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Favorite oxy/acetylene rig?

Discussion in 'Tools and Test Equip' started by MOFO the psychic gorilla, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. lytning

    lytning I'm not old, I just woke up this way

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    I am a bit on the old side and carry both air/act and oxy/act.
     
  2. lytning

    lytning I'm not old, I just woke up this way

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    Won't do that any longer. They "improved" the gas and now it just ain't hot enough.
     
  3. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    A piping job install I'll grab the turbo
    Service oxy is all I grab till I run out of oxygen :oops:
     
  4. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    all the old guys are going. in increasing amounts, it seems.
    and the kids coming into the trade, most dont have 'it'.
     
  5. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    We are lucky to have some younger guys that seem pretty sharp.
     
  6. Sdeery

    Sdeery Machinist in training

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    sdeery
     
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  7. R/HVAC

    R/HVAC selfemployed

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    Both my tank caddies are green metal and 30 + years old. Victor was the first heating and cutting rig. Had to replace a couple of gauges over the years and clean cutting tip but works fine.
     
  8. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Wow you is old as dirt :D
     
  9. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    How's retirement bud
     
  10. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    I just had to train in a new guy a couple months ago.
     
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  11. R/HVAC

    R/HVAC selfemployed

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    Thanks so much. Retirement has been ever changing to say the least.
     
  12. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Yep. Some of our guys have forgotten more than we will ever know.
     
  13. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Did I tell you I know nothing :D
     
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  14. lytning

    lytning I'm not old, I just woke up this way

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    Yep. I forget more every day.
     
  15. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Are you talking about Jim Bridger?
     
  16. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Sounds interesting.
    No, this is a slow moving Irishman.
     
  17. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Old Johnny Horton song. Jim Bridger.
    He forgot more about the Indians than we will ever know. He spoke the language of the Sioux, the Blackfoot and the Crow.