Scottscoaled wrote:I thought you were going to do the plating??????
I thought so too. Didn't you just purchase the equipment for plating Paulie? Or am I mixing you up with the other Paul?
No matter, your work is extraordinary, (as usual), and the fall will be the icing on the cake, to all your hard work. Can't wait to see it, and your man cave in action. By the way Paulie, how was the mica going in, on all them windows? Have to tap out or re-drill any framing holes? I'm guessing more than a few hours went into them.
You didn't lose your sanity Joe, I bought the tip of the iceberg of what I need to be able to plate everything on the stoves. I'm going down to Philadelphia next week to look at some more plating tanks, pumps, heaters, air spargers, anode baskets, bus bars, and racks.
It's a little more involved than I envisioned.
If the numbers work out, he has the equipment to do cn copper, acid copper, bright nickel, black nickel, brass, bronze, and acid tin.
Now that the penny floor hearth is done, as soon as it warms up enough to let the fire die out, I can move everything out of the room to grind and pour the man cave floor. I'm not sure if I want to put up the greenhouse first and move everything in there or just lug it upstairs. Too many projects for an old guy.
Actually the mica went in really easy thanks to our fellow members and their excellent tips.
Most of the original mica survived and I was able to use them as patterns. I used a paper cutter, scissors, and a few dabs of high temp silicone to hold them in place until I got the mica retainers tightened up. Didn't need the drill at all. Only took about two hours and four beers!