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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-26-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By Diverbill45
I started using Fluid Film a year ago for my tube...

I started using Fluid Film a year ago for my tube bending dies and it's worked great on the machined dies. Haven't had any rust problems since I've sprayed them.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-07-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By Diverbill45
I'll try to get over the hill sometime next...

I'll try to get over the hill sometime next month, Scott. This month I'm pretty much booked up with teaching some classes and other things I've already got planned.

The last time you ran that...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-06-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By Diverbill45
Scott, here's the pics I said I'd post about my...

Scott, here's the pics I said I'd post about my first alumnium tig welds I ever made. There's a few edge or end welds on some thin plate and then the rest are some beads I ran with and without...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-06-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By Diverbill45
Dave, don't be bitter. :D Just kidding. ...

Dave, don't be bitter. :D Just kidding.

Actually, in all the years I've been welding, working in fab shops and pipelining, I've many times run both RED and BLUE and on a few jobs the old ORANGES...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By Diverbill45
Come on Scott, don't be so rough on this old guy....

Come on Scott, don't be so rough on this old guy. :D

Let's just say that since I was up at your place I've sorta seen the light. :D

What really happened was that my old Dialarc 250 didn't have...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-06-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By Diverbill45
Thanks H80N, I've already downloaded the manual...

Thanks H80N, I've already downloaded the manual for the machine, foot pedal and the Coolmate 4 cooler. That's one of the first things I do when I get a used machine.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-05-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By Diverbill45
Here's the rest of the pictures I took. ...

Here's the rest of the pictures I took.

Everything you see in the pics, except for the welding leads, is what came with the machine. I pulled those leads off one of my other machines.

I'm...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-05-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By Diverbill45
New shop toy

Last week I bid on a toy for the shop, which I had been wanting for some time and to my surprise, I won.

A little story behind this. An auction company in Kent, Washington was selling off some...
Forum: Welding 03-26-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,485
Posted By Diverbill45
HI Scott, ..... I know, it's been awhile since...

HI Scott, ..... I know, it's been awhile since I've posted anything, but I'm still here and the SP. It's just that I've been busy with a partime job, not doing much in the shop and I've also been a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-29-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,389
Posted By Diverbill45
Soapy, ........ you forgot one rule about being a...

Soapy, ........ you forgot one rule about being a plumber, .......... if you have a weak stomach, always wear sunglasses, so when the turds pass by they'll look like cucumbers. :cool:

Sorry, but I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-21-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,648
Posted By Diverbill45
I've used WD40 for years, on different things...

I've used WD40 for years, on different things around my shop, until last year. I started using this product and gave all the cans of WD40 away. There's no compairing the 2 different products.

I...
Forum: Welding 02-12-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,690
Posted By Diverbill45
Speaking of good deals, .... I've got a close...

Speaking of good deals, .... I've got a close friend and former working partner that's always finding good deals.

He lives in the next county, just south of me, and about 2 years ago he read an ad...
Forum: Welding 02-12-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,690
Posted By Diverbill45
Thanks. ............... Yea, I'm even surprised...

Thanks. ............... Yea, I'm even surprised how well this deal turned out, especially since I was bidding on a piece of equipment sight unseen, except for a couple of photos that sometimes, as we...
Forum: Welding 02-12-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,690
Posted By Diverbill45
Picked up another toy for my shop.

Back in January I was checking out ebay and ran up on an item that was up for bid and decided to play.

In my shop I have an older model Miller Dialarc 250 AC/DC machine (1978) which has been a...
Forum: Welding 11-25-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,603
Posted By Diverbill45
504, I hate to say this, but I saw your location...

504, I hate to say this, but I saw your location and you stated that you were going to be moving back to Louisiana, well that area is on a lower end of the pay scale for welders. I doubt very much if...
Forum: Welding 11-25-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,603
Posted By Diverbill45
I'll have to agree with both Ric and Dan about...

I'll have to agree with both Ric and Dan about being a pipe fitter.

I'm a retired pipe fitter/welder out of local 290 in Portland, OR. with over 30 years in the trade. For over 10 years I was also...
Forum: Fabrication 11-16-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,168
Posted By Diverbill45
Thanks Wolfram. If your're interested, just let...

Thanks Wolfram. If your're interested, just let me know and I'll give you the specs.

What part of Virginia do you live in. Just wondering because I was born and raised in Richmond ........ the...
Forum: Fabrication 11-15-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,168
Posted By Diverbill45
Below is a couple of pictures of the one I built...

Below is a couple of pictures of the one I built a few years ago, for my shop.

Granted, this might be a little "much" for what you're wanting, but I've used it to weld up quite a few items and it...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-04-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,586
Posted By Diverbill45
Dan, that sounds like you had a REAL gravy job....

Dan, that sounds like you had a REAL gravy job. Any job where you can do some government welding on is nothing but gravy.

That job I was on was really set up good. They assigned 20 rigs to hot...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-04-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,423
Posted By Diverbill45
No. There are brackets to use that fit inside the...

No. There are brackets to use that fit inside the tray that you mount your outlets on then you just measure the length of face plate you want and cut it with a bandsaw. The outlet face plates are...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-03-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,423
Posted By Diverbill45
Here's a few pictures of the speed tray I have...

Here's a few pictures of the speed tray I have installed in my shop.

#1. Mounted on the wall with a outlet plug installed.

#2. A corner shot of the installed tray. There's brackets you can buy...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-03-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,423
Posted By Diverbill45
When I remodeled my shop I used what the...

When I remodeled my shop I used what the electricians call "speed tray" for all my electrical outlets. No need to run wires in the walls and cut holes in sheet rock for outlets. Put up the sheet rock...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-03-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,586
Posted By Diverbill45
Dan, back in '92 and '93 I was on a 42" gas line...

Dan, back in '92 and '93 I was on a 42" gas line running through Oregon from Canada, through Washington to northern California (Concord) and we had a fire that got started from grinding root beads on...
Forum: Welding 10-29-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,013
Posted By Diverbill45
Sure wished I lived closer to you. I would've...

Sure wished I lived closer to you. I would've already picked them up. :D
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-13-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,258
Posted By Diverbill45
I started using fluid film a few months ago and...

I started using fluid film a few months ago and threw out all my other stuff. I'm still finding things to use fluid film on. It's a great product.
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