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Forum: Shop & Safety 06-04-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,427
Posted By Ironman
I noticed no poly under the slab. I guess it is...

I noticed no poly under the slab. I guess it is dry enough in Lubbock that damp conc floors are a non issue.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-04-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By Ironman
It's finally done. I have re-wired the well head...

It's finally done. I have re-wired the well head properly, and spliced the Teck 90 cable in the old well pit. Then backfilled with sand past the electric cable, and capped off with clay. Now instead...
Forum: Machining 06-04-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By Ironman
Course they do. You should know what a steady...

Course they do. You should know what a steady diet of fried chicken and pizza will do. Code Red is the only thing that keeps a GNAP from being hunted for bacon....it flavors the meat.:devil:
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-03-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,506
Posted By Ironman
OK, now I see. Well you are going to get some...

OK, now I see. Well you are going to get some exercise tomorrow.:)
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,506
Posted By Ironman
Why are you using 4/0 cable to power a 1.5hp pump?

Why are you using 4/0 cable to power a 1.5hp pump?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-03-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Ironman
This is going to end your supply of spouge. There...

This is going to end your supply of spouge. There is platypus lard oil available in New Zealand, though:devil:
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-03-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,506
Posted By Ironman
Now Scott can relax.:D

Now Scott can relax.:D
Forum: Fabrication 06-03-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Ironman
I'm curious to see the sharp end of the pole. On...

I'm curious to see the sharp end of the pole. On mine, I have an eye on the topside and the bottom side of the pole. On the top is to anchor to the bucket. I used two poles from each end of the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-01-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By Ironman
Absolutely right. Today I felt guilty for not...

Absolutely right. Today I felt guilty for not pumping out the well in case of dirt, chlorine, etc.
We never could smell chlorine, I guess we let it sit too many days and it all gassed out.
So I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-01-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,177
Posted By Ironman
I think it's going to look very good, it will fit...

I think it's going to look very good, it will fit in well, with that Wyoming history kind of look.
It needs an old horse drawn wagon parked beside it now.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-01-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Ironman
I can tell you that a directional drilling rig to...

I can tell you that a directional drilling rig to put a gas line 135ft was expensive, 2 hours and a thousand dollars poorer my line was in.

i'd try that kit for the money, it's cheap.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-01-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Ironman
I can tell you that a directional drilling rig to...

I can tell you that a directional drilling rig to put a gas line 135ft was expensive, 2 hours and a thousand dollars poorer my line was in.
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-31-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By Ironman
I may do so, we'll see. I have the wire and pipe...

I may do so, we'll see. I have the wire and pipe to put it down to 80 ft like the drillers said, but at the rate of flow, that pump doing 13gpm can't begin to affect the water level.
And yes, the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-31-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By Ironman
Yesterday my SIL came round and we put the old...

Yesterday my SIL came round and we put the old submersible pump in the well, because the new one, supposed to be here June 11 was too far away. I was told the static head was at 24 ft, so I threw a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-30-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 58,835
Posted By Ironman
The 24 volt control circuit turns the 3 phase...

The 24 volt control circuit turns the 3 phase power output on and off. If you value your IGBTs in the inverter, use this rather than switching the output on and off.
Or, you could leave it as is...
Forum: Machining 05-28-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By Ironman
I bought two 1/8" pipe plugs last week for $1.35...

I bought two 1/8" pipe plugs last week for $1.35 in the local Ace Hardware.
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-27-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 58,835
Posted By Ironman
If you want the VFD to last, you need to wire the...

If you want the VFD to last, you need to wire the 24volt terminals from the vfd to be activated by the motor starter.
The motor should be wired direct to the VFD The motor start button closes the 24...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-26-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By Ironman
I guess the days of posting more than 5 pics are...

I guess the days of posting more than 5 pics are over, here are the missing ones
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-26-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By Ironman
Today they arrived at 9 am, and dropped the...

Today they arrived at 9 am, and dropped the string and started drilling. As soon as they went 10 ft further into the shale, they broke through into the sandstone and the water started coming up. The...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-26-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By Ironman
Yes, they said why steel. It is dependent on the...

Yes, they said why steel. It is dependent on the ground. You can't drive plastic into shale. In this area, there are shale floaters that you go through, and they move over time. You can see the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-25-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By Ironman
Keeping up with Scott

As I have mentioned in other threads, I changed out my old well jet pump for a submersible. I was very pleased with the performance and had great hopes. I have now determined that the well collapsed...
Forum: Machining 05-25-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Ironman
Lew will always spot the aberration.:D

Lew will always spot the aberration.:D
Forum: Machining 05-25-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Ironman
If you are on a VFD, the speed will be inaccurate...

If you are on a VFD, the speed will be inaccurate unless it is set to 60 cycles.
I suspect cleaning the downfeed clutch, etc will fix that issue.

I have the same heater issue, but my heater is...
Forum: Machining 05-25-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Ironman
The SFT Weasel Piss recipe for penetrating oil...

The SFT Weasel Piss recipe for penetrating oil has been modified in my shop.
Our recipe is 50% ATF and 50% acetone.

After reading various recipes and reasoning, I have been using 33% acetone, 33%...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-23-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Ironman
Bending wood

It's been 60 years since I bent myself some wood for a pair of skis, and it was not a great success then. I achieved a bend but it was not something great.

I was looking at this video...
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