Thug's Bubbler

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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:28 pm

There was a pin hole I was chasing around and around and got pissed off so cut it lol
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:29 pm

It had a ding in the back and was warped a bit so the pin holes made my decision
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby woodduck » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:32 pm

Bugga, that sucks but hey you gotta be happy with what ya build in the end
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:41 pm

Yeah that's what I thought might try plate it and if it works I'll use it as my fifth mod
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:43 pm

Just measured it could try weld a 4 inch sight in
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby bluc » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:46 pm

I have faith you will sort it. The rest of it is a piece of art..
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:56 pm

Lol it comes down to if I can b bothered and how much money I want to spend lol decisions decisions
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:01 pm

I'll cope a bit of four inch out and c if I can weld that on to extend it out this light guaged welding sucks I'm a boily give me some 12 mm plate to weld lol been playing around with the pulse setting on the welder might give it a crack
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:02 pm

Sorry for talking to myself on here lol no one in my house cares about my still lol
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby bluc » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:03 pm

You have 3 tee's? If so finish it and fire it up. Can always add another down the track :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:24 pm

Yeah three r good thought 4 was ideal for rum
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby bluc » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:53 pm

If you have the shits with it finish it with 3 have a play then revisit the 4th tee :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby nuddy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:41 pm

I understand the frustrations with tigging thin stainless. A few of my sightglass tees have a very slight warp on the 4" ferrule closest to where the 3" ferrule juts out. Only out of plumb by 0.5mm but where they are located it opens up a 1mm gap at worst between 2 sight glass tees when stacked. Have had to carefully organise the sight glass tee stack to minimise any gap and used the thickest seals I have.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby woodduck » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:28 pm

I recon the pulse will only work in the AC setting.

You can get the bow out with heat if your patient enough.

I'm with you mate a thick bit of plate is much easier. I found the transition to tig a bit of a pain. I'm used to laying on a nice big fillet with the mig or arc then going to squinting to try see this little tiny weld that looks like it will break if you sneeze on it :laughing-rolling: I found the smaller the better with stainless, zero gap and no filler if I can get away with it but the shit will still pull.

Was the pin hole you were chasing at the end of your weld? I found the best way to stop that pin hole right at the end was too turn up the post flow on your gas and sort of lift the torch up a bit to flare the arc just before the arc stops. Make sence?

Good luck with it mate and hope it doesn't give ya too much greef.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:22 am

Yeah I'll sort it pulse works in dc helps minimise the heat going in but takes a bit mucking about with settings
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:05 pm

Started the 4 inch sight got fit up spot on unlike before
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby bluc » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:14 pm

Awesome work :dance:
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:57 pm

Amazing how much easier it is to weld when the fit up is shmick got it tacked and ran out of argon I'll try get to boc tomorrow
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:53 pm

All my other modules I ground the weld down and polished it but was done with a stick welder so now I have just fused the ferrules on not going to bother with grinding it might b an eye saw seeing the weld time will tell
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:14 pm

So not happy with three of my modules they are two to three mm out of level due to warping thinking about cutting half way around the ferrule with a two mm disc tap it down and reweld any other suggestions
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