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Old 03-30-2019, 12:50 PM   #51
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I just repaired my 3/8" drop head. The pin broke last year when I was trying to navigate some awful hack plumbing. I had previously posted about it.

I had purchased a box of nails just for that and I found the head as I'm starting to clean the garage. I used a nut as a cap with a tack weld.



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I'll have to check the cost of things, How much do they cost? 1500$??

I won't be for a long time, gotta do the fence against the neighbor, replace 4 windows, Remove a 5th and redo the wall and roof shingles all this summer.

it depends on what thickness your gona cut, they have decent cheap ones but I have the hypertherms, and I first bought a hobart plasma along time ago and it still works good, just for thinner metal up to a 1/4 inch you can go slow and get a cut..
this is the one..
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I just repaired my 3/8" drop head. The pin broke last year when I was trying to navigate some awful hack plumbing. I had previously posted about it.

I had purchased a box of nails just for that and I found the head as I'm starting to clean the garage. I used a nut as a cap with a tack weld.




nails are soft and have no shear strength from metal twisting in that swivel, you would be better off buying some grade 8 hardware and using that and tack welding the nut so it wont loosen up, I bet that nail doesnt last long if you get into some tough muck to clean out..
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nails are soft and have no shear strength from metal twisting in that swivel, you would be better off buying some grade 8 hardware and using that and tack welding the nut so it wont loosen up, I bet that nail doesnt last long if you get into some tough muck to clean out..
I haven't measured the hole but it's a little more than 1/8. I wonder where I would find grade 8 or even grade 5 in that size.

All little bolts to my knowledge are grade 2.

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this place has everything...
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or use a masonry nail, they are much harder than standard nails..
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I want a nipple caddy for 1/2 and 3/4 but just a slim one like 3 rows wide. Can't seem to find one, guess I will have to spend some time in our sheet metal shop. I do service, I don't need 75 nipples lolz





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