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Forum: Shop & Safety 05-04-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,999
Posted By bunkclimber
facility construction

you might want to think about renting a rough terrain scissor work platform..the kind of scissor lift with a 4x8 platform with railings to work from..makes it easy to work at heights by yourself...
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-21-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,999
Posted By bunkclimber
artful iron pounder teaching facility

how's the teaching facility build coming along,Jennifer?
Forum: Welding 03-31-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By bunkclimber
Yes-regulators are good things,my air system runs...

Yes-regulators are good things,my air system runs 175psi and I have to use a regulator for sandblasting,at anything over 80psi,the sand media just turns to dust first pass and doesn't really strip...
Forum: Machining 02-26-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By bunkclimber
Mk3?

are you meaning Morse Taper 3? -there are reamers for those tapers available to clean then up if wear or scarring has occurred. I have used them in the past with good results.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-19-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By bunkclimber
pallet jax

they run about $350 for a 5500lb manual pallet jack here in MD..nice score Dan
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-18-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Posted By bunkclimber
IR comp repair

I rebuilt a IR 2475-5 Type 30 a few years ago that came apart at the crank,bearings were destroyed,came apart inside the case..fortunately the case,crank and heads were unscathed ..so just a crank...
Forum: Welding 02-11-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,687
Posted By bunkclimber
MIG welder power outlet

upgrade it to a NEMA 5-30 should suffice..put some time on the machine and see how it does..Next thing in line is the cheap red 15amp rocker switch that will melt and fuse closed under continuous...
Forum: Machining 02-04-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By bunkclimber
another lathe

at least the chuck and tailstock look salvageable.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-02-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By bunkclimber
30kw

Terry pretty much called it out with the stator winding test suggestions.No use going further until you can prove if it's any good.Sometimes tho we just fire em up after a simple checkout and...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-30-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By bunkclimber
30kw

the voltage regulator is easily replaced(I would)by a Marathon SE350 or its compatible clone.there are two(2)wires that are your field leads,they are polarized,one is + and one is -,follow them from...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-17-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,987
Posted By bunkclimber
homemade hoses?

on a personnel lift it wouldn't be my ass in that bucket,where you choose to put yours is your business..homemade hoses have no place on a personnel lift, maybe on a backhoe or other application...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-16-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By bunkclimber
30kw generator stator leads..3phase?

12wire low voltage 3ph= leads#1+7 together=PhaseA, leads#2+8 together=Phase B, leads#3+9 together=Phase C. Connect #4,5,6,10,11,12 all together that's the neutral..get back to me with model # and...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-03-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,999
Posted By bunkclimber
building crew

having the RIGHT crew is important..one that works as a team and can just tell what needs to be done next..sometimes you need a crew chief that reads the prints and can direct if necessary. As you...
Forum: Welding 12-02-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,382
Posted By bunkclimber
Miller Inverter death

Yes another inverter dies..condolences to you..I got close to 25yrs from my old Miller XMT300,always in the shop environment and taken care of well..replaced it with a used XMT350 only to have that...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-04-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,999
Posted By bunkclimber
teaching facility lights

Jennifer,
I just did an install of 16 of these 200W LED high bay lights..they work really good,easy to hang with just a #12 jack chain off a screw-in hook from your ceiling.These would probably work...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-30-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,891
Posted By bunkclimber
PU-703/G genset

I think the Woodward controls on this unit were for the paralleling controls,not the excitation/voltage regulator..I'd gut it all and start over buts that's just the way I roll..frequently. One other...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-30-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,001
Posted By bunkclimber
treadmill speed controller-proper input voltage?

the controller you purchased is OK,your application is not correct..the controller is for a 220V circuit, you are using it at 120V so the sensing circuit in the triac drive won't operate...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-16-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,999
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: 89
Views: 11,999
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: 1,753
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: 19
Views: 2,422
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: 1,126
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: 2,985
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: 2,543
Posted By bunkclimber
coupler

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: 3,382
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...
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