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MMW
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Last Activity: 04-15-2019, 10:08 AM
Joined: 09-08-2005
Location: northern NJ
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  • MMW
    replied to Cylinder question
    I made an adapter to fill oxy bottles. I use a 3000# tee with a gauge in one port, and two adapters to fit the bottles. Just crack the valves and let it transfer slow as to fast will build up a lot of heat. No hoses I just lay bottles next to each other on the ground. Haven't used it in years but...
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  • MMW
    replied to Cylinder question
    By me you can't own anything bigger than a 125 although if you already have larger you are grandfathered in. I use 250/330 in the shop and 125 for road work. Acetylene is 145 on the road and the big ones in the shop. I've been lucky to acquire plenty of cylinders over the years so I pay no rental...
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  • MMW
    replied to 4-in-1 2 yard bucket
    I did drill through one pin to try and help loosen it. It drilled fine. I used 1045 carbon steel for the new pins and I used a grinder to put some grease grooves in them since they do not rotate much.
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  • MMW
    replied to Welding machine brand
    Stick with a name brand such as Miller, Lincoln, etc. Not only are they good quality you will be able to get parts and support for many years down the road. Off brands it can be a nightmare to get parts or service especially in a few years.

    Cheapest prices you will usually find by internet...
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  • MMW
    replied to 4-in-1 2 yard bucket
    Customer decided to have me fix the pins. Spent another hour heating and hammering on one pin to know avail. Sliced the pins in between the ears and the eyes to be able to get the cylinders out and into the 30 ton press. Maxed it out without moving so I started heating also. Finally they would move...
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  • MMW
    replied to New toy
    Very nice, I'm jealous. You should be very happy with it. What is the tonnage? Did you get dies with it? I used one for over 20 years in a fab shop I worked in. If you have any questions let me know.
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    Last edited by MMW; 04-09-2019, 05:35 AM.

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  • Just my experience. I have run a lot of gasless wire over the years. This is also called "innershield". I do not use it in the shop but primarily on outdoor jobsites. It does have more spatter than outer shield wires or solid wire. I use it because the conditions warrant it. I am outdoors...
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  • MMW
    replied to 8vs trouble
    Engine rpm set correctly? I know with my machine if the rpm is to low at "idle" it will not kick up to "weld" speed properly on it's own. More pronounced with long leads. Also sometimes connections inside the feeder get "corroded". Pop the cover and just unplug and plug...
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    Last edited by MMW; 04-05-2019, 06:59 AM.

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  • MMW
    replied to Help me out here,
    I really don't see a question here but I'll read between the lines and answer you as best as I can. While not quite on the level of experience as you because I have yet to turn 60, I do notice the younger folks have a penchant for the newest gadgets whether needed or not. Take cell phones for instance,...
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  • MMW
    replied to Custom service body
    My thoughts are nobody makes them because it costs to much money to make them that way. You would have to have a design for each brand of truck plus it would just take more hours to build.
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  • MMW
    replied to Addvice on settings
    If I had to guess off the info you gave I would say your travel speed is to slow thus you are overheating the pc. I know it might not make sense but run hotter and faster. If it takes to long to get up to welding temp and then you are moving to slow the pc. you are welding just soaks up lots of h...
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  • MMW
    replied to Shop/Mobile welding
    Noel wrote " You'll plan to fail by failing to plan." -------- Some of the best advice you will ever hear.

    I could write a long answer to you but most of it would be wrong for you .... maybe I don't mean this disrespectful but if you are coming here to ask what machines you need...
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    Last edited by MMW; 03-29-2019, 05:57 PM.

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  • MMW
    replied to 4-in-1 2 yard bucket
    Thanks Ryan. I post stuff like this to show my methods and try to pass along some knowledge as I get closer to not doing this full time anymore. When back bending before re-welding stuff like this it is a guessing game that comes from experience. I've had my share of to much and to little over the...
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  • MMW
    replied to 4-in-1 2 yard bucket
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    No grease fittings in the lower pins from the factory. Stupid design. Bottom eye of cylinder is 5-1/2" wide so plenty of area to seize solid with rust. As you can see this bucket doesn't get a lot of use so I am going to recommend that they use it as is. Maybe the will loosen...
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  • MMW
    replied to 4-in-1 2 yard bucket
    back together. One issue I have is the lower cylinder pins are frozen. Spent some time heating and pushing but to no avail. I got the pins to move in the collars after drilling out the bolts. Not how it supposed to work but I"ll let the customer know and leave it up to him if I should do whatever...
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    Last edited by MMW; 03-27-2019, 07:16 PM.

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  • MMW
    replied to 4-in-1 2 yard bucket
    set it on blocks on my table, then welded braces to the table to hold it. Tried jacking it but took to much effort so I started slicing and cutting. Got it jacked up about 1/2"+ over what I wanted and then started welding it back together. Checked it halfway through to make sure it was staying...
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    Last edited by MMW; 03-27-2019, 07:12 PM.

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  • MMW
    started a topic 4-in-1 2 yard bucket

    4-in-1 2 yard bucket

    Had to make it straight and get it to close.



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  • MMW
    replied to Finger brake
    tarry99 wrote "You can bend the 1st 90 but not the return 90."

    This is not true. You can bend both 90s on a box brake. He is talking about 20" in between bends so it will clear.
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  • MMW
    replied to Tungsten Sharpener
    I do mine by hand on my non-dedicated bench grinder. For general work you won't notice much difference. Smallest I use is 1/16", this is on a Syncrowave, maybe the new stuff (Dynasty, etc.) are different?
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  • MMW
    replied to Finger brake
    That threw me off also. He is making a complete box/pontoon. One pc will have a bottom and two sides. The second pc will have the top and two ends. This will complete a sealed box. Note- you should be able to get 60 x 144" (shear into three 20" strips) sheets to bend the top and ends...
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