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Thanks. How about rigging up a torch to one of...

Thanks. How about rigging up a torch to one of those DC inverter stick welders?
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TIG questions

I thought I posted this last night but I guess it didn't go through...
I've seen references to folks using DC inverter stick welders with a TIG torch and argon tank. I understand that it is "scratch...
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A few TIG questions

A TIG is way out of my range for now but I've seen some info on folks using DC inverter stick welders with a tig torch. I have an old MIG that has a crapped out wire feed and I was thinking about...
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How about engine turning? If you're not familiar...

How about engine turning? If you're not familiar with it look at the front of The Spirit of St. Louis. Not hard to do with careful layout and a drill.
(I thought a plinth was the disk that a...
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I have a Hobart 135 20a/110v MIG and I'm real...

I have a Hobart 135 20a/110v MIG and I'm real happy with it. I do mostly automotive stuff but I have welded 3/16 angle iron without any problems. A lot depends on what kind of work you plan on doing....
09-22-04, 04:09 PM
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Wide opening/ rolling gate

I have a provacy fence that runs parallel to the side of my house about 10 feet away. I want to install a gate at the back corner of my house running to the fence but I want to maintain the full...
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Dows anyone have any input on the asian...

Dows anyone have any input on the asian knockoffs? I've sort of been looking at them for a fence project.
Now one of those butane/battery operated paslodes.... I've used one and it was awesome until...
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One thing about sanders is having the right one...

One thing about sanders is having the right one for a given task. As an automotive hobbiest I use an in-line sander, a dual action and a jitterbug. Each one has it's own niche. I know this doesn't...
09-19-04, 07:54 PM
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Don't most other countries use 220v for almost...

Don't most other countries use 220v for almost all circuits? I understand it has something to do with our hot/neutral/hot scheme. I've always been a lot more cautious around 220 and am pretty scared...
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Thanks Greg! I got it. 2.5 turns out got it to...

Thanks Greg!
I got it. 2.5 turns out got it to switch at 90 and 120. I think this makes a little more sense than 140/175.
I'm real happy with the whole air project. This larger compressor is...
09-18-04, 07:20 PM
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Not sure about efficiency but with 220 the same...

Not sure about efficiency but with 220 the same power appliance pulls fewer amps. Something to do with Ohm's law, Buddist stuff I think...
Oh yea, 220 will kill you deader than 110 :eek:
Good...
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It's a Square D GHG-2. What does the differential...

It's a Square D GHG-2. What does the differential do?
The compressor is high and dry. It's just been raining for the past week or so.
I got my heater wired up today and the friggin' motors burned...
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GHG-2 pressure switch

I finally got around to checking my switch now that it's dried out. Man, it's gonna be a nice cool breezy day here in Mid. Ga :D
It has two adjustment bolts in it, one big one in the center and a...
09-18-04, 07:36 AM
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My old shop had 60a service and I ran a 110v...

My old shop had 60a service and I ran a 110v welder and a 220v compressor as well as lights, tools etc. It never was a problem. I went with 100a this time so I could go with air conditioning in the...
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The extra $800 is for the instructions :D I...

The extra $800 is for the instructions :D I broke down and READ the instructions and discovered that this is a pretty neat rig.
Me like pictures...
I did make a couple of brackets that didn't...
09-15-04, 06:54 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I ran #10 to a dpdt...

Thanks for the replies. I ran #10 to a dpdt switch and then to the compressor. I guess you could say that the switch is acting as a disconnect. It's rated at 20a. Is there anything wrong with this?...
09-13-04, 07:41 PM
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Thanks. I have a dpdt switch rated at 20 amps....

Thanks. I have a dpdt switch rated at 20 amps. The compressor has a magnetic starter which I guess does all the heavy work. Right now I just switch it with the breaker but I want a switch by the...
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It does have text instructions for making...

It does have text instructions for making letters. I guess I need to go through them and figure out how to make common bends. I made a few brackets and it sure beats hammering stuff in a vice.
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bench bender

I just got a Harbour freight bench bender for bending flat steel stock. I figured out how to make a right angle bend and it works great but it's kinda complicated. Lots of dies and stuff but not very...
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This guy turned his into a really nice little...

This guy turned his into a really nice little machine:
http://www.frugalmachinist.com/bandsaw.html
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That's the one. I just brought it home today and...

That's the one. I just brought it home today and I'm gonna assemble it tomorrow. The chop saws are cheaper so it'll be easier to round one up later. They often have them on sale for $50 or so. I...
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Man, my phone service has been off and on for a...

Man, my phone service has been off and on for a few days.... I'm not sure about the cfm and displacement but it's a Kellogg 325 TV with a 3hp Baldor motor. I think the current Kellogg replacement is...
09-06-04, 03:56 PM
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Switching 220v?

I want to put a switch with a pilot by the door of my shop to kill the power to my compressor which is outside at the back. It's 220v 16a. What would be the best way to do this? I'd like to use a...
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Harbour Freight band saw...

They have this little cutoff saw that pivots up for use as a band saw. I think It'll cut 4x4 box steel. I've been wanting an abrasive chop saw but this little dude is on sale for $150 and it'll be...
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I usually just weld STARK RAVING NAKED!!! :eek:

I usually just weld STARK RAVING NAKED!!! :eek:
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