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Welding Party

Anyone want to have a welding party next weekend? Need to do bumps maybe some armor stuff. Got all the tools needed, just need a place.
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What size welder?

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If I wasn't working this weekend, I would say, come on by, I have some bumpers to build.....but I'm working this weekend....
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I absolutely have to get my rear bumper finished before Holy Cross, so if you can find a place, let me know, either PM or phone (my phone is seven too 0 nine 5 1 twenty three thirty five)
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I have a new welder that needs to be used a little, but I have no power for it yet.

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I Have a 110/220 arc. It'll do up to either 1/8 or 1/4 steel. Don't have a garage anymore.
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Mine is a 220 mig, but it doesn't have the same hook up's as Seans so that extension cord won't work. I don't really have the funds to go build myself a new one yet.

Ziggy, You're welcome at my place if you can make due with 110. 92RegCab, you're welcome as well.

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All we need is the socket to convert the existing cord I think ...

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probably... but I know it won't reach my garage from my kitchen, it might at your place, but the cord on my welder is only 10ft I think the extension you have is another 10ft or so. It might be tight. I'd be willing to bring it down for the afternoon.

Ziggy says he has a 110 welder tho. If that would do the work he needs done, that'd probably be easier. Not sure what 92RegCab has in mind (I remember seeing the corners, but don't remember the thickness).

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Yeah, our 110V doesn't handle the current draw requirements of a welder very well ...

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just occurred to me I have the pigtail and box from HOW north.

I also have two other pigtails I'm not currently using, and one box.
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Thanks Doug! Mine says it needs a 30 amp breaker for 110v. It will go up to 70 amps with that breaker supposedly. Does 120 amps on a 220v circuit. I'm sure you could still use it with lower amperage if you've got a 20 amp. Haven't tried that out yet. You have to re-wire the welder each time. Chicago electric. Might want to bring a decent helmet too.

Just curious, but if most houses have a 100 amp service, can you make your own 220v hookup by running lines from two 110v circuits and wiring the grounds and neutral together? Then you would have two 110v wires to make a 220v with 40 amps of current? Would have to run that past an electrician before I would ever try it though.
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Yeah, that's how you do 220V ... your stove and dryer probably have 220V plugs.

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Thanks Doug! Mine says it needs a 30 amp breaker for 110v. It will go up to 70 amps with that breaker supposedly. Does 120 amps on a 220v circuit. I'm sure you could still use it with lower amperage if you've got a 20 amp. Haven't tried that out yet. You have to re-wire the welder each time. Chicago electric. Might want to bring a decent helmet too.
So, I have 110 with 20 amp breakers in my garage. I thought you were looking for a garage to hook your welder up in and do some work. If that's the case, and my power seems like it would work for you, I can open it up on Sunday.

Anybody is welcome, let me know.

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My bumper is just .120 wall, which will have to be welded to the frame. However, i think the tech guys at work are going to help me get my truck wrapped up (bumper finished/welded on, body work finished/tidied up) monday after work.

Then im painting it tuesday or wednesday morning before work


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then takin it to holy cross to bash it up right?

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So, I have 110 with 20 amp breakers in my garage. I thought you were looking for a garage to hook your welder up in and do some work. If that's the case, and my power seems like it would work for you, I can open it up on Sunday.

Anybody is welcome, let me know.
I think that should do ok, or at least for what I was planning on doing. .120 might be close but I'm willing to give it a try. Word on the street is you're having a barbecue or something?

What better place to bash it up?
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then takin it to holy cross to bash it up right?
im finishing it up in hopes to calm down my 'stupid line' mentality a little bit lol
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im finishing it up in hopes to calm down my 'stupid line' mentality a little bit lol
Yeah, guess I'm hittin that band wagon a little late, I didn't see any sight of that kind of driving on the moody/crystal run (tho a sick part of me was hoping for it).

But isn't that the way? you can drive around your junk for months with nothing touching it, you finish up the paint job, clean it up real nice and the very next run you put it on a rock or something.

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I think that should do ok, or at least for what I was planning on doing. .120 might be close but I'm willing to give it a try. Word on the street is you're having a barbecue or something?

What better place to bash it up?
I put together a last minute bbq last weekend, tho most of the time it is a last minute thing. I'm a little short on the budget this month, so probably not going to do it this weekend. But I'm thinking I'll actually plan one out for the next one so more people can come.

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Yeah, guess I'm hittin that band wagon a little late, I didn't see any sight of that kind of driving on the moody/crystal run (tho a sick part of me was hoping for it).
Did you miss the part where his truck was sitting completely vertical for a period of time long enough to throw a code? ...And the part where he had to tip it over close to a flop just to get on that wall?

Only teasing you, Nate... That was fine driving...and you know it was awesome as much as all of us do.
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I call BS.. that was just ballsy driving, Taking a line that none of the rest of us would even think about trying. It wasn't the skinny pedal happy kind I've only heard about.

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Ziggy, I'm not sure if you know where my place is. Like I said, anybody is welcome to swing by and hang out or whatever. I'll be doing my oil and maint stuff. 10 am is about the earliest I'd suggest coming by. You can come by sooner if you need, but I'll still be workin on my coffee and might not the hospitality like normal.

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Cool man, thanks. I'll have to owe you some beers or something.
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I call BS.. that was just ballsy driving, Taking a line that none of the rest of us would even think about trying. It wasn't the skinny pedal happy kind I've only heard about.
I dont go balls to the wall skinny pedal anymore, sorry folks

I dont really feel that it was ballsy, it was tippy, but it really felt quite stable, i didnt feel like i was going to flop. Even hopping a little on that wall, i felt fine, i was just worried about either instant traction, or sliding back and momentum carrying the front end over the rear really.

Im out if you're doing this tomorrow zach, sorry man lol, its almost 4am and im beat.
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I will be there. gotta finish up some shit around the house and pull the exhaust of the 79 first though.

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