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#1225730 - Sun Jul 16 2017 05:19 AM Re: Safety Minute - Welding [Re: Allen Lane]  
Fox  Offline
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Some job sites prohibit them but I always try to wear steel toed cowboy boots in the shop or when I was working oilfield. Easier to get on and off, plus no slag or sparks can get in them.

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#1226285 - Wed Jul 19 2017 08:42 PM Re: Safety Minute - Welding [Re: Allen Lane]  
Lugnutz  Offline
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On the subject of welding.
I will eventually upgrade my welder to a Miller or Lincoln ### that uses 220V.
If say, my new welder has a top amperage dial setting of 210A, or 180A or whatever, I'm thinking it has an OUTPUT of that many amperes. It doesn't actually draw that many amperes from the circuit box, right?

I think I answered my own dumb question. Here's a SPEC sheet for a Miller 210. SPEC SHEET MILLER 210. Can it be that it really only draws 31 amps?

Last edited by Lugnutz; Wed Jul 19 2017 08:44 PM.

#1227110 - Wed Jul 26 2017 08:29 AM Re: Safety Minute - Welding [Re: Allen Lane]  
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Lincoln County Georgia
Lugnutz I know nothing about welding. But welding machines must use transformers. I don't know what the ratio of these transformers is. Lets say it's 1 to 10 or one amp in equals 10 amp out. This means that at 31 amps you have 310 amps out.

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#1227125 - Wed Jul 26 2017 12:35 PM Re: Safety Minute - Welding [Re: Allen Lane]  
Maybellene  Offline
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Posts: 568
Allen, great post. Let me add two related safety posts--

I always wear steel toes whenever working on a Stovebolt engines on my engine stand. You can research some of HRL's posts as to why.

I have set my T-shirts on fire a few times when using my angle grinder and holding the work material in my vice. The sparks hit at just about my belly button. Easy to snuff out, but kinda scary when you feel your tummy getting warm and start to smell burning hair, then look down and have an OMG moment! Now I usually wear a shop apron, but I can't say that I don't sometimes get lazy about it. Just a couple weeks ago, my being lazy caught one of my favorite Nascar shop T-shirts on fire. The shirts don't look very good when they have about a 6" burn hole at the belly button!


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