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  1. #1
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    Default Boredom, Creativity, and Hood Pics!

    Got bored today and decided that it was time to take care of some issues that i seem to have with both of my hoods (even though i hardly ever use the speedglass hood anymore). welding in the booths at school (llucky for me they have continued the journeyman training day program for all of us that are still on the bench) it drives me nuts when i get the the light from the weld up from the bottom of the hood, and from sparks getting in my ear. so i took and old leather coat and some velcro and super glue from the local crafts store and solved my problem. nothing is permanant to the hood so if i decide i don't like it, i can pull it off and no damage to the hood.

    Front:


    Side:


    Inside on:


    Inside off:
    American By Birth, Union by Choice!

    4th generation Pipefitters LU 537

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    Miller Elite Titanium 9400 Hood

  2. #2
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    Inside Ear:


    Bib:


    Ear Piece (I wrapped some leather around a piece of cardboard and super glued it):

    American By Birth, Union by Choice!

    4th generation Pipefitters LU 537

    SpeedGlass 9000x Hood
    Miller Elite Titanium 9400 Hood

  3. #3
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    Default

    and some gratuitous advertisements for Pipefitter Local Union 537 :

    American By Birth, Union by Choice!

    4th generation Pipefitters LU 537

    SpeedGlass 9000x Hood
    Miller Elite Titanium 9400 Hood

  4. #4
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    Looks good except for that big red "B" on the side!
    "A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing"

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  5. #5
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    better then pin-stripes Matt.. they look so sssssslimming (should be said with a lisp)
    American By Birth, Union by Choice!

    4th generation Pipefitters LU 537

    SpeedGlass 9000x Hood
    Miller Elite Titanium 9400 Hood

  6. #6
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    Default Your hood

    Cool idea. I'm assuming you won't mind me doin' that with mine...
    Professional firefighter (retired). Amateur everything else I try to do...
    Oh yeah: GO BIG RED!

  7. #7
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    go for it strube! make sure u grab the industrial strength velcro, and I only had to use the super glue inplace of the self-sticky velcro on the leather side only. I did not put any super glue on my hood. good luck!
    American By Birth, Union by Choice!

    4th generation Pipefitters LU 537

    SpeedGlass 9000x Hood
    Miller Elite Titanium 9400 Hood

  8. #8
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    What fun is it if you don't get sparks in your ear?
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  9. #9
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    Default Great Idea!

    Patent that idea and you'll never have to wear that hood again. That must be an old hood - with the union stickers on it....do they still have unions in the U.S?

    Thanks for the idea!

  10. #10
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    Nocheep... even though i use ear plugs when welding it still gets annoying for me to have sparks sitting on the earplug.. plus that foam smells kind of funny when it smolders
    American By Birth, Union by Choice!

    4th generation Pipefitters LU 537

    SpeedGlass 9000x Hood
    Miller Elite Titanium 9400 Hood

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