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Link Posted: 4/24/2016 4:46:25 AM EDT
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Don't you guys go blind by looking at that bright light?
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Not sure if this is sarcasm or not but they wear helmets with dark lenses and most modern ones are auto darken so you can see somewhat normal when you aren't welding but when you start the lenses darken
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 4:50:06 AM EDT
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Not sure if this is sarcasm or not but they wear helmets with dark lenses and most modern ones are auto darken so you can see somewhat normal when you aren't welding but when you start the lenses darken
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Not sure if this is sarcasm or not but they wear helmets with dark lenses and most modern ones are auto darken so you can see somewhat normal when you aren't welding but when you start the lenses darken

Not sarcasm, I heard it's still bad on the eyes. And it seems lots of guys skip eye pro for quick zaps, keep in mind I don't  know what I'm talking about.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 6:25:12 AM EDT
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Not sarcasm, I heard it's still bad on the eyes. And it seems lots of guys skip eye pro for quick zaps, keep in mind I don't  know what I'm talking about.
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Don't you guys go blind by looking at that bright light?


Not sure if this is sarcasm or not but they wear helmets with dark lenses and most modern ones are auto darken so you can see somewhat normal when you aren't welding but when you start the lenses darken

Not sarcasm, I heard it's still bad on the eyes. And it seems lots of guys skip eye pro for quick zaps, keep in mind I don't  know what I'm talking about.
Welders had no shoelaces type shoes, helmets with dark glasses, and head scarves or skull caps....standard
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:10:23 AM EDT
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What kind of fire extinguishing equipment is there when you weld fuel tanks?
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I've been welding since 1979.

The USAF trained me and certified me in TIG on several different alloys for manned flight hardware.

Since then I've welded in the oil patch, construction, fabrication, ornamental iron, and aerospace.

I've worked on the United States Space Shuttle External Tank for Lockheed Martin, Boeings Delta II and Delta IV, Mitsubishis liquid oxygen tanks for their space program, the ARES program for the N.A.S.A., and currently for Boeing on the SLS program.

VPPAW, GTAW, GMAW, Self Reacting Friction Stir, Conventional Friction Stir, and Plug Weld Friction Stir.

What do you want to know?

eta, this is the biggest moveable object that I've welded on.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Externaltank.jpg
What kind of fire extinguishing equipment is there when you weld fuel tanks?


The tanks are empty and have never held fuel. We built them from scratch.   The testing is extensive before they ever see fuel.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:30:32 AM EDT
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That's some tier 1 shit talkin.  :)
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:39:53 AM EDT
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No such thing a licensed welder AFAIK.

I started learning to weld when I was 13, got my first job as a welder when I was 16, went to two years of welding school, spent ten years welding pipe and tubes.  Been certified on everything from plate to low alloy heavy wall pipe and tubes.  

Welding that pays a lot of money is a series of dead-end jobs that take you to many different shit-hole refinery/powerplant/paper mill/oil field towns where you spend most of your money on hotels and all the associated expense of living on the road.  Not to mention that you will never have a family or any semblance of a stable, functional life.

Welding that doesn't keep you on the road will get you about $12-$15 an hour.


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this man has been there and done that I am guessing

Speed

I count it as a skill not a trade, no offence to those that do it as such

ETA, I was thinking in reference to the jobs available around my area, and there are welding jobs that are far more advanced and more money than here.  Here it is Krause plow, and superior boiler as the top pay, unless your a pipeliner.


Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:48:25 AM EDT
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i must be overcharging  



by $60/hr
 

ETA: my biggest jobs were mostly welding custom bridges. did a 60 ft. bridge made from 8" I's arched 30" inches. jigged it up in the yard, shot in the corners and went to town. picked it up with a crane, set it on a flatbed semi and shipped it out. did a 216' ft. suspension bridge design/build project for a Boy Scout camp. had to demo a bridge built by the WPA in the 30's, run new cables and install the new bridge.all while hanging from cables 40 ft in the air. that one was fun. other smaller jobs when i owned an ornamental shop. i charged and still charge $75/hr when i fire up a welder, although i'm mostly retired now.
http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a533/rwilkins01/20121126_143501_zpsk7jbvyej.jpg


http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a533/rwilkins01/20130128_154129_zpsisb2ucvo.jpg
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No such thing a licensed welder AFAIK.

I started learning to weld when I was 13, got my first job as a welder when I was 16, went to two years of welding school, spent ten years welding pipe and tubes.  Been certified on everything from plate to low alloy heavy wall pipe and tubes.  

Welding that pays a lot of money is a series of dead-end jobs that take you to many different shit-hole refinery/powerplant/paper mill/oil field towns where you spend most of your money on hotels and all the associated expense of living on the road.  Not to mention that you will never have a family or any semblance of a stable, functional life.

Welding that doesn't keep you on the road will get you about $12-$15 an hour.


i must be overcharging  



by $60/hr
 

ETA: my biggest jobs were mostly welding custom bridges. did a 60 ft. bridge made from 8" I's arched 30" inches. jigged it up in the yard, shot in the corners and went to town. picked it up with a crane, set it on a flatbed semi and shipped it out. did a 216' ft. suspension bridge design/build project for a Boy Scout camp. had to demo a bridge built by the WPA in the 30's, run new cables and install the new bridge.all while hanging from cables 40 ft in the air. that one was fun. other smaller jobs when i owned an ornamental shop. i charged and still charge $75/hr when i fire up a welder, although i'm mostly retired now.
http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a533/rwilkins01/20121126_143501_zpsk7jbvyej.jpg


http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a533/rwilkins01/20130128_154129_zpsisb2ucvo.jpg


Nice work, but I think the OP was refering to pay as a employee, not a owner, whole different ballgame.

Speed
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:03:43 PM EDT
how many ways can you split a hair?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:17:13 PM EDT
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The tanks are empty and have never held fuel. We built them from scratch.   The testing is extensive before they ever see fuel.
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I've been welding since 1979.

The USAF trained me and certified me in TIG on several different alloys for manned flight hardware.

Since then I've welded in the oil patch, construction, fabrication, ornamental iron, and aerospace.

I've worked on the United States Space Shuttle External Tank for Lockheed Martin, Boeings Delta II and Delta IV, Mitsubishis liquid oxygen tanks for their space program, the ARES program for the N.A.S.A., and currently for Boeing on the SLS program.

VPPAW, GTAW, GMAW, Self Reacting Friction Stir, Conventional Friction Stir, and Plug Weld Friction Stir.

What do you want to know?

eta, this is the biggest moveable object that I've welded on.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Externaltank.jpg
What kind of fire extinguishing equipment is there when you weld fuel tanks?


The tanks are empty and have never held fuel. We built them from scratch.   The testing is extensive before they ever see fuel.
Have you ever had to do fuel tanks that were emptied?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:21:55 PM EDT
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this man has been there and done that I am guessing

Speed

I count it as a skill not a trade, no offence to those that do it as such

ETA, I was thinking in reference to the jobs available around my area, and there are welding jobs that are far more advanced and more money than here.  Here it is Krause plow, and superior boiler as the top pay, unless your a pipeliner.


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No such thing a licensed welder AFAIK.

I started learning to weld when I was 13, got my first job as a welder when I was 16, went to two years of welding school, spent ten years welding pipe and tubes.  Been certified on everything from plate to low alloy heavy wall pipe and tubes.  

Welding that pays a lot of money is a series of dead-end jobs that take you to many different shit-hole refinery/powerplant/paper mill/oil field towns where you spend most of your money on hotels and all the associated expense of living on the road.  Not to mention that you will never have a family or any semblance of a stable, functional life.

Welding that doesn't keep you on the road will get you about $12-$15 an hour.




this man has been there and done that I am guessing

Speed

I count it as a skill not a trade, no offence to those that do it as such

ETA, I was thinking in reference to the jobs available around my area, and there are welding jobs that are far more advanced and more money than here.  Here it is Krause plow, and superior boiler as the top pay, unless your a pipeliner.


I worked Facilities for American Airlines, just electro-hydraulic-mechanical stuff. We had one licensed electrician and one welder on the graveyard shift, they had the lightest load of work orders because of what they knew.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:36:58 PM EDT

I worked in a small shipyard for a couple of years, built a tug and a few barges, did some repair work on the beach in Alaska...

...I found a different line of work.

Partly because the yard I was working for folded, mostly because breathing welding fumes in a poorly ventilated barge compartment for 8-12 hours a day is not fun. At all.



Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:15:34 PM EDT
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Have you ever had to do fuel tanks that were emptied?
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I've been welding since 1979.

The USAF trained me and certified me in TIG on several different alloys for manned flight hardware.

Since then I've welded in the oil patch, construction, fabrication, ornamental iron, and aerospace.

I've worked on the United States Space Shuttle External Tank for Lockheed Martin, Boeings Delta II and Delta IV, Mitsubishis liquid oxygen tanks for their space program, the ARES program for the N.A.S.A., and currently for Boeing on the SLS program.

VPPAW, GTAW, GMAW, Self Reacting Friction Stir, Conventional Friction Stir, and Plug Weld Friction Stir.

What do you want to know?

eta, this is the biggest moveable object that I've welded on.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Externaltank.jpg
What kind of fire extinguishing equipment is there when you weld fuel tanks?


The tanks are empty and have never held fuel. We built them from scratch.   The testing is extensive before they ever see fuel.
Have you ever had to do fuel tanks that were emptied?


That will never happen. The testing that those things went through makes it impossible for a weld to fail after acceptance.  


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