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  • Stu Miles
    started a topic Safety Question - sparks/wood ceiling ?

    Safety Question - sparks/wood ceiling ?

    Can anyone address a concern I have on safety.

    I'm putting fire proof welding curtains up in garage,
    cement floor, cement outside wall.
    My concern is the ceiling - typical peaked plywood roof with
    a few 2x4 trusses 10 feet high.
    Should I put fire proofing up there as well ?
    Using a passport plus.

    Please advise,

    Thanks, Stu

  • FusionKing
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    I've started fire from nothing but heat, not to mention sparks.
    You could hardly be too safe.
    Pretty hard to beat having a legitimate insurance policy in force as well.
    Not as an excuse to be careless, but rather because when you are only one person, things can happen.

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  • go2building
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    Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    Grinders/grinding are more dangerous than welding
    I've set clothing on fire with grinders, never with welding.
    I would put Sheetrock up, it's cheap.

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  • Drf255
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    That's why I tig only in the garage. No sparks.

    Im continually afraid of that in my 2 car attached garage. Mig and Stick are outside only items for me.

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  • Broccoli1
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    Grinders/grinding are more dangerous than welding

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  • Meltedmetal
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    We try to go back and check for fire/problems three to four hours after the end of operations for the day. We have found a wall on fire and various things smouldering. Guess I need to clean up the shop. Also cooling pumps in trouble(not welding equipment) and things left on that we were told had been shut down. My experience is that a few hours will give a problem time to get going enough to be noticeable.-Meltedmetal

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  • Cgotto6
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    I would not worry with ceilings that high. I frequently weld in an area with 8' ceilings and there is zero spatter trails on it.

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  • Stu Miles
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    Originally posted by fjk View Post
    On the other hand, if the shop already is torn apart, etc, why not add it now if you can?
    Yeah guess your right - I'll sleep better.

    Thanks, Stu

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  • Stu Miles
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    No gas or flammables in garage,
    just wondering about sparks going up to ceiling.
    Two new fire extinguishers in place.

    Thanks, Stu

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  • willy
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    Fire extinguishers are a must no matter what. My shop is pretty good sized - 40 X 60 with 14' ceiling, and I dont weld or cut on anything before leaving. Even then I turn the lights off and look around in the dark to make sure theres nothing smoldering. Another good reason to have a clean shop

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  • BD1
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    I would say get a couple of fire extinguishers . If gasoline is stored there invest in a safety can instead of plastic containers.
    I don't think your gonna have sparks going up seven feet above your welding table. If you are concerned hang a blanket above the table.

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  • fjk
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    On the other hand, if the shop already is torn apart, etc, why not add it now if you can?

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  • Stu Miles
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    Using the CO2 internal bottle.
    May get a bigger bottle in a while - see how it goes.
    Just doing tack welds for armatures.

    Thanks, Stu

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  • elvis
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    As long as your welding at shoulder height or lower I don't see problem. Gas shielded solid wire?

    A lot of it is just keeping your SA up.

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