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Old 08-06-2012, 09:18 AM
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Pulled out the welder on Sunday

So I got bored on my lazy Sunday yesterday so I pulled out the welder.

I've been meaning to make a backpack blower mount on my trailer for a while. I've just been setting the blower on the floor of the trailer up against the gate. The problem was I always had to take the blower off the trailer and set it on the ground between the truck and trailer when I needed to load/unload the mower. It was in the way.

So here you go...for about $20 worth of steel and an hour or two of my time on a lazy Sunday I finally made a blower mount. The design is pretty simple. Ignore my ugly welds



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Old 08-06-2012, 09:58 AM
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nice job!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:29 AM
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Nice simple design, I like it, and a lot better then what companies charge for BP holders! What welder did you use? About how far off the fender is the blower sitting?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:41 AM
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Nice simple design, I like it, and a lot better then what companies charge for BP holders! What welder did you use? About how far off the fender is the blower sitting?
The welder is a Clarke 160EN 220V mig. I bought it off Amazon over the winter for $370 with a gas regulator kit. Just running flux core wire right now though. Based on reviews I read it's kinda halfway between a Harbor Freight welder and a lincoln. I don't weld a lot so I didn't want to spend a fortune on a 220V welder.

The blower actually sits on the fender. If I find it doesn't work well, I may redesign it later. Even if I completely rebuilt it, I still spend less than buying a pre-made rack. It's pretty solid. I welded it on the top side rail, and tacked it to the bottom rail on the side.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:35 PM
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Consider your design stolen!
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:03 PM
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Consider your design stolen!
I copyrighted the design today You'll owe me royalties in the amount of 1 penny per month the rest of your life. I'll send you the bill.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:26 PM
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I copyrighted the design today You'll owe me royalties in the amount of 1 penny per month the rest of your life. I'll send you the bill.
Are you paying taxes on that source of income? I think we found somebody trying to fly under the radar!!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:44 AM
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Are you paying taxes on that source of income? I think we found somebody trying to fly under the radar!!!
Absolutely...I will in February when I do my taxes

Just realized...I actually should have said patent, not copyright. Not sure what I was thinking.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:55 PM
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Consider your design stolen!
And his blower since it is real handly for drive bye guys.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:29 PM
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i like it.

i need a BP blower and a welder
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