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Old 12-11-2016, 09:41 PM
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I would use a butyl rubber sealant.
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:36 PM
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Here is the picture.


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Old 12-15-2016, 12:14 AM
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I'd pull the track out of the way and use a 4 1/2" angle grinder with cut-off wheel plus a dremel to remove just enough.
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:20 AM
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Looks like you could remove most of that ?i would trim the door around whatever is left
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:41 PM
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That was my first idea, but the thought of attacking the concrete with a torch or plasma cutter did not thrill me. I was afraid of blowing a big chunk of concrete out. That would let the water in that way. I was just plain scared of cutting on the new doors.

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Old 12-16-2016, 07:57 PM
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Heater questions.

I am trying to heat the shop, and I am having issues. First is no time, second is no money!!!


Anyway I am planning on installing two revbray infrared tube heaters down the center of the shop. They are two stage and quiet. I have 1 in the old shop and like it.

I don't have anywhere near enough time to properly install them. So I have two direct infrared 100,000 btu heaters. These are the 30 x 30 squares that glow.

So should I mount them in the center of the shop, pointing to each end. This is the fastest install. 1 propane line and 1 120 volt AC line, or install them at one end facing the other end? Or one at each end.

I know these output a lot of water vapor, but it is all I have. I have the wood stove while we are working inside. The propane heaters are for night time.

Any ideas/ or suggestions???


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Old 01-14-2017, 11:15 AM
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One of my pups decided to claim the very center of the new shop as her area. At 120 lbs I can't argue with her.

I installed the heaters in the center facing the ends. Works pretty good.

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Old 01-14-2017, 03:44 PM
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I'd pull the track out of the way and use a 4 1/2" angle grinder with cut-off wheel plus a dremel to remove just enough.
I think this is the way to go. If you damage the concrete, a little concrete repair will be pretty straightforward. Or could you notch the door around it?
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:15 PM
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Got some work done in the shop today. I forgot to call in my steel and aluminum order on Friday. Oops. We got the tables moved into their new home. One is 24 x 5 feet and the other is 20 x 5 feet. Both have a solid 3/4 inch top. They are placed 30 inches apart.

We also got the boom mounted for the wire feeder. It covers both tables.

Now to move the Miller XMT and mount the feeder.


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Old 01-26-2017, 05:41 PM
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I need an exhaust fan!!!




Now the shop is sealed up and heated, the weld smoke is staying around.

Any recommendations? I am thinking 3 x 3 feet with very good louvers and be able to control the speed (rpm)

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Old 01-27-2017, 12:47 PM
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I want a set-up 2x2, thru the wall, with good louvers, at a reasonable price

So far I still want...
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:47 AM
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New update-

I ordered a new 30 HP phase converter from phase perfect. I order the one with the outdoor weather proof box. I heard that they have an annoying buzz.

I also have a 45 KVA transformer to bump the voltage up to 480 bolts.

Everything is to be delivered on Monday.

I will let everyone know what I think about it once everything is installed.

Steve
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:22 PM
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Ive been looking at phase converters, i ended up getting a VFD to run my shear.

what all are you running in the badass shop you got?
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:26 PM
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Rokcrler-

I am slowly moving into the new shop. So far I have two large hurco cnc mills, a mazac qt 15 lathe, a monarch manual lathe, a doall automatic saw, cosen miter saw, amada cnc ironworker.

Later this year I am planning on a water jet.

Once everything is in its place, I will post some pictures. It is a disaster area right now.

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Old 04-16-2017, 10:10 PM
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Yep, now I'm even more jealous!
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:31 PM
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Here is a picture of the mills all lined up. Only the tow Hurco's (blue) are up and running.


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Old 07-01-2017, 12:44 PM
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Added a Sam's Club special to the shop. It is a 96 inch BIG AIR ceiling fan. Box says it is 35 watts.

Does it blow a lot of air- maybe. It will blow a piece of paper or plastic off the table on high.

I may switch the direction it is turning, if it starts to blow the mig shielding gas away. Too be determined--

Is it quite? I would not want it in the house, but the shop is fine.

Here is a picture


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http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/...B29A1C2107.jpg

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Old 07-01-2017, 12:58 PM
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Off topic;
What type of account do you have with photobucket? When I clicked your link it took me to your pic, but it was slow to load. It may be my computer, it took ~25 seconds.
Thanks for any feedback,
Richard
PS; I'll delete this post after if you wish.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:28 PM
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Richard-

It is the free Photobucket. I changed the link. Sometimes it wants the image link, and sometimes the direct link.

This one is the image link


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Old 07-03-2017, 10:37 PM
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Got some work done on the shop today.

Finally the 480 is installed. YEA.

I also got a 75 foot retractable 12 gauge extension cord hung from the ceiling.

Here are some pictures


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