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Caddy

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Learning to Weld
« on: June 02, 2009, 10:06:25 AM »
I want to take some beginner classes or something to learn to weld. I have work I need to do on my jeep soon. and thought it would be more fun to go out and learn how to do it myself. any suggestions were to get it done.

I think Sait offers a course. but was wondering if there were a few other places I could go to learn.

Dragonmaster

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 08:17:17 PM »
I'm in the same boat, SAIT was the only place I could find that offered a course, but they didn't have a course until Sept or Oct IIRC

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 08:18:58 PM »
You could probably go to SAIT bookstore and pick up some of the books, read them over. Then after you get some of the theory I've got lots of scrap metal, and a arc, a mig, and a tigg you could play with for the cost of the consumables that you use.
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Caddy

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 08:56:36 AM »
Thanks ESI

that would be sweet. I am looking at a few books right now on the basics of welding already have learned alot from just some internet searches. I may take you up on your offer.

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 06:06:28 PM »
If you talk to someone at sait you can get the book list for their intro welding coarse,then go to theh book store and take a look. Everything used to come in modules and weren't to bad for price, plus you can pic and choose what you want to pick up.
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Caddy

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2009, 10:56:57 AM »
is there anything specific I should look for for the kind of welding I want to do. EI Bumper Fab, Bracket Fab, Simple repairs stuff like that. Mig, Tig, Oxy/Ace?

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2009, 02:36:45 PM »
I have taken the SAIT courses through continuing education. They are well worth the money and you will learn how to weld properly from specialized instructors.  You can write the cost of the course off your income tax

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2009, 02:53:05 PM »
You can write the cost of the course off your income tax

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2009, 07:36:55 PM »
And you can write off any supplies, and books, too!!
if we were smart with our money we wouldn't own Jeeps.
Here's your cup of STFU... ENJOY!

Caddy

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2009, 09:13:57 AM »
sweet, I am thinking I will sign up for the beginner class.

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2009, 10:09:05 AM »
I think i see some learning to weld DVDs at princess auto.

should give u a idea
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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2009, 12:26:48 PM »
which one are you looking to do??
any of these?

 WELD-124 Weld-a-saurus
WELD-140 Ornamental Metal Works I & II
WELD-203 Welding/GMAW Operators (Beginners MIG)
WELD-204 Welding/GTAW Operators (Beginners TIG)
WELD-205 Welding/"B" Pressure Upgrading
WELD-236 Welding/Oxyacetylene
WELD-238 Welding/SMAW Electric Arc Intro
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Caddy

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2009, 12:33:22 PM »
looking at WELD-203,204 probably just cover off the basics before I start playing with it. and before that I beleive 238 I think it is

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Re: Learning to Weld
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2009, 12:55:10 PM »
When I took these courses the SAIT instructors made WELD-236 first, sort of good old fashinioned welding,puddle control,etc.

It is an education deduction on your tax return.