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Posted June 15, 2016 - 03:39 AM

You boys down south better learn to use flux core, then you can have the fans a blastin!
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Posted June 15, 2016 - 04:35 AM

You boys down south better learn to use flux core, then you can have the fans a blastin!

Can't stand the bb's from that stuff!


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Posted June 15, 2016 - 07:56 AM

Just spray area to be welded with anti spatter spray and wipe them off when your done. Easy Peasy. Also if the fan is blowing hard enough it will blow them cool before the stick. ;-)
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Posted June 15, 2016 - 08:00 AM

And Dan, for the headaches, get your self one of them sports towels that keep you cool, and put it in your lunch pail to keep with you, when you get overheated , give it a snap and wrap it around the back of your neck, feels soooo nice and should relieve the headache.
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Posted June 15, 2016 - 05:06 PM

Just spray area to be welded with anti spatter spray and wipe them off when your done. Easy Peasy. Also if the fan is blowing hard enough it will blow them cool before the stick. ;-)

 

I use the spray...works great, for stick welding as well as flux core.

And Dan, for the headaches, get your self one of them sports towels that keep you cool, and put it in your lunch pail to keep with you, when you get overheated , give it a snap and wrap it around the back of your neck, feels soooo nice and should relieve the headache.

Thanks, may try that!  Today at work was leisure compared to yesterday.  Almost as hot, but I was in the shop most all the day, with my fan running on me as I worked on the fence charger repair corner & fence chargers.  The only thing the bosses asked me to do was help a guy remove his seized hitch ball so he could get a fertilize buggy.  I had to torch the nut off, as even cherry red, the nut would not come off.  Left the ball's threads untouched.

  Here is my repair corner.  Still a work in progress.  Had to sift through boxes of parts today and get them in drawers.  The 5 stacked boxes I got repaired today.  I will be building some more small shelves when I get time. I also installed a light fixture.  Nothing fancy for sure, but at least it's a designated spot for the job.

 

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Posted June 15, 2016 - 05:58 PM

Always nice to have a place to do your job. That stool is neat. Is that yours or was it hidden with the drill press?


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Posted June 15, 2016 - 06:49 PM

Always nice to have a place to do your job. That stool is neat. Is that yours or was it hidden with the drill press?

The stool was already there when I started work.  Very heavy duty and comfortable.  It's the perfect height for the work station.


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Posted June 15, 2016 - 08:53 PM

You must have a crane to lift a charger that uses pulleys that big.  :D


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Posted June 15, 2016 - 09:05 PM

You must have a crane to lift a charger that uses pulleys that big.  :D

It's a super heavy duty fence charger Chris!   :smilewink:   Just a month before I drove nails to hold those pulleys.  I may have to find a new place for them as I might place a shelf up there.


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Posted June 15, 2016 - 09:11 PM

You must have a crane to lift a charger that uses pulleys that big.  :D

Those are flywheels for the new government-mandated low power fencers!


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Posted June 16, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Seriously, I'm glad things are going so well for you. You've certainly earned a little happiness in your life.


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Posted June 16, 2016 - 04:42 AM

Seriously, I'm glad things are going so well for you. You've certainly earned a little happiness in your life.

I do agree with that statement! That shelf would be good to put the repaired ones on!


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Posted June 16, 2016 - 09:13 PM

Got off work at 5:15 and dashed home to try & get some hay rolled.  No dice...came a shower before I got there.  Just enough to halt any baling.  Plus what I raked last Saturday was damp on the bottom.  So I tedded all the windrows,. and all the heaviest unraked.  IF no pop-up showers come along, I will be raking and rolling after work tomorrow.  I'll rake a bit, then roll that, then rake more and roll till it's done.  The used PTO shaft seems to be A-1.  I did do a test roll tonight just as dew was starting to set.

Hoping to salvage some of Saturday afternoon.  This will be my first whole weekend off in 2 months, and I hate having to mess with this hay, but I must.  Still hauling fertilizer, today 40+ miles away, and will do the same starting 7am tomorrow.

  But don't get me wrong, I still love my job, but this sweltering heat does make it tougher.  Heat index was 105 today.  I sweat twice as much as anyone else at work.  Almost embarrassing!  Had a blood vessel burst in my left eye 2 days ago.  

 

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Posted June 16, 2016 - 09:26 PM

What's your blood pressure?
Friend of mine has that happen when his stress and bp is up.
Heat can be a stress factor.

Anyways, on the sweating.
You're just more practiced than everyone else.
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Posted June 17, 2016 - 04:53 AM

Hope the eye clears up soon. And you get the hay rolled and put away. Been hot here, but humidity is up there too. Not much breeze either.


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