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  • #76
    If that was my shop I would start saving up for a big ol hydralic car lift.

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    • #77
      he may well already have that in mind but i dont think he dose that type of work, although you can get some nice ones that dont require being mounted in the concreat now a days for a decent price, and you can role it out of the way when not in use, big help there.
      thanks for the help
      ......or..........
      hope i helped
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      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
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      • #78
        To bad my garage ain't tall enough for a lift.

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        • #79
          Hey guys,
          Thanks for the nice comments!! I haven't run the air yet. I'm thinking maybe at the end of this week. I have to get back to work my customers have been very patient but their patients are running out.

          Coal, the stove is working great. The other day it was 2 deg F and we had 30 -40 mile per hr winds and the stove was running wide open, but the shop was warm. Well I say warm - warm enough to work comfortable. It was 50 F across the shop from the stove. I'll post some pics. The coal is super clean and there is absolutely no dust. It comes in 40lb bags so it's easy to handle and store.

          Scout, no plans for a car lift anytime soon. That's not my line of work.

          Portable Welder,
          Thanks for the input. I'll keep your ideas in mind when I plum the shop.

          Pete,
          The dog in the pic is Crockett. He's an American Bulldog. He keeps an eye on the place when I'm not around.

          The 1st and 2nd pic is of the coal hopper.
          The 3rd pic is a pic of the stoves control panel.
          The 4th and 5th pic is of the cinder hopper. That's about 80lbs of coal burnt and the cinders after.
          Attached Files
          5 Passport Pluses
          2 MM 212's
          MM 210
          MM 251 MIA
          MM 350 P w/Python
          Syncrowave 250
          w/ tig runner
          Trailblazer 302
          12RC w/meters
          Spectrum 1000
          Spectrum 2050
          2 Black BWEs
          Joker BWE
          Star & stripe BWE Digital
          2 star & stripe xlix's

          REAL TRUCKS RATTLE
          CUMMINS BABY

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          • #80
            More pics from around the shop.
            Pic 1. The stove at high fire.
            Pic 2. The electric line from my house.
            Pic 3. My new welding table. 4'X14'.
            pics 4 and 5 the night watchman.
            Attached Files
            5 Passport Pluses
            2 MM 212's
            MM 210
            MM 251 MIA
            MM 350 P w/Python
            Syncrowave 250
            w/ tig runner
            Trailblazer 302
            12RC w/meters
            Spectrum 1000
            Spectrum 2050
            2 Black BWEs
            Joker BWE
            Star & stripe BWE Digital
            2 star & stripe xlix's

            REAL TRUCKS RATTLE
            CUMMINS BABY

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            • #81
              Thanks Bulldog for the pictures of the stove. I wonder whether or not they have models for other grades of coal. That's quite a bit of clinker, do you know what is the silica and ash count of that coal? I'm wondering if a person could run a low silica metalurgical or sub-B coal that would produce less clinker. Not that it really matters. The reason I was asking is because I have been looking into these coal fired water heating systems, and thought a coal stove would be a nice supplement to it. One of the things I'd need is the ability to leave the heater for up to a week or so, for vacation and what not. The boiler systems have hopper systems available, but I'm not sure about the ash buildup, whether it would over accumalate after a few days. Since you like your coal stove so much, I'm going to look into this some more.

              Thanks again for sharing about the stove,
              CS
              hre

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              • #82
                what do you do with all the ash ?? the garden could only handle so much i would think??
                thats a lot of table you got going there.
                when you going to install the over head crane system. that would probly be more use to ya then a car lift.
                thanks for the help
                ......or..........
                hope i helped
                sigpic
                feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                JAMES

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                • #83
                  most of that would be clinker, not much ash, and clinker isn't good for much of anything, its sort of like a glassy coral, but maybe a person could do a clinker driveway with it in time I just make a clinker pile at my place and spread it around in low swampy areas needing some fill.
                  hre

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                  • #84
                    a clinker drive way for your clunker car.
                    i thought it was all ash i didnt know ther was a solid left over too.
                    thanks for the help
                    ......or..........
                    hope i helped
                    sigpic
                    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                    JAMES

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                    • #85
                      Heh Bull Dog, that table looks like a version of my acorn table however I think I have the biggest one that they make which is 5' x 8'
                      Dont let that table get away because I doubt youll find another one like it.
                      I checked the price on my table when I got it at an auction about 7 years ago and a new one was $ 3,400.00 without the frame to put it in.
                      I bet with the increase in steel that the table is in the $ 4,500.00 range.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
                        Heh Bull Dog, that table looks like a version of my acorn table however I think I have the biggest one that they make which is 5' x 8'
                        Dont let that table get away because I doubt youll find another one like it.
                        I checked the price on my table when I got it at an auction about 7 years ago and a new one was $ 3,400.00 without the frame to put it in.
                        I bet with the increase in steel that the table is in the $ 4,500.00 range.
                        I've seen quite a few in the 8x8' range, seems to be a common size, and a fellow smith in the neighbouring town has a 8x12', but I am unsure of who actually cast them. The largest I have heard of so far is 12x20. I agree, hang on to it if you have a use for it, if not, let someone buy it off you one day in the future, they are hard to come by. Is acorn a name brand? I've always heard it associated with platen tables, but never known where "acorn" comes from.
                        hre

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                        • #87
                          Hey guys,
                          Coal,
                          As far as the coal goes. Coal itself doesn't burn. Its the stuff in the coal that burns off the coal. So if you burn 90lbs of coal you get about 85 lbs of cinders. Now getting rid of cinders is no trouble for me I can just pile it up and bury it in the spring. Remember in the old days light weight concrete blocks were called cinder blocks. Some people still call blocks cinder blocks even though there are no cinders in them. Coal was so widely used in the United States that there was an over abundance of coal cinders. So the block producers were given it for free if they would make blocks with it. Well of course the use of coal went away and so did the light weight aggergate. Nowadays we use expanded shale in our light weight blocks. Another by product from a coal fire is fly ash. It's a very fine dust and I also get some of that in my hopper but it's not very much.
                          Now about the table, it's not an acorn table (I wish it were) it's a plainer table. Off a plainer machine. (Of course) The square holes don't go all the way through. I think it will make a good bench. It needs to be cleaned up.It's kinda oily now. It had a 1" plate on it so the table top is in near perfect condition. It's absolutely flat. If I get somebody crazy enough to offer money like Portable welder is talking about I will gladly load it on a truck and deliver it.
                          Thanks for showing interest guys,
                          Bulldog
                          5 Passport Pluses
                          2 MM 212's
                          MM 210
                          MM 251 MIA
                          MM 350 P w/Python
                          Syncrowave 250
                          w/ tig runner
                          Trailblazer 302
                          12RC w/meters
                          Spectrum 1000
                          Spectrum 2050
                          2 Black BWEs
                          Joker BWE
                          Star & stripe BWE Digital
                          2 star & stripe xlix's

                          REAL TRUCKS RATTLE
                          CUMMINS BABY

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                          • #88
                            how close to all the way threw are the holes?? could ya finish them off with the spec 1000 ? ofcorse then you would have to get all the accesory parts for the acorn table then. maybee thats not such a good idea.
                            thanks for the help
                            ......or..........
                            hope i helped
                            sigpic
                            feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                            summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                            JAMES

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Bulldog
                              Hey guys,
                              Coal,
                              As far as the coal goes. Coal itself doesn't burn. Its the stuff in the coal that burns off the coal. So if you burn 90lbs of coal you get about 85 lbs of cinders. Now getting rid of cinders is no trouble for me I can just pile it up and bury it in the spring. Remember in the old days light weight concrete blocks were called cinder blocks. Some people still call blocks cinder blocks even though there are no cinders in them. Coal was so widely used in the United States that there was an over abundance of coal cinders. So the block producers were given it for free if they would make blocks with it. Well of course the use of coal went away and so did the light weight aggergate. Nowadays we use expanded shale in our light weight blocks. Another by product from a coal fire is fly ash. It's a very fine dust and I also get some of that in my hopper but it's not very much.
                              Now about the table, it's not an acorn table (I wish it were) it's a plainer table. Off a plainer machine. (Of course) The square holes don't go all the way through. I think it will make a good bench. It needs to be cleaned up.It's kinda oily now. It had a 1" plate on it so the table top is in near perfect condition. It's absolutely flat. If I get somebody crazy enough to offer money like Portable welder is talking about I will gladly load it on a truck and deliver it.
                              Thanks for showing interest guys,
                              Bulldog
                              Hey bulldog, that's interesting about where the name cinder block came from, thanks. Coal in fact does burn, just not completely (not that any stove fuel does burn completely). First the volatiles burn and then the carbon. With good qaulity coal like what I use in my forge, you will burn 50lbs and have perhaps two handfuls of clinker and three to four cups of ash. If I were you, I'd shop around when it comes time to purchase another load, it could mean less trips to the clinker pile for you, plus, the less silica you are paying for, the more of the good stuff you are getting. I always pay attention to water content percentages as well, for obvious reasons.
                              hre

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                              • #90
                                Back to airlines. How come nobody suggested galvanized pipe? I was under the impression you weren't supposed to use black iron for compressed air??

                                I used schedule 40 pvc in my gararge, if i knew of the dangers then i wouldn't have. Has anybody priced copper?? you gotta be nuts to go that route!
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                                Millermatic 175
                                Spectrum 375
                                All kinds of Smith OA gear

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