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by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 18
Views: 2772

Re: combination welders

Only combo welder I have been around, is a Miller a friend bought. Stick welding, and MIG, it's fine. TIG, for steels or stainless, not bad either. With a spool gun, which he bought, does a pretty good job on aluminum too....but we are talking 1/4" thick or better. No AC, so TIG for aluminum will wo...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 4428

Re: Fix my Generator

What RN said. My Generac did the same thing after sitting for only three months, and it was cold, windy, and the power was out. I took off the bowl, cleaned out the main jet, and made sure I had gas coming through the needle valve, and put it back together. Fired right up after that....which was nic...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Angle Grinder Rant
Replies: 40
Views: 4861

Re: Angle Grinder Rant

Most of the time, I use a 3" cup style wire wheel with twisted/knotted wire. I keep the guard removed for those. Good for steel, and severe rust. Not so good at detail, like uneven surfaces, or things like threads. I keep one with regular wire for stuff like that, as well as aluminum. The twisted wi...
by warmstrong1955
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Angle Grinder Rant
Replies: 40
Views: 4861

Re: Angle Grinder Rant

Why not one or some of everything? The first angle grinder I bought, was a Sioux pneumatic. I still have it, and use it. It always has a grinding wheel on it. Serious heavy duty work, that's the one I grab. First electric one I picked up was a Craftsman, in 1981. It was actually made by Bosch. I jus...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 537
Views: 84720

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Yeah....the fun stuff always comes last, doesn't it!
(Always has for me)

Other Bill
by warmstrong1955
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: High Flow Shower Hose
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: High Flow Shower Hose

The Waterpikians still make the one identical to what I bought. It's on Amazon, and even a comment about how a guy did the same thing I did. https://www.amazon.com/Waterpik-Shower-Head-Pressure-TRS-553/dp/B000GLO0KY/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?crid=T9SESAR9BMYG&keywords=hand+held+shower+head&qid=1551401026&refi...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 537
Views: 84720

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Finally got some speed back, and looked at your vid Bill.
Nice! Really nice!
When ya gonna show us the important part? (Your shop)

;)

Other Bill
by warmstrong1955
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: High Flow Shower Hose
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: High Flow Shower Hose

I bought a Waterpik handheld that came with the hose & adapter-hooky-do to hang it on. All plastic, and environmentally friendly of course. We have low water pressure, and it took 5 minutes to get hot water out of it, since the water heater is on the opposite end of the house. After that, you had to...
by warmstrong1955
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Resource Library
Topic: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?
Replies: 37
Views: 32808

Re: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?

My shop is plumbed in with hydraulic hose. It's overkill, but the stuff was leftovers from jobs here and jobs there, including the crimp-on fittings. The JIC fittings are plated, so no problems with corrosion. Works great if it's 'free', but would be spendy thing to design & install it that way. Bill
by warmstrong1955
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parallel Keeper
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Re: Parallel Keeper

I most often use old banding from boxes & pallets.
Cut and bend a spring to suit the gap. When I'm done, I throw 'em in a plastic bin for the next time.

Bill
by warmstrong1955
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 31
Views: 2990

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

Only gaskets I know they used to cut with plasma, were all metal. Places I've dealt with, use water-jet, and sometimes laser, for metal gaskets now too. More accurate, and no distortion. I would think that the heat from plasma cutting would damage any kind of non-metallic composite 'paper' laminated...
by warmstrong1955
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 31
Views: 2990

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

We have shops scattered across the US, with CNC water-jet tables, who make gaskets. Any flavor you like too. Just send them a drawing, and what you require for material, and they can fix you up. I've dealt with many, but I was also dealing with larger quantities. Be pretty expensive to get a one or ...