Portable Welder (AC or DC)

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I am suggesting building a portable welder (AC or DC). I noted that a lot of the time the equipment is breaking down during a challenge. A portable welder would be nice. This is the bases behind this suggestion. I think it could be made from an engine and an electic motor ran in reverse or ganging together a number of auto alternators to get the voltage and amps needed. A challenge would be a welding contest using the units. Your comments...Thanks I enjoy the show alot and will be looking forward to the future ones.

-- Joseph Plankinton (joseph@ksdot.org), March 06, 2001


2 car batteries, 2 sets of jumper cables, a welding hood, and some thin rods 3/16 6011 would do. Presto Changeo a welder is born. A trifle crude but will fix stuff.

-- Stephen A. Binion (Stephenbinion@hotmail.com), March 06, 2001.

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