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Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
I'd be glad to see you Mark. Lots of new things...

I'd be glad to see you Mark. Lots of new things to show you now. I am pleased to see you using your skills out here.
Forum: Shop & Safety Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
Hell yes, Rod. I am lucky I got past the idiots...

Hell yes, Rod. I am lucky I got past the idiots and connected with a skilled specialist who identified the problem and treated it. I am pleased not to run out of breath just walking anymore. And I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 593
Posted By Ironman
In the '50s some of the old Cat D8s with straight...

In the '50s some of the old Cat D8s with straight 8 engine had a gearbox with a clutch and a diesel torque. They could outpush the standard gearjammer. I think it was a experiment to see if it would...
Forum: Machining Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By Ironman
The quick and dirty method of checking for cracks...

The quick and dirty method of checking for cracks on a aluminum casting or for pin holes when Tig welding is:
Put liquid dish soap on the inside of the casting. Take an blowgun and blow with 100+psi...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-24-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
Randall, there is a ton of stuff to do yet. I...

Randall, there is a ton of stuff to do yet. I haven't ordered the material for the skirting yet, for instance. Today went racing around town to get all med appointments, and herself exchanging all...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-24-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Ironman
Ouch. That'll leave a mark.:o

Ouch. That'll leave a mark.:o
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-23-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
Finally

We started sleeping in the new house on the night of the 17th. So far it's great. We have power, and water by garden hose, and the armfuls of bits and pieces are coming over as we find a place for...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-22-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Ironman
Have you considered going to a pick-a-part place...

Have you considered going to a pick-a-part place and getting a used hood and grill?
Fenders, grills, hoods are the easy part of body work. The kids have been deer hunting out of season with cars, so...
Forum: Fabrication 06-21-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Ironman
I'm thinking you should pull those cams and sell...

I'm thinking you should pull those cams and sell them. Got back to factory. It is better to ride and enjoy it than to stay parked because it rattles your guts.

And I think I would find an old...
Forum: Machining 06-21-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Ironman
It's all downhill from here. Once you start...

It's all downhill from here. Once you start making chips, you will be buying more stuff.:D
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-21-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 17,447
Posted By Ironman
Hey Tim, Good to see you making progress on...

Hey Tim,
Good to see you making progress on your property. How is the concrete pour coming along?
Forum: Fabrication 06-21-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Ironman
Good to hear you are a bit better. Sometimes you...

Good to hear you are a bit better. Sometimes you have to ask for help, instead of always giving it.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-20-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
We use that plastic baler twine for tying up...

We use that plastic baler twine for tying up plants and in a year it is pooched. The roll of twine we keep in the shed out of the sun and that roll lasts for years. So yeah, I think it would be fine...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-20-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
Man, be careful what you wish for, you will be...

Man, be careful what you wish for, you will be getting a hairwash for sure. I think we are at an inch a day right now.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-19-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
Good idea, Cam. Is it raining down your way too?

Good idea, Cam. Is it raining down your way too?
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-19-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
Yesterday we went to town and went to the county...

Yesterday we went to town and went to the county to get the electrical permit and request the inspection for this Thursday.
While there the minions asked about plumbing and gas. I told them the gas...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-18-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
Thanks, Rusty. I am going to use 1" black...

Thanks, Rusty.
I am going to use 1" black plastic utility grade pipe. Everyone thinks the problem is getting the string through the pipe. Not. I put my first conductor in a 100 ft pipe in 1974.
My...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-17-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
That is how I have always done it in the past. ...

That is how I have always done it in the past.
Dealing with fiber optic is different. You have a glass thread that is somewhat flexible, can be broken, and does not stretch. They do have some...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-17-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
Yes. Watching while others worked holding a cup...

Yes. Watching while others worked holding a cup of coffee, I could get used to that.



The cost worked out to $120/hr for the crew, not much different than a machine at $90/hr, and much more...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-16-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,428
Posted By Ironman
Today 8AM I had 6 kids in my yard armed with...

Today 8AM I had 6 kids in my yard armed with shovels and we got at the job of covering the 200ft of Teck power cable a foot deep done, and finished it in 3 hrs.
Now I will get the electrical permit...
Forum: Welding 06-16-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Ironman
Happy Fathers Day, Moe.:D

Happy Fathers Day, Moe.:D
Forum: Machining 06-14-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Ironman
As Cutter said, it is very good for the...

As Cutter said, it is very good for the application. In general you don't need a perfect round die for bending. One source for dies cheaply is pipe bender dies from chinese benders, often available...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-14-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Ironman
Tigman, if you go to a trailer supply, or...

Tigman, if you go to a trailer supply, or etrailer dot com, next time you are in town, you can pick up normal hubs and brakes for the MH axle. They will be 6 bolt and then you can use a 1/2 ton...
Forum: Fabrication 06-12-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Ironman
Yes, +1

Yes, +1
Forum: Fabrication 06-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,557
Posted By Ironman
Yep, my recent bounce had me moaning for week,...

Yep, my recent bounce had me moaning for week, seeing the chiro today as well.
Just fed my daughter some Alaska salmon last night and we had fun telling her again about you and our adventure at the...
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