Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Fabrication

SFT Search:   
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-19-2019, 10:58 AM
astronut's Avatar
astronut astronut is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Down South
Posts: 416
Default

I hope the gate works out for them. As you say Ironman, the bin may not be very large and the product may not put too much pressure on it to make it difficult to operate.
__________________
I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like, victory!

Victor Torch Set With Meco Regs
Lincoln Weld Pak 100
Giant Tech Arc 200
Miller Roughneck2E
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-19-2019, 12:24 PM
Dr Dean's Avatar
Dr Dean Dr Dean is offline
no bull it's huge!
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Oakland Ia
Posts: 1,778
Default

I'm betting this is going to work out just fine, I don't think I'd change a thing. A 10" trap in a grain bin isn't that bad to pull as long as it isn't rusty, It looks like you have some mechanical advantage.

The truck traps problem is moisture, dirt, and anything else that the tires could flip up there doing what it could to make it one solid piece of rust. In this area we use crushed limestone for our gravel roads. That stuff just as well be cement once it's been wet and dried. The dust gets into everything and guaranteed wherever it sits will be rusty underneath.
__________________
The person who said "no guts no glory" is probably dead.
There is no such thing as too much ammo.....the real problem is a target deficency.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-19-2019, 02:55 PM
Ironman's Avatar
Ironman Ironman is offline
Iron Modification Investigator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warburg, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 13,713
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moe1942 View Post
I hope they appreciate having the right man on the job....
Thanks Moe.
I took it over to them today, told the boss about SFT and the thinking that there will be an issue. He is certain that it will work, but can't install til Monday. The boss said they have air and would go with air power if they needed to.
He packed it up a ladder and test fit it, and they need to have the actuating shaft 8 inches longer to clear the side of the wind and screen machine, so I took it back and added that.

And they whipped up a check just like that....nice.
__________________
Gerry
You got freedom of speech, if you don't say too much.
Aaron Neville

"I must abide by my core values, my ethical responsibilities and constitutional obligations. There can be a cost to acting on one’s principles, but there is a bigger cost to abandoning them.” Jane Philpott
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-20-2019, 10:56 AM
moe1942's Avatar
moe1942 moe1942 is offline
Voice of Experience
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Alexandria, Louisiana
Posts: 10,971
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman View Post
Thanks Moe.
I took it over to them today, told the boss about SFT and the thinking that there will be an issue. He is certain that it will work, but can't install til Monday. The boss said they have air and would go with air power if they needed to.
He packed it up a ladder and test fit it, and they need to have the actuating shaft 8 inches longer to clear the side of the wind and screen machine, so I took it back and added that.

And they whipped up a check just like that....nice.



It's hard to be humble when you're good...
__________________
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you... John Steinbeck

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will
be a nation gone under". ~Ronald Reagan

We should have picked our own cotton...

I love my women hot and my beer ice cold..
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-20-2019, 01:24 PM
LKeithR's Avatar
LKeithR LKeithR is offline
Hey...wait...is there a prize?
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Langley, B.C.
Posts: 5,052
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moe1942 View Post
It's hard to be humble when you're good...
Yup, Gerry has difficulties with that...
__________________
Keith

Measure twice and cut once...or...wait, was that the other way around?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-31-2019, 09:02 PM
Ironman's Avatar
Ironman Ironman is offline
Iron Modification Investigator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warburg, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 13,713
Default

The feedback is that the plate valve was a success, and they sent over some machining work to do.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC03904.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	192.4 KB
ID:	151689  
__________________
Gerry
You got freedom of speech, if you don't say too much.
Aaron Neville

"I must abide by my core values, my ethical responsibilities and constitutional obligations. There can be a cost to acting on one’s principles, but there is a bigger cost to abandoning them.” Jane Philpott
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-31-2019, 09:23 PM
digr's Avatar
digr digr is offline
The Real Deal
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Duluth MN
Posts: 8,082
Default

Are we running in reverse?
__________________
Drawing by Smartdraw
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-31-2019, 09:42 PM
milomilo's Avatar
milomilo milomilo is offline
Auction Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wheatland, Wyoming
Posts: 15,058
Default

Sounds like you have a good new customer.
__________________
Chris

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Groucho Marx
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-31-2019, 09:57 PM
Lew Hartswick Lew Hartswick is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Albuquerque NM
Posts: 3,710
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by digr View Post
Are we running in reverse?
The cutter certainly looks it. :-) One of those carbide tipped boring bars . :-)
...lew...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-31-2019, 10:27 PM
LKeithR's Avatar
LKeithR LKeithR is offline
Hey...wait...is there a prize?
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Langley, B.C.
Posts: 5,052
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by digr View Post
Are we running in reverse?
Yeah I think Gerry is because he probably only has a RH boring bar. On occasion I have mounted a boring bar on the back side of the toolpost when I've got something fairly large diameter to turn. I did spend the extra bucks and buy a LH bar so I don't have to run the tool upside down...
__________________
Keith

Measure twice and cut once...or...wait, was that the other way around?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.