Big Honkin' TIG Welder

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Re: Big Honkin' TIG Welder

Postby Judeling » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:26 am

We need to figure out where it will sit. So I can get the power to it. It sounds like that will be awhile yet, but I'd like to cost that out also.

(the big drill press too)

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Re: Big Honkin' TIG Welder

Postby swinkdaddy » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:32 am

Thinking pretty close to where the old water fountain is. That way the water cooler can then be filled from a tap in the line. (and also get drained when the water gets nasty)
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Re: Big Honkin' TIG Welder

Postby swinkdaddy » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:41 am

OK things are moving on the big TIG welder!!!

Dave is pitching in on power cable costs
I'm buying the new torch handle and hoses.

Anyone want to pitch in on a new flowmeter/regulator its about $130???


I have an argon bottle that I own, but its pretty small. it will work for a bit.
We will need to get a full size bottle very soon. or we will constantly be running out of shield gas.
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Re: Big Honkin' TIG Welder

Postby swinkdaddy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:15 am

Items purchased!

We will be having an orientation class in Nov once we get it up and running.

You will need to take the class to use it.

Right now my plan is to make the collet/electrode kit (3 commonly used sizes) that goes with the torch handle part of the orientation class/kit fee. That way everyone is using the same product and we don't have voltage capability mismatches. Plus we can get it locally and at a discount!!!

Part of the class fee will be paying for argon usage and getting a larger tank for the shop. (ie its for a good cause)
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Re: Big Honkin' TIG Welder

Postby otto_pjm » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:14 pm

That's excellent news, thanks for pushing this ahead guys. I'm very hopeful we can get the drill press and compressor power needs sorted in the near future as well.

Pete

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Re: Big Honkin' TIG Welder

Postby swinkdaddy » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:38 pm

Anyone want to help go though the water cooler for the TIG tonight??? I want to clean, test it and do any upgrades it may need.
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Re: Big Honkin' TIG Welder

Postby swinkdaddy » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:07 pm

Anyone want to go to viking electric and get us a 100 amp industrial fuse switch box? This seems to be our last obstacle.

something sort of like this:
http://www.menards.com/main/electrical/ ... 319002.htm
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http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/sto ... reNum=2808
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Re: Big Honkin' TIG Welder

Postby mcsteve » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:11 pm

If it's cheaper, we should be able to use a non-fused 100A rated disconnect, as long as we use the appropriate 100A fuses in the overhead buss-plug disconnect.
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Re: Big Honkin' TIG Welder

Postby Judeling » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:09 am

We have a fused Switch box. Its old but here.

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Re: Big Honkin' TIG Welder

Postby swinkdaddy » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:32 am

Got a quote from Viking and picking up a fused 100a 240v 1phase disconnect switch today sometime.
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