Showing posts with label welding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label welding. Show all posts

Friday, November 30, 2018

"Welded Joint Design"

So here is a great book on welding joint design that I recently found. You will not find info on welding machines, techniques, and procedures, but the welding joint and how to achieve a strong joint is well covered. Strength of materials is covered without too much theory, and good joint design and preparation, is covered.

This is probably required reading for commercial and pipeline welders, but the home hobby welder can benefit from this information as well.

John Hicks is the author and it was published by The Industrial Press in 1999.

To download "Welded Joint Design" go to my Books - Free Downloads page, # 70 - 5 MB - pdf.





Monday, November 19, 2018

Double Service Bench/Picnic Table

So continuing on with projects I hope to tackle in the coming year. Since I finished the trails and landscaping of the property I have been looking to make a few picnic tables and 3 or 4 benches to spread around interesting little corners of the property.

Looking through the "Arc Welding Projects" Vol. III book the other day I was reminded of the nice double duty picnic table there. It looks good as a picnic table, and pull a couple of pins, and it is a large solid bench. Two sets of these would just about do it, for my quiet areas. They look quite tough and long lasting. Tough enough to handle a couple of bears on a blueberry picnic, ha, ha.




So it's official, November this year, is colder than most -18 C this morning. So talking about cold, I think I have made my last post on a forum, they are on the way out, but I am amazed they have survived this long. The "flat earthers" are starting to outnumber the project posters and instead of actually sharing projects, you end up arguing with people who don't really believe the earth is flat, but get more enjoyment from arguing that it is.

My solution for flat earthers is load them all on a tramp steamer. Load the hold with baked beans. They can all eat beans to feed the engines with methane from the tubes connected to their ass. They can set sail and not be allowed to dock again until they either find the edge or decide it makes more sense to get real. LOL.

Edit: It seems at least one person is confused by the term "flat earther" Believe it or not a flat earther still believes the earth is flat. I am using the term here as a metaphor for subject matter that is to stupid to be worthy of discussion, doesn't mean you can't have an opinion, just don't expect discussion by reasonable people.

Maybe these guys are just looking for a free ride into space to prove them wrong. LOL.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

"Pipefitter's And Welders Pocket Manual"

This is the 2nd edition of Audel's "Pipefitter's And Welder's Pocket Manual". I just discovered I had it on disc and have found that much of the information contained in the previous "Pipe Fitters Manual" is also contained here. This is a nice small pdf file so I will upload this one,instead of scanning the previous file. At 335 pages this volume covers much more, including steam and hot water heating systems,refrigeration and air conditioning, sprinkler systems, and plastic piping, domestic and industrial.

It is widely available around the web, this one from the Internet Archive, is a very clean copy.

To download go to my Books - Free Downloads page. # 47 - 3.5 MB - pdf






Friday, March 9, 2018

Pipe Fitters Manual

So 19 years ago while operating a small co-generation plant, we had a contractor come in to do some high pressure pipe welding. As a free-bee the supervisor handed out a company published pipe fitters manual to the operators. Required reading for their welders, you would think it would be full of company advertising. However there was only one page listing all of the company locations across the country. The remaining 115 pages are chock full of useful metalwork information and tables on anything even close to the pipe fitting trade. Useful formulas, welding info, bolt torque procedures, even wire rope specifications, are all covered.

The manual is spiral bound with tough vinyl covers, just right for the tool box at the job site. Here are some useful pages from this manual. If anyone wants more, message me and I will share the manual in a couple of pdf's.

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The first two pages, some useful formulas for finding areas, volumes, etc.



Many information tables such as the three tables on this page.


Lots of tips and tricks such as this jig for setting up elbow welds.


This is a popular chart for temperature conversion and the melting points of metals and their alloys.


For the non-trained welder, "what rod should I use" is a common question for welding procedures. Here is a clear explanation of the different welding rod types and their intended uses.




Hope the diy home shop welder finds some helpful information here.