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  • farmersamm
    replied to What other hobbies do you have?
    Bought K'kins a telescope for her birthday/Xmas. Now we get up in the middle of the night to look at the latest cosmic event. She has an ap on her phone that lists cool stuff to look at, on any given day, or period. We're limited to planetary events, cause I bought here a refractor, but it's a really...
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  • farmersamm
    replied to ag mech torch
    Blown diaphragms????????
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  • I like the title of the video...…….."allegedly" I have no issue with believing what I saw. I think the heats are too far between, but it is a pretty primitive setup.

    I don't hate those people, as individuals. They do have some weird eating habits...…..which has lead to...
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  • BTW...………...… I knew those stupid arrow shaped magnets were good for something, (sure aren't good for welding). They do a dandy job of holding the plastic tarps to the ceiling.
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  • The main wiring, running up to the ceiling is for the next ceiling mounted heater.

    Gonna be mounted where the excess wire is hangin' down.

    BUT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a two pronged attack!!!!!! The receptacle is for runnin' a little floor level heater, for...
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  • Got all the spaghetti connected.



    Somehow managed to shove it all back in the box, and get the cover on.



    And now we gots the Central Command for the Climate Control Center. ROFLMAO.



    Figgered I oughta label the stupid thing...
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  • So, an extension cord, chewed by a rat, which might expose the hot, which could contact the skin, wouldn't trip the breaker because it hasn't made a circuit back to the transformer. The only circuit to anything, would be me grabbing the handles on the container when I opened it in the morning.
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  • I shoulda been more clear.

    The panel in the top of the pic is indeed bonded to the skin, and the panel is bonded to the ground. But it's the first installation of its kind in almost 20yrs in this container. Up till this was installed, about a month ago, there was no provision for grounding...
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  • farmersamm
    started a topic Sammy Upgrades His Grid

    Sammy Upgrades His Grid

    I'm in the middle of a side project, as usual

    Being a geezer, I decided I needed another 17,000Btu's in the can.



    The breaker panel is powered by a 6/3 SOOW drop cord extending from the sub panel at the power pole. This handles two heaters, both 5Kw....
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  • 15Kw isn't actually that bad. We have a fairly good rate structure. During the Winter, it's 7.6 cents/Kwh. So,, you're only looking at about $1.20/hr if you're running all 3 heaters at full blast. I curtain off the last fifteen feet, or so, inside the container (no point heating an area I'm not...
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  • All my circuits are 20amp, and have never had any trouble with throwing the breaker with the old HH135 on all settings low to high. And that was on a 100ft 12ga extension cord. I know there was voltage loss, but never enough heat generated to trip anything. And, while the breakers don't trip, there...
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    Last edited by farmersamm; 02-22-2020, 12:40 AM. Reason: spelling

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  • I picked up some cold roll round stock the other day. Various diameters. All 4 foot cuts. I almost hit the roof when I looked at the ticket. I suppose I was a bit unfair about it...…...read the dood the riot act. $60ish bucks for 12 feet of stock. Normally I buy full sticks, but I hate putting...
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  • farmersamm
    started a topic I like to drag these out every once in a while

    I like to drag these out every once in a while





    Two wonderful videos I like to look at once in a while. I hope they are never deleted from YouTube....
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  • farmersamm
    replied to Draw bender
    Bein' as this whole soap opera is about the finish, it was time to put some edge on the Uranus 908 cutter, and let it rip.

    The bulk of the material was hogged with the carbide cutter, then it was down to the closer. Put the finishing tool in the toolpost.

    You can see the HUGE...
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  • farmersamm
    replied to Draw bender
    THE LOVE IS BACK!!
    I was so doggone disgusted with the previous shaft, that it wound up in the scrap pile. Use it for something later I guess.

    Anyways......…...…..Might as well go the Full Monty, and get positively anal about things.

    Most of the time, I'm ok with...
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  • farmersamm
    replied to Draw bender
    This is what the dam stuff should look like...……..1018 will do good if you got the right grind.



    But, you gotta stay on top of your sharpening routine...…….let it go......and the metal gets all smeary.....1018 is gummy stuff.

    Now FATIGUE PROOF...…...that's...
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  • farmersamm
    replied to Draw bender
    Time to work on the shaft. This is where the day went South

    I was able to keep my dimensions...……..BUT MY SURFACE FINISH JUST PLAIN SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This one was sorta ok. The tool was still sharp.

    This was the beginning of a crap day. I didnt' realize...
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  • farmersamm
    replied to Draw bender
    Yeah, well, don't be too dam impressed...……...some days go better than others

    The discs are plug welded...…….so far so good.



    Then the center is cut out for a shaft. The too-tight press fit caused some issues, but I was able to cheat my way out of it....
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  • farmersamm
    replied to Draw bender
    The pins are seated flush on the hydraulic press.



    Then countersunk on the arbor press (more feel for what yer doin').



    The assembly is now ready for plug welding.

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  • farmersamm
    replied to Draw bender
    Finagled the holes, or so I thought (turns out one was a tad off after finoogying), cut a pin to size, and pressed 'er in. Halfway through, the pin hung up, and I had to mushroom the head to get it in

    Anyways...……….the new connector pin holes are drilled.



    And...
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