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 Post subject: Be careful out there
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:04 pm 
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I bought a (very) used arc welder from a friend a couple of years ago, and it has been very useful. Started to play up a bit today, so decided to check the fuse.

Not good !!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Be careful out there
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:12 pm 
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Wow! That really is a bit of a bodge job! Normally it's a few strands of multicore wire wrapped round the old fuse body - nothing as thick as a bolt!

Good job the earth is still connected....

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 Post subject: Re: Be careful out there
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:54 pm 
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That's the 3000 Amp super fuse!

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 Post subject: Re: Be careful out there
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:39 pm 
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At least it wont blow :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Be careful out there
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:01 pm 
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I found that the standard 13 Amp fuse was insufficient for my spot welder so the solution was: -

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Now have 30 amp supply from unused cooker circuit from main house consumer unit into a garage RCB box, with 32 and 16 Amp sockets in the garage.

Hope to be welding the platform together during the next few months, just need to get the rest of the frame blasted and primed before welding the new panels and stiffeners to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Be careful out there
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:30 pm 
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Looks good. Are you doing the blasting or did you "farm" that part out? Does your spot welder have long arms so you can do the spot welding in the middle of the platform?

We need photo of the kit being used as well - not just before and after!

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 Post subject: Re: Be careful out there
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:07 pm 
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Spot welder is the Clarke CSW13T which has the timer unit and does 2+2. the longest arms I have are 42 cm, and I have a one sided spot-welder attachment for the arc welder for the bits I can't reach. I have to try this out and then decide whether drilled hole and Mig is better - anyone got any experience of this?.

I'm looking at doing the blasting at home with a blast pot, got 13.5 CFM compressor and also n 8.5 as well so would get sufficient flow. Problem will be setting up a booth, may use the easi-up and tarpaulins. Undecided at present.

I'll post as I go along.

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 Post subject: Re: Be careful out there
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G,,day . i presume you realise you can run both compressors together .
just connect outlets into a three way then the blaster .

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