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Forum: Shop & Safety 09-16-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,989
Posted By bunkclimber
well Jen if single phase is the solution, do be...

well Jen if single phase is the solution, do be sure to talk with your power company site rep or engineer and request a minimum of a 50kva or better yet, 75kva transformer(300A) for motor start...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-16-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,989
Posted By bunkclimber
teaching facility

So I have to ask,what size electrical service are we bringing in? I would surely hope 400A 3phase 208v would be a good starting point,based on your square footage and leaving room for future...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-20-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By bunkclimber
superduty 6.slow

forklift with long forks,and 4 straps with hooks works pretty good in a pinch
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-01-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By bunkclimber
liftgate wiring

regardless of any truck a liftgate goes on, a run of #2 welding cable installed in flexloom,wired directly back to the battery(s) would be the best way to go,both from a current draw and voltage drop...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-23-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By bunkclimber
powerstroke return lines

for my money,I'd be putting back on it what came off,if the return line hose assembly is $150,then so be it..the OEM parts are designed and engineered to work right on the engine..its very technical...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-18-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,337
Posted By bunkclimber
vision while welding

Ive found my vision not as good as before when welding..and around the shop. I moved into using cheaters(magnifying glasses-WalMart) some years ago,I see great but on occasion have to use some...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-18-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By bunkclimber

these are called 'swivel couplers" used to couple two sections of 2"OD steel pipe at an angle with the capability of swiveling to accommodate any angle. Some of these couplers are rigid 90deg angle...
Forum: Fabrication 06-10-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,940
Posted By bunkclimber
1938 gmc

King Joey, a Cat or a truck will never sue for divorce and take all ya got..or take the gold mine and leave you with the shaft..and that old black '38 needs some love,it's made it this far and needs...
Forum: Fabrication 05-28-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,185
Posted By bunkclimber
'from sapling size to 5-6inches in...

'from sapling size to 5-6inches in diameter"--thats gonna require horsepower and machine weight no matter how you power it or move it once approach if you have the money is to use a Fecon...
Forum: Welding 05-20-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By bunkclimber
repair this bucket

for starters it's an extra $100 right off the top before the repair quote because they didn't powerwash it and now I'm gonna be working in shi#
Forum: Welding 05-03-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By bunkclimber
stick welder to TIG

when you snap out of the arc you may leave marks on your workpiece,I guess it depends on what you are working(welding)on whether its allowable or not. Yes you may break the gas cloud but there should...
Forum: Welding 04-15-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By bunkclimber
yes the high frequency/voltage is just to start...

yes the high frequency/voltage is just to start the arc and get it going.Its like a pulse of 4kv,a little current,but will put a jolt thru you the first time you come across it on a wet or damp weld...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-01-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,298
Posted By bunkclimber
roll your own

I'm not trying to be overly critical here,but: three wires; two hot,one neutral. no grounding conductor? you need to ground the generator to the building grounding system.If a internal...
Forum: Welding 03-26-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,547
Posted By bunkclimber

my steel supply/LWS wants to charge me additional $ for out-of-date cylinders..allows two years max if you have a leased cylinder,if its any older than that(like if you kept it inactive for 5yrs or...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-25-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,430
Posted By bunkclimber
paint sprayer

I bought a Wagner wide shot simple hand held impulse paint sprayer to do one thing-paint 20ft sea containers..we shoot an acrylic enamel for containers,its called Industrial Choice from Grainger,a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,055
Posted By bunkclimber
shop redo

Dan, you've had nothing but weather and rain delays for quite some time now..seems every time I can get a break outside and get set up,rain again shuts me down too..maybe we need to get together and...
Forum: Welding 03-22-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,770
Posted By bunkclimber
select a welding machine

try a rental 130amp MIG welding machine first. Your local rental company(and most welding suppliers) will probably have one for rent. This will let you get your feet wet and understand what you need...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-20-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By bunkclimber

I bought a 4000lb Hyster diesel pneumatic forklift years ago,its been the best tool in the drawer,so to speak..I had traction issues going over soft ground with I put snow chains on the just...
Forum: Welding 03-12-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,800
Posted By bunkclimber
Maxtron or XMT?

yes the XMT does have a nice lightweight and very portable package..easy to take from the shop out on a job in the back of a pickup and run on either hi or low voltage and single or three phase.....
Forum: Welding 03-11-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,800
Posted By bunkclimber
xmt350 dud

I had an XMT300CC/CV since 1992, it was a great machine,lasted a good long time and made me it finally went belly up dead,so I bought a used XMT350 CC/CV off an ebay merchant, yes it worked...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-05-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 14,423
Posted By bunkclimber
from the photos it looks like an oil patch load...

from the photos it looks like an oil patch load to me..OK,maybe some red or orange flags on the outside would be better..keep er'in the wind
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By bunkclimber
GM versatrack rear lube

its a hypoid gear set,if the client just wants 30K more from it,put a full synthetic 50W in it and roll..The lubricant does two things-provides a oil cushion between the gears,and provides...
Forum: Machining 02-21-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By bunkclimber
Bridgeport motor controls

most of the "Bridgeports" I see have a cam switch that changes motor speed and direction.(Never seen one that does it with gears,usually a belt on step pullys)-One side of the rotary cam switch is...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-19-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By bunkclimber
I see lots of old Forney welders at auction...

I see lots of old Forney welders at auction sales,most are so beat up and worn its just trash..
yours could hold some sentimental value as it was your Dad's..
FWIW I'd keep it in the back room if...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-19-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By bunkclimber
governor-electronic or mechanical? for all that...

governor-electronic or mechanical? for all that HP it sure doesn't leave much room for the housing/generator mount underneath the intake manifold.
An engine of that size would normally be a SAE#1 or...
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