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Old 01-12-2014, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Welding tips for college course

I start tomorrow for welding classes at my local college. We are covering all the basics, I know there are some very good welders here so I ask. Any tips for general welding, specific types, gear. Would love to get a lot of opinions
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Long sleeves and cotton are your friend. You will likely be on fire at some point. Don't panic. Also wear proper welding gloves.
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Fry bacon without a shirt on, welding is all about being slow and steady while ignoring randomly getting burned or set on fire.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Make sure what your welding together is clean and prepped well and, practice. That's really all it takes.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Spend tge extra money for a better mask. The features make a big difference. Also spraying pam on your work prevents splatter on stick welding

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Old 01-12-2014, 03:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wire wheel everything makes the welds look pretty
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Bring some sunscreen if your shirt doesn't button up to your neck
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Don't weld with a lighter in your pockets. Cover exposed skin. Take time to prep. Keep area clean and organized. Second on the mask. Comfy welding gloves. Don't wear frayed jeans ( they like to catch fire).
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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