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« Reply #2715 on: February 21, 2017, 10:53:06 PM »

Always use 220 if it's available.

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« Reply #2716 on: February 22, 2017, 11:00:47 AM »

If you weld with a torch the 220V wiring might not be necessary.  grin

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« Reply #2717 on: February 23, 2017, 01:15:36 AM »

The 304 stainless is difficult to weld with a torch based on what I read.  It is my favorite welding method, however.  I need to learn new skills.

This is what arrived today from Burns Stainless.  The short megga is what the computer program says will work best.  The bike will be loud. 


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« Reply #2718 on: February 23, 2017, 01:20:03 AM »

A picture of the megga.  The collector is shown.  Burns makes these up to customer specification.  Note the large collector diameter.  Dynomation says this is critical.


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« Reply #2719 on: March 04, 2017, 07:38:53 PM »

The conduit is installed and the wires are pulled through them.  This was a big chore.  Lots of swearing and cussing and pushing and pulling and tugging was needed to get those rascals through those tubes.  No it is time to install the outlets.  Do ground fault interrupt outlets work with welders?
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« Reply #2720 on: March 04, 2017, 08:03:38 PM »

Disregard the previous dumb post.  The welder is on the 220 circuit w/o gfi outlets. 
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« Reply #2721 on: March 13, 2017, 01:04:35 AM »

This welding room is a big project.  Things to learn were how to set up grounding rods, install a subpanel, wire 240 volt circuits, and to work with PVC conduit.  The electrical work is done and the sheathing is installed.  The next job is to cover the walls with sheet metal so the welding sparks do not start a fire in the wooden shed.

There are two lighting circuits.  One is a conventional setup with a switch on the outside wall, an exterior light, and two interior lights.  This is adequate for most tasks.  The other lights are plug-in LED strip lights four feet long.  Four of them stuck up between the rafters do a great job of lighting the area where the welding bench will go.     


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« Reply #2722 on: March 13, 2017, 07:22:37 AM »

I'm seeing I'm arriving a little late to the party for this one Bo, but I would have used drywall to cover the walls rather than plywood. I don't like covering the walls with a conductor in a shop where I'm welding. It would be way too easy to cause a short somewhere and maybe even burn the fire resistant building down.  angry angry angry cry cry cry

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P.S. - Really nice job on the shelter. It looks really finished.  cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #2723 on: March 13, 2017, 08:51:32 AM »

The roof needs shingles, the remainder of the floor needs to be poured, and the siding needs to be put on so I have more work to do.  I can tape the seal the plywood joints and put a coating of topping plaster over the wood.  Is there a fire resistant paint?
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« Reply #2724 on: March 13, 2017, 01:15:14 PM »

Could you fasten drywall panels right over it. It's available in a fire resistant version but it's basically fire resistant anyway.

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« Reply #2725 on: March 13, 2017, 07:39:32 PM »

Maybe use Green-Board...........its moisture resistant as well.
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« Reply #2726 on: March 13, 2017, 07:45:01 PM »

or cement sheet..... flame resistant, non conductive.
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« Reply #2727 on: March 13, 2017, 11:19:37 PM »

That cement board is a good idea.  They have several brands of it available.  This one is extremely fire resistant. 


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« Reply #2728 on: March 14, 2017, 01:55:57 AM »

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While we are talking about welders-- does anyone know how a 240v 50hz would go with your 220v 60hz.

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« Reply #2729 on: March 21, 2017, 10:48:23 PM »

This is the cement board on the wall.  One shot is of the board by itself.  The other shot shows the board on the other wall.  The joint was taped and sealed and the board was covered by a layer of tile grout.  This was sanded to an almost smooth texture.  It is like sanding concrete so progress is slow.  Then, it is topped with a layer of topping compound.  This is easy to sand to a smooth finish.  Then, the cement boards will be painted.  This work makes a tough and non-flammable surface.  Progress is slow.  Some hours are going to do overtime at the job and the family is doing things, too.  This weekend I should start welding.  The first project is to FCAW a welding bench together.  The metal is cut and ready to go.


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