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  • t500
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    I wish my jackson EQC were as good with the cold as it appears the miller BWE are. I am on the third shade (warranty replacements) and am convinced the 40 degrees temps in the garage have killed it both times. At least they stand by their product, but i sure wish i could weld in the semi-cold without fear of having to send it back in again.

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  • HAWK
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    It was in the single digits last evening and that puts my insulated but unheated shop at 33 degrees. I leave my hoods out with the welders except for the BWE since I really hate fitting into the cold head gear and don't like the early morning fog from a frozen hood nest to my face, but the shop never dips below 25 even in sub-zero temps which is not often here in East Tennessee.

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  • fun4now
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    Bulldog

    it seems Millers only concern was for the batterys. so it looks like we all got a lil too worried about it.
    i dont mind having to get a new battery (if i had to ) just glad to hear that the battery is the only real concern. I'll keep mine in the house with me just cuz it looks good in the living room on top of the TV. reminding me my safe place is out there if i need it. (mom's in the 1st trymester so she is a lil testy at times )

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  • Bulldog
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    My BWE spent the night and the day in my pickup. Last night it was -14 deg. Todays high was -4 that's Farenheit boys... I brought it in and let it set for about an hr. No problems! Whew!!!
    Bulldog

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  • fun4now
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    down south fokes

    well all i can say is

    i get a white X-Mass

    (i get a white X-Mass)



    yaaa

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  • Wheat
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    Fun4now,
    That's good service from Miller. Let me go bring in my Xlix and I live in Fla. Yeah, it gets cold down her too. Not like most of you boys where you live thou...

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  • fun4now
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    ofical word from Miller

    miller just anserd me so here is what they have to say.
    and thanks again

    Thank you for purchasing one of the Miller auto darkening welding
    helmets.

    In regards to your question about exposing our auto-darkening welding
    helmets to cold temperatures.

    The operating temperatures of our Miller auto-darkening welding helmets
    are
    14 degree to 131 degree Fahrenheit (-10 degree to +55 degree Celsius)

    Exposing most battery devices in cold temperatures will lessen the life
    of the battery

    Since there are replaceable batteries that operate the Miller
    auto-darkening lens
    I would recommend that the helmet is stored inside a heated area to
    prolong the life of the battery. And that the helmet is above the 14
    degree operating temperature before being used.

    To view our auto-darkening welding helmet product line, with
    descriptions and specifications

    You can visit us at WWW. Millerwelds.com

    From the home page

    Select products / Select by category / Select welding helmets

    You can also contact your local Miller Electric Mfg. Co. distributor in
    your area for more information.

    To locate a Miller Electric Mfg. Co. distributor in your area you may
    call

    800-426-4553

    Have a great day.

    Rob
    Welding Helmet Specialist
    Miller Electric Mfg. Co, Service Parts

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  • DDA52
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    You know, I totally forgot about them freezing. It got down to 19 the other day. My shop didn't go below 40, though. With another front on the way, I had better remember to bring 'em in this time. It is supposed to be colder, longer this time. I can usually keep the shop above 34 or so with a single 500w quartz light. Ain't it great to be down south sometimes???

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  • fun4now
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    Rst200

    i lived in brooklin park Mn. for a cople of years it dose get a bit chilly ther thats for shoure. no real snow last year though i was watching the snow mobile races on tv. and you could see the parking lot behind the track had no snow , it was a lil strange looking LOL
    some how it just seems warmer when ther is snow out ????? dont know why could just be my twisted noodle

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  • RST200
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    Yea, it's about -10 degrees without the windchill here in Minnesota. I bring mine into the house.

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  • fun4now
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    thank's

    i brought it in earlyer just cuz i didnt know if it needed it or not so now i know to kep it in the house.
    thank's

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  • Teeps
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    -11 deg wind shield here in MI, mine is inside!!!

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  • wrench3047
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    It's not a good idea to let it freeze. The lens is darkened by liquid that is electrified to make it expand filling the entire lens not just the little parts it's stored in.
    Formerly living in Minnesota I've seen a couple cracked after the first freeze. don't know what temp that fluid freezes at but if it's going to be below 32 I'd bring it in the house.

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  • fun4now
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    Big window elite V/S the cold

    any chance leaving my BWE in my unheated shop will hurt it.???
    getting prity cold for the first time this winter tonight and just wondering if i need to bring in my hood. i dont know what makes it darken so i dont know if cold will hurt it any ideal???
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