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Welder Dave's Recent Activity

  1. Welder Dave replied to the thread Put a fork in me I'm done!.

    I have a gut feeling they're still upset that I questioned the pamphlets they made up for the motorcycle show. Didn't even consult with...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 12:23 AM
  2. Welder Dave replied to the thread Put a fork in me I'm done!.

    Motorcycles.

    Mar 25, 2019 at 1:30 PM
  3. Welder Dave posted a new thread.

    Put a fork in me I'm done!

    With worrying if the new flat track gets done or not. Going through a total chit show at work and had 18" of snow on the track. I don't...

    Forum: General Industry Questions

    Mar 25, 2019 at 5:40 AM
  4. Welder Dave replied to the thread Trailer rebuild/repair thread.

    Finer grain structure is stronger and less likely to crack.

    Mar 25, 2019 at 2:52 AM
  5. Welder Dave replied to the thread Trailer rebuild/repair thread.

    Actually more passes results in a finer grain structure in the weld.

    Mar 25, 2019 at 12:01 AM
  6. Welder Dave replied to the thread Trailer rebuild/repair thread.

    Same reason stick is still used on pressure vessels, less chance of failure and/or weld defects.

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:03 PM
  7. Welder Dave replied to the thread I have a 1989 D4H.

    You could run the idler with the crack but you risk the crack growing larger and potentially causing further damage and you don't water...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 7:46 PM
  8. Welder Dave replied to the thread Towing or pulling with my Hitachi ex.

    I think if you can't pull it with the stick, get something else to help. Not worth risking damage to the drive system. Most excavators...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 4:52 PM
  9. Welder Dave replied to the thread I have a 1989 D4H.

    Some idlers are cast and some are welded assemblies. The idler in question doesn't look like it was built up but maybe it was and then...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 4:42 PM
  10. Welder Dave replied to the thread Trailer rebuild/repair thread.

    400 deg's preheat would indicate the shaft or the sprocket is something other than mild steel but ER70S-6 wire would indicate it may be...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 6:06 AM
  11. Welder Dave replied to the thread 1150c tracks.

    One thing you want to consider is having the supplier or a track shop install the pads on the new rails. A lot of people have just used...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 5:50 AM
  12. Welder Dave replied to the thread I have a 1989 D4H.

    I did work experience in a shop that used to build up idlers 24/7 with the sub-arc process. They cut about a 3" hole in the side of the...

    Mar 23, 2019 at 11:54 PM
  13. Welder Dave replied to the thread Elections American vs Canadian.

    Don't want to start a debate but I think the reason why voters should care and why a lot of them don't (anymore) is the same. A lot of...

    Mar 23, 2019 at 4:16 PM
  14. Welder Dave replied to the thread Grizzly Trucks.

    Even in reading about him he first claims it's not about money but then it seems to be about money. Maybe he just wanted his 15 minutes...

    Mar 23, 2019 at 5:32 AM
  15. Welder Dave replied to the thread Trailer rebuild/repair thread.

    Is the shaft solid? If so the weld is too small and what material is the shaft? It might be a classic case of using a higher carbon or...

    Mar 23, 2019 at 1:04 AM