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If anybody knows anything about TIG welding, you oughtta like this one. TIG welding doesn't require much amperage, and this guy made a welder out of an alternator, a dimmer switch and a battery booster. The craziness of it is that it should and does work great. I'm just mad I never thought of it [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img].

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Genious!!
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clffhnger, to quote my favorite [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img] add

BRILLIANT!!
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That's not bad. I have a couple of 130 Amp alts, and a gas bottle, I may build one after a few other projects get finished.
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<SnifF> I suppooose you could do it that way. I seen MacGyver do it last week with a balloon, a wool sweater, a rubber comb, a sheet of wax paper and a bobby pin! Got better than 1/8" penetration to seal up a vat of leaking nuclear waste!! [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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Post a picture, lets see how its done, Thanks George;
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I DID post a link. Click on "mad scientist" on my post.

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OK, how did he do it - I've got the wax paper and bobby pin!
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