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  • 6010
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    Welder_One
    You certainly do the right thing when you wear a respirator if you go into an atmosphere you are not sure of. We are only issued one set of lungs and it is our responsibility to take care of them. I think you are a father, so you have an added responsibility to work safe.

    I know at the paper mill where I worked we went to great lengths to make sure anyone going into a confined space went into a clean atmosphere. We blanked off all lines going into a vessel. It didn't matter if it was a one inch line or a twenty inch line, not only were the chemical line valves locked closed, all chemical and steam lines were blanked off with a pancake or a spectacle blind.

    Nobody even stuck their head in a tank until it had been sniffed. There was always a hole watch at each confined space and if they had to leave, everyone in the vessel came out. The tank had to be resniffed before anyone went back in. I feel very fortunate for have worked for a company that placed such a high value on safety. Because of this, I have already been able to work long enough to retired one time, and I am looking forward to when I can retire again

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  • aametalmaster
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    Originally posted by 6010 View Post
    I was just wondering what kind of work would require you to wear the respirator while you were working.

    Had i wore a good respirator years ago i prob wouldn't have a puffer in my pocket now. All those years welding galv steel and plasma cutting took some years off my lungs. Forget those paper masks they aren't worth a crap. I now wear a good 3m half mask with chemical cartridges...Bob

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  • welder_one
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    we have treating tanks for treating the aluminum, when each of those tanks gets changed out for new chemicals, the old stuff sits in a holding tank to have the acids or bases neutralized or the chrome settled so on and so on. one day this holding tank sprung a leak and i had to go in and plate the bottom of the tank not only to stop the leak, but to give longer service life. i didnt have to wear a powered chemical respirator to do this, but why take chances. there is chromic acid, alodine, zinc, zinc chromate, sulfuric and nitric acid, caustic soda, and the list goes on for more than i care to type, of chemicals that will be in this tank at one time or another.i didnt want to weld in that tank without respirator.

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  • FusionKing
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    Maybe the welding is causing the fumes.

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  • 6010
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    I am curious. When would you be welding when you had to wear a respirator ?? I worked in a papermill and we had to carry escape respirators in case there was a chlorine, chlorine dioxide, or hydrogen sulfide leak. But we never had to work if there was a leak. We may have to wear a SCBA to get a leak stopped ( gas cut off ), but never made someone work until the leak was stopped and gas cleared.

    I was just wondering what kind of work would require you to wear the respirator while you were working.

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  • Jolly Roger
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    The pancake is a pipeliner thing, designed to keep you from burning your ear. Not having to fight glare, light weight (especially for those of us with bad necks), and the not so bad about fogging are all just extra pluses. I have a shade 10 autodark lens in mine and just go to town. I first tried the thing because I was having migraines preceded by stiffness in the neck on a frequent basis. Tried the pancake and the headaches stopped.

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  • Dustyhaze75
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    crack pipe

    LMAO .............
    step away from the pipe son!
    wow Ive been schooled. I also thought you were on glue until I started reading. Thanks for the education. very useful info. as the winters are cold here.

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  • arc
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    good to know. i guess i just tough it out with the back lighting u get used to it after a while. and for u guys that need to wear a respirator 3m makes a nice one that the canisters are hooked to hoses and they sit on ur back

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  • welder_one
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    they also do real nice if you have to wear a chemical respirator. my hood wont fit over a twin filter, and i am not going to buy a full repirator/ welding lens combo. they are around 1,000 bucks and higher

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  • pipelining101
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    back lighting, most of them are lighter than most full helmets,and they're A LOT cooler on a hot day! ~ also you don't have to worry about fogging up when you're welding [especially while welding structural in Minnesota during the winter lol)

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  • arc
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    ok i have no idea why one would use one of theses can some one enlighten me.
    my guess is when the sun is behind u but that seems a little bit dumb to get another helmet just for that. but just wondering why one would us these.

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  • TS-Off-Road
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    LOL !!

    Sorry, I thought he was talking about the resturant!

    My bad!


    Guess I know now!

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  • aametalmaster
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    Don't know but you can ask here.
    http://www.wendyspancakes.net/index.htm
    ...Bob

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  • TS-Off-Road
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    Put down the crack pipe, and step away!

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  • pipelining101
    started a topic Pancakes with glasses? lol

    Pancakes with glasses? lol

    i was just wondering if Wendy's Pancakes were "easily compatible" with thin, wire-framed glasses? . . . i know few brands are, but i haven't seen or heard anything about Wendy's though.

    . . . figured i might as well ask, before i bought one.

    thanks! ~ michael
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