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    Spent 5 minutes with it today, hung a bit more...

    Spent 5 minutes with it today, hung a bit more weight on the heel. 15' of 14x54, cables started to jump a little, bit still no boom down.

    Didnt have a chance to lube up the cables but that's...
  2. Application is nothing special, most of these...

    Application is nothing special, most of these midsized gas turbines are power related. Just a big a dumb turbine turning a generator to make magic pixies.

    We cut stellite welds all the time,...
  3. That's a low pressure Bi flow steam rotor. I...

    That's a low pressure Bi flow steam rotor.

    I posed a pic of a gas turbine rotor, single grain forgings for the blades, turbine blades with internal cooling passages ect, way more exotic...
  4. Standard de-bladed gas turbine rotor. I work...

    Standard de-bladed gas turbine rotor.

    I work more with process steam equipment, but I think this is a W501, probably about 200MW output.

    With the blades on it, its absolutely gorgeous. And...
  5. Not my department, but this is the kind of stuff...

    Not my department, but this is the kind of stuff I work on

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191122/ce7fbacb40bb22a74686f0cb6be17c5d.jpg

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    No idea how applicable to a grinder. But the...

    No idea how applicable to a grinder. But the rule of thumb I've always seen and used is .001 per inch of diameter.

    For turbine bearings (big dumb plain metal bearings), there is some info at work...
  7. We work to +.001/-0 on diameters and trying to...

    We work to +.001/-0 on diameters and trying to get the same on alignment.

    Its very tricky to do this, and its critical to be constantly checking your alignment. Every tool change and machine...
  8. Where I work we linebore tunbine cases all the...

    Where I work we linebore tunbine cases all the time.

    From tiny single stage curtis turbines to big LP cases that can be 40,000lbs.

    On the small stuff, which most of our work is, we spindle bore...
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    It will boom up. And the boom hoist brake...

    It will boom up.

    And the boom hoist brake releases, I can move the brake band by hand when I tell the crane to boom down.

    I'm going to throw another 500 lbs on the boom heel, lube up the cables...
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    I haven't adjusted anything on it, very hesitant...

    I haven't adjusted anything on it, very hesitant to do so without know what I'm doing.

    last time I was running it, the swing would keep swinging (even with the swing brake on, the brake it's very...
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    I do have power down, but as I've understood...

    I do have power down, but as I've understood that, it's only a 1 way bearing in the hoist assembly that only lets it play out line as fast as the engine is turning.

    Meaning I don't have to...
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    There is, it is released. Sent from my...

    There is, it is released.

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    I've got everything hung from the boom attachment...

    I've got everything hung from the boom attachment points on the heel. I didn't want to go too crazy with it and possibly damage those attachment points (bend the ears)
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    For right now I'm planning to put 60' or 70' of...

    For right now I'm planning to put 60' or 70' of main boom and the 30' jib on it. Park it front of the shop and use it as a yard crane, that boom config would reach pretty much my whole yard. The...
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    Cables operate everything, with clutches and...

    Cables operate everything, with clutches and brakes controlling the winches, which in turn are controlled by master and slave cylinders.

    The boom cable is in rough shape, once I got the boom...
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    OT?-Friction Crane Boom Not Lowering

    Been working on my 40ton P&H, finally got it in front of the shop, been changing a bunch of hoses on the control system. Bled the system yesterday, fired it up and wanted to start putting the boom...
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    I work in a massive turbo machinery rapair shop,...

    I work in a massive turbo machinery rapair shop, in my department we have dozens of machines up to 6" HBM's (CNC and manual), 100" VMB's, lathes up to 10" swing and 60' long. The blade manufacturing...
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    Sunbelt rents a very nice drop deck (the deck...

    Sunbelt rents a very nice drop deck (the deck literally sets flat on the ground) trailer with IIRC 9000lb capacity.

    My suggestion is to just call a rollback wrecker, I've moved many long skinny...
  19. I'll take Pic J (2 sets of blocks) and Pic 3 H...

    I'll take Pic J (2 sets of blocks) and Pic 3 H (Jacobs chuck)

    Shoot me an email with the shipping and i'll get a check headed your way
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    I have 6 weeks of school left, I'm not going to...

    I have 6 weeks of school left, I'm not going to quit. I should have 2 years ago, but not now.
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    I saw what oil field did to my Dad, I'd like to...

    I saw what oil field did to my Dad, I'd like to stay away if possible.

    Currently working in rotating equipment repair, which I do like.

    Technically working as an intern, but I've run every...
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    Grades are low because Dad decided to drop dead a...

    Grades are low because Dad decided to drop dead a month into my sophomore year, leaving me with a farm full of junk machinery, rental properties, a mother with depression and a sister with learning...
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    I'd like to stay in the Houston area for the...

    I'd like to stay in the Houston area for the immediate future, working with rotating equipment, rigging, big fab work ect would be ideal.

    No headhunter, no interview rn, just sent out a few...
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    OT(?)-About to Graduate Engineering School

    Like the title says, about to finish a degree in mechanical engineering.

    I got a decent resume, lots of work and hands on experience, but shitty grades (2.9ish). Handful of certifications, mostly...
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    We've got literally the same machine at work. ...

    We've got literally the same machine at work. That part of the shop used to have a 15' by 100' Niles lathe on it, so stout foundation. (That lathe came from Watervliet and made 16" guns for Iowa...
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