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Old January 28th, 2017, 11:09 PM
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Been working on my evaporator build over the last few days. Got most of it laid out today and ready for welding. Need to work on the door hinges and the door.
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Old January 29th, 2017, 07:28 AM
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Wow I can't believe how clean your work space is when your mocking all that up. Mine would have had C-clamps, vice grips, angle clamps, bar clamps, and two angle grinders lying on the floor. All around that whole thing. Not to mention all the clamps that would be on the project. When welding and trying to keep things lined up you can never have to many clamps. Oh and lot's of tack welds you can't have to many tack welds either. Nice job so far keep the pictures coming.
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I'm surprised how clean I kept everything. Lol. Usually it looks like a struggle happened and the tools all took over. my friend that is helping me build this is consistently picking up tools so it's cleaner. I'm a very visual person and i kept confusing myself so I kept an area clean that I could lay everything out in while I was cutting all the rest of the pieces.
All the clamps and stuff will be out when I start welding everything.
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Thursday I spent three hours welding my atv plow frame. I ripped the support pole right off the plow. The company that built this plow must have had a rookie welder. There was zero penetration on all the welds. You would have one piece of metal that had the weld still attached and the other piece was still clean looking the metal didn't even tear when it came apart. I had tack welded the whole thing back together without a helmet on and now today my face is peeling in spots due to flash burn. I really need an auto darkening helmet. I wish I was that neat and organized I am always in to much of a hurry to get one thing done and get on to the next.
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