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Re: welder question

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Stan in Oly, WA

09-15-2013 13:45:04

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Have you had any trouble with weld spatter hitting the bulb and blowing it out? That happened to me while I was trying to illuminate the work area with a conventional incandescent bulb. I know halogen bulbs are much hotter than regular incandescent bulbs, but I don't know whether they're hot enough to be immune to weld spatter. Weld spatter must leave the weld puddle at over 2000 degrees F. But I don't know how hot the molten metal is by the time it hits something a couple of feet away, and I don't know how hot the surface of a halogen bulb is.


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36 coupe

09-15-2013 14:47:52

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 Re: welder question in reply to Stan in Oly, WA, 09-15-2013 13:45:04  
Use one of the outdoor fixtures that had a plexiglass cover.Mount it on a pipe with a lamp dimmer and an ac outlet in a duplex box.The dimmer will let you run the lamp at reduced power to lengthen lamp life.Weld the pipe to an auto rim.If you are sharp enough to use 2 pipe sizes you can adjust the lamp height.

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Dusty MI

09-15-2013 17:23:07

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 Re: welder question in reply to 36 coupe, 09-15-2013 14:47:52  
When I started wearing trifocals I went to the large window welding helmet. I have one now that also is an auto-darking.

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