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Old 01-12-2013, 01:32 PM
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You younger guys might wanta think about this when you build your welding cart, I went to change my co2 bottle the other day and I gave it the bear hug to lift it on to the welding cart and absolutely nothing happened my arms just slid up the tank and (the same thing happens when I go to do pushups) the bottle never left the floor. I think that they are making the gas heavier these days.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:55 PM
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LOL,
I got a bottle of argon that is filled with lead instead of gas...at least it felt like it. No way could I lift it up onto my cart. I walked the tank to the front end loader on my tractor and used it to lift the bottle level with the cart, then walked the bottle onto the cart.

It's tough getting old.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:10 PM
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I was having a problem with 'welding/shop performance' myself here a few months ago and the good Doc told me it was probably low T. As I had not TIG'd in about a year, I took her at her word.

I asked if there was anything I could take for that and she asked if I had considered Welding Porn. Cheaper and so much easier to access when needed.

So, I keep a copy of a Cyberweld Catalog or a current Miller Electric flier in my back pocket at all times.

Picking up a big bottle of Acety or Argon and placing it on the cart is no longer a problem.

Welding Porn; not just for kids anymore.

Side benefits are you'll no longer feel intimidated around the kitchen by trying to open a jar of Mayo or Pickles.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:29 PM
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It's not just lifting gas bottles, have you noticed that when you get down on the floor to do something it's much harder to get up again?
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:31 PM
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And when you are down there you look for other stuff to do so the effort is not wasted
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:14 PM
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And when you are down there you look for other stuff to do so the effort is not wasted

That is, you look for it if your glasses are not up on the tool box!
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:08 PM
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It's not just lifting gas bottles, have you noticed that when you get down on the floor to do something it's much harder to get up again?
You guys can actually get up?

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And when you are down there you look for other stuff to do so the effort is not wasted
Yeah, because you forget why you got down in the first place...

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That is, you look for it if your glasses are not up on the tool box!
You can remember where your glasses are?

True story. Last fall I was in the shop by myself and, because my glasses were way out of date and only good for seeing things far away, I took them off so I could work on something up close. Well, I got distracted, got into another project or two and--to make a long story short--when I went to go home do you think I could find my damn glasses? I spent a half hour; looked everywhere; finally got to raging around the shop--yelling and screaming at yourself and everything around you always makes things go better.

Did I find them? Nope, not a chance. My wife and daughter were in town shopping so I finally had to call them to come over to the shop--they weren't far away--and help me look. Actually they sat me down on a stool and told me to stay out of their way while they looked. Took 'em 10 minutes but they found them; I'd set them down in plain sight on a corner of the bandsaw and some A-hole had come along and moved them into a little recess in the frame. Man was I PO'd at him.

I now have three pairs of glasses and while I still misplace them on a regular basis I do have a backup so I don't get stuck...
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:08 AM
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................... some A-hole had come along and moved them into a little recess in the frame. Man was I PO'd at him.
I don't subscribe to the "invisible man moving things theory" myself.
Personally, I'm still convinced that whatever it is that I put down in plain sight, and then can't find, has grown big enough legs to scuttle off and hide on its own. Never actually seen those legs, but I'm certain that's what happens.
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