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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #240 on: June 03, 2018, 07:08:48 AM »
Just a little reminder. The Everlast owners manual says to only run their welder with a generator that is rated for "clean power". Everlast ain't cheap and I would hate to see someone damage theirs due to a simple mistake. At least thats what the book for my 251si says.

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« Reply #241 on: June 03, 2018, 07:10:49 AM »
G_man, i have the earlier version, of this chinese welder. The one without the tig capabilities. But otherwise, the same fins in the front etc. I have had it may be ten years now. It's tough, i have spent afternoons full burning 4mm rods, without a glitch. But the led display has gone astray long time ago, may be one year from new. 
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #242 on: June 03, 2018, 04:40:54 PM »
Just a little reminder. The Everlast owners manual says to only run their welder with a generator that is rated for "clean power". Everlast ain't cheap and I would hate to see someone damage theirs due to a simple mistake. At least thats what the book for my 251si says.

Nice work guys, I'm enjoying this thread.
Thanks for the reminder. My PA 200ST manual says "can be used on small clean powered generators ( US and Canadian models )." Well I have a SVP5000 Generac that is 18 years old but runs fine. Mfg in Wisconsin but pretty old. I wonder if that would be OK ?? Any insight ??
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #243 on: June 03, 2018, 05:05:58 PM »
That would be a dirty power source, also you need X amount of continuous power. Clean power wonít have the spike some gen sets are famous for.

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #244 on: June 03, 2018, 07:24:05 PM »
That would be a dirty power source, also you need X amount of continuous power. Clean power wonít have the spike some gen sets are famous for.
Thanks ! I was afraid that would be the case.

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #245 on: June 03, 2018, 08:40:52 PM »
Now with a big enough gen set no reason you couldnít power it, Iíve thought about picking up an AHP 160 stick to hook up on a gen set for repair work in the field for 250 or less itís a throw away welder.

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #246 on: June 03, 2018, 09:35:41 PM »
Some electronics don't like to be run on non-sine wave generators, After a storm with lots of power outages I heard of some people around here that ruined there newer refrigerator electronics because it didn't like the power source.

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« Reply #247 on: June 04, 2018, 09:38:09 AM »
 Made a few of these. Not exactly high in the "Daily Fabrication" skills department, but I will be glad I did it come deer hunting season, haha.



 

 
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #248 on: June 04, 2018, 01:20:31 PM »
I just ordered this one from their web sit.

http://amicopower.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=86

The description claims some voltage variation is tolerable.

I wonder if something like a electric motor connected to the generator would help smooth out the generator output? MAybe a flywheel on the motor shaft.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #249 on: June 04, 2018, 06:02:33 PM »
Amigo called to say that they will not ship until my address is confirmed (shipping not the same as billing). I confirmed and it made me happy that they would call! ! !. Have a tracking number now. The person on the phone sounded like a US of A citizen.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #250 on: June 07, 2018, 08:59:05 PM »
One day last winter I got an idea for bolt on valve stem protection and cut all the pieces then put it all aside because I couldn't drag the welder from the basement up thru the snow to tack it up on the tractor. Finally I put it together today. Kind of heavy but it looks like it might work.



 

It's just a piece the shaped to fit the opening and sandwiched so it can't move around with the pipe end welded to the outside at the bottom and two sides.



 

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #251 on: June 07, 2018, 09:14:29 PM »
Very nice!  And you can screw a pipe cap on there to really protect it!
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #252 on: June 08, 2018, 05:15:15 AM »
A very good idea.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #253 on: June 08, 2018, 11:32:52 AM »
Well I finally have something pretty enough to post.  My welds are functional... ;)

I've decided to sharpen my own bands since the local sharpening service is extremely slow/over booked and the results are mediocre (something I excel at :D).  I need to make three items.  A setter and an advance mechanism for the grinder and a de-setter.

Searching my stockpile, all the pieces for a de-setter just fell into place.  I had the timing belts replaced on two vehicles and saved the idle and tension pulleys.  Years ago, I bought a 1/2" plate that was some sort of automotive jig with lots of holes and some dowel pins.  Two pins needed to be removed and, surprisingly, they popped out with a few solid taps.

Turned out the dowel pins fit the center hole on an idler pulley perfectly.  I only had to drill one 1/2" hole for the pivot point and a small hole to mount the tension screw.  I ran a scrap of blade through it and it works great.  It doesn't remove all of the set, just gets them all back to something less than the target and eliminates any teeth that got bent way out.

 

 
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #254 on: June 08, 2018, 12:22:07 PM »
That looks great john.  


I have buckets, crates and file cabinets full of every kinda gear, pulley, idler, cam, coupler, lovejoy, destaco... You name it.  All stuff from scrap.. And all locked in truck bodies a thousand miles away where it doesnt help me today.

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #255 on: July 08, 2018, 12:51:35 PM »
Been doing some welding with the import inverter.



This thing likes to dig in and melt the butter.

I twisted off my rusted out trailer jack handle this weekend. Would have been better off to make a new one but I thought this would be a good test of welding rusted out thin metal. I almost always use 1/8 6011 with the buzz box and had good luck with it. Had some 1/16 6013 rods that never work well with the buzz box, I thought they were a joke.

Man, I was disappointed trying to weld this thin stuff with 1/8 6011. It was just what the reviews said about trying to keep the rod lit with an import inverter. No problem at higher amps but a beginner might have a bit of a problem. Then I remembered those junk 10 year old 1/16 rods. Surprise, they worked like a charm! Can keep a crazy long arc and make a nice high frequency hiss. Now I'm thinking the TIG stuff was a waste for me.

Learning to weld all over again.

This is my rusted paper thin junk weld.

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« Reply #256 on: July 08, 2018, 12:57:12 PM »
Glad it works for ya.  Never tried one of these little things.  Whatd it cost?
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #257 on: July 08, 2018, 06:45:40 PM »
Mike, about $150. Of course prices for everything will be going up. Figures, just when I was thinking about a plasma cutter. Oh well.. No idea how it will hold up. Only time will tell.
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« Reply #258 on: July 10, 2018, 07:16:21 PM »
I want to be able to pull a trailer with the winch on the tractor so last weekend I put a 2" receiver in the butt plate of my little Farmi.



 

A couple years ago I made a bolt on 1-1/4" receiver that I would put on when I wanted to tow the wood splitter.



 

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #259 on: July 11, 2018, 09:32:10 PM »
Maybe should be titled "The Woodshed". A

 project I've planned for some time, somewhat overbuilt, but it's the journey, folks. I'm only doing this once. Frame isn't mortised-Timberlocks are wonderful things. I'll finish the siding and fill her up this summer. Probably add doors next year--after the listers look at it and decide how much to raise our taxes!!
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