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Forum: Shop & Safety 05-10-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By RED caddy
What I heard here locally, is that not so Lowes...

What I heard here locally, is that not so Lowes is going out of the light bulb business. Too much regulation, both govt and coporate. Not enough profit

They seem to be following the "Generous...
Forum: Welding 05-08-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By RED caddy
I had the loan of a dialarc 250 for a couple of...

I had the loan of a dialarc 250 for a couple of years, I loved that machine. Gentle arc, enough power to handle any section thickness I needed, tough as nails. I let it slip from my grasp, I replaced...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-08-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By RED caddy
intruder alarm system help

OK, design time again.

The problem: I need to alarm my shop as I will be away for short periods, up to 3 weeks at a time.

What I need is some design and material help. I think I want to build...
Forum: Machining 05-07-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By RED caddy
Absatively, YOU SUCK. (green with envy) As...

Absatively, YOU SUCK. (green with envy)

As has been said here many times, the cost of a good mill is only a qualifier, the real money is in the tooling...

RED the sheepdog
Forum: Fabrication 04-30-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 960
Posted By RED caddy
Yep, putting them weld shrunk / tapped out races...

Yep, putting them weld shrunk / tapped out races back in is easy, but them little pin lookin', go roundy pieces just don't live very long... No mater how well ya grease 'em.

I've learned to put...
Forum: Fabrication 04-26-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By RED caddy
Many years ago, I solved a similar problem for a...

Many years ago, I solved a similar problem for a friend of mine in Idaho.

Using some setions of what I think was salvage from a steel bridge, ( about 8" X 8"angle, 5/8ths.web) we sunk 2- 12 foot...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-21-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
Brian, No, but it seemed a likely...

Brian,

No, but it seemed a likely assumption, as the ingredient list called out only Glycol and de ionized water, with a touch of biocide. I figger clear, to slightly milky, with some entrained...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-21-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
Scotts, I went to Jamazon to order that one and...

Scotts, I went to Jamazon to order that one and found one better suited to my space constraints for $10.00 shipped.

On it's way. Thanks fer the hep

RED
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-21-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
Thanks Chris, I don't need the valve, just a...

Thanks Chris, I don't need the valve, just a little ball or spinner to show me, at a glance, if the clear coolant is indeed flowing. (can you say PARANOID boys and girls? I knew you could...)

usta...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-20-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
WT, the one's you pointed out arrived today....

WT, the one's you pointed out arrived today. Perfect fit, about 3 thou thick, so I only installed one. Getting the 6-32 screw started, down the hole, is a trial, but I got it. All looks to be well.
...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-17-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
WOW, yous guys are good. WT, the one you linked...

WOW, yous guys are good. WT, the one you linked to is an exact match. I overnighted 5 ea, now I'll go to the granger and buy a box of backups. (of course, now I'll keep a weather eye on the radiator...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-16-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
I spent the better part of the day looking for...

I spent the better part of the day looking for that damn strip fuse. The counterman, at my local WS, just couldn't grasp the concept, even after I showed him the parts Quote: "Nope, never seen...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-15-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
After reading your cautions, I think I will just...

After reading your cautions, I think I will just chemically clean it. (mild acid wash)

I have run a CLR and water 30% solution, through the whole system, several times circulating it 4 to 8 hours...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-15-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
Scotts, Yes, the big brass hex part is what the...

Scotts,
Yes, the big brass hex part is what the "fuse" strip is inserted and screwed into place.
I was told that the housing/lug (for lack of a better term) contains the cooling water flow, to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-14-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
oh boy, oh boy, oooooooooooh boy. I think I...

oh boy, oh boy, oooooooooooh boy.

I think I found the problem. Don't know why I had continunity from lug to torch with this "fuse" blown. probably should have pulled it first, guess I just needed...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-14-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
Power lug, refer to post 17. When I get back from...

Power lug, refer to post 17. When I get back from the gun show today, I'll pull the power lug apart and get eyes on. is it possible to have continuity to the torch and have HF but no weld current,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-13-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
I didn't actually run any beads because of the...

I didn't actually run any beads because of the shakey setup I had for an electrode holder, but I could strike and hold an arc. I found a spare electrode holder today, will it make any difference, in...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-13-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
OK, Gwiz, I set the panel switches correctly,...

OK, Gwiz, I set the panel switches correctly, Even cycled them several times to wipe contacts and such, no HF or welding amperage, torch NOT hot. Next?

Terry, most of your input is way over my...
Forum: Welding 04-13-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,628
Posted By RED caddy
I see the whole shop floor every day. SWMBO put a...

I see the whole shop floor every day. SWMBO put a copy of the picture of the finished(?) shop on the adult beverage dispenser, from before I moved anything in. Just to prove a point.

I had a 9 X...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-13-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
Thanks for the lookup, Terry. I couldn't get that...

Thanks for the lookup, Terry. I couldn't get that close in 2 sessions of searching. My google foo ain't what it used to be...

RED
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-13-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
All righty then, back in the hunt. There is...

All righty then, back in the hunt.

There is continuity from "power out" lug to tungsten, does not move meter reading when footpedal is cycled.

I now have a newly customized jumper cable clamp...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-12-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
Serial is JD692729. I don't have access to...

Serial is JD692729.

I don't have access to an air cooled torch to try. I'm gonna afro engineer a stick rod holder and see if I can burn rod. I checked the foot pedal for continuity, no broken,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-12-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,584
Posted By RED caddy
Miller dialarc 250 HF help

Background:
about 2 years ago, my dialarc stopped working. long sad story concerning my local miller dealer/service center. I was told it could not be fixed and I should let them scrap it and buy a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-06-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By RED caddy
Chris, that's why inletting is so expensive,...

Chris, that's why inletting is so expensive, patience is absolute.

I use my Dremel and Foredom tools for roughing in, but the final fit is achieved with cabinet scrapers and reworked wood carving...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-28-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,558
Posted By RED caddy
Yep, that's how I painted my street'er sand rail....

Yep, that's how I painted my street'er sand rail. I taped 5 12 X 24 X1 AC filters up high (I sprayed them with the 3M filter treatment) and used 4 box fans on the floor, blowing out. The fans turned...
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