411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Four Overlooked Aspects of Home Remodeling

You have decided to remodel your home. That’s great. There’s so much to think about that you may overlook four vital aspects of remodeling....

on Aug 4, 2021

4 Advantages of Having Woodworking Tools to Decorate Your Home

If you have a basic understanding of woodcraft and some woodworking equipment, decorating your home will be a lot simpler and cost-effective for...

on Aug 4, 2021

SOS! 5 Signs You Need Foundation Repair

Never put off needed foundation repair in Denver! The longer you ignore a cracked, weak foundation, the more damage it suffers as those cracks and...

on Aug 2, 2021

Five Home Improvements That Will Change Your Life

Over more than a year, people have experienced a shift in priorities. Our homes became where we spend even more of our lives. It is no secret that...

on Aug 2, 2021

What Should I Look for in Roofing Companies?

With so many roofing companies from which to choose, how do you narrow down those choices and find the best contractor for your home or commercial...

on Aug 2, 2021

Beginners Guide to Welding Like a Pro

by Boris Dzhingarov on Aug 3, 2016

No matter where you turn in life, something around you has probably been welded. It can be a lucrative career and one that you can study for or learn on the job under a Master Welder, but not usually something you can just pick up and do without some very serious information under your belt. Whether you are looking to make a welding career or are simply looking to learn a bit to do a few DIY projects at home, there are some steps you need to take before welding your very first joint.

Begin with Welding Safety Procedures and Gear

Although you can learn beginning welding techniques quite quickly, there is one thing you need to give careful attention to and that is welding safety. Not only do you need to study safe handling of welding equipment and materials but you need to understand why your body is going to be covered in safety gear. You can get a basic idea of the types of safety gear you’ll need on the Foster Industrial website, but before ordering things, make sure you have the best protection money can buy, such as professional standard welding helmets. This is no joke. Welding is a very dangerous endeavor.

Study the Terminology

Most people who set out to learn about welding are totally in the dark about the basic terminology welders use daily. Do you know the difference between MIG, TIG and ARC welding? Have you ever heard those terms before? As in any trade, there is likely to be a great deal of jargon and words that are specific to the industry and so beginner welders would be well advised to learn those terms. It’s hard to learn something if you can’t understand the instructions!

Read, Read Some More and When All Else Fails, There’s YouTube

It cannot be overemphasized the need to fully understand what you are doing before you ever light that first welder the very first time. Most classroom instructors will have students spend weeks or months reading anything and everything that is ever written on welding before taking them to the practicum workshop. You have heard the old cliché that a little learning goes a long way. Well, for welders a little learning is probably going to be insufficient. The best advice anyone can give a beginner welder is to read, read some more and if all else fails, there’s always YouTube for a visual demonstration of what you have been learning on paper.

You may be learning on your own but you should try to find a Master Welder who is willing to walk you through the steps as you get ready to do your very first weld. A Master Welder will most likely make the first weld for you, show you how to make that bead and then talk to you about what it is he or she just did before letting you try it on your own. At this time if something isn’t clear, make sure to ask any questions you need to be answered. You may be a hobbyist but you want clean welds and above all to stay safe in the process. This is just the tip of the iceberg but enough to let you know that there is so much more to learn. In the meantime, happy welding!

Tools / Woodworking 2762 Views

Author

Random Articles

When to Consider Hiring a Heating and Cooling Company

The weather is not something you can control, and whenever you go outside, you are forced to layer up and adapt to the temperature. In your own...

Hire Contractors / Estimates

No Need for a Plumber to Replace the Bathtub Drain

If your bathtub drain needs to be replaced, either because it has become damaged or simply because it's not holding the water in the tub adequately...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

What Is the Cheapest Window Replacement?

A new window replacement is an excellent choice for improving a homes curb appeal and energy efficiency, while also allowing more sunlight and...

Windows / Siding

Michigan Local Builders Associations

Find a local builder or council, please contact the home builders' association (HBA) in your area.

Builders Associations

Cleaning Walls with Sugar Soap

A time of year when the weather is mild is the optimal time to clean walls, so you won't need air conditioning if you follow these...

Cleaning / Maintenance

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2021