The good part about welding is the bad part about welding. What is it? Anyone with half a brain can pick up a little flux core wire welder, and in the matter of an hour or two they can be welding a decent bead. What is bad about that? It tends to make the general public think that’s all there is to welding. They don’t know what you’ll know after you read this short article. So what’s the ugly part?
Comfort is the key to welding pipe. Before jumping into the weld, find a position that you are able to sit, kneel, or stand comfortable without getting any cramps or shaking. I hate to say it but welding pipe is a lot like yoga! Many welds require the use of odd body positions and you must be able to hold them for the time that you are welding. When finding a body position you need to get comfortable and then visualize making the weld. Practice the weld without actually welding. This will prepare you mentally and physically for the position you will need to be in. At the same time it will expose any areas of the pipe that may give you trouble accessing before the actual welding of it.
If your “one thing” is going to be click here, then why would you sit around classes for as much as two years? What you need is to go straight to the skill that is that one thing and burn it up, get it down, and be the champion of the world. you can do it, if you want it. The only question is how will you do it without school?
They regret leaving school without learning how to weld pipe. The story is always the same. I was going to go back to school, but then I got married, bought a house, and have my kids to support! Now they have responsibilities that won’t allow going back to school! Regret is one of the worst things to live with! If you are in school just stick it out. I know a job will get you a car and spending money but is the price worth it in the long run?
Can imagine this? Picture a space of one hundred of the most very competent structural welders (typically union iron workers, doing work on huge developing frames) and a hundred CWI Welding Inspectors (the finest of the welding inspectors, with vast welding e-book awareness) and 1 uneducated, illiterate but licensed and extremely capable 6G pipe welder… And there is an urgent will need for someone to weld a superior stress pipe joint on a 6″ schedule forty carbon steel pipe – guess who would be the ONLY individual in a place of 201 individuals who could do it? That’s proper, the pipe welder, even nevertheless the pipe welder cannot Read!
One trick you can apply with this type of rod is this: The polarity can be switched when welding this rod allowing for less penetration or digging as it is being welded. Sometimes on thin metal or metal that cannot hold up to a great deal of scouring effort by the norm of these rods can be overcome by this little trick. Make the ground positive and the hot lead negative (reverse polarity). You will find that the sound is a bit different while welding than it normally would be. You will also find that the welding rod does not have the tendency to dig or penetrate as much.
There are 63 nuke plants being built around the world right now. One of those is in the U.S. with another starting soon. It would not be surprising to see 15 nuke plants under construction in the USA all at the same time, by 2020.
WEC offers a comprehensive welding program where the tuition is free in return for your agreement to work for 24 months as a welder at a reduced rate of around 18 dollars per hour. I’m sorry , I must have missed something. Did I say Free Tuition? That’s like the biggest no brainer in the history of no brainers.