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Old October 29th, 2012, 02:03 AM   #21
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WTF is a 'rocket appliance'?
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Old October 29th, 2012, 06:53 AM   #22
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The OP hasn't replied since the first post... Either he feels ashamed for the reality of his behaviour, or he is busy building a new rocket appliance before he gets fired completely.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #23
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My boss is a jerk. If something breaks in the shop, I have to pay for it.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #24
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All I got out of this is that the OP likes "Trailer Park Boys."


Edit. Damn someone beat me to it! I only read the first post.

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Old October 29th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #25
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I absolutely hate it when people get pissed when I misuse their equipment. I mean, what gives them a right to be assholes like that? Pssh...
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Old October 29th, 2012, 07:27 AM   #26
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Last week I'm using the oxy/acetylene cutting torch to cut some flat steel on the workbench. The hoses are on the floor (like normal? normal to me). The guy I work for comes running across the shop and starts yelling at me. He told me to NEVER use the cutting torches near where the sparks/slag might go, because thats how the hoses get ruined.

I have two issues with this life lesson. First, I'm sure that some engineer when they were designing cutting torch hoses MUST have had that facepalm moment when they realized they should make the hoses out of some sort of flame resistant material. You can't seriously fucking tell me that fucking torch hoses are so fucking delicate some sparks will fukc them up.

Second, how in the sweet fukc do you use the torches WITHOUT being anywhere near where sparks might hit the hoses? Is there a cordless version I'm not aware of? Am I supposed to dingle-dangle the fucking hoses from the fucking ceiling?

The other one that really pisses me off is apparently I'm wearing out a $7000 tire machine by dismounting old truck tires all the time. I know I'm not a rocket appliance by any stretch, but how the fukc do you wear out a tire machine "faster than normal"? I've probably brought in 60-100 tires in the past couple years, does that mean the tire machine just lost 2 years off it's work life? It grunts and groans as much doing a 50 series tire on a 20" rim as it does any of my old shitty tires.

Who the fukc knows. Maybe I do fail at life, maybe I should hang it up and grab a welfare check and be a freeloader. Fuck me goodday.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 09:41 PM   #27
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I was taught to drape the hose across your shoulders, so as to keep the hot shit that falls to the floor to roll away, doing no damage to the hoses. They last a lot longer that way. Isn't it just a hoot that shop owners get picky about having to spend money on shit they don't need to for careless employees?
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1) Repeated exposure to 'clinkers' from a torch cutting operation will break down the hose. Getting in a good work habit of having the torch cart behind you will minimize damage to the hoses (Unless you enjoy spraying yourself with molten metal)

2) What Doug said. That tire machine has pneumatic cylinders and bearing surfaces the wear with usage. Since YOU are not paying for the use of the machine, he is losing money each time it is used for a non paying job.
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I was cutting a piece of plate with a torch and a small chunk of hot steel took a wrong bounce and landed on the torch hose. It was hot enough that it burned into both hoses then lit on fire which basically instantly burned the hoses the rest of the way apart. The hoses were whipping around with a 4' flame coming out of them. The lesson of this story is try to keep you torch hoses away from the fire. You sound like a shitty employee with a shitty attitude.
I guess that was partly the point of my post, was to see what other opinions are out there. I've NEVER had anyone tell me to be careful with where the slag goes from cutting. I obviously understand what hot slag COULD do to a hose, but it's never crossed my mind to try and protect the hoses. I've NEVER had a problem with hoses, and never seen anyone put a hole in one either. I've had the same set of hoses for five years, and have used them a LOT more than the shop ones, and never had a problem.

I learned something about using torches. Thanks.

I'm impressed this rant got to two pages.

The correct answer is to have my own shop, and all my own tools, and fukc my own shit up, and have my own rules......wait, I do have my own shop, and my own tools, but I don't have a tire machine.

I do have a manual tire dismounter. Sawzall. But it's kind of hard to glue it back together if you want to resuse the tire. I have offered, and have put cash on the desk, for using the tire machine. I just get tired of listening to the bitching. I had to dismount 4 37" tires, I just took them to another shop, and paid the money. I understand a tire machine is a wear item, but I can't see how an extra 60 tires is going to blow the fucking thing up. The way he makes it sound it's going to die any minute when I'm using it.

Can anybody tell me if a screw style tire machine has more balls than the rim clamp style? Is the motor more powerful? The rim clamp style machines don't see to have enough nuts to dismount bigger/heavier sidewall tires.

Sometimes a shitty employees shitty attitude comes from working for a shitty employer. Keep that in mind....sometimes good employees are turned into having a bad atitude.

Glad SOMEBODY watches Trailer Park Boys.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 09:51 PM   #28
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I guess that was partly the point of my post, was to see what other opinions are out there. I've NEVER had anyone tell me to be careful with where the slag goes from cutting. I obviously understand what hot slag COULD do to a hose, but it's never crossed my mind to try and protect the hoses. I've NEVER had a problem with hoses, and never seen anyone put a hole in one either. I've had the same set of hoses for five years, and have used them a LOT more than the shop ones, and never had a problem.

I learned something about using torches. Thanks.

I'm impressed this rant got to two pages.

The correct answer is to have my own shop, and all my own tools, and fukc my own shit up, and have my own rules......wait, I do have my own shop, and my own tools, but I don't have a tire machine.

I do have a manual tire dismounter. Sawzall. But it's kind of hard to glue it back together if you want to resuse the tire. I have offered, and have put cash on the desk, for using the tire machine. I just get tired of listening to the bitching. I had to dismount 4 37" tires, I just took them to another shop, and paid the money. I understand a tire machine is a wear item, but I can't see how an extra 60 tires is going to blow the fucking thing up. The way he makes it sound it's going to die any minute when I'm using it.

Can anybody tell me if a screw style tire machine has more balls than the rim clamp style? Is the motor more powerful? The rim clamp style machines don't see to have enough nuts to dismount bigger/heavier sidewall tires.

Sometimes a shitty employees shitty attitude comes from working for a shitty employer. Keep that in mind....sometimes good employees are turned into having a bad atitude.

Glad SOMEBODY watches Trailer Park Boys.
I've done 40 series tires on a rim clamp machine.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 06:22 AM   #29
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I've done 40 series tires on a rim clamp machine.
So what stalls out the motor? I've starting using lube to help when I'm dismounting, and I've also used a 48" prybar to help "cheat" the tire up a bit more to help out the motor.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 10:49 AM   #30
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So what stalls out the motor? I've starting using lube to help when I'm dismounting, and I've also used a 48" prybar to help "cheat" the tire up a bit more to help out the motor.
So you're using your employer's tire machine beyond what it's real capabilities are, putting tremendous strain on the motor and risking burning it up and you wonder why he got mad?

You're a fucking shit bag.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 11:21 AM   #31
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So you're using your employer's tire machine beyond what it's real capabilities are, putting tremendous strain on the motor and risking burning it up and you wonder why he got mad?

You're a fucking shit bag.
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