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Hot Rods Mig Wire .023, .025, or .035?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fortunateson, Oct 13, 2019.

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  1. .023

    90 vote(s)
    69.8%
  2. .025

    15 vote(s)
    11.6%
  3. .035

    24 vote(s)
    18.6%
  1. I use .030 on sheetmetal everyday in my millermatic 211... Best welder I've ever used.
     
  2. 57JoeFoMoPar
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  3. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    Pfft, who even uses the metric system?
     
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  4. Fortunateson
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    Well most of the world actually as well as any scientific endeavours in the US. However, I grew up with the Imperial system and constantly convert back to it. Having taught Math for around 28 years my students could function with both systems except when talking yards, feet, miles, etc.
     
  5. .O23 for sheet/light stuff, .O35 for framework. Tips are pennies....Change the liner/rollers= just a flip, and good to go.
     
  6. Los_Control
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    I am using .030 also, on my forney 195.
    Basically I am to cheap to buy gas and 023 does not come in flux core
     
  7. Man I still gas weld my pipes/mufflers too !
     
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  9. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    I was being facetious. I’m keenly aware the US is the only country using standard


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  10. Fortunateson
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    Oops! I guess it lost something in translation. Metric makes so much sense but I'm a lot happier with imperial. Just my 1/50...
     
  11. I use .024 in my antique Daytona pocket mig... It does up to 3/16 pretty good.
     
  12. OLSKOOL57
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    On my Hobart Machine I basically use just .035 wire. Seem to have problems with.023.
    Decent welds sometimes, Gorilla welds sometimes. Thank goodness for grinders!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Both systems are just a fact of life.
    I have had to be conversant with both systems for most of my working life. This involved having to regularly convert between both systems in engineering, as well as for thirty years of flying overseas in the airline industry.
    On a daily basis, it was necessary to make conversions on loading large amounts fuel, as much as 265,000 lb, such as calculating fuel density, and converting from litres of fuel to pounds. These calculations had to be done quickly and correctly, and we just got used to the process.
    Even a 2% error could be catastrophic. Not loading enough, meant that you didn't make it to your destination, and loading too much, would result in being over weight and not being able to take off on the available runway.
    Just the other day, I had to replace the spindles on my ride on mower with "American sourced parts". Some of the bolts were SAE, and some were metric. Inconvenient, you bet. Big problem? Not so much.
    Bob
     
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