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    Like... I guess I've seen worse necroposts...

    Like... I guess I've seen worse necroposts before. So I'm not leaving entirely disappointed.
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    I turned my 400L Dux (approx 18 years old) into...

    I turned my 400L Dux (approx 18 years old) into an offset smoker. Can confirm approx 3mm.
    I did have some thermostat issues which led to some wiring damage, which was repaired degraded to the point...
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    Questionable, yeah, but no hate from me. I'm...

    Questionable, yeah, but no hate from me.
    I'm cacky handed with a grinder, hold it open side to the RHS, trigger finger on my right hand, stabilise with the left (usually on the gearbox body of the...
  4. Great data collection mate. That seems like a...

    Great data collection mate.
    That seems like a usable AC Balance window - albeit a bit cryptic to use in its 'out of the box' form.



    From what I know of the industry, often the features...
  5. That's the problem with machines with an...

    That's the problem with machines with an arbitrary scale.
    Imagine going from one machine to the next, and having to correlate what values relate to what actual settings. At least when comparing a...
  6. To quickly describe AC balance, imagine a sine...

    To quickly describe AC balance, imagine a sine wave (can also be square, trapeziod, but let's not complicate).
    A line intersects this waveform, which represents zero volts, where no current is...
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    Have you tried a google images search? Terms...

    Have you tried a google images search?
    Terms like 'filing cabinet welding cart' or similar?
    I get a lot of good ideas from image searches of various terms relating to the project.

    Here's a...
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    To add, Imax Is peak amperage (momentary,...

    To add,
    Imax Is peak amperage (momentary, usually at arc initiation, or shortly after).
    Ieff Is average amperage at max machine load (consistent - ie what it will draw on full power,...
  9. Fixed pressure is common, can be used with a...

    Fixed pressure is common, can be used with a flowmeter. Or a y piece and two flowmeters for runnign 2 lines of 1 bottle (eg purge off one, other for the torch)

    most regs though are 'regulator...
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    An hour a cut? But how many stubbies?

    An hour a cut?
    But how many stubbies?
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    I literally had a guy tell me that his welder...

    I literally had a guy tell me that his welder wasn't working, piece of junk yadda yadda yadda... then it comes out he was adapting 15A>10A then on the end of 60m of extension cords. The stupidity of...
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    The circuit breaker protects the conductors. ie...

    The circuit breaker protects the conductors. ie the wires.
    The machine's over temp circuit protects it's conductors.

    There are specs for what plugs need to be fitted to machines - namely the...
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    It's funny that a power hungry machine will trip...

    It's funny that a power hungry machine will trip a 15A circuit, but work fine on a 32A. :q

    There is some marketing tactic there for sure. The first thing people think when they see a single phase,...
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    Machine duty cycle is not affected by the...

    Machine duty cycle is not affected by the amperage of the supply circuit. You don't get a higher machine duty when connected to a higher amperage circuit.
    The machine's duty cycle dictates (amongst...
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    No matter what you supply, it will be 'the wrong...

    No matter what you supply, it will be 'the wrong one' for the end user. whack a middle of the road 80 grit on it and they can work the rest out themselves.
    I've got a bench grinder multi-tool...
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    It's called 'Arc Blow'. Common around magnetic...

    It's called 'Arc Blow'. Common around magnetic fields.
    There are some tricks, you can buy dedicated degaussing machines to de-magnetise materials, but in your instance it's introduced magnetism, so...
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    I'd tried layout ruler , layout gauge, vernier...

    I'd tried layout ruler , layout gauge, vernier ruler, edge gauge, plus a heap of swear words I can't write here.
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    Well blimey, that was quick. I've been...

    Well blimey, that was quick.
    I've been searching local tool shops and online for a while now (on and off), so thanks!
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    What layout tool is this?

    Hoping someone can ID this tool (or one with the same function).
    It's a sliding stop block on a ruler for layout / scribing a distance from an edge.
    I've not been able to find such a tool via the...
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    It's not too thick to cut by hand. Use a...

    It's not too thick to cut by hand.
    Use a hacksaw with plenty of smoko/stubby breaks.
  21. The trick with pilot bearings on vehicle clutches...

    The trick with pilot bearings on vehicle clutches is to get a tightly fitting dowel and packing the hole with grease. Hammer it in and repack grease as necessary to hydraulically drive out the...
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    What self respecting blokes doesn't have a fridge...

    What self respecting blokes doesn't have a fridge section dedicated to things like sealants, glues, loctite, batteries etc???

    As for grind mode, yes, stops it from going dark from grinding sparks....
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    To keep it OT, I have a speedglas 9100 XXI with...

    To keep it OT,
    I have a speedglas 9100 XXI with the tru-view lens. Love it.
    You can get the same lens technology (less grinding mode) in the 9002 series helmet (it's lighter and narrower than the...
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    The part that made me wonder how it will work /...

    The part that made me wonder how it will work / fail is the string on the pot. Namely if the string slips on the pot, the signal will not match the pedal position. maybe knurling it will provide...
  25. Unless he got a really good fit, the 'throw' on...

    Unless he got a really good fit, the 'throw' on that vice grip jaw pivot would probably just push the lower movable jaw out of the way before it canted and grips. Necessitating 2 hands I'd think. ...
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    CRC NF:( Yeah, I know...

    CRC NF:(
    Yeah, I know...
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    Funny you mention that. I was eyeballing a MAPP...

    Funny you mention that. I was eyeballing a MAPP cylinder and noticed it has a schrader type valve in it already, and good some some higher pressures. Somewhere along the line I picked up a BOM outlet...
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Seems that the...

    Thanks for the advice everyone.
    Seems that the reusable ones have limited uses (couldn't load one up with degreaser, for example), and seem a bit pricey (would take a lot of WD-40 to break even!). ...
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    Refillable aerosol can

    Any recommendations from AU suppliers?
    Thinking about the style that you fill with your chosen chemical (eg bulk WD40 liquid), then pressurize with a compressor to make a refillable aerosol...
  30. Many types of E71T-11 self shielded flux core...

    Many types of E71T-11 self shielded flux core 'gasless' wire is single pass only...
    So if you crack a weld on a trolley carrying a $10K coffee machine/generator/battery-inverter setup, don't say we...
  31. First thing I thought was the gas type- need an...

    First thing I thought was the gas type- need an argon/co2/oxygen blend for steel. Pure argon for aluminium/stainless mig. The 'cold' graeme mentions is due to a lack of ionisation of the 'reactive'...
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    Manowar. Heck yeah. \m/

    Manowar. Heck yeah.
    \m/
  33. If symptom experienced in DC, ensure you are...

    If symptom experienced in DC, ensure you are Electrode Negative (DCEP will have the heat balance in the tungsten, not the job)

    If in AC, adjust AC balance. The DCEN portion of the wave is the...
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    Getting nerdy here for a sec. The market...

    Getting nerdy here for a sec. The market (particularly home users) has become accustomed to cheap rubbish machines. And realistically, that where it will stay because the return on investment is not...
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    There is no free lunch with welding power...

    There is no free lunch with welding power sources. Good ones cost good money, and perform exceptionally well. Economy models will be just that to every sense of the word. The EWM has the same...
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    I run a EWM Picomig 180. It's a little...

    I run a EWM Picomig 180. It's a little ball-tearer. Probably one of the cleanest arcs of the single phase mig's I've used.

    Has the synergic profiles for a range of materials (steel, stainless,...
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    Yeah, maybe. But going from 150 bar in the old...

    Yeah, maybe.
    But going from 150 bar in the old days to 300 these days is a bit of a jump.
    1 Bar is 1 atmosphere, or 14.7psi in the old money. So not insignificant pressures.
    But to really put it...
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    Welcome to the 21st century. Where a new torch...

    Welcome to the 21st century. Where a new torch assembly can be had for well under $150, and workshop labour rates and parts would be double that. Same applies for regulators - replace is more...
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    I think we are on the same page- "Nearly any" =...

    I think we are on the same page-
    "Nearly any" = But some won't.
    Emergency stops- not what I said, so hold them horses on that allegation.
    "Competent metalworker" - well... not everyone is.


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    Ahh... a safety feature befitting the same type...

    Ahh... a safety feature befitting the same type of folk who slice themselves open when replacing the flat battery on a cordless angle grinder...
    Like, it's not nice to wish on someone, but the world...
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    Reading again, might add the following: The...

    Reading again, might add the following:

    The device that is a load in the circuit draws the current - Amps are not 'available' to use, they are drawn by the device requiring power.
    While the...
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    Load (Amps) increases as motor is under load...

    Load (Amps) increases as motor is under load (mechanical). Up until the point it stalls and draws many, many amps, and melts cables/blows fuses.
    Irrespective of the way it's wired, your circuit...
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    Got a few sets, they are the best, totally worth...

    Got a few sets, they are the best, totally worth it. Like a Swiss Army Knife for welders:
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    And the other feature not listed is you can get a perfect 10mm wire stick out from the nozzle if you...
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    3m versa-flo is the clear visor. The PAPR...

    3m versa-flo is the clear visor.
    The PAPR welding helmet Speedglas G5-01 can be run as a clear visor if you remove the welding lens. ie pulls double duties, but pricey north of $2500.
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    A 35-50 Dinse plug is approx 12mm like you...

    A 35-50 Dinse plug is approx 12mm like you measures on the pokey end (probably 1/2") and is suitable for 35-50mm^2 cable.

    As for cable size, most reputable cable manufacturers will print the...
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    Yeah, there's that observation, and there is the...

    Yeah, there's that observation, and there is the law according to workcover and the all-seeing-eye. YMMV.

    Personally, I've got a silicone half face I use only for the dustiest of tasks. But then...
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    With cable size, keep in mind the cross sectional...

    With cable size, keep in mind the cross sectional area (ie 25mm^2) and the cable run length.
    Amperage dictates cable size and duty time.
    Cable size may also need to be increased to compensate for...
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    Just trim down to a mustache, and you'll be OK...

    Just trim down to a mustache, and you'll be OK (in most places). :p

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    Dust masks don't work with beards. You'd want a...

    Dust masks don't work with beards.
    You'd want a P1 spec mask. P2 would be good, but overkill IMO.
    But any facial hair (even stubble >5mm) will render it useless. You need to have a seal so that...
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    You're doing it wrong. 390396

    You're doing it wrong.

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