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Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
watch where you're shooting sparks keep...

watch where you're shooting sparks
keep flammables in metal cabinets or out in the garden shed
wait 1 hr after welding or grinding anything before leaving the house - maintain a fire watch to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,985
Posted By smilin'Ed
Tues supposed to warm up to -28.

Tues supposed to warm up to -28.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,985
Posted By smilin'Ed
with wind chill today I was 68 C colder than you...

with wind chill today I was 68 C colder than you were. I didn't ride today.

Ed
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
If money is no concern then get a MIG push-pull...

If money is no concern then get a MIG push-pull set up for aluminum but dirt, oil and corrosion are still going to make things hard for you. Got a sandblaster?

E
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
I hope this makes sense, Turning the Amps...

I hope this makes sense,

Turning the Amps down can sometimes increase the amount of heat you put into the work because your travel speed goes down as more time is required to form / maintain a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-10-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 1,595,223
Posted By smilin'Ed
So, depending on the boyfriend, he might not make...

So, depending on the boyfriend, he might not make it back?
Forum: Canada 12-08-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 635,045
Posted By smilin'Ed
would anyone want to admit it if they did. Cant...

would anyone want to admit it if they did. Cant imagine what his relatives are dealing with - lots of looks and comments in the grocery store.
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
also check your gap, sounds like you might be...

also check your gap, sounds like you might be holding gun too far away.
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
goggles? I hope you were O-A welding, not...

goggles? I hope you were O-A welding, not electric of any kind. Although holding a piece of cardboard in front of your face is not out of the question in India, China.

we use North, (half face),...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
probaly not news to a lot of you but most safety...

probaly not news to a lot of you but most safety supply companies have special filters and masks that will fit under welding shields. I supply my guys with soft pancake filters for their NORTH half...
Forum: Canada 12-02-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 635,045
Posted By smilin'Ed
I did that a few years ago and it wasn't really a...

I did that a few years ago and it wasn't really a penalty. They weighted the summer months with about 85% of the policy value so the winter months had relatively little value when they determined my...
Forum: Canada 11-29-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 635,045
Posted By smilin'Ed
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/autos/research/do-warrant...

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/autos/research/do-warranty-extensions-make-sense/ar-BBfBebe
Forum: Canada 11-29-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 635,045
Posted By smilin'Ed
Is it only time based or is there a mileage max...

Is it only time based or is there a mileage max in there as well. Which one is going to come up first?

Whats the chatter out there among owners? Is anyone having serious problems? Does there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 08:08 PM
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Views: 2,080,985
Posted By smilin'Ed
you haven't been stopped long enough for them to...

you haven't been stopped long enough for them to ask. Nice iron butt effort though.

E
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
but still, $2000 for a 210 A machine that does...

but still, $2000 for a 210 A machine that does everything except plasma cut - sign me up for one those.

Ed
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
I love these inverter machines, and have had one...

I love these inverter machines, and have had one in the shop for a year now but its a dedicated TIG machine, not a multi process one.
Why do the multi process ones not offer AC TIG? Is the...
Forum: Canada 11-18-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 635,045
Posted By smilin'Ed
thats what she said

thats what she said
Forum: Canada 11-06-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22,452
Views: 2,388,272
Posted By smilin'Ed
and now back to your regularly scheduled program

and now back to your regularly scheduled program
Forum: Canada 11-06-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22,452
Views: 2,388,272
Posted By smilin'Ed
WWI was origin of Poppies as remembrance day...

WWI was origin of Poppies as remembrance day symbol and "Dazzle" paint scheme was WWI attempt at uboat defence, (optical confusion = hard to range and fix target) For those who wanted to know.

E
Forum: Australia 11-02-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,969
Views: 568,279
Posted By smilin'Ed
governed engine. Below a set rpm the exhaust...

governed engine. Below a set rpm the exhaust valve is held open and cylinder does not get fuel. Flywheel keeps the engine spinning. Pretty common in mill and farm engines 100 yrs ago.
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
I put my flashback arrestors at the ends of the...

I put my flashback arrestors at the ends of the hoses as they enter the torch body.

Ed
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
get comfortable, brace yourself on something and...

get comfortable, brace yourself on something and practice the run before you do it live to make sure you're not headed for interference with yourself or something along the path you have to travel.
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,387
Posted By smilin'Ed
Ed

Ed
Forum: Canada 10-04-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,511
Posted By smilin'Ed
tourist = Seeds in Kingston. They blew in,...

tourist = Seeds in Kingston. They blew in, generally got under your feet while there and blew out again.

E
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
[QUOTE=mark1305;25209118]Another thing that MIG...

[QUOTE=mark1305;25209118]Another thing that MIG "can't" do is weld things thicker than the machine is rated for.


????? you'll have to explain that a little better. I'm pretty sure I've been...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
as above, 023 and gas and move fast or pulse it...

as above, 023 and gas and move fast or pulse it in.
Forum: Canada 09-29-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,511
Posted By smilin'Ed
Thanks Darren, that's an excellent photo essay of...

Thanks Darren, that's an excellent photo essay of the weekend

Hope to see you all again soon
Forum: Canada 09-28-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,511
Posted By smilin'Ed
Thanks guys, perogies, red cabbage, ribs, a...

Thanks guys,

perogies, red cabbage, ribs, a giant steak and everything else. Dinner Sat night was one of the best yet. Den enjoyed finally being able to join us and appreciated how welcome she...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,985
Posted By smilin'Ed
No, it's a dirt legal street bike. E

No, it's a dirt legal street bike.

E
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,985
Posted By smilin'Ed
I'll bet some of the answers are more stupid than...

I'll bet some of the answers are more stupid than the question.
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
I would be more worried about the cycling loads...

I would be more worried about the cycling loads eventually ripping a little chunk out of your bumper and watching your spare with carrier attached bounce down the hill. Are the stresses well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,985
Posted By smilin'Ed
not exactly bike related but I love when they ask...

not exactly bike related but I love when they ask if you need assistance and you describe your idea of using some adhesive / epoxy / sealant for an unconventional task and they take the can from you...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
Agreed. They should already have procedures in...

Agreed. They should already have procedures in place.

but he might be new and keen and eager to show he has some knowledge before he hits the shop floor. I tell my guys to ask questions - it...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
my first reaction would be TIG but, - what...

my first reaction would be TIG but,

- what kind of aluminum?
- service application?
- pressures / vacuum?
- corrosives / organics / solvents?

E
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
what Stan said, a tank rupture / explosion...

what Stan said,

a tank rupture / explosion will not be limited to the seams. Any weakness in the shell could result in catastrophic failure of the vessel, (drilled hole, thin section or pitting...
Forum: Canada 08-30-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22,452
Views: 2,388,272
Posted By smilin'Ed
maybe Scott just trusts his judgement better than...

maybe Scott just trusts his judgement better than yours.
Forum: Canada 08-30-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22,452
Views: 2,388,272
Posted By smilin'Ed
I was going to say the same thing as Todd. ...

I was going to say the same thing as Todd.

The OPP use brown cars here in Ottawa on the Queensway as their "umarked" cars. I have never seen another car or truck with that shade of brown, 3...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 615,480
Posted By smilin'Ed
If you want to make pretty welds, try 7018 or...

If you want to make pretty welds, try 7018 or even better, 7024.

E
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,985
Posted By smilin'Ed
I guess you take what you can get, but that's not...

I guess you take what you can get, but that's not really a dog.
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,969
Views: 568,279
Posted By smilin'Ed
and sticky bottomed pants when he was done.

and sticky bottomed pants when he was done.
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