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    I see people throwing out old appliances all the time. So I was thinking of using some old washer, dryer, or stove shell to create a small bench top welding booth.

    Would the appliance shell stand up to welding, flame cutting, and flying molten metal grindings? Any other foreseeable problems? Suggestions?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    somewhere on this site i did see a guy who had cut aprt some old apps to do just this. If i recall he sadi it worked pretty good. try one of the other forums. you just might be able to track down the thread...
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

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    • #3
      You can make some nice booths with appliance covers and yes, they will hold up to the sparks and slag flying around.

      Check out this link with a picture. It is from this board


      http://www.millerwelds.com/education...?t=1884&page=2
      Ken

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      • #4
        Wow! Great Idea

        Those casings are quite tough for sheet metal. I see those things (washers and dryers) given away for free around here all the time (non working)! I wonder what other good ideas could be thrown around for those casings??? Cool idea, Jonnymag!

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        • #5
          small thermo nuclear devices??????/
          Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

          Miller 251/30A spool
          Syncro200
          Spectrum 625
          O/A
          Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
          Standard modern lathe
          Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
          horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
          Roland XC540 PRO III
          54" laminator
          hammer and screwdriver (most used)
          little dog
          pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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          • #6
            Thanks for the link. I thought I remembered seeing something about it, but I wasn't sure where I saw it or how well it worked out.

            I live in an apartment/commercial area, so (a) I'm looking for a way to contain the flying debris and arc flashing, and (b) there's a lot of metal in the trash -- bed frames, metal furniture, files cabinets, metal shelving, washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc. About once a month, people pile their junk out on the sidewalks for bulky item trash pick up day. But there must be a lot of stainless steel scroungers around here because even an old stainless trough-style urinal disappeared before the trash pickup.

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            • #7
              steel is cheap. Stainless, non ferrous now thats another story...
              Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

              Miller 251/30A spool
              Syncro200
              Spectrum 625
              O/A
              Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
              Standard modern lathe
              Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
              horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
              Roland XC540 PRO III
              54" laminator
              hammer and screwdriver (most used)
              little dog
              pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

              Comment


              • #8
                Be careful with refrigerators, freezers, etc. they have those tanks with freon that must be professionally disconnected & disposed of at a recycling site.
                Ken

                What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

                Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
                Hobart Handler 187
                Dewalt Chop Saw
                4" Air Grinder
                Die Grinder
                Rigid Drill Press
                Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


                2009 FXDC

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KBar View Post
                  Be careful with refrigerators, freezers, etc. they have those tanks with freon that must be professionally disconnected & disposed of at a recycling site.
                  Ah man!! and all this time ive been using it as a fuel additive in my lawn tractor.... I was getting 275 miles to the gallon... And never mind that its really wonderful stuff if you want to get wasted but are on a budget..... shucks...

                  Just kidding kids!
                  Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                  Miller 251/30A spool
                  Syncro200
                  Spectrum 625
                  O/A
                  Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                  Standard modern lathe
                  Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                  horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                  Roland XC540 PRO III
                  54" laminator
                  hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                  little dog
                  pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SignWave View Post
                    Ah man!! and all this time ive been using it as a fuel additive in my lawn tractor.... I was getting 275 miles to the gallon... And never mind that its really wonderful stuff if you want to get wasted but are on a budget..... shucks...

                    Just kidding kids!
                    And all this time, I was buying Crown Royal

                    I have a friend who cuts them apart. Im calling John Kerry on him
                    Ken

                    What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

                    Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
                    Hobart Handler 187
                    Dewalt Chop Saw
                    4" Air Grinder
                    Die Grinder
                    Rigid Drill Press
                    Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


                    2009 FXDC

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SignWave View Post
                      And never mind that its really wonderful stuff if you want to get wasted but are on a budget..... shucks...
                      LOL. I gave up huffing aerosols back when I was still a kid. These days I usually stick to my "glaucoma medication"

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                      • #12
                        When we get older we pay a guy with a medical degree to give us our high, something wrong with that picture.

                        Office threw out a small drawer file cabinet the other day, cutting wheel, here I come.

                        Also, if anybody gets the chance to get one, the big aluminum control boxes they use at Red Lights make wonderful storage cabinets for smaller tools. They actually have shelves inside and you can lock them. Check with your city, most times you can pick them up for a couple bucks.
                        Ken

                        What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

                        Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
                        Hobart Handler 187
                        Dewalt Chop Saw
                        4" Air Grinder
                        Die Grinder
                        Rigid Drill Press
                        Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


                        2009 FXDC

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                        • #13
                          My city is too cheap to let somethin like that go.. They jam me (and everyone else that lives here for taxes and tell me to take it somewhere else when I need something done.. (guess where...)We have a city run recycling station here and you would not believe what people throw away. It brings tears to my eyes because once it hits the recycle yard, it belongs to the city and they WILL NOT release any of it even if its still usefull or useable.. Its all profit for the city and they have to do very little to get it AND they still jam us for property taxes... sign Err I mean sigh....

                          " Oh Waiter!!! Do you have a bitter table for one?"
                          Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                          Miller 251/30A spool
                          Syncro200
                          Spectrum 625
                          O/A
                          Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                          Standard modern lathe
                          Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                          horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                          Roland XC540 PRO III
                          54" laminator
                          hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                          little dog
                          pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SignWave View Post
                            My city is too cheap to let somethin like that go.. They jam me (and everyone else that lives here for taxes and tell me to take it somewhere else when I need something done.. (guess where...)We have a city run recycling station here and you would not believe what people throw away. It brings tears to my eyes because once it hits the recycle yard, it belongs to the city and they WILL NOT release any of it even if its still usefull or useable.. Its all profit for the city and they have to do very little to get it AND they still jam us for property taxes... sign Err I mean sigh....

                            " Oh Waiter!!! Do you have a bitter table for one?"
                            WOW, who is your city run by? I work for our city, we have people ask for things like road salt, we tell them, get a bucket and take some, blacktop, same thing. See a street sign on our scrap pile, take it. Oh I can believe what people throw away, I see it all the time and if I had a barn, you wouldnt be able to walk through it
                            Ken

                            What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

                            Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
                            Hobart Handler 187
                            Dewalt Chop Saw
                            4" Air Grinder
                            Die Grinder
                            Rigid Drill Press
                            Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


                            2009 FXDC

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                            • #15
                              I dunno who's running the Show Kbar, but everytime i drive by City Hall, All I hear is squeaks and whiny noises, and something that sorta sounds like starlings or seagulls I dont know its wierd...

                              city of burnaby... I'm counting the days until I can move from here to the country somewhere and set up a shop in the back 40 ...
                              In 2010, we host the winter olympics at Whistler BC. Thats the magic number I think...
                              Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                              Miller 251/30A spool
                              Syncro200
                              Spectrum 625
                              O/A
                              Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                              Standard modern lathe
                              Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                              horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                              Roland XC540 PRO III
                              54" laminator
                              hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                              little dog
                              pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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