I've been working on some projects using horseshoes. Finished product looks good but it is often agravating trying to get the ground to work. I can have the ground connected to my welding table and I can weld on anything, put my shield down and try to strike the arc on the horseshoes and it is like I'm touching freakin plastic. I've even found it hard to get it to strike when I have the ground clamp directly on the horseshoe. Once it starts an arc, the welding of them is fairly easy but it is certainly hell getting started. I was curious about whether since I was using used horseshoes if it was the same kind of situation I had asked about concerning the drill stem/sucker rod in the fence thread. I know it isn't because they are dirty because I wire brushed them suckers till they were shiny.
I'm gonna post up some pics of my horseshoe stuff in a day or so so I can get my 5 photos uploaded for the contest provided I get enough posts... I may have to sand bag them until a new contest starts if I run short on postsGreenSmoking