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  Topic: Rods sticking and burning through on thinner metal
Oz

Replies: 5
Views: 2111

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Sep 10 2011   Subject: Rods sticking and burning through on thinner metal
Try straight polarity on sheet metal, the rod runs cooler. Good luck with the 22g.
  Topic: scalding hogs question
Oz

Replies: 26
Views: 8486

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: May 16 2011   Subject: scalding hogs question
We heat water to 140-150 in an old bathroom tub which is outside on the ground. The hog is laid out with two ropes thick ropes or straps underneath it, one under the front shoulders and one under the ...
  Topic: straight line on curved surface?
Oz

Replies: 16
Views: 28856

PostForum: Welding   Posted: May 12 2011   Subject: straight line on curved surface?
If you want to divide a cylinder into sections(3,6,9,12oclock) wrap a piece of adding machine tape around the tank or pipe overlapping the paper. Cut through the lap, discard end pieces and you have a ...
  Topic: Plasma Cutter and Cutting Torch Setup?????
Oz

Replies: 17
Views: 11292

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Apr 23 2011   Subject: Plasma Cutter and Cutting Torch Setup?????
In order of use for me:
1. OA with a multitude of tips for cutting bending and weld preheat.
2. Portaband on tubes and shapes up to 4". Good for out of position and
you don't need a fir ...
  Topic: Grate size for pig roast
Oz

Replies: 2
Views: 5668

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Apr 14 2011   Subject: Grate size for pig roast
shakeandbake, try this site. I have had many good hogs cooked this way with this setup. Size you grates to set on top of the block frame.
http://cuban-christmas.com/pigroast2.html
  Topic: convince me on hinges
Oz

Replies: 6
Views: 1595

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Apr 11 2011   Subject: convince me on hinges
Piano and butt hinges have closer tolerances than most of the customs. Oxidation and scale from heat can lock up the pin. I prefer to hinge things one time only. I should ask where you are using them ...
  Topic: Chicago Electric MIG Welder
Oz

Replies: 16
Views: 12695

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Apr 11 2011   Subject: Chicago Electric MIG Welder
5year warranty with dual drive rolls and pulse, that is a good deal for the price.
  Topic: Welding room wall coverings
Oz

Replies: 21
Views: 12325

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Apr 11 2011   Subject: Welding room wall coverings
Captain Chrysler, I apologize for my incorrect comment stating that flat black was the recommended coating for the walls of your welding area.
http://www.aws.org/technical/facts/Z49.1-2005-all.pdf , ...
  Topic: Rack for abts
Oz

Replies: 7
Views: 3036

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mar 31 2011   Subject: Rack for abts
Winger Ed, Thats a good idea for scraps fof expanded metal.
  Topic: CUTTING A PROPANE TANK?
Oz

Replies: 39
Views: 48336

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mar 23 2011   Subject: CUTTING A PROPANE TANK?
mrcustomsteel, the oxygen I am referring to is the pure oxygen stream coming from the center of the cutting torch tip. Not all of that oxygen is consumed in the steel cutting process.
Fuels, being l ...
  Topic: Rack for abts
Oz

Replies: 7
Views: 3036

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mar 23 2011   Subject: Rack for abts
Jalapenos of that size grown here must go somewhere else. Laughing
  Topic: Rack for abts
Oz

Replies: 7
Views: 3036

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mar 23 2011   Subject: Rack for abts
k.a.m. you Texans get some good sized japs to fill to fill those holes, or are you talking poblanos! Laughing
Occasionally we get some decent sized jalapenos down her, but not often.
  Topic: CUTTING A PROPANE TANK?
Oz

Replies: 39
Views: 48336

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mar 23 2011   Subject: CUTTING A PROPANE TANK?
When cutting a propane with an oxy/acet. rig, I believe there is a bit of overkill going on here due to one important element that is reintroduced into the much debated non combustible tank interior. ...
  Topic: Rack for abts
Oz

Replies: 7
Views: 3036

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mar 23 2011   Subject: Rack for abts
dinger, 7/8" holes in aluminum worked for me. The aluminum is easier to drill and cleans up easily with a Scotch pad.
  Topic: Canadian Bacon in the Makin' (With finished pics 4.6.11)
Oz

Replies: 30
Views: 6523

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Mar 22 2011   Subject: Canadian Bacon in the Makin' (With finished pics 4.6.11)
Beertooth, I have only done Buckboard bacon with butts. Let us know how this turns out using loins.
  Topic: Alright guys you got me into this, First cook pics added
Oz

Replies: 53
Views: 25714

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mar 22 2011   Subject: Alright guys you got me into this, First cook pics added
Polishdon, you can weld stainless to carbon steel with 309 rod.
  Topic: HELP!! Welding with 2 speed glasses
Oz

Replies: 20
Views: 7691

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mar 16 2011   Subject: HELP!! Welding with 2 speed glasses
I use a pair of modified reading glasses with a 2.00 fixed magnifier in my hood for my close up tig work and omit the readers for mig and stick.
My left eye requires .75 more magnification than my r ...
  Topic: new welder advice
Oz

Replies: 19
Views: 8238

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mar 16 2011   Subject: new welder advice
Hardwire with mixed gas will permit you to weld thinner material and there will be no chipping or wire brushing of the flux.
The cost of hardwire is obviously the cost of the wire plus the cost of t ...
  Topic: Welding room wall coverings
Oz

Replies: 21
Views: 12325

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mar 16 2011   Subject: Welding room wall coverings
Be sure to paint the metal with flat black paint to prevent reflected arc flash from cooking your eyes.
  Topic: Chicago Electric MIG Welder
Oz

Replies: 16
Views: 12695

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mar 10 2011   Subject: Chicago Electric MIG Welder
eap0510, Call around to equipment rental stores, body shops, and mechanics shops. Sad to say many of these companies are out on a limb nowadays and will sell off equipment to make the rent.
Tell a w ...
 
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