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Today 07:31 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Wow, That is a biggie. Especially in Portland where the building codes are so strict. Congratulations, I know you are excited.

John
Yes! The codes here are crazy, but I was surprised when they told me I could build up to a 720 sq. ft. building, which was exactly what I wanted to build! Now I need to decide what the building will be as far as materials. I can go steel, stick built, or pole building. I'm leaning towards a pole building, but with steel skin, and 3/4" plywood under the steel roof for strength and moisture control.
Today 07:27 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Not much going on here today, but did get some good news from the planning commission today. They told me I can build my new shop in the backyard of my property! Wont be a mega shop at 24'x30', but will be plenty of room for me. It will be heaven compared to building cars in my 10'x20' Costco canopy, and along with my 12'x36' single car garage, I will finally have enough space to store two cars, and still be warm and dry working on them!
As a bonus, they told me I can go as high as 35', so if the budget can stand it, I could go to a 2 story shop, or at least tall enough to give plenty of attic storage.
Wow, That is a biggie. Especially in Portland where the building codes are so strict. Congratulations, I know you are excited.

John
Today 07:21 PM
1971BB427 Not much going on here today, but did get some good news from the planning commission today. They told me I can build my new shop in the backyard of my property! Wont be a mega shop at 24'x30', but will be plenty of room for me. It will be heaven compared to building cars in my 10'x20' Costco canopy, and along with my 12'x36' single car garage, I will finally have enough space to store two cars, and still be warm and dry working on them!
As a bonus, they told me I can go as high as 35', so if the budget can stand it, I could go to a 2 story shop, or at least tall enough to give plenty of attic storage.
Today 05:17 PM
John long Today is the first chance I have had to make it to the shop in several days but did make some progress on welding up the holes in the firewall.

Christmas has really kept me busy this week but it has been fun.

John

Today 10:20 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I can't stand wearing any jewelry. No rings, watch, earrings, necklace....nothing. The stuff drives me nuts and I would fidget with it continuously. My wife finally stopped chastising me about wearing my wedding ring a few years ago. Only took about 15 years for her to get over it...

I've done a bit of welding on a creeper under cars and even with a welding jacket, I've gotten hot sparks and slag that lands in the open neckline and burns thru my shirt. There's nothing I can do about it fast enough to prevent a burn, so I lay there waiting for the burn to stop and then finish the job. When I roll out, I pick the bb out of the hole it burned into and wait 2 weeks for it to heal...
I was in the shop once welding a bed side on and one of the guys drug me out on the creeper by my feet and began hitting me with a blanket....I didn't realize that my shirt was on fire! Just got a very minor sun burn like burn, I was damn lucky he was there for me.

Brian
Today 09:02 AM
496CHEVY3100 I just take it like a man .or mabe not

some people just laugh at me,
Today 08:35 AM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Gawd, and I thought getting a hot slag down your shoe was bad because you cant get your shoe and sock off fast enough so you just dance around until its stopped burning, How the heck are you going to get red hot a ring off? Marriage can certainly be very painful at times..
That is one I got A LOT !!!! You can't get your booth off before it stop's burning... Just stand there and take it like a man...
Today 08:04 AM
timothale
welding burns >

I have a friend who has burn scars on his arm from a hot hydraulic oil burn from a broken hose. He said he grabbed a spray can of starting fluid and sprayed his arm, He said the starting fluid cools the burn and keeps the heated flesh from going deeper. I would not try that until the hot slag was off the skin.
Today 07:49 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Gawd, and I thought getting a hot slag down your shoe was bad because you cant get your shoe and sock off fast enough so you just dance around until its stopped burning, How the heck are you going to get red hot a ring off? Marriage can certainly be very painful at times..
I can't stand wearing any jewelry. No rings, watch, earrings, necklace....nothing. The stuff drives me nuts and I would fidget with it continuously. My wife finally stopped chastising me about wearing my wedding ring a few years ago. Only took about 15 years for her to get over it...

I've done a bit of welding on a creeper under cars and even with a welding jacket, I've gotten hot sparks and slag that lands in the open neckline and burns thru my shirt. There's nothing I can do about it fast enough to prevent a burn, so I lay there waiting for the burn to stop and then finish the job. When I roll out, I pick the bb out of the hole it burned into and wait 2 weeks for it to heal...
Today 07:00 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS View Post
I have a burn all the way around mine because of that...It will cause the whole ring to get RED HOT !!!!
Gawd, and I thought getting a hot slag down your shoe was bad because you cant get your shoe and sock off fast enough so you just dance around until its stopped burning, How the heck are you going to get red hot a ring off? Marriage can certainly be very painful at times..
Yesterday 10:52 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Not gonna take much grinding. I really do work at keeping the weld puddle level with very little build up. I DON'T like grinding...

Left panel is in now too and the whole thing is about 85% welded in.





nice work there buddy. If you just spray the sandwiched pieces your welds will be even better. No need to spray on top since you will protect it from rust afterwards, but it will help you if you intend on leaving it like this for a while. At least the welds won't rust on you.
Yesterday 10:42 PM
tech69 copperweld is good stuff. The other SEM stuff we used got stuck in the can. We had 3 in a row and went back to copper weld. Copper base weld thru primers burn away with lower temps but it welds so much better and I've yet to see some test that tells me it won't work with plug welds, which is the hottest mig weld you'll do.

Anyhow, working on the bottom of the tank it's a nightmare. I can form the tunnel but once I start tipping I lose the depth for the tunnel. Here I quickly hammered it back flat after tipping, and lost some of the tunnel afterwards. My solution is to screw a chunk of baseball bat with that same shape into the tunnel and THEN tip the edges. I will give it another try tomorrow. I will try to do it on the same piece and just spend a little more time planishing it out cause it's a little rough right now.



Yesterday 10:27 PM
MARTINSR Awesome stuff! Well, I didn't work ON my truck but I worked next to it at least. Sanded some shelves on my project out in the garage tonight, getting close! WHOOO HOOOOO

Brian
Yesterday 09:58 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Looks good Mitch. Do you like the copper weld thru primer. I have neen using the SEM. It is OK but it would be good to find a good product that wasn't 15 bucks a can.

John
I got a partial can from work, so it was free... I like it better than the Winzer primer they used to have, but it still gives off unpleasant fumes.

I did buy a can of Cold Galvanizing brand zinc primer today for around $11. I didn't need it for this so don't know how I like it.
Yesterday 08:42 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Not gonna take much grinding. I really do work at keeping the weld puddle level with very little build up. I DON'T like grinding...

Left panel is in now too and the whole thing is about 85% welded in.





That is a lot of work ,you are making it look easy,It is NOT ,great work.
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