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Forum: Shop & Safety Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 150,474
Posted By bunkclimber
200w LED high-bay

move the high bay fixture out away from the wall another foot or two, you are losing a lot of light behind the lathe..the whole front of the lathe is dark. You could back this fixture up with a 8ft...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By bunkclimber
receptacles

go with either specification grade receptacles or for the ultimate, install hospital grade,they have a green dot on the face to indicate that..the hospital grade has tighter tolerances between the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-25-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,603
Posted By bunkclimber
Copper anti sieze for connections

(1) clean all mating surfaces
(2) apply in small amounts copper anti sieze to threaded fasteners.
(2.5) I did not say apply liberally under any condition
(3) assemble connection
(4) torque to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-18-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 42,385
Posted By bunkclimber
The rotary switch operators have different cams...

The rotary switch operators have different cams available to program what contacts are closed or opened based on which operator and operator position you select..it can be very confusing to specify...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-16-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 42,385
Posted By bunkclimber
operator switches and contact blocks

tons of these available used off eBay at fractions of new cost,(search on "Allen Bradley 800T" in Business/Industrial,Electrical)- usually you can score a lot of 5pcs of switches and mix and match...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-28-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 42,385
Posted By bunkclimber
Jen the colors on L1, L2 and L3 should be...

Jen the colors on L1, L2 and L3 should be black,red and blue in that order for 208V, on 240 you can follow the same color scheme..or for 480V its yellow orange and brown.. just use black for all...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 07-19-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By bunkclimber
Ritchie Bros.Auctions anvils

quite a pile of anvils for sale coming up at Ritchie Bros. auctions, it looks as tho they all came from the same lot or manufacturer..200lb and 400lb all new in crates..no idea as to quality or...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-14-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By bunkclimber
parts cleaner

just make sure when you clean out and refill your parts washer that you keep your inventory of 5gallon buckets of car wash detergent in a separate area from your parts washer solvent..my brother...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-12-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 42,385
Posted By bunkclimber
Oster

Nice catch on the Oster..a little bit of strong-arm sweat equity and it'l be a good running asset..maybe mount it on a custom pallet for shop manuverability via pallet jack?

great to see instead...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-07-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 42,385
Posted By bunkclimber
oil buhnahs and fuhncecs

Jennifer,
Glad to see an update from you.
Now that you are working on your own oil burners and furnaces you should have a electrode fixture tool, it slips over the nozzle and sets the angle for...
Forum: Fabrication 05-17-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,488
Posted By bunkclimber
crawler hauler generator

think about noise control for your generator-Grainger offers mineral wool panels that absorb noise and are reasonably fireproof-1200deg and foil faced..2ft x4ft 1inch thick goes for about $10...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-21-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,676
Posted By bunkclimber
wheel lift

Zip Ties work good or just plain old fashioned electrical tape..a lot of guys I see with wheel lifts have several batteries in the bed right next to the pump,and have a forklift DC connector wired to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-31-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 42,385
Posted By bunkclimber
portable heater

love what you did with the portable heater..neat idea!! now you've got me looking for old oil fired furnaces..might have to modify one for optional forge operations
Forum: Welding 03-31-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,156
Posted By bunkclimber
electrodes

try using a Zirconiated electrode,I use them on AC and DC welding.they really do well with higher power TIG welding aluminum..color bands vary with manufacturer,mine have been brown. Check out...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-18-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 150,474
Posted By bunkclimber
disconnects/gutter

Nema 3R 6x6x72" gutter
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-15-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 150,474
Posted By bunkclimber
service disconnects

typically in the USA-we do not pipe from disconnect to disconnect,each feeder has to be a separate run of conduit to the meter can.Alternatively you can mount a raceway or gutter underneath the meter...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-15-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By bunkclimber
service questions

sealant not required on these conduit fittings.
Purple primer is for plumbing fittings,not electrical..just glue next time.
Bushings not required for the PVC conduits.
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-11-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,792
Posted By bunkclimber
I'm not a structural engineer but then again you...

I'm not a structural engineer but then again you didnt ask for one,but yes you can go 15-20ft no issue with 3"c-channel turned up on edge(not flat) with a no-snow-no roof load situation,with minimal...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-10-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 150,474
Posted By bunkclimber
shop lighting and phase converter

OldRed look into the LED shop lights, they make them in a circular 'ufo' style they look like a upside-down piepan..they really put out an enormous amount of light with minimal draw..I have installed...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-03-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,544
Posted By bunkclimber
reverser

not so bad,but you have one shot at getting it on the trailer..maybe use the hoe to manuever the rear end around..great deal even if it needs work(and they always do)..just don't let the yellow iron...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-25-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By bunkclimber
I'd be most concerned about the interior...

I'd be most concerned about the interior condition of the tank(reciever)and rusting of the metal internally..is there a drain valve on the bottom of the tank? this would lead us to believe that it...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-25-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 42,385
Posted By bunkclimber
at current levels above 400A it is impractical to...

at current levels above 400A it is impractical to safely pass that level of current thru a small stab-in meter,so direct wiring to the poco transformer(s) is accomplished thru a CT cabinet,then to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-11-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 150,474
Posted By bunkclimber
Morton subpanel+internal wirin'

1. If it's a subpanel you need to be separating the neutrals and grounds AT the subpanel and installing a separate ground bar in the subpanel for the ground wires,not combining the neutral and...
Forum: Fabrication 01-06-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,632
Posted By bunkclimber
trailer build/retirement

Montana is being bought up piece by piece by migrants from Cali..at prices well over market value..Montana taxes retirement income whereas Wyoming does not..my choice would be WY,but thats just...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-04-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 42,385
Posted By bunkclimber
disconnects

Jen yes you are correct in the disconnects,they are now required by NEC 2020 for emergency disconnecting means outside of the structure.
Some jurisdictions will allow the property owner to do their...
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