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About bubba682

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    Cape Breton Island NS Canada
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    Forgin ,huntin,drinkin,etc,etc

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  1. In my shop i run a 50 amp breaker that runs a stove plug recepticle my welders plug into that along with my press there not run at the same time lol but that handles all the heat i wanna run in my welders no problem ,for example.A 20 amp breaker will kick out alot welding you might get away with a 110 machine but it all depends what your welding the old machines like a your talkin about will need amps so i'd say hook up a stove plug set up if ya can or get a price from an electrician..
  2. Nice knife i really like the shape and handle..
  3. Go to school get a job welding figure out what kind of welder you want to be actually get tested in those procedures and work in the field for awhile then get your journeymen ticket certified welder does not happen overnight.Alot of people think there great welders cause the can stick two metals together but untill you actually had your welds inspected,xrayed,die tested or ultra-sounded or various other test and your welds are passed by a qualified inspector you are not certified as a welder.You will just be a person who can stick two peices of metal together so go to school then get a job welding and so on.It takes alot of hours to get certified as a journey men good luck enjoy the journey it takes about 7500 hrs to get there give or take i know i just retired but ya never really retire lol....I just checked the dept of labour site up here its been lowered to 6000 hrs up here don't know what it is in the states.
  4. I used Randys book to build mine i've been usin it for over 2 1/2 years the biggest thing i learned is speed of the ram is more important than tonnage as long as you got 16 ton or more of squeeze. I'M gettin around 21 ton out of short 10'' stroke piston and a 5''' dia cyl with a 5 hp motor with a fast dual stage pump in a simple to build h frame.
  5. I got a 33 anyang myself its all i'll ever need well that and my press they make life easier but i must say there seems to be alot of envy in the blacksmith world lol...
  6. It sounds worse off the pump that things toast i didn't think it was the pump side but it was hard to tell in the first vid..
  7. Hard to say from the vid it sounds like the shaft is hitting something it can't be the pump if it didn't do it before with the old motor so i would send it back but i'd try the old motor first to make sure its not the pump side of the connection.Nothing worse then sending something back and it wasn't the problem.....
  8. Well thats a good price so what are you goin to do get a 5hp since the 3hp doesn't work good enough i think mine was around 2400 for parts and material from scratch things are a little more expensive up here.
  9. Theres lots most guys are on facebook in the Maritime Blacksmith Assocition.
  10. What do figure the final cost is from start to finish.
  11. Spent close to 15 yrs cdn army alot of it in the infantry in a recce plt 2 tours middle east i was the best rank of all a sarcastic old cpl the rest of my time was spent as a mechanic.I spent 6 months on Ellsmere island about 450 miles from the true north pole .Worked with alot of american herc crews went to Thule greenland one time on a US herc for a steak at a place called the top of the world club the ride cost a couple of pair of cdn winter sunglasses...
  12. Kozzy i couldnt agree more with ya ...
  13. Hit the upright piece with a hammer if it holds ya got some fusion if it don't clean it and try it again do that a few times till ya figure out to run a proper bead ,and remember nobody was a pro the first day...
  14. 160 amps is hot for 1/8 do you keep the rods dry or are they in a damp shop cause if there damp they will stick alot 7018 does not like moisture.If your running 5/32 rod your cold so try 175amps and if the rods are damp put them in your oven on 350 for about 2 hours it'll help with the sticking...
  15. If your eyes are real bad try a fixed lens #9 alot of our older welders use them i run a miller speed lens #10 i find it bright there around a 100 bucks up here they should be a littler cheaper in the states.Most guys i work with up here run the millers in the cheap black hoods and we put a head lamp on the sheild so ya got light in a tight spot when ya need it.What heat (amps) ya running the 7018 at ?
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