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Old 07-29-2009, 01:27 AM
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Just one more. just one more, just one more.

After Cutter hatched his coconut, I went on the hunt for a bigger coconut.

Recent hunt at a swapmeet.
Found this metal box with something heavy inside, thinking it was the bigger coconut I was looking for. I purchased it. the person that sold it to me insisted on tying an extra cord around the handle as the original one did not look as if it would make it to my car, he did not want this thing coming back.

1) The handle made it home.
2) After opening the box, I found no Coconut.
3) The cord looks pretty old and needs a strain relief so the wires don't slop around inside the transformer.
4,5) Look at the quick connectors. Looks as if they used two plastic pipe nipples and one plastic pipe coupler to join the two nipples.
That's an excellent idea for a poor-mans insulator, and one can also add end caps with smaller holes drilled thru for smaller wire diameters.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:30 AM
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1) The unit.
2) Slip-lock jointed.
3) New smaller carbons.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:33 AM
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I think I have stuff like that in the dump. What is it? I don't know what you paid but I think it was too much.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:34 AM
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1) I really was not expecting much, note the timer. cleaned up the copper pipes.

2) Here goes, set the switch on low, started the timer.
I could feel a slight vibration in the pliers.
The flux started bubbling and also ran thru the bottom,
about 1-1/2 minutes the solder was flowing and the joint was finished.

Wow, I'm impressed. I was expecting 5 minutes.

3) Discolored the copper.

4,5) Looks like I got it a little too hot, the solder ran to the bottom. but there is a nice ring of solder all the way around the inside joint.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:41 AM
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Before I plugged this in I made some resistance readings and the Low side of the switch needs too be cleaned.
That will be done in the future.

Anyway,
The name plate states.

IDEAL Commutator Dresser CO.
Sycamore Illinois USA

Input, 115 volts 10 amps.


I made some measurements and the open circuit output voltage, is 4 volts ac.
1) switch on low, starts out at 125 amps and climbs above 140 amps.
2) Switched to Hi.
3)switch on hi, it gets better then 240 amps. I only did a fast test as the whole pipe started getting a bit hot.


The weight of the pliers will take some getting use too.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:52 AM
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I think I have stuff like that in the dump. What is it? I don't know what you paid but I think it was too much.


Your just the type of persons I look for at swapmeets.

Here's a RIDGID for $804.54

http://www.toolup.com/ridgid/62862.html
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:01 AM
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lolol
You sandbagged Old Man, G.

I thought maybe it was an electric burdizzo.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:49 AM
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If you need more I see them at garage sales. They were used to thaw pipes in the house.
In years past when you bought a welder it came with a carbon arc system. One of these is also hanging in most of the shops and garages in the country. Never used.
I have never seen anyone soldier with the freeze box, but then I never saw much copper used either.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:53 AM
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Well, ain't that just neat!


Something else to look for in the junk stores for sure...
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:17 AM
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I always thought they'd be great for soldering in tight spots. I've seen alot of areas where I wouldn't want to use an open flame. Sticker shock has made me shy away, though.

I think we might just have a you suck, here.


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