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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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At work one of the guys who usually does all the welding on things had to do some this week and I finally got the nerve to give it a try. It's a long story but to make it short I welded well away from the weld target and messed it all up and they had to take a grinder to get all the "birdcrap" or "grapes" or whatever it's called. Then I got the "arc-eye" from trying to line up the weld before you flip the shield down....well I arced it before I had the chance to cover up and got myself a good headache and my buddy said that putting potato slices or something on your eyes at night will help the headache then everybody started calling me potato eyes. When they looked at my weld they said "wow, what happened?" I said "well how come nobody was watching me?" (we only have 1 welding mask) LOL
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 04:53 AM
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welding was the first job i had in the fifth grade. my dad was a welder. i got to chip slag and grind/cleanup the welds. when there was nothing for me to do i got to play with the welder, arc and gas, then the cutting torches. its definitely a skill. why did you punch'um in the eye? kidding
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what you got is called welders flash. it hurts like he_. but it should go away in 24 hrs or less. depending on how bad you got it. take a few shots of your favorate liquar and go to bed. you will feel beter in the morning.
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I get flash burn every once in a while try a cold wet wash cloth & cover your eyes with it works well. It is def. much more fun testing welders/ plasma cutters then it is running them
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TG, you can get some eye injury also by not having the helmet down fully to your face. Ark flash is not fun. Keeping your eyes wet with drops like contact wearers use will help.
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take a few shots of your favorate liquar and go to bed. you will feel beter in the morning.
I love this philosophy, it works for a lot more situations than just this one too!!!
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Some how i am the welder when we do a projects
with the arc welder i were the auto dim helmet
My buddy bought a wire welder and had me were real dark glasses
eyes were fine but my face got real sun burn
we need to cover up when we are welding
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used to do alot of stick welding. done some stainless once, found out the lens on the helmet was not dark enough. i guess the UV off of stainless is brighter??? don't know. felt like sand in my eyes for 4-5 days.

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I love this philosophy, it works for a lot more situations than just this one too!!!
the guy who gave that advice to me is one of my profesors. he has over 40years welding exp. he has been a CWI (cirtifyed welding inspector) of about 20 of them, and a welding professor for about the same. he basicly stated that there is not much you can do about it. it herts, but will go away, so just get drunk and sleep it off.
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Some how i am the welder when we do a projects
with the arc welder i were the auto dim helmet
My buddy bought a wire welder and had me were real dark glasses
eyes were fine but my face got real sun burn
we need to cover up when we are welding
you should never weld without a helmet, and if you weld on a regular basis you would only be doing your self a favor to invest in a nice helm. you can get one for about $200. a nice helm would make welding much easyer. pluss you can have compleate controll over how dark your lens gets. if you must weld with a non audo helm, get one with a # 10 lens.
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