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AKwelder

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  1. There are a couple floating around here. The one in the picture is in the auto museum I believe, there is one in the weeds up in cold foot, and one in pieces in down town Valdez. one would have been handy yesterday
  2. If you hear of one I sure would appreciate it
  3. Welp, broke the back blade on the 460. Again. Something else that needs repairs
  4. Don’t mind at all. Have at it
  5. Over a foot of snow, powers out, and I have the Honda suitcase powering the pellet stove. Thank goodness for gas stoves or there would not be coffee
  6. Been cold, it was 30 below here yesterday. Colder in town. At least there is no wind
  7. It’s been a long time but I thought the 211 had a quick change for a spool gun, if so make sure that nothing for it have been tripped or bumped. One of those machines had a switch that swapped the contact leads, easy switch to move. And it would act this way After checking the switch (and it could be the wire between the gun and the cabinet) you might get a meter and double check the power it’s getting. Just to be sure
  8. I have several sizes of channel locks, and both in my plumbing gear and my shop box, at work we issue them by the bucket full. No complaints from me or any of the crew, and the old Pipefitter that is our material guy doesn’t complain about the price either. I remember them being made in the USA. But I am surprised by the American steel. I prefer them for mobile use, when they get lost or disappear it doesn’t hurt so much.
  9. Stop by work and pick one, we have several
  10. Had to do some training yesterday, at the end the head compliance and training guy comes in. Heck of a speaker, and remembers everything g he ever read. He takes some time to make the safety pitch and moves on to CDL’s and driving. The company just had another DOT audit. And of course we got dinged on something, every driver with hazmat and tanker endorsements is required to take a tanker road test every three years. That’s a new one on me. So let me get this straight. In order to deliver gasoline to the local station the g driver has to have A CDL with numerous endorsements, health card, finger prints to keep his hazmat, take a drivers test every 3 years, and put up with all the crap to do it? No wonder it’s so hard to find drivers. Here in Alaska the delivery cost of heating oil is 30 cents or more over at the pump. I see why. it looks like keeping my CDL and working as a summer dump truck driver might pay more than my plumbing license, good grief
  11. From the list there are no allergies such as bee stings or blood sugar issues? And this is for you and not others, add some QTips and some eye wash for when you get something in your eye. looks like your using this as you need it, so I would add some good medical tape and lots of gauge pads. For emergencies I would have some large squares of cloth for slings and a space blanket
  12. Good grief, what kind of car was it? Cause that sure is what my kids need, incredible
  13. I wish we could get cheap propane, these units would be great. Right now propane is more per gallon than diesel or gasoline
  14. We have had one for almost 15 years, and have been happy with it. Having said that, it is not always saving money. I found a price per BTU calculator online, and when fuel oil is cheap we turn the pellets down to just more comfort, and we crank it up when fuel oil is high. Some times other fuels are cheaper, by a lot it’s a lot cleaner than wood, I do not have access to good fire wood (we can chose between spruce or birch) and I just do not have the time for cutting wood, so it’s a pellet stove. I pick up a half dozen bags on my way home when we need them. Not all stoves are equal, mine will burn almost anything, my FIL is picky and needs to be cleaned daily if he is burning pellets that make a lot of ash (his was cheaper and has a thermostat, mine is manual set). Then some are automatic and others run at the feed rate you set. I have replaced blower motors over the years. But after running 24/7 for 5 months at a time I can’t complain. We will replace this one sooner than later, and I hope to keep burning pellets
  15. They almost give you the tool, and then show you the batteries and ….
  16. Flush from down stream if you can, some places rent waterjetters, which are pulsing and eat it out. We have also used a length of PEX with water and flushed it from downstream
  17. Best guess, but I am a bit tired
  18. Have a storm out west Temps are dropping a bit, guess we will wait and see
  19. I seem to remember from high school while working at a supermarket after school that the meat and cheese had different slicers,
  20. Thanks for the reply’s. I need to ponder it a bit.
  21. I am getting tired of looking backwards. Anyone have pictures of a front mount snow plow on a 460 or done it them selves? I am hoping to mount a truck snow plow to the front of my wide front 460 in place of the loader, just looking at where I would tie in the frame and how it’s been done before
  22. Well, some of you might remember we were growing peonies for selling cut flowers, deal was they bloom here late enough for the June wedding season and they were selling to the lower 48. we quit harvesting a couple years ago and we’re only maintaining our plants, they are really huge now. Well a year ago the Coop closed, which was not a surprise since it had some very serious management challenges today the growers association made it official the price for each stem has fallen to 1/5 or less and the shipping costs have increased a lot. When the price hit half we quit harvesting and just waited, when it fell further we pulled out. Guess we can pot the plants and sell them at the farmers market. We did have a good time, figured some things out, and did not risk anything unrecoverable. Life goes on
  23. Looks like a nice way to spend the evening. Enjouy
  24. I agree, I look at some of these and it really blows me away that some one would use it. Tony’s 350 is home built, but it’s not cobbled. It really is nicely done, thought out, and for lack of better words, completed. even more ironic, his came from just about an hour (or so) north of where this one is selling
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