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Forum: Welding Yesterday, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By greywynd
Amperage question

As a starting point, the size of the electrode in decimal inches (1/8 = .125) so 125 amps is about the current. Adjust from there as needed.

I had an AC only machine for years, when I finally got...
Forum: Fabrication Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By greywynd
Nice and clean looking build. Sent from...

Nice and clean looking build.


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Forum: Shop & Safety Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By greywynd
I ‘think’ the hydrant I installed at the hobby...

I ‘think’ the hydrant I installed at the hobby farm in Ontario was an Iowa. Would have been into it’s 17 or 18th year when I sold the place, and only repair was to replace the packing at the stem.
...
Forum: Machining 06-02-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By greywynd
We had newer Mitutoyo’s at the plastics plant in...

We had newer Mitutoyo’s at the plastics plant in Onterrible, and they also had some of the tool and datum features. I used the datum one quite a bit, with one set for the reference jaw on Y and a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-01-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By greywynd
That’s one thing I’m finding out, I don’t know...

That’s one thing I’m finding out, I don’t know what sort of soil we have around here. When I dug the fence post holes last fall it was mostly a sandy/clay type of material, not that hard to deal...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-31-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By greywynd
Boring/digging under sidewalk?

So at some point, I would like to run some conduit for a couple electrical circuits around the place.

When I come out of the house, I have a small area (about 5’ x 5’) that is full of all the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-28-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 58,920
Posted By greywynd
On my bridgeport I wired a switch into the vfd...

On my bridgeport I wired a switch into the vfd controls, that controls the vfd on/off/reverse.

On the surface grinder I only need one direction, so for now I bypassed all the grinder controls,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-27-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,458
Posted By greywynd
Between pricing and the fact they dealt with...

Between pricing and the fact they dealt with customs and free shipping, (with orders over a certain dollar amount at the time) it was painless and fast.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 05-27-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,458
Posted By greywynd
For smaller applications VFD’s are so cheap it’s...

For smaller applications VFD’s are so cheap it’s really not a big deal IMO to run a dedicated one per motor.

There’s a company called automation direct that sells Brazillian vfd’s reasonable, and...
Forum: Fabrication 05-27-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,062
Posted By greywynd
One thing that you may want to add, are some...

One thing that you may want to add, are some boards along the top sides. The reason so many dump boxes have them is protection, way easier to replace a piece of wood then straighten a bent panel.
...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-27-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By greywynd
In the area I grew up in Onterrible it was mostly...

In the area I grew up in Onterrible it was mostly clay based soils, or very weak/crumbly limestones. The drilled wells in our little neighbourhood were shallow, about 24-30’ deep.

I understood...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-26-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By greywynd
In Onterrible, mostly when I was a kid, I saw...

In Onterrible, mostly when I was a kid, I saw quite a few wells done. Water wells were all done with a drop type rig like Keith is describing, wish I could remember what they called them. The water...
Forum: Welding 05-25-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By greywynd
I agree, a piece of 1/8” flat bar is cheap, you...

I agree, a piece of 1/8” flat bar is cheap, you can also tell them the length doesn’t matter, you may be able to get drops (offcuts) even cheaper.

Trying to learn how to tig on ‘mystery steel’...
Forum: Machining 05-24-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By greywynd
Get some oil on that rust!! Soak it down, it will...

Get some oil on that rust!! Soak it down, it will at least stop it from getting deeper in the table.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-24-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By greywynd
We had 1-1.5” SHCS fail in the moulds fairly...

We had 1-1.5” SHCS fail in the moulds fairly often. With 20-30 holding the mounting plates on, it was common to have one or two be broken. Usually it was just under the head, sometimes at the base of...
Forum: Welding 05-23-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By greywynd
It can be used for different things. When I was...

It can be used for different things. When I was doing mould repair work, we would use tig to put small beads on corners or fill holes in large parts, sometimes 5-10 tons in weight. There was a lot of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-23-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By greywynd
Nice! Guessing this is is for a commercial...

Nice! Guessing this is is for a commercial company, not joe public?


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Forum: Machining 05-22-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By greywynd
Call Frank, he should be able to set you up....

Call Frank, he should be able to set you up. [emoji3]


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Forum: Shop & Safety 05-20-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,562
Posted By greywynd
Nice! Sent from my iPhone using...

Nice!


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Forum: Shop & Safety 05-19-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 58,920
Posted By greywynd
Lol! Funny you should say that....I called about...

Lol! Funny you should say that....I called about scaffolding today, guy asked me if I wanted safety rail. “Nope, I’ll buy another section and use it as a rail if I need one.”




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Forum: Welding 05-19-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By greywynd
Most of the stuff I machine now is steel or cast...

Most of the stuff I machine now is steel or cast steel, built up with ER70 or 7018.


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Forum: Fabrication 05-15-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By greywynd
Looks like an adjustable ratchet wrench. ...

Looks like an adjustable ratchet wrench.


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Forum: Welding 05-15-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By greywynd
Also depends what/where you’re working. Lots of...

Also depends what/where you’re working. Lots of portable welders here in Alberta, between working in remote areas and oil/gas environments, the liability insurance is very high. Having an arc/spark...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-15-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By greywynd
If there was only one or two discs that had spun,...

If there was only one or two discs that had spun, we would weld them up and grind them back to size.

The other thing that we ran across quite often was not enough washers under the axle nut, so...
Forum: Machining 05-15-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By greywynd
I’ve been to a couple of their locations, and...

I’ve been to a couple of their locations, and ordered online from them as well. They are a common one for me to buy from here.


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