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Posts planted now the fun part.<img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=545739"/> Had crystal chase a craigs list ad today got this torch for 100. Id planned to get 30air but that just didnt work out. <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=545740"/> Im glad its not a victor. I bought brand unknown and site unseen. Headed home now to see if it works. Hooefully the bottles i bought 10 years ago didnt leak.

I guess those are too tall for the horse to jump over.
 
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Evan03

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Bought 50", ive got some barb wire at 48" seen a few horses run through 4ft tall fence but never jump it.

Torch seems to work well. I bought 2 7/8 coping tool. The tool is awesome and im suprised how well the torch is working i make the cut then ooen the cope up with flap disc and its a perfect fit. I did 8 posts in about 2 hours and that was the wife and i figuring out top rail height. The barn front is set up for a gate in the middle. Itl eventually have posts coped off the top rail going up and then be sheeted in with metal walls and a opening in center.
The barn looks unfinished because that high point us the ridge. Some day ill ad on or build a 4 or 6ft drop down to creat the ridge. Were undecided on its size it may get a tack room exstended 10ft or so towards the camera.

For now its lean too with a fence going through it.
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Torch was very much worth 100 to me. Came with extra new cutting tips a welding tip and im guessing a rose bud tip. However it does have a few leaks in 50ft of hose.

Have probly 2000ft to go ounce this 370ft is done ;)
 
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Peter 315

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Looking good , keep posting pic , following the thread
 
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3Lfarms

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Looks good!
Will you be stretching wire or welding on smaller pipes to close it in?
 
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Evan03

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Ohhhh man. Arc blow is a bitch i found one top rail i could barely weld. Tried ac dc wrapping ground cable around it.
I could stuff the rod with arc dancing around the side. Next top rail it welded easy.
Frustrating.
 
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Shield Arc

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Ohhhh man. Arc blow is a bitch i found one top rail i could barely weld. Tried ac dc wrapping ground cable around it.
One thing that might help. Heat the weld zone red hot, and let cool before welding.
 
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Evan03

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Gona try some difrent rod today. Xx100 my moms former husband left it at her place. Its unopened about 100lbs worth. Hes a cowboy. When i say that im not joking, makes his living pushing cows training horses and fixing/building fence.
I looked up rod and it's exspensive. Like 80-100$ for 10lbs.
Might be the holy grail farmer rod
 
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Evan03

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Coming up on the other property line. I mig that line im not going to do bad welds over where snobby horse people are. They like over paying, i could reel in alittle work with this fence.
With crystal driving we could mig down a fence line in a hurry
 
 
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