Idea ? . . . . .

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Idea ? . . . . .

Markopolo
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13 Oct 2005, 22:17 #1

I got an idea.......(and already did a "poor-mans" patent on it).

What do yous guys think of this:

Everyone is always saying that you need to keep stick electrodes dry.....especally 7018's.

How about if I invented an electrode that has a flux coating that changes colors if it picked up too much moisture ? :o

For instance, if you picked up a 7018 (to weld a sky-scraper together), it should have a white (or very light grey) coating on it. BUT !.....if you noticed that the coating had turned red, you would know not to use it, because it wasn't stored properly !

(If you put it in an oven and dry it out, the coating would go back to white).

You all know that Thomas Edison was my idol, and I think he would be proud of me for coming up with this great idea ! :)
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Franz©
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13 Oct 2005, 22:33 #2

As long as a bunch of color blind weldors don't sue ya for discrimination under ADA, you just might be onto something there Marko.

Hmmmmm, now all I gotta do is claim I'm colorblind.
Has Marko got a lot of money?
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17 Oct 2005, 00:35 #3

Marco...that sounds like a great idea..quick patent it before someone else does and makes a ton of money on your idea !!!! :ph43r:
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17 Oct 2005, 15:28 #4

If my understanding of those electrodes is correct, your color change flux would need to be an irreverable color change if the electrode is ever exposted to a particulair amount of moisture. I believe those electroded are no longer acceptable for certain jobs if exposed to excess moisture at any time. Just because you put them in an oven and drive out the water doesn't make them acceptable again. Therefore your color change would need to be permanent and not show as "good" even if you put them in an oven and drive out any absorbed moisture.

If you can get the flux to do that I think you may have a money maker.
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banzaitoyota
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17 Oct 2005, 20:14 #5

Be careful MARKO and dont mention this on other boards, someone will start selling the idea as their own for the low low price of $9.99
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17 Oct 2005, 20:41 #6

Just insert your Master card in the A drive, and for only 3 equal payments of $9.95 spread out over 3 months, I'll send you a report of what's wrong with the clownclub supersandblaster. The thing was developed by a fool who thinks Black Beauty is ground up coal, and that you can engrave glass with baking soda.

For just $5.95 extra, I'll explain how to build your very own cabinet blaster that works.
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Markopolo
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18 Oct 2005, 00:53 #7

Thanks guys !

John Pen: I already did a "poor mans" patent on it.

Fat Frank: I wasn't sure if they would let you dry out bad sticks, The books say
you can dry them out, but if the unions say "NO"......then....It's NO !

Thanks again.........Marko
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