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    Default Welding Cable Reels

    I'm going to build some cable reels. I know they are pretty simple, but does anyone have plans for building them? Thanks

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    Also anyone with pictures of there reels would be great, thanks.

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    Default spools are easy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LBF205 View Post
    I'm going to build some cable reels. I know they are pretty simple, but does anyone have plans for building them? Thanks
    I have built about 3 sets of spools, and there not as easy as you might think
    you can build ones that you have to disconnect the cables when you spool up but the cable doesn't rap up nice and even, cause you have a connector
    in the way. You can put the connecter inside your spool but after a while
    the connector gets pushed on then its hard to hold it in one spot and turn
    it to connect, then it falls out during welding I am not saying that
    It can't be done just that almost every rig welder says that same thing
    and tries to build a pair, And in the end they buy a set that is done by
    a company who makes them the right way. After you have a set that
    is made the right way, you'll just laugh at the ones you built for yourself
    trust me, I and lots of other buddies that have rigs would know
    If it was easy then I would of built my own 4 spool set and saved
    around 1600-$1700. If you want something easy to build for your cables I'd say you should think about building raps for your cables. You may be different then the other guys I know. maybe you will build a good set that works well who knows, but the only easy part about building them is using someone else's plans

    SH*LL - RYN MACHINING built mine and I love'em I don't know there e-mail but
    I am sure if you type that into your computer then you most likely get
    to there web page, They are in Brooks Alberta.
    403-362-2297
    DODGE 1 TON 6.7
    PIPEPRO 304
    TO MANY TOOLS
    JUST WELDING IN CIRCLES
    rig welders are like wheelbarrows hard to push around
    and easily upset
    go flames go

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    Ditto

    Sh*ll-Ryn reels are very popular out here and are available direct, or through, praxair, acklands and many other distributors. Express Custom Trailer looks to be making a knock off version of these reels now too.

    I have seen some good homemade stinger and ground reels and they usually are based on a trailer hub bolted to a spool which is made of a piece of Al pipe with plates welded to each end. The current path ends up going through the bearings and you dont have to worry about cinching them down to make the contact like the Sh*ll-Ryns. Add more preload to the bearing nut and you get more resistance to prevent unreeling easily. Isolate the reels from your mounts with a piece of phenol, teflon, plastic etc and isolate the through-bolts with bushings made of the same.

    Oxy-Acetylene hose reels would be more tricky. You end up using a CTI wheel valve from a heavy truck for the rotating seal.

    I am setting up a new skid right now. Since I am too lazy and pressed for time I am going to try reels made by Camco (sp?). They have very similar stinger/ground reels to sh*ll-ryn style but the remote uses makita brushes inside so you never have to unplug it like the sh*ll-ryns. I'll post some pics of each sooner or later...

    btw *=e. The auto-expletive censoring is welcome but sometimes annoying
    Cheers,
    Chris

    PipePro350 SS,Pro300 SS,X-tremeVS,Dynasty200DX,MM251, SA-200 Redface,SA-200 Shorthood,SAE-300

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    Cool dont keep us waiting, I d love to see

    Quote Originally Posted by hurricunning View Post
    Ditto
    II am setting up a new skid right now. Since I am too lazy and pressed for time I am going to try reels made by Camco (sp?). They have very similar stinger/ground reels to sh*ll-ryn style but the remote uses makita brushes inside so you never have to unplug it like the sh*ll-ryns. I'll post some pics of each sooner or later...

    btw *=e. The auto-expletive censoring is welcome but sometimes annoying
    I love my spools but would really love if my remote didn't have to be
    pluged in/out all the time, ohh great coalsmoke is going to call me lazy
    again I think I'll write and tell Santa what I want for Christmas
    Hey do you think Santa pipelines in the off season? I hope not cause
    he probably didn't work alot this summer. If he does I guess I am just
    getting a plastic lens cover again
    DODGE 1 TON 6.7
    PIPEPRO 304
    TO MANY TOOLS
    JUST WELDING IN CIRCLES
    rig welders are like wheelbarrows hard to push around
    and easily upset
    go flames go

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    Default sids are can be so draw'en out eh

    It takes me forever to finsh off my skid and then thats when you get a call
    for work, meanwhile you got tools, welder, steel and wet paint scattered
    everywhere and they want you to come yesterday
    DODGE 1 TON 6.7
    PIPEPRO 304
    TO MANY TOOLS
    JUST WELDING IN CIRCLES
    rig welders are like wheelbarrows hard to push around
    and easily upset
    go flames go

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    Hahahaha yup thats the way it goes. I am nowhere near done - just barely started and I am feeling the pressure to go to work right away. I am going to end up with a bunch of cobbled together crap that will be no better than the last heap I made but I will make due for three years of grief before I scrap it all and start over again
    Cheers,
    Chris

    PipePro350 SS,Pro300 SS,X-tremeVS,Dynasty200DX,MM251, SA-200 Redface,SA-200 Shorthood,SAE-300

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurricunning View Post
    I am going to end up with a bunch of cobbled together crap that will be no better than the last heap I made but I will make due for three years of grief before I scrap it all and start over again
    Now that sound familiar...Been there
    Jeff

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    Default yes sir

    Quote Originally Posted by hurricunning View Post
    Hahahaha yup thats the way it goes. I am nowhere near done - just barely started and I am feeling the pressure to go to work right away. I am going to end up with a bunch of cobbled together crap that will be no better than the last heap I made but I will make due for three years of grief before I scrap it all and start over again
    I hear ya, This is what happens to me, I know what I need to do so I start it
    Wife calls me to come inside she has something to ask me, 4hrs latter
    I come back outside to finsh what I was doing. I forget and have to sit
    and think about it for 1/2hr then I start to work, my little girl comes to play
    with me, so I jump rope for a bit, Im fat so then I get out of breath and
    need to sit for a second to catch my breath. Then I'll get a call on my phone
    so I'll have to BS for a bit then I start again, then before you know it
    its 6 "TIME FOR SUPPER" well I did get a bolt welded on my skid, only
    10 more hrs to go
    DODGE 1 TON 6.7
    PIPEPRO 304
    TO MANY TOOLS
    JUST WELDING IN CIRCLES
    rig welders are like wheelbarrows hard to push around
    and easily upset
    go flames go

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipeline Dan View Post
    I love my spools but would really love if my remote didn't have to be
    pluged in/out all the time, ohh great coalsmoke is going to call me lazy
    again I think I'll write and tell Santa what I want for Christmas
    Hey do you think Santa pipelines in the off season? I hope not cause
    he probably didn't work alot this summer. If he does I guess I am just
    getting a plastic lens cover again
    You bet he does, I got a pipe-wrap from him last year. Pipelinnig Santa Baby! I need to get someone who can draw to draw me up a pipelining santa and get it decaled on my truck for the christmas season.


    Quote Originally Posted by hurricunning View Post
    Hahahaha yup thats the way it goes. I am nowhere near done - just barely started and I am feeling the pressure to go to work right away. I am going to end up with a bunch of cobbled together crap that will be no better than the last heap I made but I will make due for three years of grief before I scrap it all and start over again
    I hear you/ one of the best things I did was take a bit of a financial hit, not get going on a cobbled-together setup, but instead take a some extra time and set my rig up so that it would continue to work for me, not against me.

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