Originally Posted by wf2tm51
never welded before but willing to jump right in
Welding is a skill that is acquired through training & experience. I would recommend only a journeyman welder accomplish this for you. Consideration must be taken for the material on which you are welding, thickness of pipe, composition of material, type of weld (stick, tig, mig), how much heat, whether to plug weld, or pick up weld. It'* not really a "jump in" type task to take on. Don't forget personal safety is a huge factor also. Sorry for the negataive response, this is just my .02.