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Forum: Fabrication 11-16-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By houlibar
Hey Jack! I am away from California and across...

Hey Jack! I am away from California and across Lake Champlain from you in Burlington this week. I'm at Advanced Welding Institute, working on my certs. I come here every year for the last five to...
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,555
Posted By houlibar
Jack, where are you working in Vermont? If you...

Jack, where are you working in Vermont? If you are in Burlington, no problem. I am a frequent visitor there and can tell your where go to get some real man food!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-08-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,144
Posted By houlibar
Jack, does Sears have those spline wrenches in...

Jack, does Sears have those spline wrenches in 3/8", 7/16", 1/2" and 9/16"? If they do, I'm running down and buying a set for everyone on our crew. Our GE engine uses a lot of aviation fasteners...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-08-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,898
Posted By houlibar
I use Weiler knotted wheels on my 4-1/2"...

I use Weiler knotted wheels on my 4-1/2" grinders. I like them. But I think any wire wheel will throw wire. That's why I always wear my hood.
Forum: Fabrication 10-07-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,440
Posted By houlibar
Thanks for the tip. I never thought of reducing...

Thanks for the tip. I never thought of reducing the air pressure for thinner material. I have always run my ESAB set at 80 psi. Seems reasonable now that I think about it. I usually dial back the...
Forum: Fabrication 10-07-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,865
Posted By houlibar
That is a great Armstrong Wood Splitter you built...

That is a great Armstrong Wood Splitter you built there!

But your historical impression seemed to need a little help. So I helped with costuming. Now you look like Chadwick the Chopper...

BTW,...
Forum: Fabrication 10-06-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,365
Posted By houlibar
Only posting here because I'm red/green...

Only posting here because I'm red/green colorblind too. Some great tips. I will try to remember them! I sort of equate color blindness with looking at a chinese menu. You can see it, but you can't...
Forum: Welding 04-06-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,791
Posted By houlibar
A Trailblazer is a good choice and I don't think...

A Trailblazer is a good choice and I don't think there is really any difference between the 302 and the 275 besides AC and 25 amps of power. I had thought that the 275 would still make 300 amps of...
Forum: Welding 04-06-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,349
Posted By houlibar
Duh, that's easy. Whatever color paint you...

Duh, that's easy. Whatever color paint you already own. If you have to buy paint, get your own color. Red, white, blue and yellow are already taken. Go green or black. Primer gray is an optional...
Forum: Welding 03-26-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,232
Posted By houlibar
I find it best if the land and gap are the same...

I find it best if the land and gap are the same size as the electrode diameter. In your case, 1/8". Otherwise as Journeyman said, if the gap is smaller than the electrode you will have to punch...
Forum: Welding 11-21-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,726
Posted By houlibar
Your respirator filter is similar to the 3M 8214...

Your respirator filter is similar to the 3M 8214 paper respirator I use for galvanized. Neither one specificaly says 'galvanized' but I believe zinc is an organic chemical. So I've chosen that as the...
Forum: Fabrication 11-12-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,788
Posted By houlibar
Nice little tractor, Mike! Thanks for sharing the...

Nice little tractor, Mike! Thanks for sharing the photos and glad you decided to come down off the bleachers and start posting! :)
Forum: Fabrication 11-12-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,810
Posted By houlibar
Hey Chris! Good to see you back. It's been a long...

Hey Chris! Good to see you back. It's been a long time!

Interesting work you're doing. I've never seen that pipe in a pipe thing you've described. Not even on an OCS offshore production platform....
Forum: Fabrication 10-03-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,317
Posted By houlibar
That looks fabulous! :)

That looks fabulous! :)
Forum: Welding 09-30-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,093
Posted By houlibar
Sight and sound

For me it's not just the arc length, but the look of the puddle and the sound of the arc. Combined it tells me how long to pause and how fast to travel.

Randy makes a very good point about being...
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,820
Posted By houlibar
Fabulous, Charlie! :)

Fabulous, Charlie! :)
Forum: Fabrication 09-15-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,786
Posted By houlibar
That is a nice clean looking repair, Jeff!

That is a nice clean looking repair, Jeff!
Forum: Fabrication 07-25-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,336
Posted By houlibar
Good work, Joey. I'll bet they are happy to have...

Good work, Joey. I'll bet they are happy to have found such a skilled and resourceful man as yourself. Up there in the great white north.
Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,604
Posted By houlibar
Thanks for the extra photo, Joey! That explains...

Thanks for the extra photo, Joey! That explains it better, I think. It is a rock drill! I was thinking this was an oil company, but it's a mining company...yes?
Forum: Fabrication 07-21-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,604
Posted By houlibar
Hey Joey! Good to hear from you! Is that the...

Hey Joey! Good to hear from you! Is that the drill floor you are skidding? Where is the derick and drawworks?
Forum: Fabrication 07-21-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,204
Posted By houlibar
Very nice! I never tire of looking at such...

Very nice! I never tire of looking at such elegant bead work!

What type of process piping is that for, that they specified tig root and fill?
Forum: Fabrication 07-14-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,880
Posted By houlibar
Nice work, Jack! You guys can really do it all!...

Nice work, Jack! You guys can really do it all! :) Take good care of those operators! :D
Forum: Fabrication 06-14-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,674
Posted By houlibar
Very nice little scooter, Red. But a leisure...

Very nice little scooter, Red. But a leisure machine like that definately needs a drink holder! Cut a hole in the ironing board in front of the seat and viola! :D
Forum: Fabrication 06-14-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,056
Posted By houlibar
Gotcha. They have been using those on the 101...

Gotcha. They have been using those on the 101 freeway to score it down and resurface it with asphalt. It is concrete and the section in our county is about 30 years old now and begining to show some...
Forum: Fabrication 06-14-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,306
Posted By houlibar
Whoa! That ott'a keep you busy awhile!

Whoa! That ott'a keep you busy awhile!
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