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Old 07-26-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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My Pop emailed me this, since he knows I like to weld on shit and he'd like me to outlive him. I normally don't throw these "safety nazi" things around since I feel that we have too much nanny-state bullshit anyway, but this one made me think. Click the link, it's about brake cleaner and welding fumes...

http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm

be safe.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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Dragon,Maybe this one is "Sticky" worthy?
Shop Safety "sticky.."
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:23 AM   #3
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:33 AM   #4
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read that on the HAMB yesterday and immediately walked out and read the back of my brake cleaner cans. Really makes you take a step back for a second and think.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:36 AM   #5
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wow ..... thats a bit scary - Thanks for posting that
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:37 AM   #6
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good reminder!
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:38 AM   #7
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Damn, I'm glad he was smart enough to do the research. He has a wealth of knowledge, and I enjoy reading his articles in Cycle Source.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:38 AM   #8
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I'm speachless!
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Two of my favorite things
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:13 PM   #10
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Thanks guys for reading that. Please spread it around!!!!
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:16 PM   #11
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I'm pretty sure that spray paint fumes and welding in a close area can produce some form or nerve gas as well. lets be careful guys. bikes wont do us any good six feet under.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:28 PM   #12
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Thanks guys for reading that. Please spread it around!!!!
Thanks for writing it. Good to see you're alive...
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:50 PM   #14
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yep, if you read the warnings on the can especially cleaners chlorinated or not have several health issues. I now try to use in most circumstances soap and hot water. The main health issue I see with that is my hands are now nice and clean so I look like a poser
Thanks goes to American Iron for doing the article! Please email them also and tell them thanks!

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Old 07-26-2009, 12:52 PM   #15
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I work at a pretty big Gov. owned Lab. Im in the machine shop portion,and the welders are right next door. When I read that a couple weeks ago (while at work), I made about a dozen copies and brought them to those guys. All the guys read it (much to my suprise) and they were all talking about it (which was the hole point!)
The one question raised , was about the reaction to the argon gas. They all agreed and pointed out Argon is totaly inert and dosent mixx w/ anything. Im not no where near smart enough to try and dicuss things like that so I just said ,oh yeah, huh?

Definetly glad to hear You survived! Has your health recoverd more, I hope?

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Thanks goes to American Iron for doing the article! Please email them also and tell them thanks!
hopefully they will see this thread and see that the word is being spread

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Old 07-26-2009, 12:58 PM   #17
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when the cleaner is heated in normally turns to hydrogen Chloride which is bad enough. Because it is heated in an argon environment the cleaner doesn't burn off the same way because the argon is inert and now the cleaner turns to hydrogen chloride and phosgene.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:09 PM   #18
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and phosgene gas, normally used to be a huge danger for folks smoking and working on old freon pumps, is absolutly deadly at 1 part per million inside your lungs. You most likely got a slight noseful of the hydrogen chloride, and damn lucky you did not get the same ammount of phosgene.

All the old navy guys and most of the newer ones know about working in voids and proper ventalation due to the build up of these gasses.

Hope you continue to get better, and go buy a lotto ticket!!
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when the cleaner is heated in normally turns to hydrogen Chloride which is bad enough. Because it is heated in an argon environment the cleaner doesn't burn off the same way because the argon is inert and now the cleaner turns to hydrogen chloride and phosgene.
I will definetly pass that extra info on to the guys tommorrow, Thanks

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Old 07-26-2009, 02:47 PM   #20
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Yeh, I never used breack cleen intill fly used it all the time, back to carb cleener for me....Roach.
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