Had a wee bit of fun this weekend...

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Had a wee bit of fun this weekend...

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:23 am

Well it all started with the crap lucky purchase of a Linde 225 welder from a co-worker that he was looking to unload because he was moving into a housing community. It's an old machine for sure, he used it at his old job for a few years and they let him buy it off of them for cheap because they owed him overtime money. Either way I got it for a mere $250, that included two gas bottles, a regulator and a new 40lb spool of .035 wire $100 value alone on the wire.

Only after I got it home did it click in my head that a 225 amp welder probably runs on 50amps and not 30 like I have in my garage. So on comes the fun part.

I have assumed now that both the wire for my Directv dish and the power wire for the garage were in PVC pipes... Now I assumed this because at the house and garage there was a 1" pipe for each item and two box ends going in to the house and into the garage... boy was I wrong... First attempt at pulling the old 10/3 wire out I realized that was totally not in any pipe, only from the house wall to the ground it was in the pipe... The rest was burried. Now for the coax it was in 95% of a pipe... it stopped 1ft short of the down tube on the garage side and was just burried the rest of the way.

After finding this out I ended up with this...

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Thank god the ground wasn't frozen...

I now have a 2" pipe with 6ga running out for the 60amp garage panel, and a 10ga run coming back for generator backfeed to my main panel, and a 1" pipe with 5 coax wires in it, 4 for the dish and 1 return for a tv in the garage now, that was one thing I wanted done. And yesterday after thinking about it I just decided to run a second 1" pipe for an extra to just have if I ever need to run something out there.

Oh and the welder works pretty sweet. It has an automatic spot welding feature that I can setup to stay on for X amount of time and stay off for X amount of time.

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Also for shits and giggles... I acquired a $350 50amp Plasma, 200amp Tig/Stick welding machine from e-bay... For $350 I figure what the hell, lets see what it can do. It might work perfectly fine for the load I'm going to put on it.



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Re: Had a wee bit of fun this weekend...

Postby 95BerettaBase » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:02 pm

I didn't know you still had the red Base.


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Re: Had a wee bit of fun this weekend...

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:52 pm

It's still sitting there yeah... LOL



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Postby Money pit Beretta » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:01 pm

This is how things always turn out for me. Starts simple and then it goes crazy.


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Postby spacecadetz26 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:10 pm

whats the first thing your going to make?


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Re: Had a wee bit of fun this weekend...

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:52 pm

I'm going to fix my up pipe for my Legacy to have a section of Flex in it so it will line up with the headers properly.

Next will be modifying a set of TOG headers to fit a 3x00 Beretta. :)

After that god who knows... depends on how much time I get in the garage... lol



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Postby diedemus » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:03 pm

first thing he is going to make?

a mess

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Re: Had a wee bit of fun this weekend...

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:06 pm

Tool late... already made. Hence no photos of INSIDE the garage...



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Postby woody90gtz » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:46 pm

Jon's a digger. Looks good.

Makes me glad my garage is attached, Made it a piece of cake to add my compressor, sink...even heat. haha


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Postby DTMAce » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:55 pm

Nice man, really nice. Its amazing what you can do with proper equipment. One of these days I should shoot pics of the welders we have here. All 4 of them. lol


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Re: Had a wee bit of fun this weekend...

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:10 am

woody90gtz wrote:Jon's a digger. Looks good.

Makes me glad my garage is attached, Made it a piece of cake to add my compressor, sink...even heat. haha


I'm happy with it being detached though... more difficult to come out and get me, especially if its snowing or raining... lol

One day I will start to insulate it... That will just make it perfect when I do that.



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Re: Had a wee bit of fun this weekend...

Postby berettaboi » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:15 am

good job! running an extra tube just in case while your there was a smart move too. You never know.


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Re: Had a wee bit of fun this weekend...

Postby heavywoody » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:07 am

3X00-Modified wrote:
I'm happy with it being detached though... more difficult to come out and get me, especially if its snowing or raining... lol


^^^This lol


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Postby woody90gtz » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:37 am

Well yeah, Geoff. You can live in your Garage Mahal!

Anyone else on garage journal? I rarely visit, but there are a lot of sweet ideas there.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/


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Postby bonecrrusher » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:15 pm

I'm on there - got my floor epoxy and the recessed lighting idea from there.


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