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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by EL TACOROJO, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Nov 18, 2020 at 12:15 PM
    koditten

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    I know I've been practicing my homework for 28 years.
     
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  2. Nov 18, 2020 at 1:51 PM
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    In the olden days before Air Gas went to that awful SAP computer system any of the counter guys could adjust the prices .

    Now to change prices it takes the manager who always seems to have manager hours so they only put in 30 minutes a day at the store show up about 1000 hours leave for lunch at 1030 get back around 1500 then run to the bank and call it a day

    Stores seem to be getting shorted on deliveries in every region to the point some end users run out

    All of the distributors one needs to keep an eye on the prices
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    Not sure, if It's an improvement or not..

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    Looks like i am being inconsistent on travel speed, with the bead size change.

    Had someone mention it was to cold since there was no "rainbow color effect" I thought that was morea stainless thing rather than mild steel?

    I know a few runs i did on an outside corner with 1/4 plate at the amperage showed the heat marks that I had would expect to see if I had used stick welding...
     
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  4. Nov 19, 2020 at 3:48 PM
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    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    If anything that's too hot. Some people use SS filler to make the weld pretty for the gram. Don't believe everything you see in there, like crazy dime stacked beads, there's a reason structural welds don't look like Instagram pics.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2020 at 11:11 AM
    koditten

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    Here is a new one for me.

    Been about 18 months since it installed this big roll.
    Down to the last 3 layers or so and the welding quality went to shit. Changed tips and no joy.

    It would get to a section of the roll and the weld would just start to pop and fart and make horrible weld beads.CjvCzTRw1rNEJ8milAkxayd19CffqNWBw7eWjXwp_1808f7b006f24dcaaa2282bb2a2014c04b5a1070.jpg 9l47_5prFpL0MXKcRyXo_4rQ2URF4VoXBdzRvZqi_336c1c302a93ee38b29888fe9f12b9088b9233da.jpg ibEqycQBh6aOcehZCaPI2K2PVsN3csRF1rCfzibe_27b897d5c1eb981ed6e6a7cb35c946a8311dd70b.jpg

    I never have noticed any presence of mice, but obviously I had an issue.

    Fuckers pissed on the inside of the roll and corroding the wire.

    I guess I learned something new.
     
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  6. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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    Hey all. Been busy with a bunch of other projects last few weeks/months and frankly, welding practice isn’t high on my list in 95F weather. :D

    ... but getting back into the groove with my HF Titanium 170 I’ve been practicing a bit lately. Love having gas! :anonymous:

    Question - how do you figure appropriate size and gauge for tubing and angle iron for various stuff? Firewood rack, railing (support not safety, not code related), etc? Any reference stuff for something like force to deflect per unit length?

    Anyway, knocked out a quick gun rest today. Ain’t pretty but seems to work okay. :thumbsup:

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  7. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:24 PM
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    Nice drawing on an old receipt. Are you related to my boss? He has handed me drawings on a napkin before. Lol
     
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  8. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:51 PM
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    Lol. I usually chalk my plans on the fab table.
     
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  9. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    I think it was just from the weather unless you saw more Evil Rodent signs like the spool was full of acorns .

    If I recall you had a few showers up your way this year.

    Myself I would be more worried about Evil Rodents inside the covers they really like to be in enclosed spaces .
     
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  10. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:41 PM
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    Well, the last pic has some "dirty rice" that can be barely seen.

    I hope I never left my welders outside.

    The 'timers does run in my family.
     
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  11. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    Not from being outside just from the condensation
     
  12. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    Ah, I see. Could be an issue.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:52 PM
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    Nice work on the rack. I am a Grip and built a similar rack for my buddy’s set rigging truck.

    I think you actually commented on it when I posted pictures of it a few years ago

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  14. Nov 21, 2020 at 4:04 PM
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    Yeah! Thanks for the inspiration! That’s totally it. Was yours steel? Man, about half way done I had to stand it up-it was getting too heavy for me to flip.
     
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  15. Nov 21, 2020 at 4:19 PM
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    haha no prob man. Yeah mine was steel as well. It wasn’t light haha.
     
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    Im glad I’m not the only one. I don’t have a fab table per say but I draw plans on my rollaway top.
     
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  17. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF This statement is false.

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    I keep a notebook for all my bad ideas :laughing:

    It's saved my bacon more than once - my memory is awful.


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  18. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF This statement is false.

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    Still light enough yakety sax the flatbed off the truck. Maybe I can get it painted this week. Still need to finish up some welding and cap some stuff.

     
  19. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:55 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF This statement is false.

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  20. Nov 22, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    So... While I’m happy enough with my little slotted HF welding table (need to add wheels tho), I’m beginning to think about some sort of garage workbench that’ll also be suitable for metalwork as well as miscellaneous other stuff at a hobbiest/household level. not planning any production stuff.

    If you’ve done something like this, what are some things you wish you’d done differently? Things you weren’t sure about but turned out to be great?
     

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