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    They look like a circular piece of sheet metal with an opening for a set of goggles to be inserted. Thats how it looked in the pics at any rate. I think they were held on the head by the goggle strap. Some also had one side of the circle bent at a right angle to the front (back toward the head). So, why the custom setup? Are they supposed to be cooler or ??? Seemed sort of strange and I wondered about the whys. Any of you pipe line types use this type of hood?

  • #2
    Have you ever welded outside and had the sun shine into the backside of your hood?

    I have a "wendy's" brand hood and love it although I'm not a pipeliner. It gets used quite abit, with alot of my work being outside.

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    • #3
      No, Im usually inside/under a machine all cramped up groping around for the thing I was going to weld or in the shade in front of the shop. No extensive experience w/ back lighting.

      Looked up the name you gave and that helps...pancake hoods. Hmmmm...they must be cooler too?
      Last edited by HayFarmer; 06-09-2009, 12:53 PM.

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      • #4
        Pancake Weklding Hoods

        Originally posted by HayFarmer View Post
        They look like a circular piece of sheet metal with an opening for a set of goggles to be inserted. Thats how it looked in the pics at any rate. I think they were held on the head by the goggle strap. Some also had one side of the circle bent at a right angle to the front (back toward the head). So, why the custom setup? Are they supposed to be cooler or ??? Seemed sort of strange and I wondered about the whys. Any of you pipe line types use this type of hood?
        They have a Balsa eyepiece (which you custom form to your forehead & nose) and completely "blacks-out" any background sun. The face of the hood is a pressure formed phenolic face place, and is formed either right or left to protect that side of your face. I added an elk skin liner to my eyepiece to make if more comfortable. They are extremely light weight, and a wide elastic strap keeps it on just right. The flip front model is slightly heavier, but with plastic lenses lessens any fatigue.

        Dave
        "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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        • #5
          I've been curious about them myself..I understand about the goggle design to prevent back flash. My question is the face plate shape..Is there a reason for it being round or is that just the way it is?
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          • #6
            Are they durable? Balsa seems a poor fit for the usually rough environment welding occurs in.

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            • #7
              "Round?"

              Originally posted by chrisa7164 View Post
              I've been curious about them myself..I understand about the goggle design to prevent back flash. My question is the face plate shape..Is there a reason for it being round or is that just the way it is?
              Well, most of us have round faces and heads

              I did send away for some square welding caps, they're out of stock

              Dave
              "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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              • #8
                "Balsa Salsa"

                Originally posted by HayFarmer View Post
                Are they durable? Balsa seems a poor fit for the usually rough environment welding occurs in.
                Actually, the balsa pieces are a good 1/2" thick, and quite durable.

                Dave
                "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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                • #9
                  good one..I know a couple guys who could use a square welding cap...I have several fiber metal and an old huntsman helmet..none of them are circular? granted some have a "rounded" shell,but none are a perfect circle like the pancake hood.
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                  Oxy/Acet torch
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                  Enough Snap-On to be a dealer.

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                  • #10
                    "Pancakes & Syrup"

                    Distinctive trademark design. Some guys wear Nomex hoods underneath, others "doo-rags."

                    On small pipe, some just wear the goggles (they make Balsa Goggles too).

                    They do, however, keep out the sun!

                    Dave
                    "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by davedarragh View Post
                      Distinctive trademark design. Some guys wear Nomex hoods underneath, others "doo-rags."

                      On small pipe, some just wear the goggles (they make Balsa Goggles too).

                      They do, however, keep out the sun!

                      Dave
                      do they fog up on you? I know in the winter time here I hold my breath while I come around the pipe sometimes it can be hard on a fat guy
                      DODGE 1 TON 6.7
                      PIPEPRO 304
                      TO MANY TOOLS
                      JUST WELDING IN CIRCLES
                      rig welders are like wheelbarrows hard to push around
                      and easily upset
                      go flames go

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pipeline Dan View Post
                        do they fog up on you? I know in the winter time here I hold my breath while I come around the pipe sometimes it can be hard on a fat guy
                        Hard on a fat guy? I resemble that remark.

                        Griff

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                        • #13
                          Dan..I'm guessing that they wouldn't fog up since your nose and mouth are outside of the lens area..like cutting goggle.
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                          Miller 211 w/ spool-gun
                          Lincoln AC/DC buzzbox
                          Cutmaster 38 plasma
                          Oxy/Acet torch
                          DeWalt Multi-Cutter
                          Fiber Metal Helmets(old school)
                          Enough Snap-On to be a dealer.

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                          • #14
                            Square,Block,Fat,Ballon Heads

                            Originally posted by chrisa7164 View Post
                            good one..I know a couple guys who could use a square welding cap...I have several fiber metal and an old huntsman helmet..none of them are circular? granted some have a "rounded" shell,but none are a perfect circle like the pancake hood.
                            Would the square ones be for Charlie Brown,?? I think it's Margret that calls him 'block head' Hmmm he looks more like a fat head to me. I guess he would need a ballon hood. Bob

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                            • #15
                              "Foggles"

                              Originally posted by pipeline Dan View Post
                              do they fog up on you? I know in the winter time here I hold my breath while I come around the pipe sometimes it can be hard on a fat guy

                              Dan: They cover your eyes, not your nose.

                              Winter in Phoenix, sunny and 70

                              Dave
                              "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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