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Old 12-09-2016, 12:17 PM
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well, today is the first time that this has happened. was using my angle grinder to cut some re bar when I started to smell smoke. at first I thought someone was using their wood stove. but then I happen to look down and I saw a small flame around my abdomen area. was able to douse the flame and now I have to go shopping for another sweat shirt. I looked at the material and it was a poly/cotton mix material. from now on I'm going to wear my leather apron. here's a pic.
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:42 PM
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Old 12-09-2016, 01:17 PM
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Its more fun when you are welding something and start feeling something warm then very hot on your ankle, flip up your helmet to find half your leg on fire...those damn denim strings
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Old 12-09-2016, 02:00 PM
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Fire is sooooo over rated....
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Old 12-09-2016, 02:19 PM
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You violated Rule #1.
I was going to ask if he had any Pryor infractions. ....

Thats a fairly small hole, just duct tape it..

I had a co- worker spray starting fluid at me while I was welding, on my boots and lower legs. Open the visor on my hood and bent over and slapped it out. I had the big gloves on and hood down so I never really felt much heat, just the initial whoosh when it lit..
He thought it was funny, I convinced him otherwise. ..
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Old 12-09-2016, 02:35 PM
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I did something similar last week. Using a zip disk on the 4" grinder, burnt a 1/2" hole in one of my gloves from the sparks going underneath the grinder. Only took about 3 minutes of grinding. Yes, they were one of my favorite gloves. They were the wool outside with a insulating liner on the inside type. Yeah, I know I should have used my welding gloves.
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Old 12-09-2016, 04:24 PM
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I had a lady welder working for me on a project.
She was wearing a short cape welding leather and welding in spray arc on some heavy HSS.
She set her T shirt on fire it was pretty baggy so it smoldered and burned away to the cover line of the cape jacket. not realizing what had happened she continued to weld until the job was complete then tried to stand up

I took one look and took her to emergency where she was treated and admitted for her burns.
I went and bought her a new full length leather jacket and a set of leggings.
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:24 PM
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I think every welder has at least one fire story.i have a couple. Guy at work has one every week it seems. Lol.

One time I was welding up in the ceiling area, kinda tight space. Started feeling a little warm, but had that good bead going so finished the weld. Flipped up my hood and the inside of my coat was smoldering pretty good.

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Old 12-09-2016, 10:37 PM
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I think every welder has at least one fire story.
Started feeling a little warm, but had that good bead going so finished the weld.
LOL... I think we all can relate to that...don't bust the pass.

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Old 12-09-2016, 11:39 PM
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I was going to ask if he had any Pryor infractions. ....

Thats a fairly small hole, just duct tape it..

I had a co- worker spray starting fluid at me while I was welding, on my boots and lower legs. Open the visor on my hood and bent over and slapped it out. I had the big gloves on and hood down so I never really felt much heat, just the initial whoosh when it lit..
He thought it was funny, I convinced him otherwise. ..
is duct tape fire resistant?
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