Thursday, October 11, 2012

tricky cut...













Weld/spliced four sections of pipe to make do with what I had.  Time to start installing the horizontal sections of the H braces.  It might look all cattywompus in the photo - but I assure you it is all plumb and square.  Figured out the fast route to the fancy end cuts.  One down, 5 to go. 

Posted this Youtube video today on Facebook.   A last look at Benita showing some mother's love.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWKDgeNwiv0 83,93,56,0,B, .30 

8 comments:

shawn said...

YouTube ...very nice!!

DEL said...

I hate to say this but it will help you in the long run....

Your welds are to cold, practically no penetration, therefore no strength.

I would recommend not grinding the welds, I have done a lot of pipe welding and will not grind unless ordered. It is grinding off the weld that leads to leaks and breakage.

One more: If you flatten the end of the pipe that is butting up to the upright you will not need to make any fancy cuts.

All Energies said...

For that size welder, you're doing great. I have that welder too -- small but effective. Only a bigger welder could get more penetration, but I bet those welds are plenty strong.

MontelloOffGrid said...

what is the fast route to the fancy cuts? I'll be needing to make some similar cuts in the future and am not looking forward to it. Thanks John.

Scuba Steve said...

Agree w/ DEL, weld needs more heat. That's just sitting on top and once the winds shakes things around you may have failures. If your unit is maxed out you can pre-heat with a torch to get better penetration.

John Wells said...

FYI...thanks, but I got plenty of penetration on the deep bevel I cut...this is a second pass.

Quercus Lobata said...

A hole saw might make notching the horizontal pipe faster. Clamp the pipe and drill a hole completely thru the pipe using a saw the same diameter of the pipe. On larger sizes a drill press is preferred, a lot less dangerous. If you position it correctly you will have two pipe ends notched.

Allen Hare said...

It's nice seeing Benita again.

Good luck with the welds.