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Old 12-30-2018, 10:50 PM
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X2 on putting the electrolysis tank outside.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:19 PM
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Yes I plan to keep it out side I need to make a top for it so when it rains it does not overflow being it will be under the overhang of my building...

I prolly need to get rid of a few of my project tools like the Kalamazoo abrasive saw, 5 ton punch press, manual pipe bender and a few other things
as they have to live outside and I just don't have the time to finish them up

sucks is I prolly wont get much for them if anything at all some of it I have a few bucks in to but looking at it this way I've screwed up and threw good money after bad so many time its just going to sting just a tad getting rid of more projects I've invested time and money in to but rather someone else get use of it than let it sit there and end up back or in worse condition than it was when I picked the stuff up...
heck I have a storage building that weather has given hell to and I cant even remember what I have in it as it was the first place I started putting unfinished projects in....
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:46 AM
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I threw one together in 2017, I have to say I havent laid hands on it since, but I've not been in the shop a whole lot either I guess. really need to do something about that shortly!

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well they usually have less than 20 tons available and poor clearance on one side.
Presses start working reliably at about 50 tons meaning that they will probably move things first go round. and 100 ton ers seem much better.
If it takes 50 tons to change a leaf spring bushing you are doing it wrong.

I used my log splitter constantly for changing unit wheel bearings, semi wheel studs and a myriad of press uses.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:21 PM
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Yeah I've had no problems with it not pushing bushings, races and ball joints, push em out like butter only problem is... Is I over built the "c" so its a little heavy to hold up while using it under the car or truck....
But I think I can lighten it up some and still do the same job..
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But I think I can lighten it up some and still do the same job..
You'll know when you went too far the other way, and the "C" becomes a round "W"...
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:15 AM
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FWIW, with a 10 ton ram, and probably all 2" o.d. rams.
The thread is 14 TPI.
As nobody invented a pipe thread, metric manufacturers have used National Pipe and made it a straight taper-less thread. That is what this cylinder uses, and a pipe coupling will work, but because of the taper it does not screw in more than 5/8 inch. I don't consider that enough on a taper.
I have threaded a hole in a 5"x12"x1" bar to screw the cylinder into, and slotted each side for pulling. Works well.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:07 PM
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FWIW, with a 10 ton ram, and probably all 2" o.d. rams.
The thread is 14 TPI.
As nobody invented a pipe thread, metric manufacturers have used National Pipe and made it a straight taper-less thread. That is what this cylinder uses, and a pipe coupling will work, but because of the taper it does not screw in more than 5/8 inch. I don't consider that enough on a taper.
I have threaded a hole in a 5"x12"x1" bar to screw the cylinder into, and slotted each side for pulling. Works well.
Hey Gerry, Ya lost me there am a bit slow today
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:13 PM
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If it takes 50 tons to change a leaf spring bushing you are doing it wrong.

I used my log splitter constantly for changing unit wheel bearings, semi wheel studs and a myriad of press uses.
Now there is an idea take a log splitter and just turn it in to a general purpose press, using an electric ran splitter most all the major parts are rite there just needs a few mods
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:22 PM
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Now there is an idea take a log splitter and just turn it in to a general purpose press, using an electric ran splitter most all the major parts are rite there just needs a few mods
just put long hoses on the control valve and outfit your real press with a ram with quick couplers. My eventual plan........
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