Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Tech Forum

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 04-15-2010, 05:18 PM
Air Randy's Avatar
Air Randy Air Randy is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 2,804
Default

OK, thats what I thought, so even if I go gasless for a while I won't be suffering any worse than I was arc welding.
__________________
Randy Rosetta KDKWX TLCA #19351 69 FJ40 "Meanie" & 1970 Boss 302 Mustang
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-15-2010, 05:20 PM
Air Randy's Avatar
Air Randy Air Randy is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 2,804
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveInDenver View Post
I'm sensing that there should be a restocking fee evaluated in barley pop.
I AGREE FULLY! Nakman, tell me your brand and a case of it will be provided at CM, plus anytime you need welding you just come on by.

Thanks
__________________
Randy Rosetta KDKWX TLCA #19351 69 FJ40 "Meanie" & 1970 Boss 302 Mustang
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-15-2010, 07:06 PM
RicardoJM's Avatar
RicardoJM RicardoJM is online now
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 2,299
Default

So, if I"m following this thread correctly; Nakman's new welder is not heading north from my garage but it heading south to become Randy's old welder...
__________________
Ricardo Maestas - Bio Page
KD0CAW
1999 LX 470, 1971 FJ-40
TLCA #18941
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-15-2010, 07:07 PM
Air Randy's Avatar
Air Randy Air Randy is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 2,804
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RicardoJM View Post
So, if I"m following this thread correctly; Nakman's new welder is not heading north from my garage but it heading south to become Randy's old welder...
Yes
__________________
Randy Rosetta KDKWX TLCA #19351 69 FJ40 "Meanie" & 1970 Boss 302 Mustang
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-15-2010, 07:46 PM
Beater's Avatar
Beater Beater is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: denver
Posts: 2,779
Default

sorry tim....
__________________
a near-death experience is just god following "catch and release" regulations...


john (johnny) henley
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-15-2010, 08:58 PM
Corbet's Avatar
Corbet Corbet is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 3,898
Default

I have not tried it yet but can I hook up my powertank to run CO2? Special regulator required? I've been running the standard 25/75 mix with my Miller 211 so far.

Randy, what's stopping you from getting a bottle right away?
__________________
Speski OffRoad LTD, Cargo Solutions for Toyota 4x4's http://www.SpeskiOffRoad.com
"80 series, with a fridge"
1976 FJ40, Project with little progress.
2004 Starcraft 10RT

Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-15-2010, 09:04 PM
Air Randy's Avatar
Air Randy Air Randy is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 2,804
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corbet View Post
I have not tried it yet but can I hook up my powertank to run CO2? Special regulator required? I've been running the standard 25/75 mix with my Miller 211 so far.

Randy, what's stopping you from getting a bottle right away?
Nothing, I just wanted to make sure it was really worth it. I'm so used to arc welding with stick I thought welding with flux core wire might be about the same.
__________________
Randy Rosetta KDKWX TLCA #19351 69 FJ40 "Meanie" & 1970 Boss 302 Mustang
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-15-2010, 09:36 PM
Corbet's Avatar
Corbet Corbet is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 3,898
Default

got it makes sense. Once you get a bottle I bet you never go without though.
__________________
Speski OffRoad LTD, Cargo Solutions for Toyota 4x4's http://www.SpeskiOffRoad.com
"80 series, with a fridge"
1976 FJ40, Project with little progress.
2004 Starcraft 10RT

Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-16-2010, 07:30 AM
Air Randy's Avatar
Air Randy Air Randy is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 2,804
Default

You're probably right. Another question: I got the plasma cutter hooked up and functioning last night. I know when I've used oxy/acet torches in the past to cut you angle the torch slightly into the direction of cut and "push" the puddle forward. Do you do it the same way with the plasma, or do you "drag" the puddle or maybe it doesn't make any difference?
__________________
Randy Rosetta KDKWX TLCA #19351 69 FJ40 "Meanie" & 1970 Boss 302 Mustang
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-16-2010, 07:40 AM
Beater's Avatar
Beater Beater is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: denver
Posts: 2,779
Default

I have a love hate relationship with my plasma cutter. Unless you leave your plasma hooked up all the time, I find it easier to just whip out the oxy/fuel and be done with it. That aside, it depends on amperage/thickness.

On thick stuff, I undercut slightly. On thin, I stay vertical. I always use a drag or pull motion with my arm, never pushing. I find that you get less variations. You can usually drag your tip at less than 30a anyway. you should have little to NO puddle with plasma. If your building a puddle on plasma, your moving too slow or not using the right amperage for that thickness

Big tip: If you have the option, get the "art metal" or "fine" tip, whatever the mfg calls yours. the small kerf makes ALL the difference imho.
__________________
a near-death experience is just god following "catch and release" regulations...


john (johnny) henley
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.