[TowerTalk] Tack welding rebar, need howto

Grant Saviers grants2 at pacbell.net
Fri Jan 3 13:56:08 EST 2014

Good point.  Gave away my 240v 80# 225a buzzbox, weighs more than the 
entry MIGs, takes 240v 50a.   The HF 70a unit (120v?) is probably ok for 
rebar tacks with 1/16" rods, but I think wouldn't do 2" sch 40 corner 
post braces or used drill pipe.  Can't beat buzzboxes for cheap.  Takes 
a bit more skill though, unless ugly is ok.

Grant KZ1W

On 1/3/2014 9:56 AM, Charlie Gallo wrote:
> I'd say a stick welder is even lighter and easier. A small "buzzbox" stick is about 30 pounds, costs about 80 dollars, and your done
> On 1/3/2014 Grant Saviers wrote:
>> Flux core is the easiest, cheapest, and lightest way to weld in the
>> field e.g. for fence posts in the pasture with a generator on the back
>> of the ATV or Gator.  The entry MIG setups also don't have a regulator
>> in the kit although the Miller and others have the shield gas plumbing
>> and valve inside.

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