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  1. #1
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    Default The Dreaded COFFEE Shakes!

    Hey there Gang:
    Does anyone have a simple solution to the coffee shakes besides not drinking the crap?? I never use to drink it in my early days, but now I'm nearing a *hair from being 60 years old, I find a slug of it in the morning satifies this old fart.
    I work at an Aviation Repair Facility and do all the TIG welding for them besides all the aviation leather Interior Upholstery.
    These Photos are Welded assemblies of our Cloud Seeding booms and racks that we have exclusive STCs on all KingAir aircraft. Of course all my welds are subject to NDT, xray, ultrasound, or dye penetrant inspections.




    I do take a small amount of pride in some of my welds and they all do get covered up with power coating.
    With Coffee shakes, they get a little unstable. I never did try decafe...Does that help at all?
    Any suggestions to my coffee fix?
    Thanks for reading my boring dilema.
    NDAV8R
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    Have a couple of beers to off set the caffiene buzz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau:319588
    Have a couple of beers to off set the caffiene buzz.
    It works lol.

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    Default The Dreaded COFFEE Shakes!

    Used to fly a KingAir decades ago. Nice airplane.
    You're a true pilot. Addicted to coffee.
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    Jeeezz! If coffee shakes can make me weld like that, then I gotta get me some of what you're using!! Beautiful stuff!

    I'm a "used to be" private pilot who can't afford to fly at today's prices.

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    Default The Dreaded COFFEE Shakes!

    Just go with it. The shakes give you the nice ripple/ weave.

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    Not to be a downer but you may have a problem other than "coffee shakes"

    First, stop coffee for a while and see if it goes away. If it does, great. Cut down on the caffeine (maybe half caf/half decaf) or spread it out over time or don't weld for a while after the morning pick-me-up. You might also be getting caffeine in other ways. Do you drink other caffeinated things like sodas or energy drinks? Eat chocolate? Maybe also you're getting a sugar buzz?

    If it does not go away, see a dr.

    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjk View Post
    Not to be a downer but you may have a problem other than "coffee shakes"

    First, stop coffee for a while and see if it goes away. If it does, great. Cut down on the caffeine (maybe half caf/half decaf) or spread it out over time or don't weld for a while after the morning pick-me-up. You might also be getting caffeine in other ways. Do you drink other caffeinated things like sodas or energy drinks? Eat chocolate? Maybe also you're getting a sugar buzz?

    If it does not go away, see a dr.

    Frank
    I do great when I leave the coffee alone. Since I went through tonsil cancer a few years ago, I received 7 weeks of daily radiation treatments. In doing so they fried all my nerves in my mouth and now until I pushing up roses, I cannot have any with carbonation, cause it stings like h*ll. Can't have beer, booze, champagne, POP, as well as some catsups, steak sauce, etc. I can drink, water, tea, milk, dreaded coffee, maybe a noncarbonated sports drink(never energy drinks).
    The coffee thing is just a little morning habit, but it shows if I have more than I say about 3 cups. I have talked to other tig guys, and they like to stay away from welding until after noon. Sometimes I can't predict when I have to pick up the tig torch.
    The dreaded coffee shakes only lasts a couple of hours, so if I try to avoid the pair (welding and coffee). I was just wondering if any one had a solution.
    I'll just keep plugging away with it.
    NDAV8R
    Last edited by NDAV8R; 04-08-2014 at 07:05 AM.
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    FYI, Tea contains as much if not more caffiene as coffee.

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    If I get shaky from caffeine I eat a small snack and that usually makes me feel better. A little muffin or a doughnut might be what ya need, and hey there's nothing wrong with that!

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