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Forum: Fabrication 01-15-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
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A lot of love and hard work/ preparation. ...

A lot of love and hard work/ preparation. Hopefully you will be able to use it for another repair someday, and not one of those use it once only tools. Of course, most of the fun/ value was in...
Forum: Welding 01-15-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By toprecycler
Just remember, if you are using really small...

Just remember, if you are using really small pieces, it will not take as much heat to melt, vs a bigger piece. So if the test pieces are not as big as your part, you will not experience the same...
Forum: Welding 01-14-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By toprecycler
For that thin of material, and not much time to...

For that thin of material, and not much time to learn, probably fast pulse of pedal will work for you.

Set your amps on Tig machine to about 45 amps. ( just over 1 amp per thousand of metal...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-13-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By toprecycler
voltage at well

In post 6, Ken says he was testing the voltages to ground, or well casing. That why I suggested three phase, with one of the wires 240 volts.


But then he added that this is in bush town Aniak...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-11-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By toprecycler
Those sound like three phase voltages. But I...

Those sound like three phase voltages. But I never heard of a three phase water pump. It’s residential and not commercial, right?


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Forum: Welding 01-11-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,653
Posted By toprecycler
SS100 “replica” Project Car

In Michigan, as I understand it, the cost of yearly registration is based on the MSRP when the vehicle was new. It never depreciate due to current value of car.

And they collect 6% sales tax...
Forum: Machining 01-11-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By toprecycler
You make good points. However, it looks like the...

You make good points. However, it looks like the balls might not be in the same axis in the bronze cage, but I think this is just an optical illusion due to half the balls installed from either...
Forum: Welding 01-10-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,653
Posted By toprecycler
Glad the vehicle inspection went well!

Glad the vehicle inspection went well!
Forum: Machining 01-10-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By toprecycler
I believe half were put in from one side, and the...

I believe half were put in from one side, and the other half from opposite side of the bronze retainer, and it looks like the balls were locked in by the looks of the stamps by the hole edges. I...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-09-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 181,294
Posted By toprecycler
My neighbor who past away a couple years ago was...

My neighbor who past away a couple years ago was one of those Ol timers that could hammer a circular saw blade and sharpen it. He was very smart, and book learned. If he wanted to know something, he...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-08-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 181,294
Posted By toprecycler
Complete? Running? Power train? I would...

Complete? Running? Power train?

I would have preferred a band mill, for a hobby guy.

I’ve heard that you can hire an inspector to come in and grade lumber, so you might be able to use it...
Forum: Welding 01-08-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By toprecycler
Business I did some freelancing with couple years...

Business I did some freelancing with couple years ago, picked up a Esab rebel machine. I believe it does mig, tig, and stick. And I believe AC tig. He picked it up after I worked and built an...
Forum: Fabrication 01-07-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By toprecycler
Very nice artistic work! Sent from my...

Very nice artistic work!


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Forum: Welding 01-06-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By toprecycler
If it works, does the heating you need, and you...

If it works, does the heating you need, and you have the fuel to supply it, it’s a win.

How long do you think the tank will last? I’ve used fuel tanks like that for burn barrels for years,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-06-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By toprecycler
You should be safe to test the motors by...

You should be safe to test the motors by themselves. After all, usually a rotary phase converter ( a motor) is not usually attached to anything, unless it’s a homemade one using a single phase motor...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-05-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By toprecycler
Got room under the hood on one of your army truck...

Got room under the hood on one of your army truck for a compressor, so you can have air off road?[emoji48]


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Forum: Shop & Safety 12-30-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 181,294
Posted By toprecycler
I understand Tim would be buying the pressure...

I understand Tim would be buying the pressure treated 6x6’s and then use his own rough sawn lumber for the above ground building material.

At least that how I took his post to mean.


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Forum: Fabrication 12-29-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By toprecycler
Help! Need some ideas on fabricating a Squat Rack.

It looks like that there are only 2 bolts in each leg that hold that rack to the base. If you just swapped out the channels ( what it looks like) on the legs for a tube that you can just slip the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-29-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 181,294
Posted By toprecycler
And here is part of the problem of today. There...

And here is part of the problem of today. There should not have been any problem using rough sawn, ungraded lumber, if it was built correctly. But, it sounds like they skimped on building strong...
Forum: Welding 12-29-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By toprecycler
+ 1. We had an experienced goldsmith person here...

+ 1. We had an experienced goldsmith person here after all.[emoji4]


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-29-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By toprecycler
Dubby touched upon something worth mentioning...

Dubby touched upon something worth mentioning about the speed. Growing up, I helped my dad do a fair amount of heating system removals for a local plumbing place. We would have to remove entire old...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-28-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By toprecycler
I picked up a couple used cordless drills from a...

I picked up a couple used cordless drills from a friend moving last year. One a porta cable, and a rigid, I think. Both with 2 lithium ion batteries.

Did I need them, no, but for $25 each,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By toprecycler
https://youtu.be/uDmagFLJqao Here is a guy...

https://youtu.be/uDmagFLJqao

Here is a guy that tested 7 different battery operated reciprocating saws. I think he does a fair job of putting them thru the paces.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By toprecycler
If you are only using it to cut one bolt, every...

If you are only using it to cut one bolt, every once in a while, or occasional 2x4, a cordless one probably would be fine. But if you are making long cuts in metal or wood, I probably would stick...
Forum: Fabrication 12-27-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By toprecycler
Very nice piece of metal art. I’m sure it was...

Very nice piece of metal art. I’m sure it was very well received.


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