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  • Trimmer/Blower Box on Trailer

    I am working on a storage box on the front of my trailer that I use for mowing. Also I decided to make half of the trailer have taller sides. I figure short sides makes it easy pickings if I have a weed-eater of such laying on the trailer deck for someone walking by. Here is the link to the album, I do have particular question with pic number 12 of 14. Now I ran the two vert down welds first, I ran down since I was running 1 tap down from the max on a 180 machine c-25. I believe that I was actually pulling the gun, I know thats wrong by the book but it is what I was having the best luck with and the gun was at 90 degrees. When I got to the end of my weld a big oll blob of poop jumped out of the nozzle and landed just below my weld. At this point in time I cant say what wire speed I was running, my dial has 10 numbers and I run about 6 or 7 for most of this project. Its like my filler is to fluid when I am in this position. To make this weld I had a tendency to hang the puddle on the overhead piece and then whip it down the side then back up and hang there for a sec and repeat. Any advice is appreciated.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfrie...eat=directlink

    Thanks Tom

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    I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


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  • #2
    Spend a couple bucks and paint yer trailer- Metal and Wood


    yer welding cart looks nicer than yer bizness trailer
    Ed Conley
    http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
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    • #3
      What Problems ??

      Tom, I know a lot of weldors that would be Happy with those Welds !

      ........... Norm
      - Arcair- K 4000 CAC.
      - LN - 25
      - Lincoln Ranger 8
      -DeWalt Compressor

      www.normsmobilewelding.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        You could paint all the tools clear........just a thought
        Nick
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        • #5
          He!! Monte Clear is my favorite color. My step daughter had a friend over and she ask me my fav color and i said clear. Later I found out that stepdaughters friend ask if I was retarded or did I really like clear for a fav color.

          Thank You Norm. I am trying to figure out the blob of poop tho. I know that I am doing something wrong since I have to clean the poop out of the nozzle about every three inch's. I am sure its a small tweak but I cant find it. I hope it is as simple as its just the wire I am using, since I have read that some people prefer different wire for different positions. I used to go to great extremes to weld in the flat position, but I have come to realize I will never learn it if I dont do it. So now I weld them as I get um, no matter where there at. I hope that being able to make decent welds with my off brand machine makes it even nicer when I get a real machine.

          I know I know Broccoli, but I need to finish my welds before I paint it. Trailers now days have like complete and total top notch paint jobs, professional like . Well maybe thats stretching it, OK I'll go with trailers these days are Krylon specials. Anyways I know its in need of a good blast and fresh paint. I hope to get a decent coat of rust-o-liem oil base on it with a brush after the box is done, and maybe if I am lucky late this fall I can have it blasted and powder coated if it dont break the bank. Maybe wishing for powder coat is having high hopes but if I reach for the stars maybe I will make it to the top of the hedges.

          Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
          Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
          Clarke 180 EN Just in case
          Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
          O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
          Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
          4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
          Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
          Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
          I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


          Projects and Misc Albums
          http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )

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          • #6
            Actually the Trailer metal ain't bad but dat wood needs some lovin'

            I like Hammerite paint myself- Box Stores carry it so it is convenient -

            Brush or roll it- the Hammer texture takes care of the Brush marks and it is easy to touch up.
            Ed Conley
            http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
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            • #7
              Thank You Sir.

              I will have to take a look for the Hammerite paint next trip to the store. I cant find it in the box store web site but they could very well have it in-store. Looking at the Hammerite web site I saw a video for an electrostatic paint gun. Says it paints all sides of the metal at once, on fence and chair backs and such. It looks like a pretty clever deal if it didnt cost to much.

              Oh yes, not to fear Broccoli the wood box is leaving the trailer and I hope to replace at least the center half of the floor with expanded. So I will only have a small amount of wood to repaint.

              Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
              Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
              Clarke 180 EN Just in case
              Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
              O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
              Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
              4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
              Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
              Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
              I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


              Projects and Misc Albums
              http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tom37 View Post

                Thank You Norm. I am trying to figure out the blob of poop tho. I know that I am doing something wrong since I have to clean the poop out of the nozzle about every three inch's.
                Got any Pam inna kitchen?

                Spray the nozzle.

                You can buy Nozzle Spray or Nozzle dip also.
                Ed Conley
                http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                MM252
                MM211
                Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                TA185
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                O/A set
                SO 2020 Bender
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                • #9
                  Rustoleum has a Hammer finish as well.
                  Ed Conley
                  http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
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                  SO 2020 Bender
                  You can call me Bacchus

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                  • #10
                    Rustoleum Hammered paint is cool stuff. Really good for yard art, home decor iron etc.
                    Nick
                    PS It doesn't come in clear. It used to but people complained that they could
                    not find their projects after painting.
                    Nick
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                    Jet Lathe and Mill
                    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                    Propane Forge
                    60" X 60" router/plasma table

                    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
                      Got any Pam inna kitchen?

                      Spray the nozzle.

                      You can buy Nozzle Spray or Nozzle dip also.
                      Not trying to step on toes here, just an observation. Cost wise, Pam (in our neck of the woods) cost's around $3.69 to $3.99 for a 6oz can. The same amount of money will buy you 16oz of anti spatter spray.

                      Anti spatter gel runs about $4.50 for 16oz jar.


                      jrw159
                      ASW CWI / ASNT ACCP II / CWB Welding Inspector / CWB Welding Supervisor / PT Level II / MT Level II

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jrw159 View Post
                        Not trying to step on toes here, just an observation. Cost wise, Pam (in our neck of the woods) cost's around $3.69 to $3.99 for a 6oz can. The same amount of money will buy you 16oz of anti spatter spray.

                        Anti spatter gel runs about $4.50 for 16oz jar.


                        jrw159
                        What ever is cheaper fer sure- just he could use the Pam real quick like while the Mrs. ain't lookin'
                        Ed Conley
                        http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                        MM252
                        MM211
                        Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                        TA185
                        Miller 125c Plasma 120v
                        O/A set
                        SO 2020 Bender
                        You can call me Bacchus

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jrw159 View Post
                          Not trying to step on toes here, just an observation. Cost wise, Pam (in our neck of the woods) cost's around $3.69 to $3.99 for a 6oz can. The same amount of money will buy you 16oz of anti spatter spray.

                          Anti spatter gel runs about $4.50 for 16oz jar.


                          jrw159
                          I like spatter.......OH WHAT!!! you don't?
                          Nick
                          Miller 252 Mig
                          Miller Cricket XL
                          Millermatic 150 Mig
                          Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
                          2-O/A outfits
                          Jet Lathe and Mill
                          Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                          DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                          Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                          20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                          Propane Forge
                          60" X 60" router/plasma table

                          www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                          Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                          and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                          • #14
                            LOL, yeah I hear that. LWS is 45 minutes to an hour away on a sunday afternoon, and probably closed. Only have a couple of welds left and the spatter gel is gone. The cook gets robbed.

                            No I don't like spatter.

                            jrw159
                            ASW CWI / ASNT ACCP II / CWB Welding Inspector / CWB Welding Supervisor / PT Level II / MT Level II

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                            • #15
                              Just a thought!! I bet she would see no humor if I was to replace her Pam spray after my next trip to the LWS. Oh Boy>>> anti-splatter fried eggs. Best thought, I dont think I'll go there.

                              It looks like I could be off tomorrow Bad news is I probably cant work on the trailer . This rain is getting OLD! It prob ally wont be long and I'll be wishing it would rain, but for now I want it to stop.

                              To be totally honest guys, I was in the driveway with a fair amount of wind to deal with and I actually forgot about the spray. Its a little more work but I will just have to knock it off with the flap disk.

                              I am using 1/16 plate that I have a surplus of for the box instead of expanded metal. I know that its extra wind drag but I figure that whats out of site is out of mind when it comes to the thieves. I dont mow for a living I only do it to help out family and for the few extra bucks it earns me. This means my trailer sits most of the week and works on the weekend, leaving it for all to look at thru the week.

                              I cant decide if I should weld the sheets completely or skip every 3 inchs or so and use silicone to help seal the water out. It doesn't have to be totally water tight but I would like to keep most of the water out.

                              Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
                              Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
                              Clarke 180 EN Just in case
                              Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
                              O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
                              Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
                              4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
                              Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
                              Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
                              I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


                              Projects and Misc Albums
                              http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )

                              Comment

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