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Old 06-12-2011, 10:14 AM
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Default Building Lathe magnetic strip and tool caddy

Been tossing this around, will try some bends today in 18 gage mild steel. The two brackets will be 1" x 3/16" bar stock. I want to get the magnetic strip above the splash board. Don't know how this will work cutting the holes. My arm is not steady enough to make the plasma holes look good. So picked up a hydraulic punch set.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:55 AM
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Vern.
The only problem, is that tools on a magnetic strip become magnetized!!
They tend to collect a bunch of chips, and swarth.
Ask me how I know.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:28 AM
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Nice chip collector...
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:47 AM
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Hay! Not a chip collector. You pull the tools off and lift the shop towel, chips fall to the drip pan, all clean. Plus my chips are so big they don't fly that far. Plus I'm raising it about 12" with brackets, with tool caddy and remember that china stuff don't have much steel in it. Does that take care of the jokes a little?
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:16 PM
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i did a similar thing on my Sheldon using a kitchen knife magnetic rack. Its been 3 or so years an no problems with magnetism from the things stuck to it (chuck and adjusting wrenches)
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I didn't like the idea of magnetic tools, plus some don't have enough metal on them to use a magnet to hold it. So I built this...

I've since added some more pegs to it & an angle iron bracket to hold the tail stock centers, drill chucks & drill chuck wrenches.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:17 PM
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Disclaimer: Do not try this at home! Call an AC guy.

I like it MarkBall2. Looks like you do Condenser work with the gages hanging on the back wall.

I was looking at this model.
Manifold

And these hoses. Was thinking I'd like the 36" ones.
Hoses

I like this vac pump.
1.5 cfm - 2 stage

Because I'm not in any way an AC guy. This meter will tell you the exact vacuum you've pulled down to. A must if your not sure, you've pulled enough vacuum. The instructions will ask you, to pull an exact amount and you have no idea if having the vacuum pump on for 8 hours was enough. digital gauge An AC guy will run it for a few hours and call it good. He gets paid to screw up, you don't. The AC will work, but it just won't be right (cost you more money to run it)


Tubing cutter

There's also a few odds ends to get. Nylog Blue - Snot, 37 Degree Flare flange tool. Hopefully no Mapp Gas.

This is a total kit, freon is already loaded in condenser for you. They go up and down in price a lot. 6 months ago this one was around $1000. The 2 ton is only $300 more.
17,500 btu

I've done some reading on installing my own 1.5 or 2 ton mini split. I'm adding a 100 amp sub. so the air handler will be real close to that and the condenser will be on the other side of wall on concrete.

Don't cut the feed or return lines. Their close to the length needed to match the Freon load provided.

I'm using a 30" fan now it blows a lot of wind, at about 150 mph. It clears out the hot air in the shop right now. The neighbor across the street thinks a wind blow up and goes in the house.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:25 PM
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Not house condensers, but my van. I have a slow leak & don't want to blow the seals on the compressor, so I just charge it a couple times a summer, then let it bleed down in the winter. I only need it about 9 months a year. This winter I'll change the hose, then give it a full charge.

Those are HF gauges. What I don't like about them is you have to disconnect the low pressure hose to charge the system. Higher dollar gauge sets, you charge through the gauge system. But these work ok for my needs.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:53 PM
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Like acting like a machinist, I am not one, but I bought a lot of hats. The hats fool a few people, some of the time...

I would like you to point me in a direction to get the ones that can be charged through the manifold. How do you know or what do you look for?

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The ones that charge through the manifold are usually high dollar manifolds sold to auto repair shops. Don't know if they are Snap-On, Matco or some other "pro" tool source, but most of the auto repair shops have this kind. Primarily because the freon they obtain is the size of a 20# propane bottle.

I'm sure they can be found, I don't know where to look without asking the shops. I would bet they are way north of a hundred dollar bill.
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Hobart Handler 175
Century AC 230 amp stick welder
Chicago Electric 165A DC TIG
Oxy/Acetylene set
Hand/Power tools
Clark 4x6 Bandsaw
Harbor Freight Tubing Roller
Craftsman 12 x 36 lathe
New to me Enco GL-30B Mill/Drill Thank you 1800Miner
Papa Lion's Gate Build

I don't do nuttin half azzed. I phawk it up completely, given half a chance.
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