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Forum: Shop & Safety 09-05-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By monckywrench
Jet fuel / POL exposure and hearing loss.

Yet another reason to avoid fuel contact/inhalation. Brain stem damage ain't cool.

https://www.research.va.gov/currents/spring2014/spring2014-11.cfm
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-05-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By monckywrench
I'd dispose of it at your local waste oil...

I'd dispose of it at your local waste oil dropoff. Throwing random products into sewers is poor practice. OTOH a waste oil refiner will separate what's useful to recycle from what's useful to burn.
Forum: Machining 09-01-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By monckywrench
Quality allthread works perfectly for raising...

Quality allthread works perfectly for raising machine tools. I left the angle beneath the mill to clear a pallet jack and to suit my height. The channel with casters was placed above the lathe and...
Forum: Machining 09-01-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By monckywrench
More pics. We bring my "kit" of steel, channel...

More pics. We bring my "kit" of steel, channel with (bolted for easy relocation or to skid instead of roll) casters, pipe, etc and 6" angle grinder (for cutting with zip disks) drill, jacks etc. The...
Forum: Machining 09-01-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By monckywrench
It's easy and safe to move machine tools without...

It's easy and safe to move machine tools without a rigger if you plan first. I set up this move for a friend with some scrap channel and pipe. His borrowed trailer and some of the floor it had to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-11-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 14,015
Posted By monckywrench
Flames don't lie. I did it that way because my...

Flames don't lie. I did it that way because my much older bud showed me.
Forum: Machining 07-31-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By monckywrench
I have its close relative. They are rightly...

I have its close relative. They are rightly regarded as decent machines.

Mine runs off a solid state phase converter I got with it but will get a VFD for the variable speed control. VFDs are...
Forum: Welding 07-31-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By monckywrench
Might be a cheap score since it's not Red or...

Might be a cheap score since it's not Red or Blue. Tweco gun adapters can convert nearly any machine if desired.
Forum: Welding 04-12-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By monckywrench
Citation needed. When making a statement of legal...

Citation needed. When making a statement of legal fact, hearsay doesn't cut it. Show us example laws or regulations (government regulates, companies have policies) directing mandatory leasing. Not...
Forum: Welding 03-23-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,536
Posted By monckywrench
LWS staff changes make quite a difference. For...

LWS staff changes make quite a difference. For example my local Airgas have always been decent from when I was a noob to when I spent eight grand a month on gas and consumables for our local college,...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,493
Posted By monckywrench
They won't go 360 but the reason that's handy...

They won't go 360 but the reason that's handy with separate casters is for them to self-align like a shopping cart when the crane was pushed in a given direction since they aren't connected by a drag...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-10-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,519
Posted By monckywrench
Correct. That's how gin poles are intended to be...

Correct. That's how gin poles are intended to be used. It's also how old mechanical wreckers like Holmes work. Search "gin pole truck" for plenty of industrial examples.

Your lift winch doesn't...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,493
Posted By monckywrench
It would be easy to weld a tab on each existing...

It would be easy to weld a tab on each existing caster, a tab for a pivot in the middle, then have both casters steer together like a kids wagon. Stable, cheap, easy to steer, no bearings to buy, no...
Forum: Welding 03-10-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,661
Posted By monckywrench
Cool score. The nice thing about tapped machines...

Cool score. The nice thing about tapped machines is no rotary switch to stick/break.

Before I had a lathe I cut down a couple of cylindrical modern cable ends to fit tapered sockets on an old...
Forum: Welding 03-10-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,174
Posted By monckywrench
Worth remembering is any rig that will hold a...

Worth remembering is any rig that will hold a cutting torch can be modded to hold a plasma torch. We swapped back and forth on bug style cutters and rotary pipe coupon beveler machines.
Forum: Welding 02-15-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By monckywrench
There's no substitute for practice with a new...

There's no substitute for practice with a new machine. Spend several hours in one or two sessions welding on clean scrap. If you don't weld frequently, setting your machine using scrap every time is...
Forum: Machining 01-09-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,312
Posted By monckywrench
It's absolutely worth it (get the toothpaste tube...

It's absolutely worth it (get the toothpaste tube size and experiment!) but if you want to join roofs together side-by-side an easy and economical way is to get a 4x8 sheet of 1/8" and (to join two...
Forum: Welding 01-09-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,193
Posted By monckywrench
Miller manual downloads: ...

Miller manual downloads:

https://www.millerwelds.com/support/manuals-and-parts
Forum: Welding 01-09-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,680
Posted By monckywrench
Not sure if the OEM is Koike but they list Apollo...

Not sure if the OEM is Koike but they list Apollo flashback arrestors under that name.

https://www.koike-asia.com/Home/Accessories/oxy_fuel_torches

They bought some Airco IP long ago and the...
Forum: Machining 01-01-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,312
Posted By monckywrench
Whatever you cut with, I'd seal any gaps with 3M...

Whatever you cut with, I'd seal any gaps with 3M 5200, not silicone which has inferior wetting and poor durability.
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Forum: Machining 11-29-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,565
Posted By monckywrench
Transport does not have to cost much if you do it...

Transport does not have to cost much if you do it right, and if you are competent to use a lathe and welder you don't need a rigger.

In that case ~8K or whatever is heavy duty rollback territory...
Forum: Welding 11-29-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,562
Posted By monckywrench
The Miller forums are where I go for Miller...

The Miller forums are where I go for Miller assistance. Plenty of factory and other highly experienced techs post there.

https://forum.millerwelds.com/forum/welding-discussions

For info on...
Forum: Welding 10-29-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By monckywrench
Check on Weldingweb too. This Google string...

Check on Weldingweb too.

This Google string yields a fair number of hits and is how I search forums:

plasma torch replacement site:weldingweb.com
Forum: Welding 10-16-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,269
Posted By monckywrench
I tap Excalibur on my (ungrounded!) bastard file...

I tap Excalibur on my (ungrounded!) bastard file or crush the extra length of flux before restrikes.

Even "expensive" welding rod is cheap for what it does. Mystery rod (Radnor...) has failed me...
Forum: Fabrication 07-29-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,259
Posted By monckywrench
LP is wonderful stuff and the US will remain...

LP is wonderful stuff and the US will remain self-sufficient for longer than anyone on this board will be alive. Dual fuel kits are very reasonable for small engines so it's all win.

Old beater...
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