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Old 10-22-2019, 07:14 AM
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It will be good when you get done with the man cave and get to spend five minutes on the truck.

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That's the dream! You can't believe how odd and difficult it is to not have a welder and compressor in your garage! WOW do I miss them.

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That's the dream! You can't believe how odd and difficult it is to not have a welder and compressor in your garage! WOW do I miss them.

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I have to admit, I was a little bit surprised you did not place more importance in the garage/shop when you were house hunting. When you first started talking about moving I was hoping the difference in real estate prices would allow you to have a great little shop.

I'm sure you will work it out in due time.

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Turns out it was an F1 tornado. 66 year old guy died in the house he grew up in when a tree fell on it / him.
Tornadoes in October... sad to hear a person died.
I haven't read where anyone was severely injured in the Dallas area from their tornado.

We've had that same system sitting over us for the past 36 hours. No tornadoes but wind gusts in the 45-60 mph range and nearly endless rain, again. I may need to caulk the seams in the backyard ship, so it will float when the world flood comes. My new pole shed keeps getting pushed back everyday with this crap weather.

I did remove 2 of the interior panels the PO put up in the existing pole building, to access the 240 volt cable running to the back room. I'm going to tap into that for my air compressor, welder and tire balancer. I have 4 vehicles I need to swap winter wheels onto soon and the thought of doing that with a lug wrench isn't appealing.
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That's the dream! You can't believe how odd and difficult it is to not have a welder and compressor in your garage! WOW do I miss them.

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I know how you feel,,i have my 55 in the basement occasionally working a little on it ,,I have a SnapOn ya250 in the shop,so I bought a 110V from Eastwood for the basement,,and yesterday my ole trusty devilbiss/compressor the pump bit the dirt so I went and bought a 3 hp 30 gal craftsman for the basement,,it should be enough,,i had a 5 hp 40 gallon,
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Found out boss man and them are still without power from that twisty the other night. Got generator but both poles the electric service thing on them went out. Him and his Dad next door. Their yards are jammed into a cedar forest or whatever by the lake. Tree down on the four car garage full of show cars, y'know... possibly equivalent to having your upstairs bathroom compressor malfunction or something.
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That is bad to loose anything,but if no injury's the other can be replaced,but at times things happen when we are not prepared for it.
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Got some more stuff done in the garage tonight, I am getting closer!

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I got my compressor wired up, and then remembered I drained the oil to lay it down on the trailer for transport. The male end I got was wrong, so I "borrowed" the end off the balancer for now and the new receptacle broke when I tried to push the wrong plug in it, so I will need to replace both of them now, but it works...
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Not done today, but finally feeling better from the meet on the weekend. It's back breaking labor, running around helping the guys out.
Good thing only a few showed up each day.







































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Awesome stuff Pugsy!

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Old 10-23-2019, 08:32 AM
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Yep, wish I was close enough to justify attending that. I'd love to learn how to get metal to cooperate better...

I found my camera, you guys are in trouble now...here's a few pics from yesterdays work. The heavy cable was behind the grey panels the PO had put up. I had to cut it and bring it out to tap in for the compressor outlet. Rather nerve wracking cutting thru a 240 volt cable. I had turned off the breaker and made certain the lights on that circuit didn't work, but I've been fooled with electric power before on 120 volt lines and didn't really desire to get fried on a 240 circuit...





Had to do a few modifications to the junction boxes.



Of course, once I cut the cable, it was too short to reconnect another drop, so used 2 boxes and some wire from my well pump motor replacement several years ago to connect it all back together.



Of the 4 tool boxes I had at the old place, I put 1 in the storage locker and of course, that is where my hole saw set was... I bought this hole set at Fleet Farm for $11... figured it should be good enough for wood and plastic and it did do the job.





Turns out the well wire is 12 gauge and I thought it was 10. It's OK for now, but I will get some 10 gauge and rewire this in the future, along with the drop line to the compressor outlet.





Had a little oops with the box covers overlapping, so a little creative cutting with the sawzall took care of that...



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You're in luck. There is a terrific meet an hour south of you.
It's actually on my bucket list.
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It's actually on my bucket list.
Seriously ?? where is that and when ???
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Seriously ?? where is that and when ???

here's a link to another site. You can't see any pics until joining and making an introduction post. I believe the fellow was having meets in the fall and spring. The paid seminars are not mandatory.



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(trying to start the other spectators chanting...) We want shapely metal! We want shapely metal! Come on everybody!





Was there cool stuffs made, Pugsy? You're macan me wonder.

Um lets see, IDJ loose end report: Intense theraputic efforts Sunday resulted in a shoulder pain free week thus far. The tarnaders was actually two. Both of the 100-110 MPH variety, with one down for a half hour, nine miles long and mile and a half across. All I got was near to some stout straightline wind gusts, but boss man was on the tail end of the second, stronger tornado and I guarantee its a war zone out there. He said there were a pack of utility trucks out by the highway this morning and man yeah... I can tell this storm thing has him wore to a nub. Hope he got power back today. Coral actually grows in his fish tank.

As a typical frivolity injection... Am starting off gently on this season's horror / suspense genre exploration, with Scooby Doo first. Then a Winnie the Pooh halloween one. Salem, werewolf and Bigfoot documentaries, etc. Working my way toward an EEEEVILLL! crescendo.
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