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by 10KPete
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: welding boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 2912

Re: welding boiler

As credentials: Was an ASME Authorized Inspector for more than 23 years............................still participating in the work. ASME allows ANY type of welding process to be used in constructing a boiler or vessel !! HOWEVER !! each process used (SMAW, GTAW,GMAW etc.) must, I repeat, must have ...
by 10KPete
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 8695

Re: Whistle advice?

Wow! Thanks for all the info Greg!

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 35460

Re: Woodinville Shops

Well done, Glenn! Now the real fun starts!

Pete
by 10KPete
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: An "OH SHYTE!" moment!
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: An "OH SHYTE!" moment!

At least the shellac dissolves in alcohol! The new stuff I haven't had much luck finding a solvent for.
Yuck!

Pete
by 10KPete
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring making, coils folding over... help?
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Spring making, coils folding over... help?

For most things, especially winding, wire must come off the reel/coil as a straight line, not off the end like a Slinky. Otherwise the twist will catch up with you!

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 29
Views: 6107

Re: Micro torch?

Please report back on your experiences with it!

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Eye protection for silver soldering?
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: Eye protection for silver soldering?

Dianne, you want a filter of the density used for gas welding, no denser. I have a face shield with a green ... well, shield... I use for gas welding and brazing. I wear spectacles so this is easiest for me.

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)
Replies: 23
Views: 4876

Re: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)

Lazz, you might like the moulding bench Mr.Pete made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_7eRBzTGLo

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 'soft' silver solder...
Replies: 7
Views: 1438

Re: 'soft' silver solder...

The silver bearing solder you want is 95% tin, 5% silver. The hardware store stuff is 95% tin, 5% bismuth, or something like that, and is crap to use. The commercial names are Harris Sta-Bright, All State 430. Especially for brass or sstl, the liquid acid flux sold with those should be used. That al...
by 10KPete
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 8695

Re: Whistle advice?

With steam whistles, longer makes a lower note, bigger diameter makes more volume.

Pete
by 10KPete
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 45
Views: 7252

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

and around $165 for the fractionals. How the hell do they get away with charging five times that!! I bought mine from Suncoast... Never ceases to amaze me... Pete MSC is $169.56 for the fractional set. I went back a few posts and see where the p/n thing was sorted out. Some of the prices are still ...
by 10KPete
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 45
Views: 7252

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Holy flying hot chips!!! IIRC I paid like $71 for my number drills (10-24-17) and around $165 for the fractionals. How the hell do they get away with charging five times that!! I bought mine from Suncoast...

Never ceases to amaze me...

Pete