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Old 11-23-2018, 07:04 PM
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Default One horse trailer done 3 more to go

Got this one done now only three more to go....

seems I got a rash of people wanting this repair done to their trailers all in the same month….. An all have rusted out in the same areas the stock trailer are all at the bottom and one horse trailer but the other one is rusted out in same area of the bottom and above it as well because it has a tac room and hay rack in front but is from the coast line been exposed to salty air for a few years..

This one is done but not with out issues as the original bottom rail was behaving very odd when welding the 3/16ths x 6" strap in to it.....
it did not act as galvanized metal nor did it have the fumes of it but even though ground down to the clean metal it would act as if it would melt like plastic or putter and then accept the MiG wire weld and star to puddle n fuse

once it was done I gave it a coat of Ospho and then buffed it down and then gave it five coats of urethane bed liner that will help protect it for a good while and gave it a couple coats in the inside of the repair.

This is one of those you get what you pay for patch jobs which I hate doing because it makes repairs harder to do working around other material that "Should Be Replaced"

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Old 11-23-2018, 07:30 PM
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Gotta love the smell of burning horseshit when torching out the bad steel.
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Old 11-23-2018, 07:51 PM
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Gotta love the smell of burning horseshit when torching out the bad steel.
Try cutting into the floor of a trash truck or any repair involving Port-A-John/Vac truck Worst job I ever tackled didn't involve any welding. They blew the driveshaft on a PJ truck I had to drop said driveshaft and replace the u-joints. It of course was damn near full. It had a slow steady leak from the dump valve which I could not stop with piles of floor dry shop rags and whatnot. Shit had to get done right now so I pulled the driveline with a slow trickle of nastiness running down on my hands. I've been inoculated for the entire available alphabet for Hepatitis. But , it still don't matter I have never done anything that nasty before. I probably washed my hands 30 times before I was done along with the whole drill don't touch your eyes,lips face Etc. When I got home I took a long scalding shower along with lots of hand sanitizer.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:04 PM
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Try cutting into the floor of a trash truck or any repair involving Port-A-John/Vac truck Worst job I ever tackled didn't involve any welding. They blew the driveshaft on a PJ truck I had to drop said driveshaft and replace the u-joints. It of course was damn near full. It had a slow steady leak from the dump valve which I could not stop with piles of floor dry shop rags and whatnot. Shit had to get done right now so I pulled the driveline with a slow trickle of nastiness running down on my hands. I've been inoculated for the entire available alphabet for Hepatitis. But , it still don't matter I have never done anything that nasty before. I probably washed my hands 30 times before I was done along with the whole drill don't touch your eyes,lips face Etc. When I got home I took a long scalding shower along with lots of hand sanitizer.
I can't even began to imagine how foul that was but
Yep that's a job I think I would give the look of your kidding me you want me to do what! along with a quick reply of NOPE your on your own buddy
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:13 PM
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Working in the waste industry is an adventure. But, I had a supervisor that started out on maintenance in a slaughter house in Greeley for Monfort ? I'm sorry he had me gagging just describing some of the shit they had to do
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I have been a maintenance welder in a slaughter house, welder doing repairs inside a propane tanker, a worker tending retorts where they smelt ore down to get the copper and a welder in a tuna cannery. The smelter was the worst. Like lighting a whole book of matches and sticking under your nose and taking a deep snort.

The missus made me change clothes after work out in the screened porch from the cannery and the smelter. Sulfur odors from the smelter and rotten fish from the cannery. The propane smell never leaves the tank. Great aroma when welding cracked baffles.
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Try cutting into the floor of a trash truck or any repair involving Port-A-John/Vac truck Worst job I ever tackled didn't involve any welding. They blew the driveshaft on a PJ truck I had to drop said driveshaft and replace the u-joints. It of course was damn near full. It had a slow steady leak from the dump valve which I could not stop with piles of floor dry shop rags and whatnot. Shit had to get done right now so I pulled the driveline with a slow trickle of nastiness running down on my hands. I've been inoculated for the entire available alphabet for Hepatitis. But , it still don't matter I have never done anything that nasty before. I probably washed my hands 30 times before I was done along with the whole drill don't touch your eyes,lips face Etc. When I got home I took a long scalding shower along with lots of hand sanitizer.
You are a better man than I. I would have made them tow it or pump it. No way am I signing up willingly for a shit shower.
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:07 AM
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You are a better man than I. I would have made them tow it or pump it. No way am I signing up willingly for a shit shower.
You know I crawl around in horseshit on a regular basis fixing spreaders, repairing barns etc. Just kind of consider it an occupational hazard, but when it comes to humans I'm done. I'd have packed up and gone home before I'd done that job
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The steel on those trailers almost always acts funny. The horse urine that gets everywhere is usually to blame, for everything from the corrosion to the horrible repair welds. I dislike doing them at all. I have found using 6010 on the heavier pieces works pretty well, as is flux core. MIG is a crap shoot.
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Back in my "young stupid sailor" days, I was training as a shipfitter. That's a high falutin' title for fix anything that ain't electrical.

As a leading turd herder, I spent a large part of my day with plunger in hand. If ya can't plunger it out, ya get to unbolt, uncouple and scoop it out by hand. I never said I was the sharpest tool in the shed.

Up until the early '70's ships just sent waste over the side. (now you know why pier's and shipyards smelled that way when an onshore breeze cancelled a tidal flush)

Then came the CHT, collection holding and transfer systems. as well as oily waste segregation. We retrofited ships with aerated (air stirred, to keep the anaerobic bacteria at bay and hydrogen sulfide production in check) holding tanks, inline grinders, 8 inch CRMO main drains, vacuum evacuation and 60 HP centrifugal transfer pumps. (if you think flushing with salt water is challenging, try to hold a vacuum on a 2 inch copper line, while some guy is pee'n in the other end)

Eventually we got pretty good at waste management, we even learned how to digest food waste (bug farming for fun and profit...) into fish food.

This trip down memory lane was fun for me, but it brought back memories of welding cracks in the swash baffels down in the 20 K gallon digester tanks. Trust me, that ain't any part of a good time...

I too did a turn in a maintenance gang in a tuna cannery and a meat processor. (beef and pork) All the way to fertilizer, pet food and hot dogs) Now I know why those jobs pay so well. (ya really ain't earned yer paycheck 'till you clear a gut screw trench back up, half way to the fertilizer dryer.) The best part of that job is weld build up on the leading edge of the screw...

ANY part of a cow, that is NOT red, is foul. Makes horse piss smell like roses.

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