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I picked up a bunch of 1.5 square tubing to finally make a cart, but it went towards a flat skid instead...
Edit - my 80cf bottle is about 7.5" in diameter.
Check this out B, I saw it on the Hobart board a while back:Brandon said:I just dumped my old rickety cart, "acquired" a small shopping cart from the 99cent store as a basis for the new one. Any reason the bottle can't lay back at an angle? Anyone have any "cart conversions" to share?
LazyDog said:IMO, make a cart that will carry two bottles.
Just to give you some ideas, here are some pics of the cart I made for my TIG machine.
To cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! :smokin: :smokin:ihojeff said:Here are some pics of my patent pending welding cart. 4 wheel independent suspension, welder sits on a turntable, cart holds most everything you need for fabricating. Handle can be swapped out for hitch type mount to be towed behind ATV's. Several other features. If you fabricate outside your shop than this cart is for you. If I ever get some free time I plan on building a few more prototypes with some minor design changes before taking out to manufactures for production estimates. These carts are kickass and someday I hope most of you will agree. I can't wait to start this business as wrenching on rigs is strating to get old.
Homemade cooler? I'd like to see some pics and specs on that. I'm still running an air cooled torch. Which is good and bad. It sucks because I have to stop so much to let the torch cool. it's nice because I have to stop so much and drink adult beveragesfj40guy said:
Where is the cooler?
I started building a big ol' large cooler. TIG buddy mentioned "na, just use a 5 gallon bucket of water, all you need". Yep, I wore out long before the water got warm at all. Found a aluminum cylinder about the same size as the tank (7.5" diameter) to use as a "high tech" water bucket.
In my case big ol' old Hobart TIG welder (250Amp) that weighs around 400 pounds (big copper windings), so added a bottle rack to the back of it.
Only thing I'd do different... room for a SECOND Argon tank (for back purging).
I did post a pic of the pump and bucket in the past. Nothing fancy at all, but was a electric pump (perhaps 1/4 hp) with a water pump (circulating pump). Both were surplus scrap items. Pump had 1/4" fittings, so was "about the right size". Just sucks water out of a bucket, where the return dumps back into that. Nothing fancy at all.LazyDog said:Homemade cooler? I'd like to see some pics and specs on that. I'm still running an air cooled torch. Which is good and bad. It sucks because I have to stop so much to let the torch cool. it's nice because I have to stop so much and drink adult beverages
I want to get a water cooled torch, but I just can't justify the expense (it's a hobby for me, so having to stop and let the torch cool doesn't cost me money). A cooler is around $500, so if I could make my own, I'd only have to get the torch.