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Old 05-02-2012, 10:01 PM   #131
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Tango! I really want to know about the new weld through primmer you found. That is a great price PLEASE post particulars. Thanks
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:20 AM   #132
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Hey Trunt --- I stumbled on it at Triple S Steel here in Houston while picking up some metal. Sprayed some on today but have not yet tried welding through this brand. I will check tomorrow to see what the name/brand might be and will post it here for all to Google.
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Hey Trunt --- Here are the two brands I used. The "SEM" on the left was $15 bucks at an auto paint store. The "Seymour" on the right came from a steel supply (Triple S) and was $3.99. Have not tried welding through the Seymour yet, but the SEM did make for some extra spatter. Nothing too bad, but I'm curious to see how the "value" priced version does. Can't be all that bad. After all, as the can notes...Seymour was "The Inventor of Aerosol Spray Paint".

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any sem stuff is gonna cost you way more.
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Hey Tango, I've used the SEM and it works just fine. You're right about the splater though--maybe using argon as the shielding gas might help, I don't know.

So " Seymour was "The Inventor of Aerosol Spray Paint"." They should have said "Seymore, the father of modern day graffiti! Ha.

Thanks for the info. Jack
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Is there enuf "galvinise" in it to make it hazardous to breath while welding?
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As the old saying goes "The solution to polution is dilution" I always have a box fan going when I weld. None of that smoke good for you so I just try to stay out of it. I don't recall seeing those white stringy curls of smoke like you get when you weld galvanized metal. I'm sure the MSDS page has some info--I'll have to look.
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Just scored an "almost new" Honda EU3000is genny for $1500 bucks. Not bad, as most reasonable used units in this area average about $18-1900 (MSRP is $2400 around here). Looks & runs like it just came off the shelf. And they really are as quiet as advertised. In the 'Econo" mode, you can barely tell it's running from 5 feet away and almost totally vibration free. Now I can start working out the mounting and rear deck area where it will reside. Yeehaw!

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Tango, we'll have to be careful or our busses will look exactly alike!?! I've been looking at the same diamond plate floor material as you have been asking about and I also have the same genny. Ha! I'm going to try to quiet the genny down by putting it in a high mass box with a fan etc. etc. I scored some 3/4 in gym floor rubber mats for free from a local gym that bit the dust. I pilled them around the genny and it looks like I might be able to lower the dB by 10 or so according to the meter--more on that later. I've been looking at the propane conversion--what have you heard on that account?
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You may be right. We do seem to going down a similar path on several counts. Matter of fact, I will be boxing in my genset too and adding some sound deadening while I'm at it.

Great score on the gym mats! And the 3/4 stuff is really expensive. As for propane, there are a number of conversion kits available for that unit. Everything from straight propane to tri-fuel kits (natural gas, propane, gasoline) and several that you can switch fuels back & forth on, which seems handy. I will likely stick with straight gas though as I have very little underbelly space and gasoline still has the most punch per pound. Would loved to have found something this size in a diesel but the only small ones I saw (not made in China) were about 4500kw and over ten-grand. Ouch! That ain't gonna happen.
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