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Old 04-22-2012, 06:32 PM
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Cavalry, I believe the Miller Diversion 180 has HF arc start. I think that the snap you're hearing is the pulse of high frequency establishing the TIG arc.

Being an old guy, I can't really hear a very sharp snap in that video but it may just be the way the audio system in my Dell desktop rolls off high frequencies.

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Old 04-22-2012, 07:31 PM
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Being an old guy, I can't really hear a very sharp snap in that video

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Gee Doc, I can hear a very distinct snap several time, preceded by sort of a sizzling sound, in spite of the annoying & completely unnecessary music & I'm only a few years younger than you are.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:59 PM
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Gee Doc, I can hear a very distinct snap several time, preceded by sort of a sizzling sound, in spite of the annoying & completely unnecessary music & I'm only a few years younger than you are.
But not nearly as deaf! A few years ago I was "deadheading" back from Ethiopia on an Air Force C135 which does not have any pressure in the cargo area. I had a bad head cold and I tried equalizing the pressure in my sinuses by the old SCUBA diver's trick of holding my nose and blowing.

This maneuver served to stop the pain but it also forced a virus into my inner ear. I'm about 50% hearing in that (left) ear and the other one is sinking fast.

I've learned not to sleep on my right side because with the pillow jammed against my good ear I can't hear the alarm!

On the good side many things that used to annoy me have faded away.

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:55 PM
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This maneuver served to stop the pain but it also forced a virus into my inner ear. I'm about 50% hearing in that (left) ear and the other one is sinking fast.

I cant hear a damn thing in a moderately noisy environment, but just fine in quieter settings.

Too much machinery, machine guns, machine shops and machine heads I guess
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:07 PM
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The syncrowave 500 we had at United Defense had a loud pop when it fired up. You had to know how to hold the torch to not get zapped.

One poor guy learned the hard way. He would soak his green jacket in water during the summer to keep cool. He hit the pedal, let out scream and grabbed his chest.

I thought he had a heart attack but it turned out to be high frequency feedback through his pierced nipples. I wasn't worth much the rest of the night.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:11 PM
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I thought he had a heart attack but it turned out to be high frequency feedback through his pierced nipples. I wasn't worth much the rest of the night.
That's another tale that could go in the "Justice" thread down in Off Topics.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:23 PM
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Look mah! No hands!

Seriously, I absolutely hate to get shocked! Makes your bones feel weird.
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"got my pecker knocked to the floor and a funny feeling for a few minutes after"

OUCH!!!...Don't hold the torch that way.... although it might leave both hands free....
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The syncrowave 500 we had at United Defense had a loud pop when it fired up. You had to know how to hold the torch to not get zapped.

One poor guy learned the hard way. He would soak his green jacket in water during the summer to keep cool. He hit the pedal, let out scream and grabbed his chest.

I thought he had a heart attack but it turned out to be high frequency feedback through his pierced nipples. I wasn't worth much the rest of the night.
And you just added insult to injury now I'm cryin.....
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:21 PM
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.............I've learned not to sleep on my right side because with the pillow jammed against my good ear I can't hear the alarm!
I'm not quite that bad (yet); it's more along the lines of "I don't want to hear the alarm"
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