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Specialized Welding Jobs

Industrial Hot Tapping    Hot tapping allows work to be performed on an existing live piping system without the need for venting or shutting down operations, and is only performed when it is not feasible, or is impractical, to take the equipment or piping system

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How to Extend Your Welding Life Expectancy

Welding can be a dangerous, life threatening, and dirty job, or a safe, rewarding, and well paying career. Whether one is learning to walk, ride a bicycle, play hockey, football, or just about any other activity you can think of, safety should be your first

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A Few Tips for Welding Cast Iron

First, it helps to understand how cast iron differs from other materials.  Most of what we call cast iron is more accurately called gray iron.  Gray iron is an iron alloy that is about 95% iron, 4% graphite and 1% silicon.  In gray iron the

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Welding Supplies – The Basics for any Welding Job

Every profession has its toolbox. Some are figurative toolboxes full of intangible skills and others are actual toolboxes full of real tools. While skilled welders possess experience, patience and steadiness, there are a few tangible items you need before you can begin any project. Helmet

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10 Welding Mistakes You Never Want to Make

  Making mistakes is a part of life, but at some point and time you learn there are mistakes that should never be made. For welders, some mistakes can lead to disaster. Welding mistakes are on display nearly every week in the “Welding Gone Wrong”

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How to Use & Maintain Welding Equipment

eHow.com, the website dedicated to helping you learn “how to do just about everything,” has 20 videos on the proper use and maintenance of welding equipment. One of the most highly rated videos in their series covers refurbishing the welder nozzle and tip. As always,

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Learn How to Weld: A few basics to get started

If you're just starting out into welding, whether you are strictly going to be a hobbyist or plan to embark on a welding career, you may be a bit lost as to where to begin.  While there are plenty of places you can go to