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    Do you wear face masks all the time when you weld or only when you are doing stick. thanks, if so just one of the welding paper type. Just hobby stuff, I know comercial guys probably have full body suits sometime. kevin
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    I am bad on not wearing a helmet esp when tacking with a mig. I know its wrong and you can get burned real bad by not wearing one. There has been a few times where i was burned bad enough my skin peeled. I did dig up an old helmet just to tack with...Bob
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    • #3
      The guys on Orange County Choppers are idiots and strictly for show. Don't copy the way the try to weld w/out a hood. If you value your eyes and face don't weld w/out a hood. You need more than just eye protection since the arc will burn your skin just like a sunburn. Mig is no different than stick in that respect. I'm not sure that I've seen a welding hood (face shield) made of paper. That doesn't sound too great to me since paper burns.
      Jim

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kjbllc View Post
        Do you wear face masks all the time when you weld or only when you are doing stick. thanks, if so just one of the welding paper type. Just hobby stuff, I know comercial guys probably have full body suits sometime. kevin
        I use a North 7190-N99 welding particulate mask whenever I'm welding fluxcore and stick or grinding. My lungs thank me for it.

        They're cheap and very effective.
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        • #5
          I do believe the OP is inquiring about Dust/Particle/Fume masks...

          not Welding hoods/Masks

          I think I use the same ones as Bret.

          The "paper" ones are just about useless.
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          • #6
            thanks I was talking about face respirators. SO regular tig or mig on mild clean steel doesn't really have a risk for fumes? Its just they put the safety warnings on everything. I am trying to get used to wearing a good face mask while doing most dirty work, but the one I use won't fit under the face shield, the north ones look good. Is there a 3m equal, they are more available here. I would guess if it says for welding you would be ok. thanks again for the replies. kevin
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            • #7
              The 3m respirator you want is the 6000 or 7500 series. I have the 6000 and it fits under both a Miller Elite and Fiber-Metal Tiger Hood. It's still a good idea to have adequate ventilation when you are welding. You never know what kind of impurities are in (or on) your material.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by kjbllc View Post
                SO regular tig or mig on mild clean steel doesn't really have a risk for fumes?
                It's not that, it's just particulate filters are useless against fumes from "clean" processes like GTAW and GMAW. for that you need some active processing, like activated charcoal.

                Attached is a new filter element and one after 8 hours of .035 E71T
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                • #9
                  Respirators

                  Originally posted by jasonspoon View Post
                  The 3m respirator you want is the 6000 or 7500 series. I have the 6000 and it fits under both a Miller Elite and Fiber-Metal Tiger Hood. It's still a good idea to have adequate ventilation when you are welding. You never know what kind of impurities are in (or on) your material.
                  Jason: You answered my question! I've been using the 3m-8233 N100, but for a few $$$ more, I can get a "real" one. The refills are about the cost of the disposable, just wasn't sure of the fit under the hood. Cyberweld's got them for about $20.

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                  • #10
                    Dave,

                    I think the 7500 series is the same fit, but with a more comfortable silicone mask.
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