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02-03-2003, 07:22 PM
Hey everyone,

I just moved my shop last week and I would love to post photos of my shop, just for the heck of it...but I have no idea how??? I have digital pictures, but how do I put a "link" or something on this post so you people can look at my pictures?? (only if you want to look)...my computer knowledge is only limited to CNC's...thats it...I am a computer idiot...any ideas??/


02-04-2003, 04:26 AM
Congrats on the new shop brother! You can post the pictures by putting them on the net somewhere and placing a url address to access it. You could add them as a feature to your corporation website so your customers can ogle too. Plus now you can take pretty pictures of the cable shears instead of the rendered drawings!

Best of luck in the new shop!


Forrest Addy
02-04-2003, 01:31 PM
The burning question is, how big is it? Size counts. I hate it when someone else has one bigger than mine.

02-04-2003, 03:11 PM
Forrest, you just need to learn to live with it. I did. ... and early in life at that. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

02-04-2003, 03:28 PM

If you e-mail the photos to me, I'll be glad to host it from my website and add the url in the posting.



02-05-2003, 06:21 PM
Thanks there Albert. I just emailed them 5 minutes ago...so if you do not recieve them, then let me know...By the way..my whole building is 6100 sq. feet..with 1100 sq. ft of offices. and the remaining 5000 sq. feet for the shop...


02-05-2003, 07:45 PM
Here's Brent's new shop. Nice!!!

Picture 1 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-006f.jpg)
Picture 2 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-007f.jpg)
Picture 3 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-008f.jpg)
Picture 4 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-009f.jpg)
Picture 5 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-010f.jpg)
Picture 6 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-011f.jpg)
Picture 7 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-012f.jpg)
Picture 8 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-014f.jpg)
Picture 9 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-016f.jpg)
Picture 10 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-017f.jpg)
Picture 11 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-018f.jpg)
Picture 12 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-020f.jpg)
Picture 13 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-021f.jpg)
Picture 14 (http://members.rogers.com/rotate/bspooh/Mvc-022f.jpg)

My only question is, what's that large flat grey stuff that's everywhere http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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02-05-2003, 08:19 PM
It still amazes me everytime I look at my shop..My new building is exactly the same size as my old building...I never had so much space as I do now...I can still put about 4 more relatively big machines in the shop without moving anything...I am real excited, now I just need some $$$$ so I can go shopping .....someday....

thanks rotate for the posting of these pics...I do appreciate it, and I do owe you one....thanks again


Bob Quale
02-05-2003, 09:00 PM
Great looking shop!! What kind of work do you do? or what do you make?


02-05-2003, 10:34 PM
my website is www.newdraulictools.com.... (http://www.newdraulictools.com....)
this website is not totally finished yet..click on the "ND" logo to the left and it will take you to the particular products that I manufacture...But basically we manufacture Hydraulic and Pneumatic cable cutters......

And to thrud: I now have some digital pictures of some of the tools...so please quit teasing me of the line drawings..hee hee hee


02-05-2003, 10:35 PM
that is ... www.newdraulictools.com (http://www.newdraulictools.com)

sorry for the bad link


02-05-2003, 11:25 PM
Nice shop. The Hoover is a nice touch - will the floors stay that clean, or was that just to impress us shop envious hosers?

Getting a new shop is a lot like christmas for "big kids"...

Way to go, eh!

L Webb
02-06-2003, 12:50 AM
Wow, nice shop. I could fill that space with machines in a heartbeat. I had to recently take out my 20' material rack to make wall space for more machines. I don't know where the 6500 sq ft has gone?
Tell me please......that isn't PVC airline from the compressor is it?

charlie coghill
02-06-2003, 01:39 AM
Hay Brent
What kind of shop is this? There are no chips on the floor.:P

02-06-2003, 02:13 PM
Nice shop, dude. The only similarity between yours and my little one is that I used PVC for air line too. I figured that the 450 pound pressure rating was adequate and it was easy to install.

02-06-2003, 02:54 PM
Never use PVC or CPVC pipe or fittings with compressed air or gas. In spite of the pressure ratings, it will not withstand compressed gases. Impact will cause it to shatter with dangerous results. You have a potential fragmentation bomb there.
For an easy compressed air installation, copper pipe with sweated fittings is hard to beat.

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02-06-2003, 03:44 PM
What PSI is normal 1/2" copper pipe good for?


Pete Burne
02-06-2003, 04:18 PM
I agree with JCHannun. Never use plastic pipe for air lines. I seen it done and I've seen the shrapnel when it blows up.
A number of years ago a leading plastic pipe manufacturer came out with green plastic pipe specifically for air lines. They had problems with incompatability with certain compressor oils. Over all it was not very successfull and I'm not sure if it is still made.


02-06-2003, 06:33 PM
Brent Not only would it be a good idea to replace that plastic pipe,(with black iron pipe the best choice),but you need some water traps at each of your air outlets,with a drain or petcock,to drain water condensation.NICE SHOP! Jim

02-06-2003, 06:39 PM
Thanks for the comments on the PVC pipe, I never thought about resistance to impact. I have a lot of used galvanized pipe, will that be OK for air lines? I guess my shop won't be at all like the bspooh shop now....

02-07-2003, 12:34 PM
I am not sure of this but I think by impact they mean the standing waves that occurinside the pipe when the air is turned on and off suddenly- its likewater hammer. It can rapidly build to several times (many times) the gauge pressure. It will, sooner or later, hit the right combination and blow up. THis is one time where a single experiement DOES NOT beat a thousand expert opinions. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

02-07-2003, 12:43 PM
So, Doc, that means a small air tank on the end of the line would be a good idea to absorb the "air-hammer" like a standpipe would do in a water line to absorb the "water-hammer" ? Hmmm... never thought of that.

02-07-2003, 01:11 PM

Did a project at work where we needed to know how much pressure copper pipe could take. I could not remember the actual specs so I went to McMaster Carr website and checked out the specs. Of the three types of 1/2" copper (types sold at Home Depot for example) have three pressure ratings the low is 741 psi, medium 1082 and the high pressure is 1337. This is the max pressure at 70 degrees F. At 1337 psi you can safely cut a Canadian meatloaf with it .
Bspooh you can order copper pipe from McMaster Carr with PVC coating so it will look like everyone else's. Galvanized might even be stronger might want to go to McMaster Carr's website to quickly check the specs, oh by the way I don't work for them, just use their website. You'll want to go to local hardware store and double check these figures. What the heck 741 psi should be good enough right???

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02-07-2003, 01:50 PM
This thread got off the subject of "pooh's" new building, so I started a new thread under "Air line safety" because I thought it deserved more exposure on the safety issue. Please send the air line posts to that thread so we call all benefit. Thanks

But I still like pooh's shop!!

02-07-2003, 01:52 PM
This thread got off the subject of "pooh's" new building, so I started a new thread under "Air line safety" because I thought it deserved more exposure on the safety issue. Please send the air line posts to that thread so we call all benefit. Thanks

But I still like pooh's shop!!