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  • #16
    thx

    George - are you sweltering too? These 115 degree days are zapping my energy; it was just too hot to try and weld thurs and fri (in a closed unairconditioned garage)-guess I'll have to suck it up for Monday.

    Bert - AZ in August is usually not a good idea. But October-May make it so worth it. Of course, you can't beat Hawaii weather! You're gonna make me want to make vacation plans...
    Cat

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    • #17
      hey, come on down! But better let me know way in advance so I can make a bunch of questions and pick your brain Have you ever been to Kona or any of the other islands?
      I'm not late...
      I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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      • #18
        It's been below 100 degrees here the past weeks, and we are just now starting to get rain in the evenings. We had central air installed three weeks ago and for $100 extra the installers put vents in the garage/shop and rebalanced the system. As soon as the new insulated garage doors get here I will be in cool city and won't need to use the space heater in the winter. Be careful working in that heat, it can slip up on you before you know it ... take care ...
        Regards, George

        Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
        Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
        Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

        Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
        Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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        • #19
          bert; george

          Hi Bert - we've been to all the islands but big island is our favorite. we really love mauna kea beach hotel (when we can afford it) but have tried a few others. sometimes we just go to oahu to visit sandy beach, eat at the poi bowl (i love kalua pig), drive to the north shore, and just revisit our old haunts. used to get together with friends from pearl but everyone's kind of scattered now. i'm guessing we will have to head back next year now that you have me thinking about it....
          what kind of work do you do?
          Cat

          George - I can't believe that you are that much cooler than us. the monsoons are just starting so the temps should come down and the humidity go up. I just have to get my mind set and get out there working (it helps right now that i'm not working on any projects with deadlines but that won't last). airconditioning and heat - what a treat that would be! what kind of work do you do? Cat

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          • #20
            George,
            wow, $100 bucks is cheap for them to do all that extra work!! lucky you!

            Cat, awsome! Big Island is my favorite also! Kauai is my wife's...Our dream is to live in Hilo with a 3 or 4 acres, so the grinding noise won't bother the neighbors...but not enough work in Hilo/Puna area...I'm in the Ironworker's Union working at the Chevron plant in Cambell Industrial. Got intrested enough to go back to college, got almost straight A's in computer degree, didn't love it, did 2 years welding degree, joined the Ironworker's Union, they put me doing the glass in the new high rises in Waikiki. Just started at Chevron almost 2 months ago. Now I'm actually welding all stick. Will be doing the H3 shutdown in August I think, they MIG everything there so I hear.Love doing this more than glass...

            bert
            I'm not late...
            I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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            • #21
              Sundown you lucky dog. heat and ac in the shop, your getting spoild. next you will need a servent to bring you drinks.
              thanks for the help
              ......or..........
              hope i helped
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              feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
              summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
              JAMES

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              • #22
                bert

                the H3 shutdown???? cat

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by fun4now View Post
                  Sundown you lucky dog. heat and ac in the shop, your getting spoild. next you will need a servent to bring you drinks.
                  I am trying to train my Border Collie, Bandit to do that very thing. He is smart but keeps bringing me milk instead of the Fat Tire I ask for. I think my good wife got to him first .
                  Regards, George

                  Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
                  Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
                  Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

                  Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
                  Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by cat View Post
                    <snip>
                    George - I can't believe that you are that much cooler than us. the monsoons are just starting so the temps should come down and the humidity go up. I just have to get my mind set and get out there working (it helps right now that i'm not working on any projects with deadlines but that won't last). airconditioning and heat - what a treat that would be! what kind of work do you do? Cat
                    Work , well since you asked ... 20 years USAF retired, 5 years owner of a re-upholstery company, back to UNM for a IT degree then 17 years manageing the data center for ABQ public schools, real retirement last 5 years or so. Currently doing a ground up restore on a 1978 VW triple white convertible, as for welding mostly just for friends and family, don't charge (that way there is mostly no compliants), oh yeah ... I get to do some product testing for Hobart when they let me. Good life, you bet. One other thing, we are at 6800' just east of town, at this altitude it's normally cooler than in the city and valley.
                    Last edited by Sundown; 07-08-2007, 08:22 AM.
                    Regards, George

                    Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
                    Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
                    Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

                    Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
                    Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Bert View Post
                      George,
                      wow, $100 bucks is cheap for them to do all that extra work!! lucky you!<snip>
                      Yeah real reasonable, but the rest of the job wasn't too cheap. We might be getting over to the islands next year, my wife has been bugging me almost weekly for another trip ... I was there several times in the 60's (VN stuff) but mostly just passing through. I was raised in SoCal so I do miss the beach big time, but SoCal has gotten so bizare I don't care to live there anymore.
                      Regards, George

                      Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
                      Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
                      Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

                      Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
                      Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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                      • #26
                        He probably had kids that do that for him
                        I'm not late...
                        I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                        • #27
                          Cat,
                          sorry, didn't mean to say H3. Guess it was on my mind since there was an accident in the morning, almost made me late for work. I meant H-Power...
                          I'm not late...
                          I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                          • #28
                            bert

                            ah....couldn't figure out why the h3 was closing....
                            cat

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                            • #29
                              Hey, Cat!

                              Your work is wonderful...I have been away and when I got back I found your thread by chance...I am glad to hear from Dabar how to make photos smaller so I can send more too..I'm on dialup as well and it is a drag. But I managed to get your shots and the whimsical feel and excellant welding combine beautifully. Thank you.

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                              • #30
                                weldress

                                Hi W - Thanks for the nice words. I haven't tried the photo resizing yet-it's on my list of things to do. Cat

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