I have a Crossfire Pro with an Esab Pro cut 900. I’ve seen videos and read posts that some of us are cutting through the water pan and all of the trouble we’re having with leaking. I don’t have my machine fully assembled yet but I am to the point that I’m dealing with the water pan. I will be calling tomorrow to get pricing on either having a one piece water table made or getting pricing on the material to make my own. I don’t want to do it twice so I have some questions.
The original pan is 20 Gauge stainless, what would the perfect thickness be for my Esab 900 ?
The sides of my pan are 2.5" if I go to 3" or 4" sides what else would I have to change ? taller Slats ? taller rails that hold the slats ?
What grade of stainless would work the best ?
I plan on putting tabs on the outside of the pan to attach it to the frame and eliminate the holes for the screws in the pan, Any thoughts ?
I plan on either welding bungs in the bottom for the drains or having them dimpled for the original style of bungs, Would bigger bungs be better ? or would smaller be better ?
The pan is 56" x 36" ( I think, I don’t have my notes with me ) should these dimensions be adjusted for any reason ? or are they good the way they are ?
I really appreciate any and all help with this.