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    9 Hours Ago
    That's different!
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    10 Hours Ago
    Lose the desiccant. I keep them for months in the bed of the truck in ammo cans, 60 mm mortar if i remember right, and weld xray with them like that.
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    19 Hours Ago
    Eye of the beholder, if you had a contract to clear lines in very rural places, that would look like a machine that prints money!! Yes it's horrible for the trees, but then again trees aren't supposed to be on a right of way. Pgne just went bankrupt over that fact.
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    20 Hours Ago
    It was a random video, ironically suggested by YouTube to me despite me watching nothing but tree, welding, machining, and music video stuff. I was entertained, and i thought others may enjoy it for what it is... a tarpon fishing video with some eye candy :lol: If you actually watch some of her other videos, she actually knows what she's doing and fishes for money. If i was a hot blonde in Florida or similar, i would likely wear the same and do the same stuff hahahahahahahahaha. She's obviously using her body to bring attention to herself, but then again she's actually the real thing and chooses to do so having fun with it. When was the last tarpon you caught? I've never caught one, in fact i can't even remember the last time i went fishing due to lifestyle changes brought about by work and family priorities. I don't have a personalized fishing boat, she does, and she probably could make more than me by doing guided fishing trips.
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    20 Hours Ago
    That won't work with a grab hook tho (I'm talking metal round fence posts, and adding a leather glove under it really helps it bite).... this will. Like i said, it used to be /is taught in construction rigging, and it has its definite uses. Incredibly simple, but useful. Your mileage may vary, but it loads the hook far less than a simple choke does, and retains more of the capacity of the chain.
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    20 Hours Ago
    Cory, i thought that was a hell of a tarpon, and displayed in a manner where i would care to see it and watch the whole video :D
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    1 Day Ago
    Ammo can is what i use for keeping my cellulose dry, 7018 without a rod oven isn't low hydrogen but will run fine. When you strike up, do it ahead of where you will tie in, so the first part of the rod is burned off. That allows the gas shield to build up and the rod to get hot before you start your actual weld, and a nice hot porosity free tie in, and when you run over your arc strike area, it will burn it out.
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    1 Day Ago
    7018 is all about rod angle. Turn it up, drag it, and keep a very tight arc and everything will flow where it should. Uphill you angle the rod down to push a bit, doing that flattens it out. Remember stick rods are hotter where you have an acute angle with the rod. That way you can build up or wet out more depending what you need. Always focus on rod angle and arc length, do that and everything will fall into place.
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    1 Day Ago
    I'm pretty sure that's not her dad
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    1 Day Ago
    :thumbup: get some 6011 and burn baby burn!!!
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    1 Day Ago
    YouTube also suggested this for me, I'm just gonna leave this here :/: https://youtu.be/yiHntC5iujU
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    1 Day Ago
    Alright, this popped up on my YouTube suggestions, and so I'll put it here. He's doing spray arc with 35 wire wayyyyyyyyy too cold, that is wayyyyyyyyyy too much voltage and not near enough wire. Remember your wire feed is your heat, and he barely turns it up from his short circuit setting. He should be about maxing out the wire and 27 to 32 volts, which of course would melt the machine. I personally run higher voltage doing fillet welds than i do on groove welds (aka pipe), but here needs around 450 to 500 wire feed to fully enter spray mode. This dude has clearly not welded any production in his life, and he's still using what i consider a toddler mig. However his shitty video explains why baby migs aren't what you want, and why you need to stick weld instead. https://youtu.be/QN5EJRlz988
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    1 Day Ago
    No, that's a boiler hitch lol. No kidding, it was taught in the apprenticeship and is used a bunch :/: Knowing the ins and outs of it is what makes it useful, and is the only secure easy i know of how to choke a logging chain on a fence post and have it grip everytime.
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    1 Day Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
    https://youtu.be/pNubVAzGWu0 She's what country music should be.
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    1 Day Ago
    So I forgot i was supposed to post a pic about a boiler hitch, so I'm forever late doing this. A boiler hitch is supposedly "banned" from commercial and industrial rigging because you are bending a chain and or hook which reduces its rating, but in practice it is an amazing trick. At the early part of my career (14 years ago) this was the suggested way to rig a chain fall if the mouse was broken in power plants, so it's actually quite safe. If you have a grab hook rather than a sliding hook it still works just as well, as it mainly forces the hook in the proper orientation regardless of line pull. Since it is directional, you need to pay attention to the direction of the line pull and never pull across the hook. With a half hitch above it you can lift pipe straight up, although a clamp or ears welded on is safer. You also might need a glove (chunk of leather) or a piece of wood to act as a softener, to allow the chain to dig in and increase surface area and friction. Anyways, here's a pic of the simple knot, i did it with a strap come along but it still shows the basic idea. It is basically a cow's hitch (aka simple choke) with the hook looking out and clipped onto the bight. This forces the back (spine) of the hook against the object, almost eliminating the chance of bad loading or slippage, while making a choking hitch that will allow most of the strength of the chain. It is usually used with a chain fall, so you can lift all the way to the bottom of the body making as much use out of limited headroom. Works great for pulling fence posts too ;)
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    1 Day Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :lol: well done sir
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    Tree09 replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    That sucks boss. :(
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    3 Days Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :rockon: sounds like a really cool trip!
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    3 Days Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yup, even with steel i usually won't end on a corner for that reason and arc blow with stick. Try a bit more wire too, that might help. Also get a stainless wire wheel for cleaning right before you weld, i know that helps when tigging it, might not matter for mig. I haven't done a bunch of al mig, but from what I've done it's definitely the easiest way to do it. Tig isn't bad with the right machine, and I've done some pretty cool stuff with it (the carb on my welder for instance), and stick can work fine too, but mig is really easy in comparison.
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    3 Days Ago
    Cory, could you please post some pics of your wheel loader? And your grapple bucket? I don't know how i haven't noticed it if you have posted some before.
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    3 Days Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yup. Straight argon right? That helps ime. After that it's just set wire feed then bump your heat to match. I've done some stick welding of aluminium too, i need to practice but it actually works better than you would think. Just like steel the thicker the easier tho. How thin of al sheet?
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    4 Days Ago
    How would that even work?
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