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Things I have learned today

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dremu, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    1. That piece of metal you just welded is still hot, no matter how many times you put your bare hand on it.

    2. Liquid Nails smells really bad when it burns.

    That is all.

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    Being silly today?
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    I dunno bout #2 but I still haven't learned #1...
     
  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    No more so than usual. The Liquid Nails was used as seam sealer, as I'm too cheap to spend $15 a tube on the 3M stuff which, I swear, is just the same as the $2 tube hardware store special.

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    Yes but why were you burning it?
     
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    I just used silicone when I fixed my floor pan...
     
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    I was practicing plate tests the other day, and I brought two of em out to my truck when I left because I hadn't finished them and they needed to normalize instead of being dumped in the water (something do with crystals and mystical metal gods, I wasn't really listening). Anyway, one of em was still hot enough to melt through my plastic toolcase and then through my Husky liner.

    Brilliant.
     
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    Through foresight and planning on my part, it was on the metal I was welding... I'd sealed up the edge, then realized I wanted to add to it :(

    Yes, I wirebrushed and ground it out of the way, but as we discovered in experiment #1, metal conducts heat :haha: so the goo that was left a few inches away ... eww. :holds nose:

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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    I understand mystical metal gods, everything from Nightwish to Halford.

    WTF is a plate test, or are you writing RJ-style and I'm not supposed to get it?

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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Yeah, but at six bucks a tube it's pricier, plus it doesn't paint well. Liquid Nails is cheap and solidifies a bit more, and if I'm not careful this will become tech in the Lounge.

    HERETIC! SINNER! (I can hear it now...)

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    I do occasional weld repairs for the machinists at work (hole in wrong spot etc etc.) Quite a few times now I've brought the part back to them with my gloves on...and handed them the part. Every single time, even though they see I'm wearing my welding gloves they happily reach out and take the still hot part from me. Usually takes a second or two before they drop it...:D

    Oh yeah, quenching messes up the gobbledegook structures inside the lump you just welded...bad juju.

    Rene
     
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    AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH TECH. :haha:
     
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    Plate test is a welding test they give for AWI certification. Mine was sorta impromptu, so it wasn't gonna be valid, but the test is two steel plates, 6" x 3.5", both beveled 22.5 degrees on one side, stuck together over a 1/4" backing strip to form a sort of valley where you gotta lay a buncha beads and stick em together. When you're done, you cut the backing strip off and cut the plate into a few 7"x 1.5" strips and bend them 180 degrees. If they don't crack or break, you pass.
     

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