bush welding

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 00:19
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hi all
Have been going thru my tools we take away and had to ask, has anyone tried to carry out welding repairs using anti zap jumper leads? The ones I carry are super heavy duty but as I have a 3.0TD patrol I had to get the anti zap.
Thanks in advanced

Bob A
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:34

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:34
The more I see adverts in magazines extolling the virtues of emergency welding, the more I shudder.

I have lived most of my life in the bush, including living on a cattle station. Never needed to weld on site.

Having some rudimentary equipment is one thing, learning to do it profficiently is another thing. I weld every day, and I would be hard pressed to pull a decent 5g or 6g fillet using 12 volt batteries.

I am sure wire, bolts, cordless drill, metal plates would be more advantageous.

If you wish to weld on site, please remember to offer some protection for onbord chips etc.

I am probably going to get flamed for this, but hey........ there is a limit as to what to take away, and I don't think a welder rates high on the list.


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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 21:03

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 21:03
6g fillet, thats a verrry small steak.

I prefer about a 400 gram Rump, rare as hell.

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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 21:25

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 21:25

Love the stickers!!!

Sorry....... 5g......6g......... secret welders business!!!! Usually for pipe to pipe & pipe to plate out of hand, out of position.

Rump, well........ we all love Rump.........


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Reply By: Mick - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 09:01

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 09:01
the more batteries you can hook up in series the better arc and weld you will get.
3 batteries, 36 volts hooked up in series did the job for us, welding a waterpump bracket together-8mm plate, still there 5 years later!!!!
12 volts just isnt quite enough, too much resistance in small jumper leads, more batteries, current can flow easier!!!
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