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Old 05-14-2012, 03:03 PM   #1601
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Check out a local vocational tech school!

Butler Vo-Tech has a tig welding class they offer. It is 8 weeks long and $195 for the course. You provide the materials for the projects or they do at an additional cost.

I wouldn't mind taking a welding class too! Breakiron and I were talking about this a few months ago.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:07 PM   #1602
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I have been looking into classes since Jason said this. The only ones I can find are at CCAC, Wyotech, Rosedale and the likes. You are looking at around 300-600 bucks for a class.

The welder that vindler suggested is about a 2k welder.
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in our case when we bought the Invertec 200 AC/DC it was about a 35% savings over retail. Lincoln has a great welding school, and the company HQ is in Cleveland.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:10 PM   #1603
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I was thinking about a 120 porta-mig. Is a class necessary or would YouTube and a bunch of practice be better. I have a big chunk of practice metal in my garage.
I've been told that a class is a good idea since it teaches things like weld contamination and preparing the metal for welding. I'm talking more about beveled edges for thicker metal not sanding paint off kind of stuff. Plus you learn about wire speed and heat settings. I think those types of things would be easier to learn and much quicker to learn in an instructor environment. My dad and my uncle both weld. My dad knows enough to get by and my uncle does it as a profession. They are worlds apart in their welding knowledge and abilities. I think that says a lot for proper instruction and practice.

Some folks think you just slam to pieces of metal together, run a bead and your good to go. While it probably works for most small things, there is more to a proper weld then just running a bead of molten metal.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:17 PM   #1604
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That school cost 650... Looks like it would be a great learning experience though.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:20 PM   #1605
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I'm in need of one of these:


Anyone have one?
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #1606
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that's crazy, there were a bunch of welding supply places in hawaii, and i took a few of their classes for ~ $50 a pop. 2 day things. first day classroom and a heartbeat of show us how bad you are and 2nd day hands on with the equipment. crazy. it may ahve been sponsored by miller, but we used all sorts of equipment. i did one mig and two tig classes with them. how can there not be anything here?! IN IRON CITY!!? STEEL TOWN!?!
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:51 PM   #1607
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that's crazy, there were a bunch of welding supply places in hawaii, and i took a few of their classes for ~ $50 a pop. 2 day things. first day classroom and a heartbeat of show us how bad you are and 2nd day hands on with the equipment. crazy. it may ahve been sponsored by miller, but we used all sorts of equipment. i did one mig and two tig classes with them. how can there not be anything here?! IN IRON CITY!!? STEEL TOWN!?!

I was wondering the same damn thing! I know someone who was a master welder and was thinking of getting ahold of him and seeing if he would be willing to teach me. I am thinking that after doing alot of research you are correct jason, I would want a tig for anything I want to really weld and a mig for tacking **** up and welding things that are already attached.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:56 PM   #1608
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Dear God, listen to that thing. Sweet music!
It does sound amazing. We're gonna do more video. I'm a little scared because the owner agreed to rev to 9k+ and go flat out...

I'm glad the seat belt straps have airbags at least
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:03 AM   #1609
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Anyone know of a good touchless car wash in the south hills where you can get an undercarriage spray only? Do I need to worry about the Rally Armor flaps if I take it through one of those?

I really hate to even do it but a month ago or so I was driving up Banksville Rd when they were doing road work. I had to drive through water with all the concrete dust from them cutting the road. It completely coated the wheel wells and didn't come off easily. Well yesterday while under the car I saw that it's on just about everything under there from the front wheels back.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #1610
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IN IRON CITY!!? STEEL TOWN!?!
Making steel and welding steel together are two different things. We do however weld alot of steel in the finishing process of making sheet steel. I have been at the plant over 12 years now.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #1611
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Anyone know of a good touchless car wash in the south hills where you can get an undercarriage spray only? Do I need to worry about the Rally Armor flaps if I take it through one of those?

I really hate to even do it but a month ago or so I was driving up Banksville Rd when they were doing road work. I had to drive through water with all the concrete dust from them cutting the road. It completely coated the wheel wells and didn't come off easily. Well yesterday while under the car I saw that it's on just about everything under there from the front wheels back.
Just a suggestion guitarman, can you find out who the company was that did the road work? You may be able to contact them for help on a chemical that will remove the junk and they may pay for it's professional removal. I know many people who have had PennDot give them chemicals to use and have paid to have paint removed from cars.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:44 PM   #1612
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my cars are always covered in cement! no really, my shop is across the street from Frank Bryan cement factory and the street is always covered in cement slime, with a 4" deep half the street sized puddle infront of my shop. i'd need a daily dose. i think, though, from my experience with them, they'll just tell me to **** off.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #1613
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Looking forward to being exempt from emissions for my car haha, apparently if I put less than 5k miles on it per year I dont have to worry about emissions?
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #1614
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^ welcome to the 21st century. That law has only been around since the 80's
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:42 PM   #1615
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^ welcome to the 21st century. That law has only been around since the 80's

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Old 05-15-2012, 03:04 PM   #1616
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Hey now! Do not compare me to shek. Josh's post was about as stupid as they come. Half the guys in here put less miles on there car than 5k in goals of not having to have emissions done... Or am I the only one
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #1617
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Hey now! Do not compare me to shek. Josh's post was about as stupid as they come. Half the guys in here put less miles on there car than 5k in goals of not having to have emissions done... Or am I the only one
Silly people not driving your car so that you can drive your car...
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #1618
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Hey now! Do not compare me to shek. Josh's post was about as stupid as they come. Half the guys in here put less miles on there car than 5k in goals of not having to have emissions done... Or am I the only one
LOL ! Just having a little fun. Turns out I am now exempt. I live in Washington county but half my town is in greene. Including the post office !! So now I am exempt regardless of the miles I drive. Speaking of exempt I followed this for a few miles Saturday

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:36 PM   #1619
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Hey now! Do not compare me to shek. Josh's post was about as stupid as they come. Half the guys in here put less miles on there car than 5k in goals of not having to have emissions done... Or am I the only one
Not driving your car and not being able to drive your car are two entirely different things
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #1620
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Yeah, I took my dad's 540 in for inspection and it had been driven 4500 miles in the last year, had no idea we were emissions exempt.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #1621
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Hey now you shut your whore mouth!
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #1622
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New guy here in more ways the one, I just moved up here at the end of last year and I have been in the market for a STI for a few months now so I figured this would be a good place to start seeing what was around here. Not looking for new but something decent since I drive from Kitt to Cheswick 6/7 days a week for work. I've never owned anything other then domestic but I have always wanted a subi and since moving up here I now have a good excuse to buy one. I am looking for something in the lower 20's or less you know always wanting more for less lol.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:02 PM   #1623
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LOL ! Just having a little fun. Turns out I am now exempt. I live in Washington county but half my town is in greene. Including the post office !! So now I am exempt regardless of the miles I drive. Speaking of exempt I followed this for a few miles Saturday
you must live right next to me seeing how that is bentleyville. what town do you live in thats half and half?
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:23 PM   #1624
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