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Re: Help a dumb Noob! Did I burn my eyes?

Postby Olivero » Sun May 07, 2017 9:36 am

SeenRed wrote:Thanks for all the experienced perspective guys! Yeah, I'm no worse for wear...no more than a little mild irritation this afternoon. It only alarmed me because I just didnt know enough about how an auto dark hood works. I appreciate y'all reassuring me!

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No worries, we've all been there. In any case, getting that welders burn in your eyes will pass after a day, even if its bad, its not like you get arc flashed for 30 seconds and your blind forever.

I had a buddy who was taking pictures of me building something, he didn't wear a hood or glasses but figured if he looked away from the arc most of the time and only for short periods to adjust the camera and angle, etc. he would be fine.

He wasn't, woke up in the middle of the night and he couldn't open his eyes, when he did they were irritaed as all hell so he couldn't really see that well, they hurt but an hour or so later, it subsided and he went back to sleep, woke up and it was better but not completely gone, the following day it was all gone.

scary experience I am sure, now I don't let anyone into my shop when I am working unless they wear a helmet if they want to watch or work around me or I just stop welding all together until they leave.
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Re: Help a dumb Noob! Did I burn my eyes?

Postby DrDogwood » Tue May 09, 2017 11:37 am

I have come to believe my legs get mad at me for standing to long because when I am standing tig welding just getting everything right where I want them my right leg will push down on that damn peddle and blam I get a nice arc flash from about 8 inches away. :shock:
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Re: Help a dumb Noob! Did I burn my eyes?

Postby Otto Nobedder » Tue May 09, 2017 7:38 pm

DrDogwood wrote:I have come to believe my legs get mad at me for standing to long because when I am standing tig welding just getting everything right where I want them my right leg will push down on that damn peddle and blam I get a nice arc flash from about 8 inches away. :shock:


I did some welds today that required my fingertip control. Twice, as I was positioning my hands in the maze of pipe, I bumped the switch and temporarily blinded myself. It happens to all of us. Rarely at a moment that would be convenient, as I had to extract myself from the piping and have a sip of coffee as my eyes re-adjusted, then dive in again.

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Re: Help a dumb Noob! Did I burn my eyes?

Postby Olivero » Wed May 10, 2017 10:02 am

Otto Nobedder wrote:
DrDogwood wrote:I have come to believe my legs get mad at me for standing to long because when I am standing tig welding just getting everything right where I want them my right leg will push down on that damn peddle and blam I get a nice arc flash from about 8 inches away. :shock:


I did some welds today that required my fingertip control. Twice, as I was positioning my hands in the maze of pipe, I bumped the switch and temporarily blinded myself. It happens to all of us. Rarely at a moment that would be convenient, as I had to extract myself from the piping and have a sip of coffee as my eyes re-adjusted, then dive in again.

Steve


What do you do for a living? I swear it sounds like something out of a F'ing movie.

Helium vacuum's and all that fancy stuff, what's it all about?

Sounds like a boatload of fun.
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Re: Help a dumb Noob! Did I burn my eyes?

Postby Otto Nobedder » Wed May 10, 2017 6:56 pm

Olivero wrote:
What do you do for a living? I swear it sounds like something out of a F'ing movie.

Helium vacuum's and all that fancy stuff, what's it all about?

Sounds like a boatload of fun.


I have to admit, most days I enjoy my job immensely. Over eight years, I've steered it into the job I've always wanted. I walked in to it with every skill that any position in the shop required (save one), accumulated over years of learning everything a job could teach me and moving on. I learned that last required skill before my "probationary" period was up. That's the helium leak detection, and my ability at it gets me paid quite handsomely for a shop monkey.

I work on the tanker trailers that deliver liquid hydrogen, oxygen, argon, and nitrogen to industry, aerospace, medical, etc. I always get the most challenging problems, partly because I'm good at solving them, and partly because that's the kind of problem I'm enthusiastic about tackling, so I'm fast at it.

I'm, at present, jumping through hoops to get our shop qualified for our ASME "R" stamp, to do pressure vessel and pressure pipe repairs. This is a major pain in the ass, as, to date, I'm the only welder in the shop that can pass the ASME welder qualification. I spent six hours today cutting, prepping, and welding two coupons to be bend-tested for PQR's to support our WPS's, and I will spend most of tomorrow and some of Friday welding a "sample" pressure vessel. The results of my work will determine the whole shop's immediate future. No pressure....

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Re: Help a dumb Noob! Did I burn my eyes?

Postby exnailpounder » Wed May 10, 2017 7:17 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:
Olivero wrote:
What do you do for a living? I swear it sounds like something out of a F'ing movie.

Helium vacuum's and all that fancy stuff, what's it all about?

Sounds like a boatload of fun.


I have to admit, most days I enjoy my job immensely. Over eight years, I've steered it into the job I've always wanted. I walked in to it with every skill that any position in the shop required (save one), accumulated over years of learning everything a job could teach me and moving on. I learned that last required skill before my "probationary" period was up. That's the helium leak detection, and my ability at it gets me paid quite handsomely for a shop monkey.

I work on the tanker trailers that deliver liquid hydrogen, oxygen, argon, and nitrogen to industry, aerospace, medical, etc. I always get the most challenging problems, partly because I'm good at solving them, and partly because that's the kind of problem I'm enthusiastic about tackling, so I'm fast at it.

I'm, at present, jumping through hoops to get our shop qualified for our ASME "R" stamp, to do pressure vessel and pressure pipe repairs. This is a major pain in the ass, as, to date, I'm the only welder in the shop that can pass the ASME welder qualification. I spent six hours today cutting, prepping, and welding two coupons to be bend-tested for PQR's to support our WPS's, and I will spend most of tomorrow and some of Friday welding a "sample" pressure vessel. The results of my work will determine the whole shop's immediate future. No pressure....

Steve

Time for a drinky-poo Stevo :lol: I thought you have rocket surgeon working with you...he has to have one Hell of a pedigree. Things could be worse. The shop whose overload I took on went under...that's gonna leave a mark...Nothing better than having a job that you love....cause I know what's in store for me and it doesn't bode well and I'm having a drink myself. Time to put the tool belt on again me thinks.
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Re: Help a dumb Noob! Did I burn my eyes?

Postby Otto Nobedder » Wed May 10, 2017 8:54 pm

I'm enjoying a cold barley-pop as I type this.

Rocketsurgeon's experience with NASA is mostly in friction-stir welding. He's as green as the next guy in the processes we use, though he has some solid education behind him.

It'd suck to pick up a claw hammer, when you're used to a 3# cross-peen f#@&ing beater.

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Re: Help a dumb Noob! Did I burn my eyes?

Postby exnailpounder » Wed May 10, 2017 8:59 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:I'm enjoying a cold barley-pop as I type this.

Rocketsurgeon's experience with NASA is mostly in friction-stir welding. He's as green as the next guy in the processes we use, though he has some solid education behind him.

It'd suck to pick up a claw hammer, when you're used to a 3# cross-peen f#@&ing beater.

Steve

I hear ya. I'm just glad I have another trade to fall back on. Life sure has it's twists and turns.
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Re: Help a dumb Noob! Did I burn my eyes?

Postby Olivero » Wed May 10, 2017 10:33 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:
Olivero wrote:
What do you do for a living? I swear it sounds like something out of a F'ing movie.

Helium vacuum's and all that fancy stuff, what's it all about?

Sounds like a boatload of fun.


I have to admit, most days I enjoy my job immensely. Over eight years, I've steered it into the job I've always wanted. I walked in to it with every skill that any position in the shop required (save one), accumulated over years of learning everything a job could teach me and moving on. I learned that last required skill before my "probationary" period was up. That's the helium leak detection, and my ability at it gets me paid quite handsomely for a shop monkey.

I work on the tanker trailers that deliver liquid hydrogen, oxygen, argon, and nitrogen to industry, aerospace, medical, etc. I always get the most challenging problems, partly because I'm good at solving them, and partly because that's the kind of problem I'm enthusiastic about tackling, so I'm fast at it.

I'm, at present, jumping through hoops to get our shop qualified for our ASME "R" stamp, to do pressure vessel and pressure pipe repairs. This is a major pain in the ass, as, to date, I'm the only welder in the shop that can pass the ASME welder qualification. I spent six hours today cutting, prepping, and welding two coupons to be bend-tested for PQR's to support our WPS's, and I will spend most of tomorrow and some of Friday welding a "sample" pressure vessel. The results of my work will determine the whole shop's immediate future. No pressure....

Steve


Sounds fecking awesome if you ask me.

Good luck on the coupon pressure vessel, that sounds awesome.

I would love to do stuff like that, a real troubleshooting "no one is here to answer it for you" type job AND you get to fix it, your way. Sounds great.
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