Totally self inflicted. Cutting .750 plate @ 80 amps with my Everlast 82i. I’m guessing that my travel speed of 21ipm and 75 psi blew the water out from under the plate? The pan was full of water too. The parts came out perfect though!
Made a new pan this weekend from 11ga 308 stainless in one piece. Hopefully this will solve the problem.
I may lay down a buffer plate on the bottom next time I’m cutting so slow.
Posting this so some of you guys don’t have this happen to you!
We need the pics of the burnt Pan and the perfect parts.
Sorry to hear you loused-up your water pan. From day one I put down a 1/16" Stainless buffer plate at the bottom. It is gapped 1/4" from the pan’s floor by a few 3/8" SS nuts on which it rests. Also serves as a baffle to prevent the geyser effect when the pump comes on to fill the pan. …Yeah, I wanna see those 3/4" perfect cuts too. Never cut anything that thick myself!
Here are some 5/8 backup plates. The 3/4 stuff is already welded on our 60 ton frork truck ramp and in the lake. We take boats from our dry storage building and launch them with a 60 ton wiggins marina bull. They drive out on ramp with boat an lower it into water. Fork truck has 10’ negative carriage.
Damned! …that’s a nice cut!
The marina where I used to keep my boat (many moons ago) has a couple of those descending fork trucks. Sold my boat a long time ago, I now have access to many friends’ boats (best way to go boating).
BOAT (Bankruptcy On A Trailer)
I have several you and TinWhisperer can borrow Cletus. Just let me know if you ever come to Chattanooga
I may very well take you up on that some day my friend
Thanks for the offer. I used to do a lot of boating and exploring with my boat but life got very busy and now my boat’s been parked in the forest for 7 years.
You mean that’s your friends boat you borrowed last?
Good to see the fenders are still attached.
My parents had a houseboat docked over at Haletown when I was a kid. There was a dock with some kind of catfish operation next door. Maybe where Riverside Catfish House is now. We built a trailer and moved it to Tim’s Ford in 79 or 80…
Just down the river from me. Nice down there. Nickajack Dam…
Somehow that seems very appropriate with the whole “needed somewhere to entertain our gals” part of the deal. Kind of like those van conversions from the 70s (?) that were not used for camping
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And all your guns were on the boat too? LOL