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Thread: Door Frame Corrosion

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    I had bought a miller dynasty about 8 years ago and like it so far. The new welders sold at harbor freight (Vulcan) have
    gotten OK reviews on the welding forums---- not a nice as miller --- but maybe easier to get spare parts for than made in china everlast. The everlast apparently work fine-- but everyone is concerned that if a circuit board blows- the whole thing is disposable. The Vulcan is (I believe) made in America or designed in America--- to avoid the replacement parts avail. problem. You can read the thread on weldingweb about it.

    I was noticing that on the doors--- each different side of the door is a different size squ tube...…. Seems like a strange way to do things--- that they wouldn't standardize the tube size---- but I guess they didn't have to since they were making their own material----- but it makes it kind of a pain now-----

    I will see if I can do Steve's fix with the inner sleeve. (if I have scrap material for the outer section--)


    Tim

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    Piper bought the tubing. It is made like towel bars are made with a folded seam. The doors were all 1/16" tubing. Someone probably repaired your doors with something else. I did not do any inner sleeves, simply cut at an angle and butt welded together. It is not a structural part but a fairing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violinmaker View Post
    I had bought a miller dynasty about 8 years ago and like it so far. The new welders sold at harbor freight (Vulcan) have
    gotten OK reviews on the welding forums---- not a nice as miller --- but maybe easier to get spare parts for than made in china everlast. The everlast apparently work fine-- but everyone is concerned that if a circuit board blows- the whole thing is disposable. The Vulcan is (I believe) made in America or designed in America--- to avoid the replacement parts avail. problem. You can read the thread on weldingweb about it.


    Tim
    Iíve got an Everlasting 210EXT, been using it for about 3 years now, so far so good!



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    I have heard mostly good reports from everlast users-- they seem to weld great--- just some are worried about getting parts --- That's the single biggest reason I went with miller- even though it was 3x the price of Chinese.

    Steve--- wow that surprises that piper didn't mfg. that stuff.....
    I have 3 doors (pieces of doors--) and it looks like every tube is a different size even on one door---- that's a little confusing---

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    Steve:
    "I used a piece of 5/8" 4130 square tube as a liner to reinforce the splice. Since the original tube is a hemmed seam I had to cut a longitudinal groove in the sleeve tube so it would slide inside of the original hemmed 11/16" tubing that Piper built the door out of."

    This is what I was referring to when I said "inner sleeve" - did you take the 5/8 tube and cut one side off to clear the
    doubled side of the piper tune ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by violinmaker View Post
    Steve:
    "I used a piece of 5/8" 4130 square tube as a liner to reinforce the splice. Since the original tube is a hemmed seam I had to cut a longitudinal groove in the sleeve tube so it would slide inside of the original hemmed 11/16" tubing that Piper built the door out of."

    This is what I was referring to when I said "inner sleeve" - did you take the 5/8 tube and cut one side off to clear the
    doubled side of the piper tune ?
    I guess I did do a tube in a tube splice. Slept to many times and worked on to many airplanes since then I guess.

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    I bet every single person whose plane you repair is thankfull to have someone that knows how to do work thats to the bone solis and done to be proud of.
    I have seen some ( a few really) that just got my blood pressure up they were such jacklegs-- a couple were even IA's---- but many more were guys I loved to watch
    work--- likes to observe how they though about approaches to problem solving... and ways to fix problems so they stay fixed. I suspect many of us here are thankfull to have
    help when were on the learning curve.
    T

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