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  • I wish the holes would stop

    Hey everyone, long time no talk I have gone through I think 3 pairs of overalls in the past 4 months, no matter how hard I try my pant legs just keep catching on fire I just got a brand spanking new pair of carhartts and guess what happened gouging a backing strip off my plate today.... ya you guessed it a new hole. I know that I cant really stop the holes from burning through but its just very annoying going out for new overalls every few months. Other then that school couldn't possibly be going any smoother I just my first block release February 4th so that should keep my busy.

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    Wear shorts for awhile...... That'll teach you to keep your legs outta the way

    Same with mechanics, some get nasty and some don't. its how you work

    good luck with school



    ps: joking about the shorts of course!!

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    • #3
      get some leather chap's.
      look on the bright side, your working.

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      • #4
        I burned a nice hole in my new Addis tenny runners a few months back, the shoe is fine but the matching hole in my foot isn't. By the time i got the fire out i was burned pretty good. Welding is hard on clothes don't care what it is the spark will find its way in. I wear shorts and a welding jacket most of the time unless i am crawling around on the floor then i put on some Nomex FR coveralls....Bob

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        • #5
          Rather than go out to a welding shop and buying coveralls, welding jackets, etc, check out your local Salvation Army or Goodwill store, or a similar place. Many of them sell shirts or clothing for a dollar or two that you can use for welding. Saves quite a bit of money in a year.

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          • #6
            or you could stock your tool box w/ the one tool you will always need,,,,,,DUCK TAPE!!!!! That should keep the wholes from getting bigger. Only down side is duck tape flippin stinks when it melts man. you know its time to get new britches when you have to tape the seam of the crotch!

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            • #7
              aametalmaster
              I burned a nice hole in my new Addis tenny runners a few months back, the shoe is fine but the matching hole in my foot isn't.


              when i started plasma cutting a lot i got a pair of the leather foot covers. work good to keep blobs from burning threw the laces and tung of my boots. only gotts get a good sized one inthere wile you start trying to unlace and get a boot off once to look for a better protection. i dont own sneakers but i suspect it would be easyer to get them off but still no fun.

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              • #8
                I have to agree with HMW on this one, it has a lot to do with how you position yourself while you are welding. Between managing to stand in all the wrong places and poor machine setup I was getting burned on a daily basis when I first started welding. Now I've reached the point where I don't usually get burned all that often. My number one rule, stand with your feet in a position that they are not easy access for sparks or other glowing gobules, after three differenct holes in my left angle I figured that one out.

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                • #9
                  I went to local horse sale/ auction and they have lots of venders their selling leather goods, all kinds of leather stuff. so I got some scrape leather a hole bundle for 2 dollars and I made some covers to go over my boot laces, just two holes and feed the laces threw the holes and then tie my boots and the leather flips down, covering my laces . it works great



                  ........ Richard

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                  • #10
                    also you should where ear plugs when welding. . you don't want hot spatter,slag to go down in your ear canal. and yes it will find its way their

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                    • #11
                      Ear Plugs

                      Richard the hottie in the ear is the worst ,especially if youre in a position where you can't move. Nothing worse than that sizzlin sound and the nasty headache afterwards. OUCH!!
                      Jim

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                      • #12
                        Look for a biker standby: Leather Legs.

                        They cover from the knee to the bootlaces in heavy leather.

                        Forget the fancy frilly ones and go for the plainest style they have.

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                        • #13
                          i think the boot covers i got were only like $10.oo, that said. there is a lot to thinking about where you are and what your doing to reduce a lot of problems, just the same there is no substitute for proper safety gear. best to get into the habit of using the right safety gear early in your new welding ventures/career. be for long its second nature and you just put it on without thinking about it, kinda like safety glasses. its all part of the big picture for keeping safe. nothing is 100% but no point in pushing your luck aether.
                          i had no problem with surfing naked, but welding naked is another story.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by youngwelder_154 View Post
                            Hey everyone, long time no talk I have gone through I think 3 pairs of overalls in the past 4 months, no matter how hard I try my pant legs just keep catching on fire I just got a brand spanking new pair of carhartts and guess what happened gouging a backing strip off my plate today.... ya you guessed it a new hole. I know that I cant really stop the holes from burning through but its just very annoying going out for new overalls every few months. Other then that school couldn't possibly be going any smoother I just my first block release February 4th so that should keep my busy.
                            TRY THE LEATHER CHAPS I GOT MINE BOUT 3YRS AGO AND MY PANTS ARE STILL HOLE FREE

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                            • #15
                              Get used to the idea of going through a lot of clothes if you make this a career. Getting those holes patched as they happen goes a long way toward stopping the flames. When the fray they start easy. Leathers are ok, but the chaps would kill ya down here (I hardly ever wear mine when I ride the 'ol hawg). It was 80 degrees here a couple of days ago. As for the feet try wearing slip on boots. Redwing boots hold up well for me.

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