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  • Shed, did you get the welder?

    Hi, just curious if you got it and, if so, how you are making out with it.
    To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

  • #2
    Yeah, I'd like to look around my shop and send a few items to ya. I'd of course need some indication from your mom, (guardian) that is okay thou.

    David.

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    • #3
      My question was in referance to Shed's third posting in the "critics" thread. Sorry if there was any misunderstanding.
      To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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      • #4
        Yes, I did get that welder. 110 arc welder from wal-mart. It suits my needs. I could do with a little larger but i am fine for now.

        Ibew, I hate to take anything from anybody, but I think we could work something out with a little bit of money. I am cheap so I don't know if it will be more thean 5-10 dollars but i will try.
        Does anyone actually read siglines?

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        • #5
          Thrud yours is coming too.
          Does anyone actually read siglines?

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          • #6
            Shed, I was given one of those machines two years ago. If you can get some 1/16" "Stoody 13" you will find that you can weld some really thin stuff. I did some improvements on mine (kind of a science project) by adding a bridge rectifier and a capacitor. It makes a smoother weld and it is easier to start the arc than it was before.

            www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/f91d4e6f.jpg

            www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/ff86dfdd.jpg

            www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/3978e1bb.jpg
            To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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            • #7
              John (Shed)

              I never asked for, nor expected anything - that was not the deal.

              I have not had the chance to mail your care package to Bill as I have been unable to leave the house due to CPD.

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              • #8
                CPD?
                Does anyone actually read siglines?

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                • #9
                  Maybe you misunderstood my intentions.

                  You see, I was really not a nice person when I was younger, Now I try and do good things to make up for it. Lemme look around the shop.

                  If it was not for the people being nice to me a few years ago, I would not be here now. Pass it around is what I was taught.

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                  • #10
                    I agree. I can't be mean to people. I have tryed but i always have to give a second chance, or maybe a dozen.

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                    Hmmmm... Farts, Matches. Got any ideas?
                    Does anyone actually read siglines?

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                    • #11
                      It makes green flames (methane). First ideal, don't prove it thou or you will be sorry. I have saw first hand the flame.

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                      • #12
                        Don't worry i won't ever go there again.
                        Does anyone actually read siglines?

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                        • #13
                          G.A. Ewen, I would like to know a little more about the adjustments you made on yours.
                          Does anyone actually read siglines?

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                          • #14
                            Shed,I will get back to you later today, got to run now.
                            To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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                            • #15
                              Doctors appointment canceled, drove to town for nothing . Ok here is the deal, after I tell you what I did to my welder PLEASE check with someone who is QUALFIED BEFORE you in any way modify yours. Electrical things are NOT my strong point. The first two capacitors that I used exploded because I didn't have them wired right. ( I wasn't kidding when I said "science project" ) When I did figure out how wire the capacitor so that it wouldn't explode the welder worked fine but one day when I was wrapping up the power cord I touched the plug and nearly got knocked on my arse. My final solution was to have the cooling fan wired so that it comes on when you plug the machine in. This way when you finish welding and you shut off the switch the fan continues running to cool the transformer. When you unplug it the fan drains the capacitor. I got the diodes for the rectifier from a alternator repair shop. I think that they are for a large truck alternator but i'm not sure. Two POS. diodes ( CYWA 26-7749 ) and two NEG. diodes ( CYMA 26-7740 ) I have the wiring diagram for the rectifier but PHOTOBUCKET won't accept it so if you want it you will have to give me your e-mail address. You may be able to figure it out yourself from this photo.
                              www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/f2b5e34a.jpg
                              One POS. and one NEG. diode is fastened to a conductive heat sink. ( in this case a piece of aluminum flat bar ) These are then insulated from one another. ( teflon blocks ) The leads from the welder are connected one to each heat sink and then the diodes are hooked together POS. to POS. and NEG. to NEG.


                              [This message has been edited by G.A. Ewen (edited 08-14-2003).]
                              To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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