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01-09-2006 06:27 PM
Jeez That Was Close

Got to thinking about the CD player, so had to check. The breaker for that circuit was tripped. When I reset it, a little wisp of smoke and pop goes the circuit. A piece of steel had pinched the power cord on the side of the table and down on the leg there is a burn on the wire where it was shorting to the leg. Evidently made my own low grade electromagnet. Fortunatly I never got myself included in the circuit. Now all I got to do is figure out how to demagnetize everything.
01-09-2006 05:19 PM
61bone I actually hadn't done any welding when it happened, but I was using the MIG a couple days before. It doesn't have enough lead to wrap around the table. What I was doing, is cutting some 1" plate with the plasma cutter. Had it cranked to the max of 65a. I would normally use a torch for this, but didn't want to harden the steel because I was going to turn the cuttings.
UPDATE:The magnetisim seems to have left the table, but the hammer and punches will still stick on the wall. Makes it easy to store them, but they look like they haven't shaved for a week. Also, the CD player quit working.
01-09-2006 04:10 PM
oldred Getting the cables looped around your work can sometimes play havoc with arc control due to electro magnetism.
01-09-2006 12:54 PM

Back to the program.....

What typ of welding???? stick????

When i worked in the weld shop guys would bring me files and screwdrivers to magnetize ( they used them to get chips out of holes on the assembly floor). I would rap the tool with a heavy wire and hook the ground to one end of the wire and the stinger to the other,set the welder to 100 amps DC/SP. hit it twice for about 5 seconds,,,,,, and BAM it was a magnate!!!!!!

01-09-2006 09:20 AM
Rob Keller Don't chy'all be usen dem dar fancy city wordens on me!

Dang gum city folk

(wish I knew how to type in "hair lip")

01-09-2006 07:52 AM
Originally Posted by jimfulco
That stuff's medicinal, right?
That's what we used to say, anyway.
01-09-2006 01:22 AM
jimfulco That stuff's medicinal, right?
01-09-2006 01:18 AM
Originally Posted by Rob Keller
bnice i cld b talkin lik this here n use ur instead of your or you're ifinthe spellchekr dont get'er tha F it!! u no wha Imeen? take atokeholdthesmokeblowyoufinmind

speal u l8r


its 2 Am & no I dont smoke it no more got tired of waking up on the floor thank you please it only make me sneeze and then i.....
ya bdde eye gno whadda ya meen. ur mkeg prphekt cince tu mee. c-kret k-oweds r finfun. Someone is gonna look at this and think it is a computer virus.I hope 61 puts the cat picture up soon I'm getting tired. I think I'll go home now.
01-09-2006 12:07 AM
Rob Keller powerrodmike
bnice i cld b talkin lik this here n use ur instead of your or you're ifinthe spellchekr dont get'er tha F it!! u no wha Imeen? take atokeholdthesmokeblowyoufinmind

speal u l8r


its 2 Am & no I dont smoke it no more got tired of waking up on the floor thank you please it only make me sneeze and then i.....
01-08-2006 11:16 PM

It must be very dry there and the use of electrical equipment would definitely charge nearby metal objects. I would try hitting the bench with a heavy hammer which should discharge the juice. But first try putting a cat on the bench for an interesting pic. Speaking of metal benches does anyone have the plans for a good one, say about 3 feet by 5 or 6 feet.,,, thx fast ed
01-08-2006 10:56 PM
powerrodsmike [QUOTE=Rob Keller]I want what YOUR smoking

It should be YOU'RE. Like as in "you are", with an apostrophe in the place of the "a". "I want what you are smoking" . Sorry ,I couldn't resist. The smoke 's all gone. All I have left from those days is scorched lungs and some old Cheech and Chong records. I have always been easily amused. Momma said I was special. One time I had my wallet in my front pocket and BOTH welding leads were laying across my lap while I was welding. I had to get every atm and credit card that was in my pocket replaced. Come to think of it, my kids are kind of funny looking too. If you want to see some neat patterns take that old speaker magnet and rub it around on your TV screen. It will mess up the TV beyond repair but it sure makes some cool patterns before the screen goes away. Makes trails too. I think oldred pegged it with the wrapped lead thing. I gotta go fix my tinfoil pyramid hat now.
01-08-2006 10:09 PM
73oldsman It's due to the hydomagnetic electrical impulses randomly transmitted and cross-transmitted through the pulse electrical energy emitted from the negative electrons colliding with the positive electrons in your welding cable, or something like that so I've been told. And yes, the '60's were good for me.
01-08-2006 10:08 PM
Rob Keller
Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
don't set your 8 track tapes on it. It will erase them. I know that when I weld while my work area is in a big pile of filings and grinding dust the induction field around the ground lead makes the filings arrange themselves into really cool patterns. Just looking at them can keep me occupied for hours and hours and hours an................
I want what YOUR smoking

definitely see how your leads are around the table you should try using a old speaker magnet and rub it on the table to reduce the magnetism built up in the table I dunno this is a new one to me

see if this helps I couldn't get a short cut to the page sorry

01-08-2006 09:37 PM
oldred 61, do you have your welding cable around the bench?
01-08-2006 08:29 PM
46chevyfleetline Don't sit your butt on it with your wallet in your back pocket or you'll be replacing your debit and credit cards cause you just messed up the magnetic strip. Cheers!!!!
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