View Poll Results: Most common welding

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  • Arc

    8 24.24%
  • MIG

    11 33.33%
  • TIG

    7 21.21%
  • Oxy Acetylene

    21 63.64%
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  1. #1
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    Jul 2008
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    Does the HVAC trade do any welding?

    I'm taking classes at my community college and I am new to this field. So I was wondering does the HVAC trade do any welding? MIG, TIG, ARC, Oxy Acetylene. Which of the following is the most common. I know you guys use Oxy Acetylene for brazing.

    Thanks everybody

  2. #2
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    Mar 2005
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    burlington county n.j.
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    about 50/50 mig and arc.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
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    Detroit, MI
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    Personally i do mig/arc depending on what and where, and i use TIG for repairing SS cases, sinks etc, but before i worked in a fab & industrial maintenance shop and i did mostly mig/TIG welding

  4. #4
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    Jan 2007
    Location
    Milwaukee Wisconsin
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    I notice a lot of you refer to brazing as welding.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
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    To HVAC Teacher

    "I notice a lot of you refer to brazing as welding."

    I am talking about brazing copper pipe for the higher pressure R-410 type refrigerant.

    What I am getting at here is what is used the most in the HVAC field/career.
    I want to know whether or not to go for my arc, mig, tig, or all welding certification. In the HVAC field.

  6. #6
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    Jul 2008
    Location
    Davie, FL
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    You can use a Mig Welder on copper

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
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    1,030
    Quote Originally Posted by -459FZPE View Post
    You can use a Mig Welder on copper
    if you are really good you can tig weld it to


    scratch start of course

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    South Carolina
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    First employer I worked for in this trade would build all of the support frames for equipment, roof curbs, equipment racks, everything made of metal. We did all of our welding with ARC and occasionally Oxy-Acetylene in the field.
    I learned by getting thrown to the wolves on the stick welder and got to be pretty good. If you didn't know who did it, you almost couldn't tell if it was me or the shop welder.
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” —Albert Einstein

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