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    Default Speaking of trash to treasures...

    I see people throwing out old appliances all the time. So I was thinking of using some old washer, dryer, or stove shell to create a small bench top welding booth.

    Would the appliance shell stand up to welding, flame cutting, and flying molten metal grindings? Any other foreseeable problems? Suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    somewhere on this site i did see a guy who had cut aprt some old apps to do just this. If i recall he sadi it worked pretty good. try one of the other forums. you just might be able to track down the thread...
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

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    You can make some nice booths with appliance covers and yes, they will hold up to the sparks and slag flying around.

    Check out this link with a picture. It is from this board


    http://www.millerwelds.com/education...?t=1884&page=2
    Ken

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    Thumbs up Wow! Great Idea

    Those casings are quite tough for sheet metal. I see those things (washers and dryers) given away for free around here all the time (non working)! I wonder what other good ideas could be thrown around for those casings??? Cool idea, Jonnymag!

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    small thermo nuclear devices??????/
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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    Thanks for the link. I thought I remembered seeing something about it, but I wasn't sure where I saw it or how well it worked out.

    I live in an apartment/commercial area, so (a) I'm looking for a way to contain the flying debris and arc flashing, and (b) there's a lot of metal in the trash -- bed frames, metal furniture, files cabinets, metal shelving, washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc. About once a month, people pile their junk out on the sidewalks for bulky item trash pick up day. But there must be a lot of stainless steel scroungers around here because even an old stainless trough-style urinal disappeared before the trash pickup.

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    steel is cheap. Stainless, non ferrous now thats another story...
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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    Be careful with refrigerators, freezers, etc. they have those tanks with freon that must be professionally disconnected & disposed of at a recycling site.
    Ken

    What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

    Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
    Hobart Handler 187
    Dewalt Chop Saw
    4" Air Grinder
    Die Grinder
    Rigid Drill Press
    Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


    2009 FXDC

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBar View Post
    Be careful with refrigerators, freezers, etc. they have those tanks with freon that must be professionally disconnected & disposed of at a recycling site.
    Ah man!! and all this time ive been using it as a fuel additive in my lawn tractor.... I was getting 275 miles to the gallon... And never mind that its really wonderful stuff if you want to get wasted but are on a budget..... shucks...

    Just kidding kids!
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

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    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SignWave View Post
    Ah man!! and all this time ive been using it as a fuel additive in my lawn tractor.... I was getting 275 miles to the gallon... And never mind that its really wonderful stuff if you want to get wasted but are on a budget..... shucks...

    Just kidding kids!
    And all this time, I was buying Crown Royal

    I have a friend who cuts them apart. Im calling John Kerry on him
    Ken

    What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

    Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
    Hobart Handler 187
    Dewalt Chop Saw
    4" Air Grinder
    Die Grinder
    Rigid Drill Press
    Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


    2009 FXDC

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