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A Brief History of Welding Essay

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If you want to be a welder, and actually have a career, you can go to a welding school and learn how to weld, or you can try to be a welders helper and just learn the trade. Welding can be a tough job if you don’t know what you are doing or you do not enjoy doing it. Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials together (Modern Welding). This is the process that uses fuel gases and oxygen to make a molten pool of metal to fuse together two pieces of metal, called puddeling (oxy-fuel welding and cutting. Wikipedia). If you decide to weld as your profession, most welding school students have little trouble finding jobs and finding people certified to weld correctly (Welding.Wikipedia). Welding is a very important…show more content…
For welding, you need clothes that can get dirty and that can be ruined. You need long pants, old shoes, a welding jacket, and sunglasses or a welding helmet. When handling a torch, you need to first make sure that you have put the right kind of tip attached to the torch. Make sure that the tip is on their tightly. Not to lose or the flame will come out of the bottom attachment instead out of the tip. Next, make sure that your acetylene and oxygen tanks are turned on. You want the acetylene gage to be showing between three and five. And your oxygen tank is between ten and fifteen. When handling a torch, make sure that you have on both welding gloves. You don’t want to get third degree burns by accidentally dropping it. Having a basic torch, there will be two valves by the handle. On different torches there are different ways to control how much acetylene and oxygen are coming out of it. On the basic torch, one valve controls your amount of acetylene, and the other controls the amount of oxygen. Both are concentrated out of the tip of the torch. The acetylene valve is connected to

The red hose, and oxygen valve is the green hose. You want to turn your acetylene valve on so that you can barely feel some coming out of the tip and onto your hand. Then you take your sparker, and light up the torch. When the torch is lit, take your hand away from it immediately so that
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