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Forum: Fabrication 07-24-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By KevinF
I have had the 3/4" rapid air kit installed for a...

I have had the 3/4" rapid air kit installed for a couple of years, very happy with it.
Forum: Welding 05-21-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By KevinF
I agree it probably will. New bucket is 1250. If...

I agree it probably will. New bucket is 1250. If it starts to crack again I can add more steel or she can buy a new one. We'll see how long it lasts.
Forum: Welding 05-21-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By KevinF
Five Characters

Five Characters
Forum: Welding 05-21-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By KevinF
Its done. Took 5 hours including lunch. I asked...

Its done. Took 5 hours including lunch. I asked her to pressure wash it before bringing it over and she did. 5lb of 5/32 7018 into it. More stick than I've burned... ever.

It went pretty much like...
Forum: Welding 05-18-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By KevinF
Went and had a closer look. It's still minimum...

Went and had a closer look. It's still minimum 3/16 where its broken out. I think if it's welded well it should have a reasonable lifespan yet. Thoughts? I'll also check and see what a new one is...
Forum: Welding 05-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By KevinF
I'll try yelling first.

I'll try yelling first.
Forum: Welding 05-16-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By KevinF
I don't actually think that bowed piece has worn...

I don't actually think that bowed piece has worn thinner considerably. Its a lot thinner than the strap it was welded but seems like its close to its original thickness. Maybe I'll pop over there and...
Forum: Welding 05-16-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By KevinF
Best way to repair this bucket

Supposed to repair this for the neighbor.

The piece that broke out and pushed in is a thinner sheet than what it broke away from. No trouble to push it back into shape with a portapower. Run a...
Forum: Welding 04-15-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By KevinF
I definitely picked this up as a hobbyist...

I definitely picked this up as a hobbyist machine. I like it so far but its the experience that I like the most. It does seem to work great though. Arc is stable, plenty of oomph to get a puddle...
Forum: Welding 04-11-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By KevinF
Yep.. Prairie West Fab on Faithfull will hook you...

Yep.. Prairie West Fab on Faithfull will hook you right up. lol
Forum: Welding 04-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By KevinF
First pic is 7018. First rod I'd burned in a...

First pic is 7018. First rod I'd burned in a couple years. Fooled around with tig on mild steel, some stainless, aluminum.

First impressions. Everything seems to work great. I love the pulse,...
Forum: Welding 04-05-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By KevinF
Declared my welder at the border ($240 over my...

Declared my welder at the border ($240 over my personal exemption) and border guard let me through, so I didn't have to pay Canadian taxes on any portion. 29 hours driving time home. Palm springs to...
Forum: Welding 02-21-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By KevinF
This is a vid on the 2016 200 model. Mine should...

This is a vid on the 2016 200 model. Mine should be similar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlNAGYcdZlQ
Forum: Welding 02-21-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By KevinF
The AHP 201XD Thread

I ordered my AHP 201 yesterday. I am heading to California in a month so I am having it shipped there and drive it home with us.

First impressions: AHP makes it really hard for Canadians to buy....
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-08-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 12,796
Posted By KevinF
Maybe you don't want to spend the effort, time or...

Maybe you don't want to spend the effort, time or money, but have you considered putting it on a preserved wood basement? Here are my reasons for wishing I had a basement under my current house:...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-08-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 12,796
Posted By KevinF
Its pure sand to 38ft. Fairly uniform and and...

Its pure sand to 38ft. Fairly uniform and and fine to medium grained. Its a well drained material and not really susceptible to frost heave or differential settlement.

I believe the water lines...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-07-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 12,796
Posted By KevinF
My house is 27x54 and was brought on site in two...

My house is 27x54 and was brought on site in two pieces. Had been described to me as a "modular" home. It's on wood cribbing only. Screw piles would not be a benefit in my area. The area under the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-23-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,397
Posted By KevinF
She's a Calgary girl, her folks have a house in...

She's a Calgary girl, her folks have a house in Palm Springs that we visit but she hasn't lived there. She prefers Saskatchewan because the Chinooks give her migraines.

I'm lucky to have my shop...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-22-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,397
Posted By KevinF
My wonderful wife asked that I bump the mezzanine...

My wonderful wife asked that I bump the mezzanine railing up on the priority list..

I got a cheapy 1080p "Action Camera" (made by HP) for Christmas. It actually was a freebie from Princess Auto...
Forum: Welding 01-16-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,455
Posted By KevinF
I plan to buy the new model AHP Alpha Tig 201 in...

I plan to buy the new model AHP Alpha Tig 201 in March. Everyone loves the AHP.
Forum: Fabrication 11-09-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By KevinF
To confirm that there are no questions pertaining...

To confirm that there are no questions pertaining to my commitment to fill the shop with junk..

Brought in 'front clip' from an 06 superduty. The most proficient way to remove the engine is cut...
Forum: Fabrication 11-08-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By KevinF
It must be the camera angle.... Things I...

It must be the camera angle....

Things I was trying to direct sparks away from whilst grinding:
THREE volkswagen engine and transmission pairs.
Full set of King Ranch seats in perfect shape. ...
Forum: Fabrication 11-07-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By KevinF
It's just a formality because I was able to...

It's just a formality because I was able to deliver much faster than the others. But imagine if it was a bid process and I was privy to their bids, and if the dollar amount was a lot higher.. you can...
Forum: Fabrication 11-07-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By KevinF
Tables for daytime employer

I have to sign some conflict of interest documents because my side company built some tables for my day job. The local job shops we talked to wanted a bunch of money and 3-4 weeks to build them. So I...
Forum: Welding 10-22-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By KevinF
This guy is my fav youtuber. He has a new vid on...

This guy is my fav youtuber. He has a new vid on sib tig brazing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM2_LBvzg6c

Sil bronze is pretty popular in bodywork too. BMW body splices must be done this way....
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