and back side...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-04-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bibbt
Mark, Thanks for the reply. So what do you...

Mark,
Thanks for the reply. So what do you estimate the thickness to be of the parts you have successfully welded with the 110 unit?

I'm attempting to spot weld two 1/2" type 304 stainless...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-04-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bibbt
Steve, Thanks for the suggestion. I had my tips...

Steve,
Thanks for the suggestion. I had my tips on and off yesterday to redress them several times and didn't find any corrosion. Mine actually had some sort of compound on the threads that I assume...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-04-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bibbt
Bob, I will take everything you said into...

Bob,
I will take everything you said into consideration and give it another try tomorrow. Pretty sure tips are aligned and dressed nicely but I might experiment with making the contact points...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-03-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bibbt
Ok, so I pulled out the spot welder to do some...

Ok, so I pulled out the spot welder to do some testing today and had ZERO sucess. I thought this was gonna be easy. I'm thinking the last time I did this it must have been beginners luck. Of course...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-03-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bibbt
Bob and Richard, Thanks for the helpful...

Bob and Richard,

Thanks for the helpful input. My device is a battery holder/clip that is used with a 9 volt battery to power a vintage camera. It's really small, think 9 volt battery sized.
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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-02-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bibbt
Kym Thanks for the very detailed reply. Most...

Kym
Thanks for the very detailed reply. Most of it was way over my head but correct me if Iím wrong but you are basically saying type 430 doesnít lend itself very well to spot welding? How bout...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-31-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bibbt
Resistance welding 430 stainless ?

Besides my introduction post, this is my first real post on this forum. Lot's of experts here so hopefully someone can give me some advice. I have searched the web and can only find scientific papers...
Forum: Introductions 01-25-2021, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Bibbt
Hi there from San Antonio,Texas

I'm a professional photographer by trade but I like to build things and work on cars. When I'm not doing those things, I keep bees as a hobby. I have a little product that I have sold to the photo...
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