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PostPosted: Sat May 07 16 4:13 am    Post subject: Maybe Reply with quote

Just maybe welding in shorts and flip flops is a bad idea.
(been doing it in shorts for years, flip flops for the last year)
Burnt my foot and my leg today.

Most of the times I get burnt is overhead welding on a boat tower. I'll catch a hot one dropping before I'll let it land on a boat.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07 16 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about that. I guess you won't be doing that again anytime soon. Confused Confused Confused

A couple days ago, despite being fully clothed, ball cap on backwards, you know the standard routine... somehow a spark bounced into my helmet and right inside my nostril. It got my attention but nothing I could do about it so I just kept on a gettin' it. Shocked LOL
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PostPosted: Sat May 07 16 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doing it again tomorrow. Mr. Green

I don't even flinch anymore.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07 16 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Common sense done left your house a long time ago didn't it Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat May 07 16 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welding on boats in Florida. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat May 07 16 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's crazy Laughing while drilling a door frame overhead with a uni-bit (has all kinds of other names, christmas tree bit, step bit) I had a super hot spur fling off and somehow had it under my t-shirt which was under my workshirt. So hot it embedded in my skin and I ended cutting it out with wire cutters to stop the searing. That was a spur, I couldn't imaging purposely catching a welding "dropping" bare handed.

Never used a dull step bit again either, not overhead anyways. And that was over 20 years ago, still have the scar.

My wife gets onto me when I weld with my tennis shoes on, I couldn't image the rash of sheeeit I would get if I did what you did. I'd never hear the end of it. Very Happy

Glad your ok and more power to you. The older I get the more that pain stuff starts to hurt (and lingers) Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat May 07 16 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have T-shirts that you can see the burn hole in its shoulder.
Then the hot aluminum rolled down me and you can the hole the aluminum came our. It slides fast and just leaves a red sreak
I do cover the boats as best I can with burn blankets
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PostPosted: Sun May 08 16 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Playing around with tig it's probably alright to not be properly dressed for the job. Welding over head with stick I doubt you would get a 1/4 way through a rod before you were painfully reminded that this was not a good idea. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon May 09 16 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.a.m. wrote:
Playing around with tig it's probably alright to not be properly dressed for the job. Welding over head with stick I doubt you would get a 1/4 way through a rod before you were painfully reminded that this was not a good idea. Wink
I still have my leathers. They are a little stiff now but I think they will still do the job.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09 16 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have wore out some leathers in my time. Laughing Repairing frame cracks on oil field beds while still on the truck makes for very tight quarters and you become one with a lot of sparks.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10 16 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do it long enough and you get used to the burn.
Like i said I don't even flinch any more when a hot one lands on me.
Sure it still hurts but I think of it as part of the job.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10 16 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gandrfab wrote:
Do it long enough and you get used to the burn.
Like i said I don't even flinch any more when a hot one lands on me.
Sure it still hurts but I think of it as part of the job.

Uhhhh... No you don't. My skin by most standards is like leather arms and hands can really take a beating but let that slag get on your neck or in your ear and stick and your'e done. Aluminum may roll off but if that hot 7018 molten steel finds you its sticking where it lands.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10 16 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll put shoes on when mig welding. If I ever stick weld again I'll get dressed and put my leathers on.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11 16 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin, you'd get farther along in this conversation if you talked to the wood pile out by the house Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 11 16 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kevin, you'd get farther along in this conversation if you talked to the wood pile out by the house Wink

Ya I'm just a little bull headed.
Welded for 23 years self employed since 2000
And no the customer isn't always right when it comes to my work. Rolling Eyes
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