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Friday, October 4, 2019

Turning The Air Blue, Kathy Does More Garden Cleaning and Supporting The Legion.

Our Location today is at Wildwood Golf and RV Park, McGregor, Ontario.

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At least when I left for Work this morning it wasn’t raining but the temperature was down to the Mid-Forties. When the shift started I already knew what I needed to do. When it comes to welding the Aluminium Floor Pans the quickest and easiest way to do it is using the Spool Gun. If this were a bigger shop they would have a larger MIG Machine set up specifically for that application. We use a smaller MIG designed to run the Spool Gun as an accessory but the problem is it is Digitally Computerized. It took nearly an Hour to get it running the way it should.

Unlike the first time using this Machine I wore a Dust Mask to help prevent the inhalation of some of the Smoke. The Exhaust System in the plant is far from adequate. When you hear someone say they were turning the Air Blue they are generally referring to their Language. Today I was turning the Air Blue from the Smoke that filled the air and it turned my Welding Shield White. I had to stop several times to wipe the lens clean just so I could see what I was doing.

Due to the latest change to the Floor Pan Design it was once again necessary to modify the Rotisserie. I used the Oxy-Acetylene to do the cutting but it was easier to slide it over to the other Welders Bench then to switch the Small MIG Machine back to Metal then to Aluminium again. That saved me nearly an Hours time.
I mentioned some time back how the Spool Gun would burn up a Contact Tip every Five Minutes. Today I completely welded Two Floor Pans and only lost Five Tips. The majority were near the end of the day when the Gun was getting Hot.
I did a good wash up at the end of the Shift. Kathy was again waiting in Car in the parking lot because we had plans. I needed to go for Blood Test at Dynacare on Dougall Avenue. We were half way there when I realized that my Wallet with my Health Card were in my lunch bag back in the Truck. Even with having to go back to the Truck to get that we were leaving Dynacare shortly after 4:30.

Our next stop was the Royal Canadian Legion 194. The office was already closed so I couldn’t renew my membership today but we were able to enjoy their Friday night Fish Fry. We both settled for the single piece Halibut and Chips. Even though their prices have increased they are still cheaper then most Restaurants.
We stopped at Home Depot to price materials that we will need for a future project and to pick up a Five Gallon Pail so that I can use to dye my Coveralls back to Blue.
After picking up the Truck it didn’t take long to get Home. Kathy had spent the morning cleaning up the rest of the Flowerbeds for the Winter and there were bags of Yard Waste sitting on the Picnic Table to prove it.

We finally had to run our Blue Flame Heater to take the chill out of the air. Even though tomorrow is my day off I’ve still got plenty of work to do around here. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
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  1. Fish fry is always a nice treat! I'm sure your coveralls will look much better when they're back to blue :) Have a great weekend you two!

  2. Maybe I don't want to learn how to weld after all!! LOL