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  1. Very ambitious for your very first pour while...

    Very ambitious for your very first pour while trying figure out a new burner type.
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    Awesome welding table... Everything I stumble...

    Awesome welding table... Everything I stumble across might have 1/4" plate top and certainly does have a warp to hell and back.
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    Would be one hell of a burn out kiln...

    Would be one hell of a burn out kiln...
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    Ya yes, but if you're not careful and if your...

    Ya yes, but if you're not careful and if your inspector is an asshat, he may cite you a deficiency for pushing in a "gouge" on ID of the bend... ...and yes it did happen to me...lol

    I don't use...
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    Minimum bend radius for wire is 6x the outer...

    Minimum bend radius for wire is 6x the outer diameter of the wire (jacketing included).

    Your local requirements may differ.

    When you get into the larger gauges, you will still need a tool or...
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    Here's a doodad that makes short work of bending...

    Here's a doodad that makes short work of bending thicker cable/wire: https://www.licensedelectrician.com/Store/RT/Bend_All.htm

    Guys with pretty tig machines could whip something similar together...
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    Says the guy who has his PVC conduit being held...

    Says the guy who has his PVC conduit being held in place with steel two hole straps that are floating...lol. Seriously though..., there must have been a way to work in another LB. ;)

    It's all...
  8. lol... I've seen comments regarding this Vilbert...

    lol... I've seen comments regarding this Vilbert guy before. Sounds like a bit of a goofy dude.... However, he obviously has tremendous amounts of raw talent...:rolleyes:
  9. Thread: PATj

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    I liked Pat... ...even though he is a spray...

    I liked Pat... ...even though he is a spray nozzle guy ;)

    He pushed the rules/warnings and paid the price. Is what it is...

    I'm a member of his steam engine site. ..but I'm not really into...
  10. Getting close now...

    Getting close now...
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    I love those old power hacksaws... online...

    I love those old power hacksaws...

    online trader websites (craiglist, kijiji) always seem to ask for solid money for them though. Every once in a while they pop up on estate auctions but I never...
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    Not paying too much for something via auction is...

    Not paying too much for something via auction is nearly as good as winning at a good price. Exercising restraint during auctions is a rare trait.
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    You can pretreat the unwanted spatter zone with...

    You can pretreat the unwanted spatter zone with an "anti-spatter" spray.

    https://www.walter.com/products/welding/anti-spatter?setLocale=true

    44ft of weld is only long if done in short order. I...
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    I have about 1800 pics still waiting to be...

    I have about 1800 pics still waiting to be downloaded. Managed to grab ~600 already. If anyone thinks PB was rough before with all the pop ups. You should try it now. If I'm lucky I only have to...
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    More power... ;)

    More power... ;)
  16. I slow dried my ~1" hot face with a 100 watt...

    I slow dried my ~1" hot face with a 100 watt light bulb insider with the top covered for about a week. Let the heat bleed out the tuyere... Then it sat for a couple more simply because I didn't...
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    I think i recall a conversation here on AA within...

    I think i recall a conversation here on AA within a week or two wherein people were suggesting that plasma cutters dont have much of an advantage over simple torches.

    Great at sheet goods but...
  18. Ah... Your whole approach throughout this build...

    Ah... Your whole approach throughout this build is coming together for me now. You think you're being lazy by drilling/tapping 6-7 more holes for bolts than you need just because you have the bolts...
  19. Why 9 leveling screws...? Seems excessive... ...

    Why 9 leveling screws...? Seems excessive... Why not just use 3...? 4 if you want to really up the game and fight a little with having it load evenly on all four corners and sit level.
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    oh ok... Well if determine the slip clutch is...

    oh ok... Well if determine the slip clutch is more work than I believe it to be, I'll look harder at integrating a sheer pin.

    Thanks for calculator link...

    As far as progress for today...
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    So what route are you planning on taking..? Do...

    So what route are you planning on taking..? Do you have a free source for bentonite and all the other usual suspects used for producing greensand..?
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    Problem is I don't know what torque output is and...

    Problem is I don't know what torque output is and worse yet I may just find out that my little .75hp doesn't have the balls at all to mull a piece of chewing gum let alone 50lbs of sand...lol. ..so...
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    You can't say that enough... I think Bone's...

    You can't say that enough...

    I think Bone's suggestion of the slurry method is in that same vein. Many can stall their casting efforts (myself included) by believing they need a muller to achieve...
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    I'm not too bent over the PB's decision. More...

    I'm not too bent over the PB's decision. More annoyed that I have to do the leg work to fix threads. Business is business, and much like politics, if you believe the people running the show would...
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    Nice stuff.... Glad to see you back at it. I...

    Nice stuff.... Glad to see you back at it.

    I can't remember where I left off on my heavy 10, but i do know I broke a couple feet off the tail end mount. Really bone headed move on my part. ...
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