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Sounds like you had crappy luck with the taps, sorry to hear that. Next time you weld on those, maybe try stuffing some soaked rags in there first? I don't know if it will help, but it might keep the inside cool enough to keep the threads from warping. Or use less heat
 
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Sounds like you had crappy luck with the taps, sorry to hear that. Next time you weld on those, maybe try stuffing some soaked rags in there first? I don't know if it will help, but it might keep the inside cool enough to keep the threads from warping. Or use less heat
yea. I couldn't find anyone local that had the taps, so I just bought my own. Should ship out soon, and will hopefully be here before I leave for work again. I just welded them a little too hot. Rookie mistake. I'm still a noob welder, so I'm just chalking this one up to a live and learn situation.
 
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You did just fine welding those. Just remember, the heat travels with the weld, and will always get hotter towards the end of the weld. When I weld pipe I like to tack it in four spots, equal distance apart. Then I weld from one tack to another, then jump to the other side and weld the opposite side. Then I connect the two beads at the farthest end from where I just finished, and then finish off connecting the beads at the other end. I hope that made some sense to you, it is just my way of keeping the heat disapated throughout the metal, and helps prevent warping. I know one continuous bead is stronger, but this way works just fine for me, and I have never had any issues.
 
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You did just fine welding those. Just remember, the heat travels with the weld, and will always get hotter towards the end of the weld. When I weld pipe I like to tack it in four spots, equal distance apart. Then I weld from one tack to another, then jump to the other side and weld the opposite side. Then I connect the two beads at the farthest end from where I just finished, and then finish off connecting the beads at the other end. I hope that made some sense to you, it is just my way of keeping the heat disapated throughout the metal, and helps prevent warping. I know one continuous bead is stronger, but this way works just fine for me, and I have never had any issues.
Yeah. It makes sense. I thought about doing that, and had planned on it... but when I started welding it... things were just going soooo smooth. lol

Plus, start/stops like that with a stick welder are a pain in the ***. Having to clean slag, back-gouge the welds, etc.
 
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Yeah. It makes sense. I thought about doing that, and had planned on it... but when I started welding it... things were just going soooo smooth. lol

Plus, start/stops like that with a stick welder are a pain in the ***. Having to clean slag, back-gouge the welds, etc.
I didn't realize you were stick welding these, cudos to you my friend! Your right, it is a pain in the ***, but sometimes well worth it. Could have saved you the $$$ on the tap set and time of getting it here
 
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I didn't realize you were stick welding these, cudos to you my friend! Your right, it is a pain in the ***, but sometimes well worth it. Could have saved you the $$$ on the tap set and time of getting it here
How so? i live in texas. a long *** way away from you. lol
 
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I don't mean borrowing my set, I mean by ordering it and waiting for the set to arrive.
 
 
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