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Forum: Welding Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 473
Posted By Ironman
When I toured the Museum of Making, the ceiling...

When I toured the Museum of Making, the ceiling beams were railroad rail. I asked Ian McGregor about it and he said he did the engineering on them(cause he is an engineer)
Forum: Machining 01-18-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Ironman
"Jesus isn't gonna have to hold the load down...

"Jesus isn't gonna have to hold the load down anymore" Zip Ties n Bias plies:D
Forum: Fabrication 01-17-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Ironman
Hmmm. An electric Forksnatch. Cool, we could call...

Hmmm. An electric Forksnatch. Cool, we could call it a Teslafork
Forum: Fabrication 01-17-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Ironman
A 50% solution of HCL will remove the mill scale...

A 50% solution of HCL will remove the mill scale in about an hour. Cheapest way to buy is to buy pool cleaner. Stir it up repeatedly and keep checking on it as it etches. I use this, and there are...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-15-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Ironman
Yes to the first question Look for a label,...

Yes to the first question

Look for a label, there will be a KW or KVA rating, this converts to amps.
600 volts is roughly 1 amp per HP. So kva rating is 2.078,(S(kVA) = √3 × I(A) × VL-L(V) /...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-15-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Ironman
I'll pm you when I get home on thursday. ...

I'll pm you when I get home on thursday.

Yes, a VFD can happily convert 1 phase to 3 phase, for that little size is about $150US.

No, a VFD should not be used to feed a xfrmer. A VFD should be...
Forum: Fabrication 01-15-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,785
Posted By Ironman
Would it not have been better to re-torque the...

Would it not have been better to re-torque the other bolt to close the gap and then use a rosebud tho heat the band material in a line across the roller, and cool slowly?
After stress relieving it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-15-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Ironman
how many amps do you need, Grey? should be 2. I...

how many amps do you need, Grey? should be 2.
I may have what you need.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-12-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Ironman
In keeping with the GNAP friendly...

In keeping with the GNAP friendly personality......Sounds like a real good way to keep the neighbors away after you fire up the chainsaw:D
Forum: Fabrication 01-11-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By Ironman
A good sized front wheel assist tractor or my...

A good sized front wheel assist tractor or my ancient front end wheel loader has proven to easily move these boxes. Unless you plan to move them regularly I would not go to the effort of building a...
Forum: Fabrication 01-11-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By Ironman
Anybody with a real time engine monitor has found...

Anybody with a real time engine monitor has found out that diesels are not necessary burning more fuel at higher rpm. Consumption is not rpm dependent, it is the load that cost more fuel.
Forum: Machining 01-09-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By Ironman
Tim, the world will not run out of used lathes,...

Tim, the world will not run out of used lathes, in fact as shops convert over to CNC more and more, they are going to be scrapping more of these. And they will become cheaper. Those huge lathes...
Forum: Machining 01-07-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By Ironman
Maybe use a power steering pump

Maybe use a power steering pump
Forum: Fabrication 01-07-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,241
Posted By Ironman
Yeah but, on the plus side, you'd be the worlds...

Yeah but, on the plus side, you'd be the worlds fastest snake.....:devil:





Or the worlds shortest.....
Forum: Fabrication 01-07-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,461
Posted By Ironman
I resemble that remark:D Joey, we never pay for...

I resemble that remark:D
Joey, we never pay for a flight, collect air miles from the plastic card.
Forum: Fabrication 01-05-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,461
Posted By Ironman
I am having a laugh about a bit of snow called a...

I am having a laugh about a bit of snow called a "bomb cyclone" The media will do absolutely anything to promote fear in the population and promote their greenie agenda.

I would like to get a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-04-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By Ironman
In what we consider the GWN, north of the 60th...

In what we consider the GWN, north of the 60th parallell, you can still purchase fuel as P40 and winter diesel as P50...P is pour point.
P50 is what we can buy as stove oil for the pot burner oil...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-04-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By Ironman
I am often puzzled reading this stuff on hard...

I am often puzzled reading this stuff on hard starting diesels. I can only assume the US fuel is crap. I use 15-40 oil year round and I never plug my truck in unless it gets down over -25 C. I have...
Forum: Fabrication 01-04-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Ironman
Basically then, using this setup means your tank...

Basically then, using this setup means your tank in the truck bed MUST be no larger than the auxiliary tank.
My father in law had this same setup with a electric transfer pump manually controlled...
Forum: Fabrication 01-01-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,552
Posted By Ironman
Robert, I have to say it is a quality build you...

Robert, I have to say it is a quality build you are doing. Did you do the gantry as well? And if you feel you want a swamp under the table, you are doing it right as the tools tend to rust easy and...
Forum: Welding 12-30-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,044
Posted By Ironman
He was a Indian, or First nation as they like to...

He was a Indian, or First nation as they like to be called. (this week) After doing really good til his probationary was over, then he became lazy. I had the last straw when I asked him to dig out a...
Forum: Welding 12-28-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,044
Posted By Ironman
I sure agree with you. All the whining is because...

I sure agree with you. All the whining is because the flame is set incorrectly and not used properly.
Had an employee, he came to me and said "I can't cut this with your bullshit torch, and you...
Forum: Machining 12-28-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By Ironman
Very detailed how to do it. Thanks, that was...

Very detailed how to do it. Thanks, that was useful.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-26-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,516
Posted By Ironman
What I admire is his quick ability to get toys to...

What I admire is his quick ability to get toys to play with, and no hassle....oh well as he said, he married up:D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-22-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By Ironman
A good way to reset everything is disconnect the...

A good way to reset everything is disconnect the battery for 10 minutes. This allows the caps in the various computers to drain down and get to factory default.
I keep my Dodge Caravan in Mexico...
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