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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I hate recessed panels.. My main 200A house panel is recessed into the dry wall. I added a non-recessed 100A panel so I could easily wire up my tools and equipment with stress releved shielded cable. In my shop panel I've got the TIG wired to a 100A breaker (using 2-2-2), the MIG/Plasma to a 50A breaker (Receptical) #6, the Air Compressor to a 50A breaker #6, the 3-Phase Rotery Generator to a 30A breaker #8, etc. If the pannel was recessed I would have made a mess for sure.

    -Adrian

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  • hoffman
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    That's some #6 wire I had around. I really need to rig up a proper cord.

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  • LastOldDog
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    Hoffman, I am puzzled by the black cable emerging from the wall just below the box. This looks suspicious to me, surely this must be a temporary arrangement. How about at least a strain relief for the temps? LOD

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  • hoffman
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    Actually Ray the biggest snow I've ever seen was the "big one" in '73. I think it was about 6 inches No kidding, I was about 6 at the time. It's 70 degrees out tonight


    I'm waiting for IOWOLF to weigh in on the subtleties of snow plowing with a TIG cooler...

    So exactly how much snow have you plowed with a TIG cooler

    [This message has been edited by hoffman (edited 01-02-2006).]

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  • CCWKen
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    Nor'Easter.... ROFLMAO... I remember those days along the North Coast. Not quite as bad as Buffalo but we still averaged 180" a year. Don't miss it now... LOL

    We broke another record high today. 85 and I just came in from working the North 40. Gettin' ready for planting.

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  • JRouche
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    Nice lookin cooler. Gonna look REAL nice in a new coat of red.

    Speaking about lookin real nice, are you gonna wear those capris pants while weldin If you wear boots they should cover where the pants dont....Lets-see!! JRouche

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=6812208201

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  • Your Old Dog
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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by hoffman:

    Oh yea Ray, I've probably plowed more snow with a tig cooler than you'll ever see in your life.
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    Hoffman, I live in Buffalo, New York ! It does snow up here occasionally! (I had hoped my snowplowing comment would be an obvious take-off on Adrian's plow posting and all us Sidewalk Superintendants overseeing the job!)

    And 3Phase, get some sleep tonight. I understand there's a Nor'Easter blowing in tonight up your way! Good Luck!



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  • Guest's Avatar
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    You should have made it out of 1/2" plate because as soon as you over heat the water, you're going to need something strong to contain the explosion. 1/2" plate with 3" diam bolts should do it...

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  • hoffman
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    It's made of reinforced double welded 16 gauge steel. I recessed the radiator and beefed up the area around it with 1/4 angle steel.

    Even if it slammed into a stump or other obstacle at speed the radiator should survive and torch cooling wouldn't be compromised.

    Oh yea Ray, I've probably plowed more snow with a tig cooler than you'll ever see in your life.

    [This message has been edited by hoffman (edited 01-02-2006).]

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  • Your Old Dog
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    Yea well it looks very nice and all but as soon as you start plowing snow with it it's gonna fold up on ya. Should have made the radiator mount beefier

    Neat project!

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  • hoffman
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    This was the "proof of concept" model. I need to coat the inside of the tank to keep it from rusting.

    I still have some red paint...for the outside...

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  • CCWKen
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    Is that the the thing you once had squirtin' all over your driveway?

    What are you using for cooling? Fan? More details, I forgot.

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  • Rustybolt
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    Hoff. You can get one from your homestore. It looks like a short extention cord with a ground fault recepticle in it.

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  • Dawai
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    ground fault... please...

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  • hoffman
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    Found one:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-of-3-Push-Bu...QQcmdZViewItem

    Should make all you safety guys happy

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