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Saw the damnest thing today
A parabolic reflector mirror, made of the stuff that is inside those tubular skylights, about 9 square feet, with a turning metal base, focused out to a platform where a big pot of pot roast was...
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Welding outside corner
A friend of mine wants to make a vessel (non-pressure) for roasting shishkabobs. It would basically be a rectangular tub with the top open. According to current thinking it will be made out of 14...
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Owner cylinders ...........
I FINALLY took the bottles I bought from an old welder to a different supplier yesterday. One is a waist high acetylene, about half full, the other, a big 02 with 400# pressure in it. I told the guy...
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Funny Welding Cartoon
Heheh, found this on Youtube "We weld the children... no mommy no!" lololol ------------------------------------- ##-----------------------------------------------## Delivered via Forums Web and RSS...
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How to determine ownership of gas cyclinders?
I'm searching (Craigslist, etc.) for some used cylinders to get setup for oxy/acetylene welding/cutting. I know that I need to find 'owner' tanks - tanks that are rightfully owned by the person I'm...
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Itchy/red eyes after O/A brazing refrigeration pipe. POE oil? Long
I am a refrigeration service tech and have been having itchy and red eyes off and on since the phase out of older refrigerants and usage of the newer ones with POE and Alkybenzine based oils (the last...
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Lincoln/Miller again or Ford/Chevvy ?
Tempted by the ads I'm looking at (relatively) small engine powered welder/generators again. They SEEM to be coming down in price and I'm GUESSING that there are surplus units due to production...
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Two sets of regulators on one full size Argon bottle??
I want to be able to internally purge stainless pipe fabrications, but can't justify hiring two full size bottles. Can you buy an adaptor to run two regulators off one full size Argon mix bottle? One...
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Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 51 plasma cutter. Is it daid?
Gentlemen, About a month ago, at an industrial auction, I bought the plasma cutter of reference. I hadn't gotten around to testing it before now because my 50 amp plug didn't have the correct...
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Vise Grips now made in China
Vise Grips will be made in China, story here ... Your customizable and curated collection of the best in trusted news plus coverage of sports, entertainment, money, weather, travel, health and...
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Brazing cast iron
Just noticed the arm on my Chinese drill press that holds the table is cracking. Think I'll try to braze it. The arm comes off and it will fit in my propane BBQ. Will that get it hot enough so I can...
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welding in monsoon period
Dear Sirs, I'd like to ask you an opinion about a problem we have had in india some month ago. We have welded some sheets of ASISI 430 with an electrode of 309 and we have obtained several cracks in...
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Welded me a gopher today
Went out this AM early, and the little bugger had made two new mounds overnight! The nerve! Gave him a charge of propane and new oxygen for a minute, and got a really deep thump that raised the grass...
 
Storage shelf welding project completed
The storage shelf project I used as justification to buy a welder is now complete. (and I ended up with a second new welder as well). Here's the project told in pictures.... ended up using all angle...
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Weld Measuring Gauge- Navy calls it PN-7...
Howdy, all! I'm looking for info on a guage used by the naval shipyards- we call it a PN-7 guage, but I cannot find any on-line. It looks very much like a combination square, but is ruled down both...
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Miller Syncrowave 250 DX - NO DISPLAY
Hello All- Trying to troubleshoot our Miller Syncrowave 250 DX tig welder. An employee had used it over the weekend, and now the display is not operating at all. Checked the owner's manaul at and I'm...
 
Miller Trailblazer 55G?
I have committed myself to buying a Miller Trailblazer 55G Ebay # 290225426866 Winning bidder never paid or picked it up. I was in the owners shop the other day, and he mentioned this..so I said if it...
 
Gas welding aluminum filters
Anyone have experience with goggles, specifically; Didymium Vs. cobalt Vs. Tin Man's specials? Kent sure wants a lot of money for his lenses. Will brazing fluxes work for aluminum?
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Trailer and dovetail
Just been thinking, if a person were to build a 12 foot trailer with a dovetail, how would you add the dovetail using that 3x3 tubing I was talking about? Woud you just cut a 2 foot piece at an agle...
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Thermal Arc wire feed machines
I have seen a number of people post good things about Thermal Arc's inverter TIG machines, how are their wire feed machines? I was looking at their Fabricator 180 for about $625. Thanks, Bob
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