What did you do to your shop today?

axisg

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Thanks for the info on rating pressure washers. The one I bought last week is a Bauer 2300psi @ 1.2gpm electric.
So if it was 2300 @ 2.3 it would be much better?
all depends on what you are using it for. Clean your deck, great, pressure wash an engine bay ok , get dirt out of a stone aggregate finish on a 400k sq ft building not so much. Driveway stains the 1.2 gpm in my opinion is not much better than a garden hose with your thumb over the end of it. But I am now spoiled
 
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CopperNick

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Ran a whole bunch of pending welding jobs past my Miller and found at the end that I had around 150 or so lbs of C15 left in the bottle. Unshipped the bottle from the rack on the dolly and loaded it onto my custom built whee-ler that I designed for this purpose (among others) Ran the dying bottle out to the truck and took it back to the supplier and picked up a replacement. Came home.

Only to find, that when I installed the gauges, the taper on the gauge fitting was not seating inside the shut off valve on the bottle correctly. Turned out that the seat in the valve body had gotten scratched or nicked and was pissing gas no matter how hard the gland nut got leaned on. Since that nut is brass and can be hurt, I elected to phone the rep at the supply house and tell him that this bottle was being returned and that I wanted another.

90 above out with a 64% or better humidity and here I am humping gas bottles in and out of the p/u box of my S-10.

Got the second bottle home and loaded into the bottle tray on the dolly and installed the gauges. Opened the bottle valve and Hisssss. Gave the wrench on the gland nut another smack with the palm of my hand and.............Sir Hiss was gone. Back in business. Full bottle holds about 2500 lbs of gas; the first one lasted me just about a year, even with doing body panels and some weird and strange bits like shortening a seat spring assembly and creating a palm plate for the jack that lifts my cherry picker so I can deploy the legs, and tacking together some remnants of mesh to use for a concrete repair job and, oh yeah, fabricating and assembling a custom whee-ler; you get the general drift here. The whole seat thing is a non G-Body shtick so over there it goes.



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CopperNick

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There is a series of shots elsewhere but this is taken from yesterday's activities. What you see here is my Whee-ler sitting out on the quarter deck in front of my lawn entrance to the shop, with the first C-15 bottle strapped to it. And no, your eyes aren't playing games on you. What I designed and fabricated is taller and just ever so slightly narrower than standard, plus it has larger wheels. The tallest tanks available run around 48-51 inches in height so it was created to be able to handle them, if necessary. It also works great for moving 80 pound patio blocks, like the ones it is sitting on, and 50 pound pails of crusher fines, like what is in the pails you see behind it. Paint is still optional; I want to add some loops to the main down legs to have anchor points for the ratchet straps.



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5spdCab

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Just returned from picking up the drill press that I bought from Harbor Freight when they had their 4th of July weekend sale. The one I wanted was not in the store during the sale, so I purchased it on what they call "pre-sale", basically just paying in advance of pick-up. I forgot what the price was, but IIRC, everything in the store was 10% off no exclusions.
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Have a raincheck from the same weekend for their 450# transmission jack, still waiting for some to arrive at the store. That raincheck is due to expire on August 3rd, but no store within 35 miles has had them, I hope that they will give an extension on that raincheck.
Now, where am I going to set-up this drill press?
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I am still not finished with organizing bins and shelves, plus I have a couple of unfinished projects that are lying around on the bench.
 
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Northernregal

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Very cool. Going to turn it into a side business or... ?
There are 2 pretty legit places in the province so probably not. Maybe do it for friends and people locally, if there was ever a demand. It know I will need it and I kinda want to play around with stuff and learn.
 
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CopperNick

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Wow! And people think the middle initial in my name stands for Clutter, LOL. For myself I have just about given up on ever finding the top of my workbench. Last time I saw it was about a minute after I had just finished completing its construction; a minute later after that it had disappeared under a tsunami of boxes and tools and parts. As for clean, fuggedaboudit. I keep finding my vacuums hiding at the far end of the shop in the darkest corners possible; gotta wonder if they are scared of having to deal with the bench!!



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5spdCab

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Yea, I know what you mean. Some of my tools are duplicate, or even triplicate items, because I have so much clutter that I could not find something that I knew that I owned, and had to go purchase another.
 
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Supercharged111

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Wow! And people think the middle initial in my name stands for Clutter, LOL. For myself I have just about given up on ever finding the top of my workbench. Last time I saw it was about a minute after I had just finished completing its construction; a minute later after that it had disappeared under a tsunami of boxes and tools and parts. As for clean, fuggedaboudit. I keep finding my vacuums hiding at the far end of the shop in the darkest corners possible; gotta wonder if they are scared of having to deal with the bench!!



Nick

Horizontal surfaces are both a blessing and a curse.
 
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