About: Engine Cooling, Leaning TIG, Bart's Trailer Fire
I was worried for a long time that this project would burn out and videos would stop. So very happy to see it keep going and going. this is awesome.
Good catch on the smoke Rob! Could have got a lot worse not only burning up the trailer but someone gets hurt or killed. Close call but you handled it quick. Cool heads prevail.
On the adjustable wrench not being big enough, Might have been Keith Fenner or AVE I forget but take it apart and grind another notch into the rack.
When your welding pipe the gas has to be able to flow
Take the plug out
The biggest trick (and pain in the ass) about tig is keeping everything, absolutely clean! No dust, rust, moisture, anything....
I used to use a piece of copper to start my arc on when I used scratch start.
you are building a great boat
try runing your leads over your sholder to reduce strain on your torch hand and arm ???
I prefer chimery to chimney. I blame Mary poppins for causing the confusion for Bart.
Wow, what a life you guys got, no one flips out. I remember when i broke a tap in a die the boss didn't talk to me for a weak but i'm glad cause of him i have not made any scrap in 20 yrs and i do it all...stay healthy you nuts.
Glad you guys reacted like Fire-Men Chiefs,you know now that you'll need fire extinguishers on the boat and outside....!!!!.....Funny that on that video, we saw a Fire-Truck passing by.(was it the same day..??).......Some people would have gone into panic-mode and call 911(Not enough time!!!).....!!!....My favorite"show"on Youtube....GREETS FROM FRANCE....Again, can't wait to see this Marvel in the water.......
Your pipe going to your "radiator" doesn't look large enough.
hes tha most beautiful Techno Santa, love this guy at work......in the zone dude!!!
what a value this rig will be at a marina. No doubt seeker could be a mobile machine shop in between research missions. Your gonna miss this type of problem solving :)
A few main necessities for threading pipe are; 2 Ridgid pipe Vise's, real one's, not that flimsy stand... Both mounted inline with one another roughly 6ft apart & securely mounted to something immovable/solid.
Another big help comes from making longer handles for your threaders. roughly 20in 24in & 30in long out of, i belive it was ¾in pipe, for better mecanical advantage. 3) always remember to disengage the does before backing the tool off, otherwise it's the quickest way to ruin the expensive cutting dies other than not properly lubricating (heavily lubricated to start, then, another 2-3 per rotation...preferably done by a second perso to keep things moving when cutting the threads since its harder on the dies due to things like thermal transition/equalization, affecting the tolerances...best not to stop for citing for much longer than it takes to reset the ratchet mechanism in the tool & the oiler just squirts the dies every other stroke or so. Plus When doing a lot of threading y'all can alternate positions as needed to keep things moving & get it done quicker which more than makes up for tying up two people with the tasks (We would even have a third person cutting the pipe for us & all rotate as needed).
Man am I glad I climbed up on a piece of equipment & started operating after that first year or so running pipe...its definitely good exercise though.
Hope it all works out in your favor in the end, take care.
You are better off stick welding those fittings. Tig and mig do have their place. I know, I know you don't like people saying it, but it's true. So sorry about Bart's fire. Hope it's not too bad.
You're shirt out of luck.
If submarine means under water, I'd say that's submarine. Because it's submerged below the water line.
Never a dull moment with you guys