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  1. #1
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    Default 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.

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    Thanks Tom

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    Spend a couple bucks and paint yer trailer- Metal and Wood


    yer welding cart looks nicer than yer bizness trailer
    Ed Conley
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    Question What Problems ??

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

    ........... Norm

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    You could paint all the tools clear........just a thought
    Nick
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    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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    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
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    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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    Quote 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
    Miller 125c Plasma 120v
    O/A set
    SO 2020 Bender
    You can call me Bacchus

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    Rustoleum has a Hammer finish as well.
    Ed Conley
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    Miller 125c Plasma 120v
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    You can call me Bacchus

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    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
    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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