I am Big Will. And yes I Live up to the name. I am from south Texas, just outside of Houston anyway. I drive a truck for a living at this stage in my life. I am the guy that just pulled into the intersection in front of you with that huge load and is now blocking everything in all directions until my steer car removes a sign so that we can continue on our way off into the countryside. Where once there I can deliver this single part of a windmill tower.
Yea it is a little dramatic but you get the idea. I am a heavy haul truck driver specializing in Wind Energy Transportation. Prior to driving a truck I was a diesel mechanic for 5 years. I got tired of the grind and thaught I wanted to SEE the world. I have pictures of every sight you could possibly imagine in the US and Canada. Only problem with that is every single one of them includes the windshield of my truck in it. Prior to working as a mechanic I went to trade school and learned both Heavy Equipment Mechanics and Welding. Upon graduation I was certified in 6" schedule 40 pipe in the 6g position and then 6010 structural 4g 3/8" plate. I had failed my 7018 cert. by crystalizing the bead. I was in a hurry to get out of there and go make a fortune in the real world. Full of Piss and Vinegar I was. LOL
Anyway, On to why I am here on this forum. I am a Hobby welder now adays and just got tired of using my grandfathers old AC Buzzbox. When I say Old I mean OLD. To the best of my abilities I have found here on the internet that that model Glenn-Roberts welder was only in production during the 1940's. All the numbers had worn off the amperage guage so god only knows what you are actually welding with. I crank it one way then all the way the other way. then estimate somewhere in the middle. I have to tell you though that SOB can weld. And it is almost literally bullet proof. I dont think it would hold up to a 50 cal. I just baught a combo Fabricator 181i for Christmas and was pleased with it. It got my juices flowing and as of last night I just baught a PowerTig 200dx. The only place my Fabricator fell short was it is only DC. So here I am after reading countless hours about everlast I am gonna give them a try as well.
So all things considered hello to you all and please dont get upset with me when I ask dumb questions about tig welding as I am gonna teach myself to do this come hell or high water.