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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by MAC702 View Post
    That's the most useful thing you can do with those after a couple years and the rear seals leak and they are useless.
    If that was a new washing machine, it wouldn't have lasted that long.

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  • MAC702
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    That's the most useful thing you can do with those after a couple years and the rear seals leak and they are useless.

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  • Noel
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    I watched every minute of that, fantastic. My kind of video. Who would have guessed that kind of destruction was possible?

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  • Franz©
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    There are reasons Noel isn't allowed near household appliances any more.
    I've managed to find video evidence
    https://youtu.be/dq6T5BojXc8

    NOTE: the part Noel put into the machine for cleaning is never again seen.

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  • Franz©
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    Bob even got a suggestion bonus for teaching the company to wrap cash in bubble wrap to make employees happy with their thick pay envelopes.

    Bob is a clever fellow.

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  • aametalmaster
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    Right on...

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  • Franz©
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    Right there is why Bob gets the heavy pay envelope.
    He memorized the whole high priced welding rod catalogue while laying around waiting to sell the next welder.

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  • aametalmaster
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    Originally posted by Franz© View Post

    Bob needs to come up with a stick rod number that is close to AH-10
    Simple enough http://www.crownalloys.com/TechSheet...White)_PWP.pdf

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  • Franz©
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    This could go very bad very quick Noel. There are 3 different Polysorbates in common use, P~~~20, P~~~`40 and P!!~~~80.
    The one we'll be working with in this case is Polysorbate 20 eh. A marvelous little chemical it is, derived primarily from Soy Beans as they are processed.
    Just for fun, next time you're in the Pharmacy/Chemist/Druggist whatever yall call them, pick up a bottle of the wonder product called Minoxidil and read the ingredients. You'll probably need glasses to see Polysorbate 20 is the active ingredient. Last I looked a half ounce US with a spritzer top was around 18 bucks US. That little bottle contains less than half a drop of Polysorbate 20 which currently costs around 20 bucks a gallon. The poly is the ingredient that works and the rest is just paint thinner so to speak.

    You'll also find Polysorbate 20 in commercial ice cream. It allows compressed air to incorporate into the ice cream and expand the volume by as much as 20% You can usually get thrown out of the supermarket by weighing the cheap ice cream against the premium brand and asking why the cheap crap is so light by comparison. Less than half a cup of Poly 20 and compressed air turns 10 gallons of ice cram into over 15 gallons (do the metric conversion yourself)

    Poly 20 allows oil and water to emulsify into a foamy glop. (scientific Canadian term) Add heat to the water andthe poly becomes better and incorporates more grease per gallon of water. US, NOT Imperial. Better yet, Poly 20 glues the glop together so well it stays glued for a long time.

    If you're running a commercial transmission shop with a commercial Hobart (cousins) dish washer, you run 170°f water with Poly 20 to taste, and them parts come out 99.9% degreased and hot enough to air dry. Only defect in the system I ever found was it doesn't work well on grease filled crevices and fissures. Soak time is generally necessary for that.

    Oh, about those pods, while they are slightly better than powdered dishwasher detergent, they really don't keep the grease & dirt suspended long enough to get to the sewer, and you wind up needing a sewer augur. Never use pods or powder on glass. Both contain sodium silicate and that streaks your fine Mason jars terribly. Nobody appreciates a cloudy Molsons.

    Now, if you can get your hands on some raw soy diesel fuel, Never mind, too many eyes looking. Somebody wil run and tell Captain Acetone and he'll get all bent.

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  • Noel
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    Once again I have to look something up. Canadian tire carry that stuff or to do I have to try a chemist? You have to make this easy for us simple Canadian folk.

    While I did pre clean the stuff, I just threw in a dishwasher pod thinking good too go. I was mistaken.

    I should maybe mention, I was then long pushing on my own path and figured my cleaned parts were more important then a used dish washer. Seems I was right. Never used it much anyways?

    But that Polysorbate...

    https://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/hous...bl=chem&id=585

    Never hurts to be a little more informed and knowledgeable.

    https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/[email protected]+9005-65-6

    What doesn't kill you makes you smell good, look younger, and will shine your furniture. Sounds like a wife?

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  • Franz©
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    Another thing worthy of mention; Buy your own d a m OveGloves for the shop. I don't care if the woman is a Bonded Certified Saint, she is NOT going to forgive an oil soaked Ove Glove.

    Noell, did you use Dove in the dishwasher again? I know I Memoed you on the difference between hand dish washing juice and machine juice.
    You would have used some Polysorbate on the wash and rinse cycles she never would have known.

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  • Noel
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    Originally posted by Franz© View Post
    Both pieces NEED to be preheated.

    Oven heating tends to get nasty if you're married and using HER *^$*) oven.

    Gas grill or turkey burner will work for your job, and quick if you have some bricks to suround the items being heated.
    They say it's easier too beg forgiveness then too ask for permission.

    Just remember they will get hot, don't drop them melting the lino or she might figure things out?
    Hot potato, hot potato. Oh crap. lol. Good luck with that.

    And while cleaning aluminum car parts in your dishwasher seems like a good idea, it isn't.

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  • Ltbadd
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    Mold Weld Company is a good source for tool steel information, you can talk to their tech support if needed, just saying....

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  • Franz©
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    Both pieces NEED to be preheated.

    Oven heating tends to get nasty if you're married and using HER *^$*) oven.

    Gas grill or turkey burner will work for your job, and quick if you have some bricks to suround the items being heated.

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  • jv123
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    Sorry - one question for clarification - for the pre-heat method - would it make sense to pre-heat both pieces in an oven for several hours at say 320 deg F before welding?

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