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Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Rich M., Jun 25, 2017.

  1. Jun 25, 2017
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    IMG_20170625_125938_784-1.jpg Just thinking everything is going smooth. Be done in about an hour. Bzzt gone...Ransacked the garage. Nope nada
    .Sigh off to TSC loss of forward momentum.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2017
    Cap-n-Cray

    Cap-n-Cray I want to do this again.. Staff Member Sponsor

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    Is this a time when bigger is better, as in big wire spool... :whistle:
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2017
    Focker

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    BTW... I've been using Harbor Freight wire with good results.
     
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  4. Jun 25, 2017
    Keys5a

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    I try to keep at least one 10 lb spool ahead just in case this happens. I know many will say not to, but I always give a new spool a light spray of WD40 when I store it away. Our humidity seldom drops under 80%, and I got tired of cleaning rust dust out of the liner.
    -Donny
     
  5. Jun 26, 2017
    timgr

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    Put it in a tupperware box with some desiccant. A paper bag holding some crystal-type kitty litter is a good desiccant. Also good for your ammo.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2017
    duffer

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    Yep-or live in a dry place. I would expect there would be some WD40 residue in your welds. Probably not much as the stuff does evaporate but.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2017
    sterlclan

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    always run out when you dont want too. i try to stock a few.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2017
    CJ Joe

    CJ Joe Truckhaven Tough!

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    My challenge has always been the gas, both for MIG and OX/AC. I keep a close eye on the cylinder pressure but it really drops fast near the end. Since Matheson took over the local supply house they decided to close on Saturdays. Ouch.
     

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