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I need copper buss bar help

Discussion in 'Home Brew' started by groundwire, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. DainBramage

    DainBramage Well-Known Member

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    NEVER use a grinder on any non ferrous metal, alum, copper, ect.

    It can clog the grind wheel and cause it to "explode".


     

  2. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Great thank for the help. I think i have all the knowledge i need to proceed to victory on this project lol. Thanks for all the input guys. Oh just fyi, im using these bus bars to connect my battery bank together in the mobile. Thanks again
     
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  3. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Omg, explode? Thats nuts. Kaboom! Hahaha, funny, but its not. I will remember that for the future. Thanks
     
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  4. sunbulls

    sunbulls Sr. Member

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    Tidbit: Other than recycling those shavings back into various copper products, environmental development has started to use those shavings to remove Mercury from contaminated water. A process called Mercury Amalgamation.
     
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  5. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    Where’s the, “here, hold my beer”, video?

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  6. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    I believe Shatter is a better choice of words. For something to "Explode" it would require a fuel and oxidizer for catastrophic combustion. Mechanical failure is a different process.
     
  7. r carl

    r carl Well-Known Member

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  8. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    I have used a metal cut=off saw with an abrasive disc countless times to cut aluminum pipe or angle. No problems. Aluminum will clog up grinder wheels however but I have never had it clog up my saw cut-off discs. Never had an issue with copper regardless of what I cut it with.
     
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  9. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    Thats why I put the Parenthesis around "explode".

    A grind stone will get clogged with non ferrous material, heat up unevenly and,............................ "explode".
     
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  10. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    Diablo makes a non ferrous blade that will fit a 14 inch chop saw. Works very well for aluminum and probably copper. I believe their 10 or 12 inch blade has the same arbor as a 14 inch chop saw and is rated for the rpm. I've only cut aluminum with mine but it does a great job.
     
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  11. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    https://www.lincolnmachine.com/tap_drill_chart.html
    This might help a tad
     
    #26 Rwb, Sep 10, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2020

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