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Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
This. The all-gray appearance of your weld...

This.

The all-gray appearance of your weld indicates too much heat.

Heat management is the one of the hardest parts of welding thin material. Try practicing on thicker metal or if you must use...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-04-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
Or "We designed this to a safety factor of 1.0...

Or "We designed this to a safety factor of 1.0 and shit! it didn't work!"
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
Does that say 19.7A or 197? A good rule of thumb...

Does that say 19.7A or 197? A good rule of thumb is 1 amp per .001"
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-04-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
Got your message... You know I'm in Texas, right?...

Got your message... You know I'm in Texas, right? :lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
Dork: What gas and flow rate are you...

Dork:

What gas and flow rate are you running?

What are your machine settings?

A good calibration technique is to run stringers (lines) with no fill rod. It's good practice for heat control...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
It's hard to say. Some industrial-grade paints...

It's hard to say. Some industrial-grade paints like Imron can be extremely toxic when vaporized. So unless you know what that stuff is, I'd say it isn't worth the risk to weld as-is.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-12-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20,895
Views: 1,183,357
Posted By z@ch
GailCallsMeCarl works in Pilot Point and we live...

GailCallsMeCarl works in Pilot Point and we live just north of there in Tioga.

It's rural for sure, but she'll be in horse heaven.

Locally, grocery shopping and restaurants are kinda minimal. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
Harsh reality is that welding school isn't going...

Harsh reality is that welding school isn't going to guarantee work. Most companies scoff at "Welding Certifications" from a tech school.

Can you learn to weld there? Yeah. But as your boy found...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-04-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
Someday you'll love a van. Mark my words! :lol3

Someday you'll love a van. Mark my words! :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
I'd say the biggest concern would be fire...

I'd say the biggest concern would be fire followed closely by fumes.

Manage those things and you'll be fine in a home garage.
Forum: Trials 01-24-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By z@ch
Oh, that's who you are! I'm the guy that gave you...

Oh, that's who you are! I'm the guy that gave you your fork protector back after exhibition 3.
Forum: Trials 01-22-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By z@ch
Thanks for the post 'bene. I was also at...

Thanks for the post 'bene.

I was also at Sundays event at Red River and I'll use your tips on the Gas Gas.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
In short, the weld and the mated parts are the...

In short, the weld and the mated parts are the same piece of metal. This is unlike a brazed or soldered joint.

That being said, often art "welders" are better at art than welding and the welds...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-17-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 42,090
Posted By z@ch
I think I'm going to enter the rookie class at...

I think I'm going to enter the rookie class at the trials event. We'll be parked down near the pump jack.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 885,212
Posted By z@ch
Good to see the ASO is on the ball.

Good to see the ASO is on the ball.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-13-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 42,090
Posted By z@ch
http://ntxtrials.com/wordpress/event/2015-novicepr...

http://ntxtrials.com/wordpress/event/2015-novicepresidents-cup-trials/
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 885,212
Posted By z@ch
Given that the three Hondas finished 7 seconds...

Given that the three Hondas finished 7 seconds apart, I think there may have been some towing.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 885,212
Posted By z@ch
Looks like he had 900ccs of Honda power pulling...

Looks like he had 900ccs of Honda power pulling him in.
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 885,212
Posted By z@ch
Incredible. Look out for the man with the...

Incredible.

Look out for the man with the handlebar mustache tonight!
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 885,212
Posted By z@ch
Coma started 2 minutes behind BamBam today, not ...

Coma started 2 minutes behind BamBam today, not 2 minutes ahead.
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 885,212
Posted By z@ch
Nasser is driving that buggy like, well, a...

Nasser is driving that buggy like, well, a rental.

Even Robby running full-out couldn't best him today.
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 885,212
Posted By z@ch
Bikes don't have their marathon until Wednesday.

Bikes don't have their marathon until Wednesday.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 885,212
Posted By z@ch
How much tire/mousse drama are we going to have...

How much tire/mousse drama are we going to have for the marathon?

Water carriers with tire bandoliers? :ear
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-05-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
Yeah, but when things go to shit on the motard,...

Yeah, but when things go to shit on the motard, you're talking high-sides. On asphalt.

I'll take my chances with trees, rocks, and dirt.
Forum: Racing 01-01-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 205,488
Posted By z@ch
Just stick around and you'll see.

Just stick around and you'll see.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-18-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
Yeah, I'm planning on riding my dirtbike the...

Yeah, I'm planning on riding my dirtbike the weekend after new year's.

Oh, wait, did you mean like in June or something?
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
All good suggestions for things to check. I'll...

All good suggestions for things to check. I'll add:

Check the tip size. Too large or worn out tip will cause intermittent conductivity.

Also check your drive tension. If it's too loose the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-07-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
I had the same experience. It was cool how...

I had the same experience. It was cool how 'alone' you could feel at night on the boat.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
If there was anything that resembled trail...

If there was anything that resembled trail maintenance going on at Perry, you wouldn't have those huge shit holes to get stuck in.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-10-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
It's Z@ch. with an @

It's Z@ch. with an @
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
Guys riding sportbikes in a safe environment are...

Guys riding sportbikes in a safe environment are squids now? :huh


Too bad those things can't go on adventures. Better not tell this guy:
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 42,090
Posted By z@ch
A corner of a Ziploc bag and a piece of PVC pipe...

A corner of a Ziploc bag and a piece of PVC pipe will do the same job for free. :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-24-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
I think the 650 would make a much better street...

I think the 650 would make a much better street dirtbike.

I'm surprised it hasn't sold outright, those are cool bikes. Don't trade it for someone's clapped-out POS.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 42,090
Posted By z@ch
It's looking like Sunday is going to work better...

It's looking like Sunday is going to work better for us. That work for you Nev?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
Love the devil's staircase!

Love the devil's staircase!
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
Filler material, weld settings, or technique...

Filler material, weld settings, or technique could all have contributed to the failure of your excavator bucket weld.

Flux-core welds tend to be more flexible and better suited to high-strain or...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
Kids are taught: go to college, make money, buy...

Kids are taught: go to college, make money, buy what you need.

Actually making things is considered a job for "someone else".

Funny thing is, my experience making things made the recruiters...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 666,830
Posted By z@ch
Yep, trades have been villainized to the point...

Yep, trades have been villainized to the point that only the lazy and underperforming are sent that direction. The focus on post secondary education in this country is deminishing our workforce in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-22-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
As long as you hate cops, love posting boring...

As long as you hate cops, love posting boring videos, and only go to iron pony to try on gear (to later buy it online), you'll fit in just fine.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-08-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 72,751
Views: 6,119,498
Posted By z@ch
:hmmmmm "Get back on the...

:hmmmmm






"Get back on the highway and go home"
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