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Old 01-30-2020, 05:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
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So they're clip on?

Did you just jam a chunk of flat copper into each slot?
As I read between the lines, he stripped pieces of insulation off of a piece of copper wire (possibly #6 or #8) and stuck that into the slots.

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Old 01-31-2020, 07:02 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Nah, its not just wire, it is indeed a "chunk" of copper, as in I took 1/8" thick copper flat bar and milled a little profile so it snaps into the slot, and then used a copper crimp sleeve at the other end to crimp and also silver solder the wire, then heat-shrinked it. Its pretty cramped in there, so no place for the wires to go anywhere.
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:58 PM   #28 (permalink)
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i dont get it, $10-20k into HTP welders? and this is your red neck solution for a spider box?

embarrassing.

shit aint 'custom' its hack, you can do allot better. i would call it a prototype and redesign.

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Old 02-07-2020, 08:11 AM   #29 (permalink)
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i dont get it, $10-20k into HTP welders? and this is your red neck solution for a spider box?

embarrassing.

shit aint 'custom' its hack, you can do allot better. i would call it a prototype and redesign.
Interesting response indeed. I'm not embarrassed not even one bit, it's just something I threw together in my spare time, so idgaf. You can call it what you want, it don't hurt my feelings. And you are right about one thing: you sure don't get it.

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Old 02-07-2020, 11:53 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Looks good to me.

Run it.
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Looks good to me.

Run it.
Thanks.

I added a little "multimeter" to the 240V side of things.

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I think that is great backyard engineering but I am very happy that I have found 2 spider boxes on craigslist, one was 25 bucks the other 35. Neither seller had any idea what they were.
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I think that is great backyard engineering but I am very happy that I have found 2 spider boxes on craigslist, one was 25 bucks the other 35. Neither seller had any idea what they were.
Thanks, back-yard engineering is exactly what it is/what I was going for. Around here, Craigslist turns out nothing, I'm not about to wait 10-15 years for a spider box to show up, lol. Hence the one I made.
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Got a chance to use it yesterday, as the neighbor's gate was falling apart, and the random dude they got to make a new gate vanished. Just tacked it in place for now (to the gate frame behind it) so their dogs don't knock the rusted heap down and go into the park behind our houses.

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Thanks, not sure if you mean in a good way or now, 'cause some people like to blast others it's hard to tell, lol.
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i get it for a farmers and such, i missed the 'side' part next to jobs. i would be removed from a job if i brought something like that to a call out.

most gensets and such have gfci so should be fine. i'd be careful using it from any other source not gfci protected. most think its over rated until they get 'touched'.

but if only running from a genset why have breakers at all? most gens all ready have the needed breakers. and then why use breakers designed to be used in a panel.

see your runnng an HTP welder how do you like them, compare to the big names?

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Thanks, not sure if you mean in a good way or now, 'cause some people like to blast others it's hard to tell, lol.
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