Topic: Re: Ground for a welder
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Back in my conveyor installing days, I burned up wiring going to conveyor motors. Jumping around, over, under conveyors welding on them you loose track of where your ground / work clamp is, you notice the welding machine is running colder but unless you have been guilty of burning wires up before you don't give it a second thought. But you learn a valuable lesson when the electrician tracks you down and chews your a$$ out! :oops:
Re: Ground for a welder in reply to Puddles, 02-25-2013 03:34:36
|Puddles we had some outside contractors come into |
our plant and ground to a nice clean pipe and do
some welding on a conveyor or lift table or maybe
part of a cross transfer conveyor at the end of
two conveyors. The nice clean pipe was electrical
After the contractors left and production started
we had electrical problems half a dozen times per
shift with the electrical equipment in the area.
No one could track down the exact location of the
problem. We lived with the problem until a long
weekend or a summer or Christmas shutdown, can't
remember which. The electricians went in and
completely rewired all the affected equipment.
Clamp the ground close to where you are welding. I
know you know this now.
Ever see a welder ground to a rail road track and
weld to a box car? He might get more than a a$$
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