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  • A two-stroke man, good; after you get your question answered, go over to the welding projects sub-forum and tell us about building expansion chambers, etc., etc..

    BTW, Aeronca41, how about telling us about welding on tube-and-rag puddle-jumpers (we don't have any FAA inspectors here, do...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 05-25-2016, 10:00 AM.

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  • old jupiter
    replied to Dream job.
    A salesman at the local welding supply who actually knows how to weld?!! And even has a previous career welding professionally??!!!

    That would certainly be a novelty here! Around here they hire guys sturdy enough to move bottles and smart enough to learn how to fill propane, and of course...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to Cast Steel Welding
    Welding cast iron right IS tedious, Olivero, no way around that.

    My opinion is that the "best" way to weld the usual sorts of grey cast iron is by gas welding, which is REALLY tedious, requiring a long slow preheat to well over a thousand degrees (exact temp depending on the content...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 05-21-2016, 10:41 AM.

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  • old jupiter
    replied to Drier outlet extension cord.
    For maybe a buck apiece you can get all the molded drier plugs (most I see, and use, are NEMA 10-30 50A) you want for any of your 230VAC equipment at thrift stores, instead of paying $12 or more each at the hardware store for a plastic one. I have picked up several of them in 50A, 30A, and other varieties...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 05-17-2016, 08:47 AM.

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  • old jupiter
    replied to EATON or IR ??
    No, Hank, not necessarily. But it does with such frequency that Roospike is fully justified in wanting to avoid it when possible. Since we cannot have inside knowledge of everything we buy, we have to make reasonable guesses about the odds of a product being bad.

    And he is justified in...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to The nuts and bolts.
    Thanks, Derrick!...
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  • Did I miss something? I think 80/20 wire is better than 75/25 for burn-through, and 85/15 or 90/10 better yet. S-3 wire at .030" (1.5mm) with C-15 (85/15) works for me for thin sheet steel.
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  • old jupiter
    replied to The nuts and bolts.
    PW tells of replacing visibly unharmed used bolts with new "unstretched" ones "just to be sure," and for that project or any project on which the price of failure could easily include injury/death as well as lawsuits, you certainly want to be sure. For something less critical, if...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to The nuts and bolts.
    Glad somebody who needs to understand, does, PW.

    After I posted this to the other site, most of those following the thread have kept talking about things like whether they should stock Grade 2 or Grade 5 or Grade 8, which is a perfectly good discussion . . . but the point I was hoping...
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  • old jupiter
    started a topic The nuts and bolts.

    The nuts and bolts.

    I'm going to take a chance with this on annoying some here. I'm copying and pasting something I posted on another welders' site, though I know this is regarded by some as a violation of internet protocol. It also might look like I'm posing as some sort of self-appointed advisor and know-it-all.
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 04-29-2016, 11:01 AM.
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