Awesome Stainless Steel Pipe Welds - And some Welds that are not so awesome


A while back I sent a newsletter with a video of stainless steel pipe welds one of which was on a flange and was done using the "cup walking" technique.

The Weld was pretty freaking awesome because the welder knew what he was doing and he used an oversize gas lens cup along with the good technique and the wise practice of wire brushing with a stainless steel brush between passes.

He let the thing cool off a bit between passes and he controlled the heat input just right and left the weld discoloration just right. A little blue, purple, and straw. Like a peacock. Awesome.

This guy is a Craftsman.the video is above...

The video below should be titled "Welds that Look like ass"

Poor gas shielding, Poor technique, poor craftsmanship, poor judgment, poor everything went into these welds. Most of these stainless welds have already begun rusting, some leaked, and some will definitely fail only months after being in service. What a shame?

Do me a favor. Make up your mind riight now...and Promise yourself never to be a "Hack"!

No matter how much or how little you are getting paid.

Now more than ever, America needs real craftsmen. Welders that make good welds no matter if they are making 10 bucks an hour or 40.

Remember even if you are only making 10 bucks an hour, eventually , the cream always rises to the top.

"for the laborer is worthy of his hire"...."To whom much is given, much is required"... Hey I didnt make this stuff up...Its the Big Man talking.

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bob the welder 
I'v been welding for 30 years and I could not agree more. I am a rig welder and I have come up the hard way. I see it every day, welders who think they …

sparkychippenhaumer. Not rated yet
Thats a big 10-4 good buddy!.You got to stick with it and be professional, and want to be the best anybody has ever seen or x-rayed in that matter!!That …

welder Not rated yet
The slip on flange weld, "SLICK". The second video, Your right. That is a shame. In the right hands, that could have been a gravy pipe job, that would …

Hack job Not rated yet
This kind of work is the result of a non drug free work place..it has to be,no one in their right mind would make these kinds of errors repeatedly,and …

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