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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    And look how much it bent to 'fail'! Obviously not perfect but that join is pretty dang strong. Good enough for a nuclear plant? No! But is that weld quality going to be a problem for the 99.9%...
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    That is 'skookum' as my dad used to say.
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    Re: Cold Zinc Galvanizing

    Looking good!
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    Re: Imploding Kubota Cab Windows?

    I hate to admit this but... no I didn't take this into consideration in my case. But my longitude is off significantly from sparc.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Great! I think the guts/ability of the 140 are probably the same as my 211 on 120v.
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    Re: Imploding Kubota Cab Windows?

    Yes tempered glass if stressed and poor fit such that seal didn't allow movement could 'explode' with due to thermal expansion coefficient different than that of frame and a little shock applied. It...
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    Re: Cold Zinc Galvanizing

    Yep solid advice in my book. Clean it up with some vinegar first and it should last longer than you.
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    Re: New Guy Introducing Myself

    Yep :welcome:... very impressive first project. Sort a hard to believe. :thumbsup: My first welding project was to pull a old craftsman tool cabinet out of a recycle dumpster, straighten it up, put...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Settings? I assume you had it cranked all the way up? Thank you for sharing. Great pics and to the point!!! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Nice yob! You got me thinking on yet another proyect, eh? :thumbsup:
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    ditto
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    Re: BX2370 on hills.

    It's not the slope so much as the inoportune rock that lifts a rear wheel or mole hole on the downside wheel when on a slope that will get you. The best reason to keep it low and slow!!! Can't...
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Yeah the personal notebook for your settings based on tweaking the prescribed settings is a great idea... I started the same.
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Great thread! Yeah SA taught me to go hot with MIG. Your 252 must be quite the machine. I was amazed with what SA did with my 211. He maxxed out the heat and successfully welded 3/4in plate!
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    Re: Identify this scat game.

    My guess would be Elk. Moose scat I have seen is bigger (Idaho/Montana).
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    Having fun with mine! But I'm lucky I have 220v...

    Having fun with mine! But I'm lucky I have 220v option once I wire my shop properly.
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    Re: Miller apps for Ipad and Android

    I would say... a guy like me? Maybe a place for educating yourself when you don't weld frequently and you are interested in learning BUT don't have access to TBN welding forum? :laughing:
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    Re: Shelter for my BX25D

    I was kinda lucky in that I had a patio already off our daylight basement. Just needed to put up some aluminum roofing from HD with a slight slope hanging of the decking above. Suppose to be...
  19. Re: looking for something super strong for a range

    Nice post.
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    Re: Miller apps for Ipad and Android

    Thanks for sharing... forgot about the apps. Will install on my iPhone. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Miller warranty

    I'm not a 'brand jihad' guy either but there is definitely 'something' behind a brand. I may have not got the total gist of this thread but I am thinking the manufacturer (Miller in this case) has...
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    Re: Miller warranty

    Really? Who is better?
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    Buying Advice Re: Contemplating a 1870 vs a 2370

    :thumbsup::thumbsup: yes congrats... the BH is amazing too.
  24. Sorry, but I have to chime in here as well. I...

    Sorry, but I have to chime in here as well. I have done much the same as the OP several times. Your suggestion in my opinion could be considered 'ridiculous'. I don't own or have access to a large...
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    Re: A gift for your angle grinder

    I'm buying $15 HF grinders to solve the elusive wrench problem.
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    Re: A gift for your angle grinder

    I do the same and have even gone so far as to label the drawers to help me stay organized. Called 5s'ing I guess if you are into the Japanese methodology. But I don't put my tools back in the...
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    Re: BX2370 on hills.

    I bought BroTek wheel spacers and rear and mid skid plates. I put 2in spacers on the back and 1.25in on the front. I can't remember but there is some limitation on the mid mount mowing deck...
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    Re: BX2370 on hills.

    I haven't mowed with my BX25D but have abused it hard on my extreme sloped property putting about 180hrs on it so far since June of last year. I added a skid plate and wheel spacers. I have driven...
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    Re: A gift for your angle grinder

    Yeah but I just don't look good in my wife's apron and I haven't pulled the trigger on a man's apron. Soon I will see the light though.
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    Good one!
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    That is smart! This is why I read so much here I guess... for gems like this.
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    Re: A gift for your angle grinder

    Yep like it... I have always two wire cutters, three tape measures, and two soap pencils laying around because they get lost in front of my face!
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    Buying Advice Re: Contemplating a 1870 vs a 2370

    I never opt for the smallest engine in anything. I don't ever want to feel underpowered just to save a few dollars. I went with the BX25D because I have a lot of digging to do. Whether you need a...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    I think the key is the 110/220v capability. I am thinking we have the best of both worlds! :drink:
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    Oh! I thought you had a BH?
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    That would be my vote... except in my case I would hold on to the BH. I just can't get rid of tools!
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    Re: Miller warranty

    Yeah I agree with Arc... call Miller directly and explain your situation. Miller surely wants to know how their authorized dealers are handling their customer service. This is paramount to a...
  38. Thread: Tire Leak

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    Re: Tire Leak

    If you can't find the leak with soapy water or windex, then take it to the shop and have them remount the tire. Maybe the rim needs cleaned up or new valve stem. Cheaper than the alternatives IMO.
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    Re: Plasma cutting air mix

    Jim, do you have pics you could post of various thickness steels cutting with the Powermax 30XP?
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    Re: Miller warranty

    I'm no attorney but the wording of the warranty seems problematic. It reads, "All warranty time periods start on the delivery date of the equipment to the original end-user purchaser, and not to...
  41. Re: WaxMan's Modifications to the 2013 Grand L 3240 cab

    Yeah those are two valid points. After listening to the video I can see how I could fall in love with the Auto Throttle Advance or E throttle. The B3350 seems to have more visibility (more glass)...
  42. Re: WaxMan's Modifications to the 2013 Grand L 3240 cab

    Now that is a good question. Waxman?
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Well said... taking sides is absolutely childish. Appreciate what you can learn from others. It may be a little or a lot. You never know when you might need help and it comes from the person you...
  44. Re: WaxMan's Modifications to the 2013 Grand L 3240 cab

    Personally, I like the 'look' of the wider track. I have a BX and have to get around in tight spots. For small property and around the house the narrower width has proven valuable. I couldn't get...
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    Re: Locating and using a Compact Bender

    Great idea... nicely done.
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    So then can we agree on 'triggering' as acceptable terminology?
  47. Re: 94BULLITT's Home Built 3 Point Hitch Dethatcher

    I am trying to find the grass you are thatching! :laughing: I see it in the background in one of your pics, but it looks like you are raking here... semantics?
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    Re: Someone is stepping over the line.

    I like the tilting idea to make opening/closing less of a chore! :thumbsup:
  49. Re: Who misses good ole' Made in USA clothing for the farm or around the yard?

    Nice find. Break in a pair like those and you will love them a long long time. Beauty of getting quality shoes like those is getting them resoled for pennies on the dollar and having your favorite...
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    Re: Are your "hummers" leaving early?

    We have the normal crew... and lots of rabbits and deer taking residence as well. It is getting late in the year now for the hummingbirds though. They are now having to fight the bees that are...
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    Re: Locating and using a Compact Bender

    Well, I thought it only just... to post a pic of my first scroll. Was pretty easy actually. The little idea/pattern book that comes with... is handy for set up for different scrolls and sizes. I...
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Hey Steve... yeah had a lot of fun tonight triggering it. :D While I tend to purchase quality/capability beyond what I truly need... I have never regretted that. But that said... I think I can...
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    Re: Someone is stepping over the line.

    Priceless!
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    Box Scraper Re: Beginners guide to using a box blade

    Well now that you have made it a Texas vs. California issue, I offer this...

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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Sodo... thanks for the pulse idea. Played with that tonight and I am happy with the results. Used the 'inside the cover' settings and the pulse seemed much more forgiving than continuous on 16...
  56. Re: WaxMan's Modifications to the 2013 Grand L 3240 cab

    Wax, that is one sweet tractor... I have to be content with my BX but if I was closer and had a little more flat land, I would be in the running!
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    Re: Locating and using a Compact Bender

    You may be right... and since I didn't have a convenient piece of 3/16in plate that is bigger than the stand itself, I went ahead and hammer drilled and banged in the RedHead 1/2in inserts. These...
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Thanks Dave! Yes this is pretty much what I learned from the gang here and trial and error. I was really curious though if the .023 would be more forgiving but on the other hand I am not thrilled...
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Yeah it is more of it not collecting water inside and making a rust mess or filling up and freezing. But I also wanted to make a tool box for my tractor that is pretty much watertight. So... it is...
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Okay then... I will take that as a challenge! :D It is not critical but a goal.
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Yes it does have grooves and I am heading to HD this afternoon for a spool of .023. Struggling at the moment with 16g (.060). Yes I have played a little with pulsing but I am also trying to keep it...
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Don't know about that but... it would be kind of 'cool' if the welder tip could sense the substrate temperature and auto correct so us hacks could weld perfectly 'right out of the box'! :laughing: ...
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    Re: What's the point...

    Little did Arc Weld realize how spot was his naming of this thread!
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    Re: What's the point...

    Yep sounds like an operator problem if it is going flat :licking:
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Mike, I have a Miller 211 and I am doing plenty of coupon welds on various thicknesses, settings, on 110v for my own education and putting them in a 20ton press. One thing I am learning is that it...
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    Re: Back door, about an hour ago ...

    That's darn funny!! :laughing:
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    Re: What's the point...

    Me too on both accounts!!! I wrestled with getting a Multi function machine before 'settling' on a Miller MIG 211. Still a lot of money and I figured maybe I will get by w/o Tig and save some $$$...
  68. Re: WaxMan's Modifications to the 2013 Grand L 3240 cab

    I see what you are saying Wax and agree that aesthetically the overhang is not pleasing. I wonder if it is better functionally though?
  69. Re: WaxMan's Modifications to the 2013 Grand L 3240 cab

    I tend to agree with you in general but in this specific case I could not comment.
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    Re: Locating and using a Compact Bender

    Thank you BB for posting that pic! That is exactly the situation I was thinking with it being on an outside corner and I have a cabinet on rollers that I could move if necessary.:drink:
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    Re: Locating and using a Compact Bender

    Jesse... good thought. I was wondering the same... regardless whether they are studs or inserts. The inserts theoretically should be better as the bearing stress on the concrete will be less. The...
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    Re: Locating and using a Compact Bender

    This looks like the ticket...

    Multi-Set II Selection Chart | ITW Red Head

    And it looks like it is in stock at my local HD!

    Red Head 1/2 in. x 2 in. Steel Concrete Drop-In Anchor-50126 at...
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    Re: Locating and using a Compact Bender

    Thanks gator! But dang it... another trip to HD and I can't install tonight. I hate waiting. I am like a little boy at xmas when it comes to tools and messing with them! :D
  74. Re: WaxMan's Modifications to the 2013 Grand L 3240 cab

    Hi Wax, while I am not a color guy (okay maybe a little), I am wondering what is ruling out a B series with cab? Is the Deere Cab that much better! I definitely understand why you could desire to...
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    Re: Locating and using a Compact Bender

    When you say articulation, are you talking about the motion of the handle or the metal I am bending?
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    Re: Locating and using a Compact Bender

    That's interesting... what I don't want is a trip hazard and thus one of the reasons for mounting it sort of out of the way. I already bought the anchors but I like your idea. Are those a Home...
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    Locating and using a Compact Bender

    I just purchased a HF compact bender and need to locate it in my small shop/garage. I want it out of the way enough that I can keep it installed most of the time hopefully. Plan on using 4qty ...
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    Re: What's the point...

    I don't think she was assembling a rack from scratch... I took it as she needed to do a repair on a 'newly' acquired rack. And how thick is a typical lumber rack for a truck? More than what a 110v...
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    Re: Black pipe or galvanized for shop air lines?

    Looks good! And :welcome: to TBN! Amazing there is 113 posts and 8180 views on the subject, eh?
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    Re: small dc welder for scratch start tig

    borrowing/trying out is always a good move to see if that is what you need full time... unless of course it breaks on you! :eek:
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    Re: What's the point...

    I just re read the entire 12 MIG welder thread started by Shield Arc, and to be honest, I cannot see what was the final straw that killed his enthusiasm. :confused3:

    It seemed to be going...
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Gotcha... thanks.
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Thanks Dave... good stuff! What I was trying to say/ask is if it is true that slowing the wire speed makes a hotter join (less cold lap)? I realize voltage and travel speed are factors but assuming...
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    Re: What's the point...

    :laughing::laughing: I guess I am lucky... I don't think my wife knows the difference.
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    Yeah I am still dreaming of a dedicated shop. And thanks... I used my Miller 211 on the 110v setting. It still had plenty of power to spare. It has 220v ability but I don't have the 220v properly...
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Thanks Sodo... that is pretty much what I was looking for. As I understand it, reducing wire speed makes the joint 'hotter' as well as increasing voltage.
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    Re: What's the point...

    I assume we are talking about Shield Arc? Or are we not suppose to mention who? Sad to see him go... he provided a lot a knowledge and was very helpful. I am thankful he spent some time with me...
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Give us some details on wire size, feed, speed, technique, etc... please. Looks pretty **** good to me but I know, pretty isn't what we are after.
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    Arc, who are you addressing here?
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    I did that too. I understand about butt welds but that wasn't what my project was about.
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    Well I decided to buy a HF 20ton press and the first thing I did is test some of my fillet welds using a 110v MIG :shocked: on 1/8in coupons I cut up. I was pleased to see that my welds held up at...
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    Re: Bigger than I ever thought...

    Wow... great news (I think)! I am sure you will soon have some interesting stories to share. Good luck!
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    Yeah I picked up on that... I started reminiscing in my head about the hippy dippy weatherman and the sports score report. :laughing:
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    Re: Do your own Fluids and Filters on a BX

    okay my two cents... yes synthetic is better and you get what you pay for. More frequent oil changes with 'real' oil will, for the most part, accomplish the same thing but it breaks down faster and...
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    A new 'oxymoronic' thread in order?

    A new 'oxymoronic' thread in order?
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    Good question... I am not even going to approach that subject! There was a reason I switched from electrical to mechanical engineering midway through my degree and Arc... you might be getting to the...
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    As I eluded to in post #264, it is not a simple matter of static vs. dynamic when it becomes applying the force or load beyond that of 'simple' gravity. It depends on how sensitive the object might...
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    A decent analogy but where it gets 'interesting' is in the application of the load. How fast do you apply the static load before it is considered dynamic???
  99. Thread: Weeds

    by dragoneggs
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    Re: Weeds

    Toxic is the best medicine... it kills what it treats :doctor:
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    I feel that my motion is more exaggerated than need be. Having fun with patterns, angles, and such and comparing welds... banging on them and not being real productive at all! :D
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