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Old 27 August 2009, 12:20   #51
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Before RCD's and MCB's were introduced what protected people and livestock against indirect electric shock? Fuses? Bet you didn't know that?
I certainly didn't, as I was taught that the purpose of a fuse was as a "weak link" in the circuit.

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Will have to use this thread to highlight the incompetence that surrounds my industry.
I'd have said it was more like " the incompetence within the industry".

I've had the pleasure of employing these so called profssionals in both the building industry, and the boat building industry, and the one thing that they all seem to have in common is that they claim to know how to do it, but usually struggle to get on with it.

They're always the one that holds the bloody job up as well! Many a job has run late coz of the sparks.....
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Old 27 August 2009, 12:29   #52
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I certainly didn't, as I was taught that the purpose of a fuse was as a "weak link" in the circuit.



I'd have said it was more like " the incompetence within the industry".

I've had the pleasure of employing these so called profssionals in both the building industry, and the boat building industry, and the one thing that they all seem to have in common is that they claim to know how to do it, but usually struggle to get on with it.

They're always the one that holds the bloody job up as well! Many a job has run late coz of the sparks.....
A constellation of Tiffies and a confusion of sparks.
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Old 27 August 2009, 12:35   #53
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Who mentioned fuses?

Oh bugger, it was me.

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Who mentioned fuses?

Oh bugger, it was me.

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No worries mate me and another forum member sometimes end up changing the subject....
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No worries mate me and another forum member sometimes end up changing the subject....
Who's that then???
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PS Arc is not very good for thin materials, it tends to buckle it under the heat generated
Yep but he was talking about a Land Rover chassis and the welding lessons should teach him a little about it, but go on please tell us what he should use
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Yep but he was talking about a Land Rover chassis and the welding lessons should teach him a little about it, but go on please tell us what he should use
I have extensively welded landrover chassis and i would use a mig every time, sure with practice you can "stick" it together, but with a mig you can get good results very soon after picking up the torch, also its easier to fill holes in when you try welding vertically up to get good penetration and go that bit too far
Also its a hell of a lot quicker with a mig, landrover chassis are thin, especially when rusted a bit! mig is more contrallable.
Buy a mig, if you dont you will only end up with a mig and a stick,
I used a stick for years and when i finally bought a MIG i was kicking myself for not buying one 10 years earlier
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