You're welcome. Scary stuff. Funny thing is, I was just using brake cleaner earlier that day for just that. A few of us were.Thanks for posting this! My dad welds many times a week and he's the "get er done" type of guy at work and always on a mission while workin and never reads any warning labels, gee I wonder where I get that from... I'm definitely having him read this article!
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Hmm this explains alot Corey:hehe: jk budI've come across that too while TIG welding a bunch of SS water headers at work. That smell that it gives off is horrible. I didn't realize what the article talked about though. I stopped doing that a long time ago just cause I couldn't stand the fumes. And it did make me a bit nauseous come to think of it. Glad I dodged those bullets.
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Lol. I have no idea what I was trying to type there in that couple of sentences. I guess working 12hrs on night shift makes me a little loopy in the head too. :tard:Hmm this explains alot Corey:hehe: jk bud
But in all reality this may explain why my high school shop teacher was so damn brain dead
#wirewheelgrinderforlife , who needs chemicalsI never understood why people would use chemicals to clean something prior to welding. isn't that what grinder are for to get to a clean base metal? That combined with proper personal protective equipment, plus engineered controls like fans, and other proper ventilation. Granted my welding experience is industrial, but I'm sure there's a reason why they don't allow those cleaners to be used, not to mention the potential weld contamination of not cleaning it fully.
The only thing I've ever had an issue welding was galvanized. Simply because you can grind off all the galvanized, have it "look" clean, then go to weld it and it still bubbles up in the areas that are cleaned. When Tig welding it makes a huge pain constantly having to re-sharpen tungsten.