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    Collection of my best pics so far.

    I went looking through my old files and realised I actually have pics from quite a few different jobs floating around so I figured it wouldn't hurt to put a few of what I think are the best ones in one place.


    This is a boiler feed water valve I replaced a few years ago and the original valve, this was one of those jobs that took alot of planning to get the new valve into place, get the old one cut out and the new one in and welded, it's always good seeing nice new stuff in place







    A little 1 1/2 inch ID 3/4 inch wall B3 pipe for a boiler attemperator spray nozzle.



    The view from the 15th floor of a power station looking out over the coal mine.



    A custom made pump trailer for draining bore water in a zinc mine in PNG





    Welding a 1 5/8 inch SCHD 10 304 stainless line for a cryogenic nitrogen removal feed pump, running the root downhill while also backfeeding the wire and looking through the root gap.



    And my offsider Fred doing the same on a 3 inch line.



    Looking back up at the same power station the earlier picture was taken from.


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    Building a ring chute for a 5000 ton dredger.



    and a part of the receiver boom for the same dredger.



    and building some crawler pads for the same machine.



    6 inch carbon steel pipe with TIG root and duel shield fill and cap.



    24 inch SCHD 60 (1 inch wall) TIG root, fill and cap welded with CONARC 49C 7018 rods.



    36 inch SCHD 10 304 stainless with TIG.



    a 24 inch 304 stainless with 1 3/4 inch wall with TIG root and duel shield fill and cap, this one is special because I was welding back to back with my father (the other welder in the pic)



    Hanging over a 100 foot drop (in a harness) welding on a lifting lug



    Doing some demo work on an old boiler with an Oxy lance



    Doing a root run on a boiler water supply line in a pretty awkward position.


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    Welding a water supply line for the economiser of a boiler with CONAC 49C 7018.



    Full penetration open root with MIG on structural steel.



    Vertical up on cast in plates in pre cast concrete panels with 7016 rods,



    Replacing the electrical switch room on a 2'000 ton stacker in a coal mine.



    Boring a hole to exactly 48.55mm with a magnetic base drill and a boring bars to fit a bushing for a drive motor.



    Welding some boiler tube in a tight spot.



    and actually being able to get comfortable doing it.



    internal scaffold in a coal boiler.



    A temper bead weld on a B3 header in a coal power station boiler.

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    Re: Collection of my best pics so far.

    Thanks for sharing. Interesting work.

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    Looks like you get all the fun jobs!
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    Re: Collection of my best pics so far.

    Appreciate your sharing those pictures.

    Was the tube you were boring Stainless Steel ? I noticed you had two cramps, and a lifting strap on the Drill motor. Maybe it was more for the accuracy of the bore?

    Is PNG = Papua/New Guinea ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    Appreciate your sharing those pictures.

    Was the tube you were boring Stainless Steel ? I noticed you had two cramps, and a lifting strap on the Drill motor. Maybe it was more for the accuracy of the bore?

    Is PNG = Papua/New Guinea ?

    Cheers,
    Not stainless, just galvanised 350 grade, the strap on top of the mag base is to lift it with an overhead crane (that mag base was a heavy mofo, about 120 pounds), the clamps where just to help keep it still, the magnet works great for a hole, but the side loading with a boring bars will move it around a lot more easily so a few nice big clamps helps keep the drill still.

    And yeah, PNG is Papua New Guinea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttoks View Post
    Not stainless, just galvanised 350 grade, the strap on top of the mag base is to lift it with an overhead crane (that mag base was a heavy mofo, about 120 pounds), the clamps where just to help keep it still, the magnet works great for a hole, but the side loading with a boring bars will move it around a lot more easily so a few nice big clamps helps keep the drill still.https://weldingweb.com/vbb/newreply....eply&p=8808720

    And yeah, PNG is Papua New Guinea.
    That some nice work you do, and some of it looks pretty close in the tolerance

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    Very impressive work! Being that I'm dealing with the most severe back pain right now, I would suggest doing a lot of pre and post stretching and even massage when having to do jobs where you have to be a contortionist. Trust me, you don't want pull a muscle or pinch a nerve in your back or your neck for that matter. I'm using a walker to get around and sleeping in a recliner. Much better than taking 2-1/2hrs. to get out of bed and on my feet.

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    Beautiful work. Mag drills hold a lot better when they are stuck on something of a lot of mass.
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    Your work gives me chills. You are scary good.
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    Never would have thought of using a boring bar in a mag drillName:  tkqe4fh-smiley-two-thumbs-up175028_285604.gif
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelon View Post
    Your work gives me chills. You are scary good.
    thanks mate but I wouldn't go that far, I think i'm about average but my strength is that I'm about average at most things I try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttoks View Post
    thanks mate but I wouldn't go that far, I think i'm about average but my strength is that I'm about average at most things I try.
    Dude. If you saw what I have seen on this side of the Pacific you would pat yourself on the back. Luv you pics.
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    Great work on a lot of out of position welds. "Average" is a relative term!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    Never would have thought of using a boring bar in a mag drillName:  tkqe4fh-smiley-two-thumbs-up175028_285604.gif
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    It works pretty well in a pinch as long as you've got a big and good quality mag base drill, really it was a job for a line boring setup, but we didn't have one so this worked pretty well.

    The trick is to make sure you have a mag base where you can adjust the rails clamping force, you need to tighten it up to get rid of as much side to side slop as possible (I tighten it until its actually pretty hard to move the head up and down), and then make sure the base of the drill can't move, so a few nice big clamps as well as the magnet, or a few times i've tacked some scrap steel around the base of the drill to get it located, but in this case because it has already been galvanised wrecking that by tacking to it wasn't really an option so clamps are the next best option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    Never would have thought of using a boring bar in a mag drillName:  tkqe4fh-smiley-two-thumbs-up175028_285604.gif
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    If you need to use a milling cutter in a machine that is not a milling machine,,
    grind off all of the teeth, except one, then go real slow.

    Even a drill press can use a "re-sharpened" milling cutter like that, . The one remaining tooth has to be SHARP!!

    Even an old, dull milling cutter can be used in a milling machine the same way,
    sharpen one cutter, and grind away the rest, and go real slow.

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    GREAT pictures, GREAT INFO,,,brings back some memories of me doing climbing and out of position stuff. Can't do any of it any longer, broke my body in a crash. I truly put evel knievel to shame. I do appreciate the pictures. Stay safe !!!

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    Great job

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    Killer pictures, for sure! Really I think of all the trades a Weldor is most skilled!
    It seemed like a good idea at the time!

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    good stuff mate

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