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Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Jakedaawg » Tue May 02, 2017 6:25 am

So, I was under a pontoon boat yesterday. Not a lot of room. My helmet kept hitting on the underside of the boat while I was trying to fix a crack on the top of the 'toon. It got me thinking...

Is there a mask that may take the lense out of a helmet? I could then wear a leather cap or bandana or something. When I was practicing for the beads I could see but when I put the helmet on it put my head too low and I could not view the area.
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby weldin mike 27 » Tue May 02, 2017 6:32 am

There is heaps of products like this. Chrome Leather welding helmets would be the most basic, right up to sevore weld goggles.

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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Farmwelding » Tue May 02, 2017 6:42 am

Depending on budget-miller weld mask.
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Poland308 » Tue May 02, 2017 6:54 am

You can also get darker shade lenses for the goggles used for brazing or torch cutting.
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby MinnesotaDave » Tue May 02, 2017 7:03 am

Farmwelding wrote:Depending on budget-miller weld mask.


Some people say they fog up, but I'd try them if I needed them.

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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby exnailpounder » Tue May 02, 2017 5:30 pm

MinnesotaDave wrote:
Farmwelding wrote:Depending on budget-miller weld mask.


Some people say they fog up, but I'd try them if I needed them.

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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Olivero » Sat May 06, 2017 5:41 pm

MinnesotaDave wrote:
Farmwelding wrote:Depending on budget-miller weld mask.


Some people say they fog up, but I'd try them if I needed them.

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I have a pair, used them a dozen or so times, work good but if you are a heavy breather or doing some harder type work where you are in the heat, cutting, grinding, lifting, etc. And you get winded, etc. they will fog up, for calmer, soothing type welding they are great. I only REALLY use them when I need to, confined spaces or really short , like 1 weld type jobs, I will bring them because its easier than lugging the helmet around.

They come with antifog lens covers, I put em on and could barely see so I took them back off.
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Jakedaawg » Mon May 08, 2017 8:40 pm

I like it so far. The hood is way to tight for a normal head. Maybe I just have a large head.
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby DrDogwood » Tue May 09, 2017 12:13 pm

I've used a number 10 or 11 shade in a set of cutting torch goggles when repairing a loader frame before just don't learn the hard way like I did cover your face and head I used two painting head covers they are made of thin cotton and worked well I spent a three days inside that loader frame it was 3 inch plate welded to a 5x8 solid and some 2 inch plate.
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Otto Nobedder » Tue May 09, 2017 7:40 pm

DrDogwood wrote:I've used a number 10 or 11 shade in a set of cutting torch goggles when repairing a loader frame before just don't learn the hard way like I did cover your face and head I used two painting head covers they are made of thin cotton and worked well I spent a three days inside that loader frame it was 3 inch plate welded to a 5x8 solid and some 2 inch plate.


I have a buddy that wears a welding-specific balaclava for this. I just slather my face and all other exposed skin in SPF 45 or better.

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