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  • Been watching this with interest, since I rarely use my spool gun, and need any pointers I can pick up. Bob, this is NOT, repeat NOT, to argue with someone (You) with substantial experience, but do you understand about all the raised eyebrows at your ".030" tip for .035" wire" suggestion?...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; Today, 09:49 AM.

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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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