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  • Gym2, That is an excellent description. The suedo-storeclerk welder would definately KIAW due to the shot patterns in my clothes....I wear different shirts overlapped with different holes in them so I get complete coverage from the UV rays. And the day a 7-11 clerk hands me some 7018 from the dog warmer, I'll write an autobiography and give free copies to welders.

    YMBAWI: You wear three different shirts just to cover your skin to avoid RAY burns on hot summer days.

    Good to see Calgary on the site
    Jonny

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    • Originally posted by JonnyTIG View Post
      Gym2, That is an excellent description. The suedo-storeclerk welder would definately KIAW due to the shot patterns in my clothes....I wear different shirts overlapped with different holes in them so I get complete coverage from the UV rays. And the day a 7-11 clerk hands me some 7018 from the dog warmer, I'll write an autobiography and give free copies to welders.

      YMBAWI: You wear three different shirts just to cover your skin to avoid RAY burns on hot summer days.

      Good to see Calgary on the site
      10-4 JonnyTig! It's great to find fellow Calgarians on the board. As soon as you mentioned "Hot Rods" I knew without looking that you were a fellow Albertan. Aside from welding, Hot Rods are my one big addiction.

      Pretty much every morning I find myself in line at my local 7-11 intending to buy ONLY a coffee. But because I am usually stuck behind some non-welding types who are trying to convince the poor clerk that the 5 gallon "Super Big Gulp" pail they bought 2 years ago did include unlimited refills...I have plenty of time to contemplate the "Hot Rod" display.

      The thought sequence is as follows: "Boy those things are a rip-off for what this outfit wants for them; way too much salt probably really bad for the blood pressure; wonder what sort of meat by-products go into those things; and so on and so on. Now the voice sequence at the counter: "Give me 4 of those Hot Rods and this 32oz. "Coma Buster" coffee!" (I have given up pleading with clerk that I am certain that the cup came with free re-fills when I bought it 2 years ago in Coleman Ab.)

      YMBAWI: You ask someone if they are into welding, and when they say "no",
      you just feel sorry for them.

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      • wonder what sort of meat by-products go into those things;
        that would be beeks, snout, feet, and B-holes.
        and ya left out, "i could get a hole pack of them at the G. store for what they want for just one".......... i beter get 4.
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
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        • Have you ever left one in the package on your dash in the sun all day? When you open it the mystry meat and grease just slide right out of that skin tube that holds em together. Personally I go to Costco and buy the bulk pack, my addiction for MSG-stuffed-salt-tubes is way past the 7-11 stage
          Jonny

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          • A guy knows that Fun4now and JonnyTig are absolutely correct about the content of those things, but the MSG must numb that understanding at the point of purchase.

            About 2 months ago while waiting in line at Costco I made the wrong (for me) decision to go back and grab 2 commercial size pack of HRs and of course I couldn't just get the "normal person" size - no,no,no - I had to get the "Rowdy Man" 16 inchers!

            One hour later, where I am I? Sitting at the kitchen table in front of at least 10 empty HR wrappers all the while commanding the family to speed up the grocery unloading process so I could break into my 12 pack of Chef Boyardee Mini-Ravioli.

            One and a half hours later, I am on the couch with 10 further HR wrappers in front of me plus 2 empty cans of Ravioli (I just couldn't take the time to heat it up) and with the worst case of heart burn I have ever had! I hate Costco in these type of situations.

            Of course, the next day I repeat the same thing and continue repeating it 'till it's all gone where upon I usually start my familiar whine "Isn't there anything to eat in this house!"

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            • YMBAWI

              If when purchasin or renting a house, your more interested in the shop size, how many 220 volt welding outlets it has, and if they match the nema configuration of your welders plug...


              To the one that said about having to constantly reset a tripped breaker, ive had to do that once... when I first bought my welder I was gettin the cover screwed in, got a flush mount, and i was pluggin my welder ext cord into it, so afdter the plate was on, I flipped on the 50 amp breaker to it, wasnt thinkin and the plate was not flush, so I tried forcing the plug in, it arced between the points, not only tripped the welder plug, but the breaker for the subpanel... got lucky on that one
              Yea, I am 7'2... No, I do not play basketball!

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              • Thought of another

                Originally Posted by MintSScout
                If you have a working fire hydrant in your front yard.
                If you've ever built your own wrench to quickly acess the working fire hydrant in your yard...

                and
                Never being able to pass through a metal detector
                when I had my court in december up in greeley i set off every metal detector I walked through... same thing with my dad
                Yea, I am 7'2... No, I do not play basketball!

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                • YMBAWI You bend a welding rod in half and put it in a hasp instead of a padlock

                  YMBAWI If you come across a door with a hasp and a bent welding rod in it, and respect that its “locked” and you do not open it.
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                  • you might be a welder if

                    Theses are all true as I am guilty of all of them, enjoy


                    if while welding, the welding inspector sliped away, you sliped a hot dog on your 7018 to heat it up while burning your rod only to find him standing behind you when you lifted your hood

                    you ate your dogs chicken jerkey because he ate your lunch.

                    if you put a trailer axle and tires and tongue on your just finished moment frame to get it to the job site.

                    you might be a welder you think multi process means,
                    using 2 12volt batteries to weld a broken axle while off roading.

                    using your air arc as an emergency flashlight

                    using your favorite cd as a welding lens because you left your hood at the shop.

                    you had to use your jenn-air as a rod oven

                    if you weld 2 rods end to end to make a weld because your to lazy to get a ladder

                    or my favorite ( you should have seen the look on my wifes face)
                    you go the the candle shop to get your rod waxed. and you tell her it had to do with underwater welding.
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                    • You know you are definitely a welder if you can some how notice a rusty old 1997 Ford F250 driving in the opposite direction because it has a brand new Miller "Fire Storm 5000" on the back BUT you can't seem to notice the brand new Dodge dually 1 ton driven by some young punk (with hat on backwards) and carrying only a magnetic sign that says "Don's Chair Repair" that has stopped for a red light 20 feet in front of you!

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                      • ymbawi

                        Originally posted by gym2 View Post
                        You know you are definitely a welder if you can some how notice a rusty old 1997 Ford F250 driving in the opposite direction because it has a brand new Miller "Fire Storm 5000" on the back BUT you can't seem to notice the brand new Dodge dually 1 ton driven by some young punk (with hat on backwards) and carrying only a magnetic sign that says "Don's Chair Repair" that has stopped for a red light 20 feet in front of you!
                        Must not have ended good

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                        • Ok, I hate to even admit to this one, but here it goes....

                          YMBAWI....you are at the mall with your friend and his wife. The three of you are walking by a section of the common area that is being remodeled. Your friend comments to his wife about the clothing on display at the Victorias Secret store. All the while you are paying attention the the propane conversion kit and running gear on the Trailblazer that the contractors have chained to a structural beam by the walk way. Sad, but true.....SSS
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                          • I just got a LARGE tv and while watching a guy strike an an arc I quickly held up my hand to block the flash!!

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                            • Originally posted by mattbrissey View Post
                              Must not have ended good
                              You are right! There were no injuries except for the bumper of my wife's mini-van, the dust layer on the hitch of the Dodge, and finally the drivers licence of the young proprietor of "Don's Chair Repair" who must not have been able to wait till he got to the bar before for enjoying his version of "Miller Time" - DWI for him!

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                              • You coat your old coat hangers with borax and call them 6010.4/9th

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