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#1 stumpy75

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:56 PM

Ime in south wales near merthyr looking for a spot welder I could hire for a couple of hours or come to mine and use it have to weld roof panel in the guttering dont want to plug weld due to access for smoothing the welds

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#2 DeadSquare

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:08 AM

What power supply do you have, on which to run it ?



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:10 PM

Single phase i knw sme are 3 but ive seen a ew with single

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:20 PM

Sorry, in that case I can't help.

 

You are correct, some are single, but I don't think that they will run off a 13 amp fuse.



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:05 PM

I can't help sorry but i have borrowed in the past a spot welder that ran off single phase 13 amp supply. So they are available.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:28 PM

I know in our parts, there's many shops that will rent them for very reasonable rates.



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:15 PM

Ive phoned a few around here no one seems to rent them
Regards 3 phase my mate has an industrial unit 5 minutes down the road i could if need be get the tub down there to use his supply

Sorry, in that case I can't help.
 
You are correct, some are single, but I don't think that they will run off a 13 amp fuse.



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:22 PM

I MIG-welded a roof panel on by plug welding. I drilled 5 mm dia holes avery 25 mm in the roof panel flange and welded a few at a time next to each other before moving to a different area.

With regard to grinding back, I used a new grinding disc and held the wheel vertical. After grinding, I got a pot of fibreglass liquid resin and hardener and used a small paint brush to 'paint' it onto the ground back flange. I didn't rub that back and it looked just like the original roll-welded process. After painting the roof it did/does look very original.



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 07:24 AM

Ive phoned a few around here no one seems to rent them
Regards 3 phase my mate has an industrial unit 5 minutes down the road i could if need be get the tub down there to use his supply

Sorry, in that case I can't help.
 
You are correct, some are single, but I don't think that they will run off a 13 amp fuse.

 

 

 

OK.

 

I'll go and see my friend tonight, I'm sure he'll lend it over a W/E.

 

It is heavy, and takes two to lift it out of the pick-up.

 

Sods law, the plug will be wrong, as his is 40 year old metal Lewden.



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 07:46 AM

Sounds like the plug will be wrong for that size. You can buy a single phase spot welder in machine mart.



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:44 AM

My friend's isn't one of those great heavy things that knacker your arms after 5 spots.

 

His is a big transformer and a maneuverable gun that you position, lock, trigger and the timer releases.

 

It even has a simple gauge that you center on the last spot, so that they all come out equidistant.



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:46 AM

That would be great and very much appreciate
ime a powerlifting champion dont worry regards the weight haha

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:56 AM

Eph you sea kay the EU.

 

I spoke to my friend last night, and he said that he would willingly have helped you this week end,    ...   but   ...   all his welders now have to be in a screened area, and so that they can not be moved and used outside that area, the must be hard wired.

 

Sadly, because his size of business has been brought under the more strict regulations, I can't help you.  I am very sorry.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:01 AM

Hey mate its fine i very much appreciate you asking for me thank you very much

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:24 AM

So i bit the bullet and got a brand new un frm m mart and a single to 3 phase converter




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