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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrutraffic View Post
    First project - Welding Cart.

    The tank platform I put on the back is large enough for several tanks. For now there will just be 1 75/25 and 1 100% Argon. Maybe some day some Helium.

    The cart is large enough to hold my Mig and Stick machines, Plasma cutter and someday a TIG machine.

    Anyone think of a reason I can't put the oxygen and acetylene tanks on there too?

    Am I missing a safety issue?

    I personally would build 3 carts, 1 for mig, 1 for stick/tig, 1 for oxy/acet, and plasma just lays around. The reason for 3 carts is that every process is separated, and every welding process currently has only 1 bottle. This just makes it easier if you want to do multiple things or if you are welding on things in tight areas.

    A big thing about having 4 bottles and 4 outfits so close to each other is that more things together, more things to go wrong. Examples are more bottle to worry about, grinding dust in all machines, more cables/wires in the way, more consumables getting dirty.

    I don't know what machines you have but a cart can be as simple as a hand cart with a shelf at the top for the welder and a smaller bottle can fit underneath.
    Last edited by Country Metals; 11-12-2012 at 06:02 AM.

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    I hope you are not using $5 POS Harbor freight or the like tires on that. They leak all the time and if one goes flat, your unit may topple over. I have used them on some projects but not anything THAT important as your welders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    I hope you are not using $5 POS Harbor freight or the like tires on that. They leak all the time and if one goes flat, your unit may topple over. I have used them on some projects but not anything THAT important as your welders.

    Tires came from NorthernTool. They'll work. This thing ain't falling over without being hit by a forklift up high and I don't own one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Metals View Post
    I personally would build 3 carts, 1 for mig, 1 for stick/tig, 1 for oxy/acet, and plasma just lays around.

    I don't know what machines you have but a cart can be as simple as a hand cart with a shelf at the top for the welder and a smaller bottle can fit underneath.
    So a seperate tool box for flat head and one phillips? :-)

    Yeah, I saw the shopping cart model. They're no fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrutraffic View Post
    So a seperate tool box for flat head and one phillips?
    Don't you also want your air compressor, reels for compressor hose and welding leads, grinder rack, clamp cabinet, boxes of various welding electrodes, and shelves of drills and saws and die grinders also on the same cart?

    I mean, what are you going to do? Make multiple trips across the garage?

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