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  • #16
    Originally posted by Number 1 View Post
    Got my air compressor mounted. 13 HP Kohler, electric start, 30 gallons at 175 PSI, 25 CFM 100% continuous duty.

    Got a great deal on it at Tractor Supply of all places.





    Next up are cable reels which should be here next week, and Monday I'm gonna head down to the LWS and order my wire feeder, freek box, aluminum spool gun and some miscellaneous cables.
    Nice rig, but that tongue doesnt look very strong, especially for the length. But it looks alot cleaner/neater then my trailer....
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Badd00SS View Post
      Nice rig, but that tongue doesnt look very strong, especially for the length. But it looks alot cleaner/neater then my trailer....
      The tongue extends almost half way into the trailer for it's overall length and is tied in well. The tongue and cross supports are all welded to the diamond plate skin. I'll look for pictures of the bare frame.

      Edit-found it.

      Even so, the tongue only has to support tongue weight.

      My tongue weight is 200 lbs, which I plan to reduce slightly by rearranging my equipment a smidge.

      I think 2x2x.250 wall box can support 200 lbs over a 42" span.

      I have zero sway or flex up to 65 mph. It tows really nice.



      Now consider the yield and tensile of A36.....yield is 36k and tensile is 58-80k depending upon the type/shape used. Even considering very excessive G forces in an accident, say 10 Gs, the tongue will see a 2000 lb load.....

      Still think it's weak?

      Most crap is WAY overbuilt.

      I'm a minimalist that likes clean designs.

      And in the unlikely event it ever bends in some horrendous accident, I'll cut it out and replace it with 2x3 or 2x4 .250 wall box tube and call it a day.
      Last edited by Number 1; 02-19-2009, 05:35 PM.
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      • #18
        I like the honda because it has always started except 1 time when it was below zero.

        A friend of mine Vern had the Kohler and in the winter he always had to run a hose off the exhaust of the welder over to the compressor to get it started while mine always started unless like I said it was down around zero.

        Alot of it may be personal experience and I've had the best luck with the honda.

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        • #19
          reels

          Hey Number1 what reels did you decide to go with??

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
            I like the honda because it has always started except 1 time when it was below zero.

            A friend of mine Vern had the Kohler and in the winter he always had to run a hose off the exhaust of the welder over to the compressor to get it started while mine always started unless like I said it was down around zero.

            Alot of it may be personal experience and I've had the best luck with the honda.
            Cool.

            Thanks for the response.

            Personally, had the been the same price, I might have gone with the Honda. However, given how both of them start and run under my "normal" usage conditions, I would not pay a premium for the Honda.

            Below zero? You're hard core. I'm from Chicago but only 4 years in Virginia has made me soft.....I wouldn't even think of welding outside in less than 20*F temperatures. That's a good reason to curl up next to our Dynasty 700 and tig aluminum all day.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Railmen View Post
              Hey Number1 what reels did you decide to go with??

              Railmen
              I went with Reelcrafts T2464-0, over under reel. Pretty happy with them, except for the missing decals and reel handles/hardware.

              Here is a picture.....




              Had I built a trailer slightly larger I'd of had room for yours.....
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              • #22
                where did you get the reals

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                • #23
                  I got them from MSC.

                  If you really want them I'll share a 25% off promo code that includes free shipping.
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                  • #24
                    what it msc

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by BC Iron works View Post
                      what it msc
                      www1.mscdirect.com/

                      Order the big book. It's free.....
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                      • #26
                        Allen,
                        that's a nice rig.
                        do you have a way of locking your tanks down because they get stolen around here fairly often. hopefully ou park it inside at night.

                        later,
                        Ryan

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Number 1 View Post
                          Cool.

                          Thanks for the response.

                          Personally, had the been the same price, I might have gone with the Honda. However, given how both of them start and run under my "normal" usage conditions, I would not pay a premium for the Honda.

                          Below zero? You're hard core. I'm from Chicago but only 4 years in Virginia has made me soft.....I wouldn't even think of welding outside in less than 20*F temperatures. That's a good reason to curl up next to our Dynasty 700 and tig aluminum all day.
                          Less then 20,I been welding at -19 with wind chill very common up here in New england but i don,t enjoy it thats for sure.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by ace4059 View Post
                            Allen,
                            that's a nice rig.
                            do you have a way of locking your tanks down because they get stolen around here fairly often. hopefully ou park it inside at night.

                            later,
                            Ryan
                            Thanks.

                            I do keep my trailer in the garage, but securing the bottles a little better does interest me.

                            Any suggestions?
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                            • #29
                              I have one idea but Ill see if I can find some more

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                              • #30
                                One setup I have, I occasionally have to overnight at motels. I just got extra caps, welded a 3" ring to each one, screw them on the bottles and pass a chain thru them, and somewhere thru the trailer. Then just padlock the chain together.
                                Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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