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#107372 - 09/30/04 03:55 PM Vacation Pictures  
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I am a computer tech by trade, but I love to check out the pictures on your site. I have attached some pictures from my vacation. The pics are from Ocho Rios Jamaica. The generator was powering a hand drill that a guy was using to drill into the dock to attach new stairs.

Scott Sabo

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#107373 - 09/30/04 08:17 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
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What a waste of a fine piece of welding equipment! Perhaps there should be a link to these pictures on the "Darwin Awards" site. [Linked Image]

#107374 - 10/01/04 06:39 AM Re: Vacation Pictures  
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Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,260
Fullerton, CA USA
So that's why they put the little holes in the blades of a cord cap!

Praises be to the inventor of cordless tools.
They probably saved more than a couple of lives...S

#107375 - 10/01/04 05:41 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
So that's why they put the little holes in the blades of a cord cap!

Yeah, but it was very thoughtless of the manufacturer not to add a hole in the ground pin. [Linked Image]

Still, the green wire doesn't do anything useful, right? [Linked Image]

#107376 - 10/01/04 10:39 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
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Posts: 916
Regina, Sask.
Still, the green wire doesn't do anything useful, right?

Since it appears to be an ungrounded system, and I can't see a reason to prefer one conductor over the other to be ground, you may be correct to let fate decide.

#107377 - 10/02/04 02:40 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
DougW  Offline
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Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
But would it be green wire up, or green wire down?

(sits back aftr stirring the pot)

#107378 - 10/03/04 09:36 AM Re: Vacation Pictures  
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Joined: May 2004
Posts: 697
Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
The thing that's so sad about this is that extension cords are so cheap and so much easier to plug in than this mess.

This fine welding machine will be around much longer that it's operator.


#107379 - 10/04/04 04:00 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
Texas_Ranger  Offline
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Posts: 2,399
Vienna, Austria
If I'm not seriously mistaken that's not an arc welder but a fat generator set. Have seen something like that here in Europe, heavy diesel engine, output 11.2 amps@400V, 230/400V 3ph.

#107380 - 10/04/04 06:18 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
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Miller Electric manufactures welding equipment I belive a subsidary of ITW which also has Hobart welding equip.

#107381 - 10/05/04 02:14 AM Re: Vacation Pictures  
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Denver, CO USA
If you look a little closer at the second picture, you will notice the welding stinger with a stub of rod still in it. Most engine-driven welders have a decent-sized 120 winding in them If you need an engine-driven unit, there generally is no electricity to be had and you need power tools to work on whatever you are welding. Our favorite term for that setup was The infinite extension cord.

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