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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    That is a smart question, i don't know yet because DOT in north texas inspect trailers just one time a month, i will take the triler this week to metal scrap company to scale the total weight substracting the original Weight equal the weight that i add

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    Sean, an extra son started the project of refurbishing a 9 ton trailer. He added about 25 more lights than it had originally. Each group of lights were cut into holes on a flat surface. To accomplish this, he added several pieces of channel steel. I figure hundreds of pounds added to a trailer only marginally big enough in the first place.
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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    Quote Originally Posted by cordoba View Post
    I upgrade my trailer to 16,000 lbs dump trailer

    using a few tools, mig welder, chop saw, clamps, two grinders and a lot of metal
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    I just tested with 7,000 pounds load and trailer handled it like piece a cake, i have not chance to dump more than that yet but i think will be easy dump 13,000 lbs, if you see in video I reinforce the center and back side of the platform dump area (box) where the load stress more when dumping

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    Kewl!!

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    Very nice!

    Be prepared for the flood of requests to help with this or that. Most of my family and friends have immediate access to a pickup truck these days, but none of them have a dump bed setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBlues View Post
    Very nice!

    Be prepared for the flood of requests to help with this or that. Most of my family and friends have immediate access to a pickup truck these days, but none of them have a dump bed setup!
    My help would be limited to helping them back up to put the trailer on their truck hitch.

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    I didn't get a picture of it,but the other day at work we had to put in a temporary metal wall for a shield. Used some sheet metal probably 1/8 inch. Just grabbed what was available cut it to fit the holes and welded it in with some 7018. I picked the bad side to run. I basically had to weld "blind" on one panel. Second panel was flush so it was alot easier. When I left work this morning the "wall" was still there so I'll call it a win,win.

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Size:  83.1 KBthe down hill welds are dual shield. We keep running into lots of porosity going down on the frame here with hard wire. Not sure the problem, even triggering makes bubbles come out when the weld I'd cooling. I cleaned all the edges where plasma was. Dual shield doesn't get contaminated. I'm thinking maybe a machine problem. The straight up butt joint is tricky. I'm moving very fast for it, running 23.6 volts on hard wire and 25 on core. Any ideas on what could be causing the contamination. I run into the same problem on the front gusset welds. The down hill wants to get bubbles. I can see the bubbles in the weld floating as I weld
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Size:  101.9 KBnow time to take 2 weeks off because my little boy has covid supposedly, he's been playing with the fish tank water last week or so, I'm thinking it's that.the sides are single wall on this one so far. So you gotta move quick or the boss will be upset if it sucks the base metal in on the outside. Probably about double the speed I'm used to doing 3/16 to 3/16
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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    ...my little boy has covid supposedly...
    Hope he heals quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Well, it's been one of those weeks... At least I got it working again, we'll see for how long.
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    Iím surprised that RAE doesnít have a larger support shelf for the dynamic jaw.




    I seem to remember them being more substantial.

    But then again maybe thatís just my (habitual) wishful thinking. LOL


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    There was actually a big chunk broke off there when I got it... I ground it smooth to make it look better, but yes, there definitely should be more support there. I'm still surprised that 7/8 rod broke though... makes me wonder just how much abuse it took in it's previous life. Maybe someday I'll replace the ACME rod with a regular stainless one and use an extended nut to build a new nut... I could put a receiver on it for the welding table again.... I'm guessing regular thread would be painfully slow to open and close though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    makes me wonder just how much abuse it took in it's previous life.
    Usually justifiable, but exes always get a bad rep.


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    Show us what you welded today

    Today I UNwelded the slip on bracket for my Miller Maxstar (that I sold recently).




    I used some 14 gauge steel sheet to form the "tip-slide-drop" tray to secure my new Fronius Transpocket.



    Here it is mocked up on an existing welding cart. I will weld in a shelf support for it tomorrow.











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    Sure would be nice having a break to do bends like that. Looks good.
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    How do you like the Transpocket? Notice much difference between it and the maxstar, or too early to tell?

    I'd like a transpocket tig, the stick set I used was great on TIG but just missed having HF and a gas solenoid. The menu setup was very intuitive. It also has that really nice TAC function that I wish my Lorch had.
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    I'm not a welder, but sometimes I have to do these things because I am too cheap to buy an item. I wanted a trailer ball quick hitch for my little (35hp) tractor, something I could back into a trailer, pick it up with the 3-pt hitch, move it across a yard and set it down etc. I bought the ball carrier so that I can use it on the road and not worry about liability. The rest is mine. Believe it or not, my TIG welding is improving with practice. I could have MIG'd it and had lovely smooth beads, but that's no challenge. It may not be pretty, but the welds are deep and strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkul View Post
    How do you like the Transpocket? Notice much difference between it and the maxstar, or too early to tell?
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    Yes too early. I am hoping it will be as nice as my XMT 350 which I also sold.

    I donít know what manufacturer they use for their external electrical connections ( cables, Dinse, amphenol and wall plugs) but they are by far the nicest and best fitting I have ever encountered. Quality control is unbelievable.


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    It'll be close... they're all really good
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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    lil backyard bench

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    MM 180

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    like the design but that metal seat would become a griddle here in Alabama in August

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    luckily it gets shade where it is there from the afternoon sun
    otherwise the hose is there to cool it down if anything lol

    Quote Originally Posted by jniolon View Post
    like the design but that metal seat would become a griddle here in Alabama in August

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