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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-15-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By JohnBoy
I know nothing of US brands, but...

I know nothing of US brands, but Bosch/NEFF/Siemens would be well regarded mid range europeans. Our last washer was a NEFF, was in the house when we bought it and survived 12 years with us, never...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-08-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnBoy
would be a big tank :p

would be a big tank :p
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-08-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnBoy
There's loads of time yet, wont be washing till...

There's loads of time yet, wont be washing till tomorrow :)


Tried the electrolysis once and liked it, but it would be a hell of a tank to hold this trailer :eek:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-07-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnBoy
For the phospho experts. How long should I...

For the phospho experts.

How long should I leave it on? lets assume 20% acid mix, sprayed on with a garden sprayer.

Should I spray it on, leave it dry and paint later that day, or spray it on,...
Forum: Welding 10-30-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By JohnBoy
I had a thermal arc inverter that was rated to...

I had a thermal arc inverter that was rated to run off a genny, but it needed to be an AVR genny that could put out nearly twice the amps the welder needed on mains to be safe according to the manual.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-21-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnBoy
I'm pretty sure we only get california grade...

I'm pretty sure we only get california grade "oven cleaner" over here. but 85% food grade phosphoric seems to be available from catering supply places.


I've only ever used small quantities sold...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-21-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnBoy
The interwebs suggested that applying dilute...

The interwebs suggested that applying dilute phospo to wet metal dilutes it a lot more?? its only a mist of phospo and anywhere there's drops of water it gets diluted.

That's the logic.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-21-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnBoy
picking this, of the many rust removal threads. ...

picking this, of the many rust removal threads.

I have a trailer I want to paint, lots of flaky surface rust and paint but no heavy corrosion.

My plan is to power wash with a petrol washer with...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-07-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,910
Posted By JohnBoy
The blue and white, think it looks very fresh or...

The blue and white, think it looks very fresh or something. the repurposing is just a side bonus
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-03-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,910
Posted By JohnBoy
Lookin good, the contrasting colours really work...

Lookin good, the contrasting colours really work well together too dont they
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-24-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,634
Posted By JohnBoy
:rolleyes: It's a journey doug. Like...

:rolleyes:

It's a journey doug.

Like so many of mine it's been a long one, and where we are ending up is not where we started out going to.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-24-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,634
Posted By JohnBoy
The farm is actually the thing least in conflict...

The farm is actually the thing least in conflict with shop time.

Shop time is mostly evenings after work whereas the farm is mostly weekends.


but evenings after work are often filled with...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-23-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,634
Posted By JohnBoy
Nearly another year before I managed to progress...

Nearly another year before I managed to progress this at all....

After much mulling and chewing I've ended up with this.

50x50x5 outer with 40x40x4 inner, will have a screw (much like a trailer...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-16-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 58,579
Posted By JohnBoy
available floorspace rises and falls but given...

available floorspace rises and falls but given it's where the tractor lives and gets worked on this shed actually get cleared relatively regularly
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-16-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 58,579
Posted By JohnBoy
2015 was the last update to this thread, not a...

2015 was the last update to this thread, not a whole lot to report since then, put up a few more lights and extended the scaffoldshelves which are both awesome and terrible all at once. awesome for...
Forum: Fabrication 05-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By JohnBoy
it's hard to tell scale from the pics, but it...

it's hard to tell scale from the pics, but it looks one hell of a piece of engineering for 350lbs.

I wonder is it a hoist as opposed to a winch? ie much higher safety factor.
Forum: Fabrication 05-28-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,886
Posted By JohnBoy
I've often wondered about repurposing them and...

I've often wondered about repurposing them and thinking the linkage mechanism could be a bit tricky to get right, but it's good that your one has adjustable links, are they always made like that?
Forum: Fabrication 05-28-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By JohnBoy
find a ride on with a blown tranny, remove front...

find a ride on with a blown tranny, remove front axle and fit a drawbar. remove the guts of the tranny, extend the belt clutch switch cabling to be remotely controlled from the atv
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-22-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,185
Posted By JohnBoy
yeah now that you say it they do look odd, very...

yeah now that you say it they do look odd, very long springs.

It is it a kinda pre-runner style front end to absorb the big shocks coming down from a wheelie :)
Forum: Welding 05-17-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By JohnBoy
new tractor sized buckets here start at a little...

new tractor sized buckets here start at a little over a hundred bucks a foot. it makes little sense to pay a man to do anything more than a bandaid repair.

If you can DIY and have a bountiful...
Forum: Fabrication 05-17-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 45,073
Posted By JohnBoy
gonna mount it on the tractor and drop it down...

gonna mount it on the tractor and drop it down onto some 9x3 timbers.

I'm hoping the weight of the loader will help limit the bounce, if I had downpressure on the loader it'd be a good help.
...
Forum: Fabrication 05-17-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 45,073
Posted By JohnBoy
Well I pulled it back as far as it was bent, in...

Well I pulled it back as far as it was bent, in the opposite direction and stitched it similar to Ron's staggering. midlle left right, middle left right

Left it cool before taking off the clamps...
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 45,073
Posted By JohnBoy
Oh, I had thought that given the weld on top...

Oh, I had thought that given the weld on top pulled it up that the weld underneath would pull it back down.

the floor and cutting edge* are a lap joint. in your drawing does that mean the two...
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 45,073
Posted By JohnBoy
July last year I started fixing this bucket, went...

July last year I started fixing this bucket, went on holidays, came home to a bunch of house related stuff and the bucket just spent the winter outside.

Finally back at it, welded the floor and...
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,505
Posted By JohnBoy
I'm guessing we'd call it a ring beam..... a...

I'm guessing we'd call it a ring beam..... a course of poured concrete on top of the blockwork to tie everything together right?
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