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Old 01-01-2017, 10:14 PM
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What's your preferred gear for welding protection? (I.E. hood, jacket or shirt, gloves, etc.)

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Old 01-01-2017, 10:44 PM
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I started wearing winter crocs and wool socks.

PPE is usually minimal for the job and escalated as the job gets more dangerous.

Ie for a simple weld such as a plug weld in a nut to a broken bolt you really can not see so I might just shield with a glove and close my eyes.
visible welding gets a good hood and at least one glove . Overhead gets the leathers and ear plugs. Air arcing gets the full out treatment AN APPRENTICE.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:57 PM
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I wear leather boots, jeans, cotton tee shirt and an FR long sleeve or welding jacket along with leather gauntlet cuff gloves for most work, plus hood or safety glasses. Overhead gets a leather jacket and ear plugs.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:02 PM
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I started wearing winter crocs and wool socks.

PPE is usually minimal for the job and escalated as the job gets more dangerous.

Ie for a simple weld such as a plug weld in a nut to a broken bolt you really can not see so I might just shield with a glove and close my eyes.
visible welding gets a good hood and at least one glove . Overhead gets the leathers and ear plugs. Air arcing gets the full out treatment AN APPRENTICE.
That last part was hilarious!

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Old 01-01-2017, 11:07 PM
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I usually use a denim jacket, Carhartt or Duluth fire hose pants or blue jeans, and gloves, steel toe boots, cheap gloves an an off brand auto dark hood.

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One shift myself and another specialist did 10,000 spots in a 12 hour shift. The autodarks did not react fast enough and we both got eye burns out of it.I usually grab the old Jackson rather than do that again.
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:22 AM
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My uncle gave me a Jackson, and it's pretty good. Old one without Auto Dark, but a good helmet.

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Old 01-02-2017, 12:28 AM
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Watch welding(or o/a-plasma cutting) with Carharts, I've set myself on fire before. Wasn't a big fire, but still exciting!
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:50 AM
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Haha, I bet that was fun! I'm trained in basic firefighting, so I know exactly what to do if that would happen!

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Old 01-02-2017, 10:10 AM
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Haha, I bet that was fun! I'm trained in basic firefighting, so I know exactly what to do if that would happen!

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Yeah, so are the rest of us. We throw the offending piece of clothing off and run around screaming like a ninny. Stop, drop, and roll are for folks with floor space. I'd stop, drop and get stuck and would be burned and still couldn't get back up.


Little quickie jobs get whatever is handy. At least a hood (Jackson with Solara unit), the first left glove I find, and I run the leaf blower to chase the dust off the floor. If I need more than that I seriously overestimated the job and didn't charge enough.

When I really plan it out, I do the above, but make sure I put boots on and usually a long-sleeved Dickies shop shirt.
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