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photojim

Member since Sep 2014 • Last active Dec 2019
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Used to be in London - Now not.

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  • in Frame Builders
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    Well I've only gone and done it. Tube set from Ceeway arrived yesterday. Time to get everything prepped and start the first frame. Have you guys ever thought about a little Discord/FB/Whatsapp chat for the LFGSS hobbyists? Mostly because I've got about a thousand real noobie questions.

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    With a pedal you control the amperage like an accelerator, up to your set maximum. So you can start low, ramp up as you put your foot down and get going. They're fun.

    Pulse is where you set up bursts of amperage. So you can set a max amp and low amp setting and whilst the button, or pedal, is pressed down the machine will pulse the ramps high and low for you. I think there are arguments for and against with regards to the heat that you're putting into a part. It's another tool in the arsenal though so I'm not sure there would be a reason to look for a machine without pulse.

    I've got a little 200amp R Tech dc welder. Has all the above and I'm happily glueing bits of steel together. It's about the size of an old pc tower.

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    So you're going to need to change the plug. If you look on screwfix or somewhere then you'll find two types of blue plugs like that, 16 and 32 amp. 16s are physically smaller than 32, so make sure you get the right one.

    Now you could, in theory, wire a 3 pin plug to a socket and plug that into the wall. You will almost certainly trip the fuse at the board though. You'll need an electrician to install a dedicated 32amp supply to run that thing, so new fuse at the board, cable out to socket, plug in and go. That's probably gonna mess with the ol' tenancy agreement.

    Tldr, don't plug it into the wall and try to weld anything. Talk to a proper sparky. Try not to get electrocuted.

  • in Rides & Races
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    In other news - Sarah Storey hit 45.502km but didn't get the 46.065km required for the record.

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    Nothing but class from that ride. Proper good watching.

  • in Social
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    It's got a shopping centre - more than the sheep market the other town was famous for (not Bournemouth, obviously)

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    Now now, you're all grown ups. I've moved again! Now I live in Banbury - oooooooooh.

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    When did bikes + beers turn into video games and outs?

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    Banbury are going to rehost on the 15th by the looks of it. I'll have joined up with them by then. Good to see some London faces out.

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