Acknowledgments. Preface. 1. Welding and Cutting Safety. 2. Oxyacetylene Welding. 3. Oxyacetylene Cutting. 4. Shielded Metal Are Welding. 5. Arc Welding and Cutting. 6. Brazing and Braze Welding. 7. Soldering. 8. Identifying Metals. 9. Cast Iron. 10. Wrought Iron. 11. Carbon Steels. 12. Alloy Steels. 13. Reactive and Refractory Metals. 14. Galvanized Metals. 15. Soft Metals Welding. 16. Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys. 17. Lead, Tin and Zinc. 18. Hard Facing and Tool and Die Steels. 19. Types of Joints. 20. Welding Positions. 21. Types of Welds. 22. Weld Terminology. 23. Welding Symbols. 24. Tips for Producing Good Welds. Appendix A: SMAW Carbon Steel Electrodes. Appendix B: SMAW Stainless Steel Electrodes Appendix C: SMAW Aluminum Electrodes. Appendix D: Conversion Tables.
James Brumbaugh is an active consultant to the trades industry specializing in welding and HVAC. He has more than twenty years experience in residential and light commercial construction and has authored 15 books in the trades area, including Audel?s Welder?s Guide, 3rd Edition.