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    you don't say where you are at but 50 miles ne of...

    you don't say where you are at but 50 miles ne of tampa is probably around webster area. metro steel would be closer and they will cut for you - and deliver for a fee.
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    in the field today i would use a 120v flux core...

    in the field today i would use a 120v flux core which is why i got one 'cause it's portable. back in the day i would have used a lincoln tombstone as that was what i had then and never gave it...
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    amen to that!

    amen to that!
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    50/50 partnership. after awhile he decides he...

    50/50 partnership. after awhile he decides he doesn't need you. he has the money. he just contributes cash to the company which you must match. you can't match so quickly it becomes 99/01
    happened...
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    my long time experience and i have software that...

    my long time experience and i have software that tracks where customers come from and dollars spent:

    yellow pages: close to nothing. ad cost equaled sales revenue at best (who uses a phone book...
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    ain't that the truth

    ain't that the truth
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    yes. using cast iron filler rod and o/a. ...

    yes. using cast iron filler rod and o/a. bringing the heat down slowly then after it got close to room temperature you could hear the ping from across the room. loosened the bolts on my fixture...
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    had this actually have been cast iron the...

    had this actually have been cast iron the fixturing you showed would have guaranteed the weld cracking. cast iron needs to be fixtured loosely. i learned the hard way.
  9. a lot of my friends no longer drink either....

    a lot of my friends no longer drink either. they're all dead of course.
  10. sweets don't do at all well with beer!

    sweets don't do at all well with beer!
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    in which case it's still better not to hire him -...

    in which case it's still better not to hire him - just send him a check every week.
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    my ex wife worked as an accountant. she could...

    my ex wife worked as an accountant. she could count money very well. not putting it back got her fired
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    had air compressors my entire adult life and...

    had air compressors my entire adult life and never once thought about putting an hour meter on one. i guess i'll just leave it that way.
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    what i was thinking

    what i was thinking
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    bend radius vs strength

    forming 1/4" a36 into a channel. force will be on the web with the flanges supporting. question: will there be a noticeable/measurable strength difference in relation to the bend radius? googled but...
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    should be able to look up parts here and compare...

    should be able to look up parts here and compare

    Page not found - Transtar Industries
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    long time since i've seen one of those. ...

    long time since i've seen one of those.

    "hexagonally inverted steloid camsnapper"
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    a body shop next to a liquor store in a low rent...

    a body shop next to a liquor store in a low rent area has problem with vagrant drunks pissing though his fence or taking a dump there. he has cameras/motion sensors and train horns.
    YouTube
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    most power generators have an oil pressure switch...

    most power generators have an oil pressure switch which shuts the engine down w/no oil pressure. from experience with customer's generators filling around a quart over will shut it down also because...
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    another job over thought. one whack with a brass...

    another job over thought. one whack with a brass hammer and it's juuuuust fine.
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    straightening threaded rod

    i have been presented with straightening a threaded rod in situ. it is a wheel clamp snapon for those who need to know that. rod is steel through alum clamps. . one end dropped and bent. taking it...
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    build an enclosure around it

    build an enclosure around it
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    i did dealership oriented training but it would...

    i did dealership oriented training but it would work for most businesses - learning people/traits, accounting, how to calculate and price labor, etc.

    no secret formula for finding employees but...
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    i been self employed a long time. 1. you need...

    i been self employed a long time.

    1. you need to have a good grasp on finances/book keeping. DO NOT turn that over to someone unless you have the skills to monitor it (constantly) or you WILL...
  25. when one of my tilt cylinders started leaking i...

    when one of my tilt cylinders started leaking i sent it out for repair. after installing it the next day the other one leaked. same scenario with the mast cylinders. they are all the same age.
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