View Full Version : A little warning for all u backyard welders

10-01-2010, 11:51 AM
Came across this on pirate when I was searching for proper surface cleaners for welding, scary shit!

10-01-2010, 12:43 PM
:confused0006: Maybe he should have been wearing a resperator some peoples stupidity amazes me.

10-01-2010, 12:49 PM
dude, where hae you been? thats over a year old..

but good info for those less informed..

10-01-2010, 01:03 PM
ya. basically dont spray anything onto the weld zone. mechanically clean the metal before welding instead of chemically.

theres alot of people that say thats bs too. but they are the those guys that call you a pussy for wearing ear plugs and gloves

dirka dave
10-01-2010, 01:30 PM
We got that at work year ago......

10-01-2010, 02:58 PM
use chem cleaner and then get your buddy to weld it :D

A simple resperater is is your friend and in reality you are your only safety net.

Useing a cleaner for grease oil wax etc .. is pretty standard in a welders day to day routine and even if you use a wheel to gind clean the weld area you will still have burn off from the heat produced just outside of it.
Also think of all the ozone that you produce and breath in .

95% of the shops that use welders do not , cannot or will not follow the safety regulations so it is up to you to protect yourself as safety enforcement is not a high priority .


this is kinda old news but his circumstances and issues are not the norm .

10-01-2010, 03:51 PM
didnt realize it was old or not, but definitly could be usefull for someone who mabey does use brake clean, typically i use a flap disk to clean the area and just a dry shop towel, something to kill time this morning as i was waiting for material at work,

10-01-2010, 05:13 PM
Thanks fro sharing Nick - scary shit right there!

10-01-2010, 07:24 PM
Phosgene gas was used by the Nazis in the showers when they needed to "clean" inmates in concentratio camps

easy to make and just a little goes a long long way:hitler: go fuck yourself

10-01-2010, 10:23 PM
I breathe in phosgene whenever I have to braze a pipe on an existing system with leaky valves, only happens two or three times a year that I get a good hit[cool]

10-01-2010, 11:33 PM
hold your breathe, closer your eye, thats how I weld :dontknow:

Hello Kitty
10-01-2010, 11:37 PM
bleach mixed with peroxide works gooder.

10-01-2010, 11:40 PM

10-02-2010, 01:06 AM
made that mistake used brake clean to remove sharpy during layout of speed holes
hours later welding it eyes burning couldnt breath
it was ground after holes were drilled
and went for dinner
at least i had something to[14]

10-06-2010, 04:22 PM
Hmmmm thanks for posting that. I always use brake clean to degrease my steel so the sharpy shows up. Maybe thats why randomly after a bunch of welding I feel rough.

10-06-2010, 09:19 PM
Serves the guy right for burning off solvent.... I vapour degrease with tetrachloroethylene on every part that I weld and metalize. Its still the best solvent but you cant breathe it in or get it on your skin. Im amazed that they still allow it in aerosol cans.

I also weld on a down draft table and wear a resperator. It pisses me off seeing poeple weld with out resperators working to kill themselves. There is a reason why allot of old school welders didnt live past 60

10-06-2010, 10:16 PM
Hmmmm thanks for posting that. I always use brake clean to degrease my steel so the sharpy shows up. Maybe thats why randomly after a bunch of welding I feel rough.

Use a soap stone dummy :fighting0071:

10-08-2010, 07:55 PM
yeah this made its way through my work too pretty amazing how little it can take of something to kill you or do some serious damage