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  1. #1
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    Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    I had a small job to do, slid on the ol Lincoln helmet and hit the pedal. ZZZZttttt. Ah, I can't see jack!

    Pull the helmet apart, check the battery. It's questionable. Go get a new battery.

    Put the helmet back on and hit the pedal. ZZZZZttttt. Ah, I can't see jack!

    I put the auto lens in backwards. That doesn't work, guys. Trust me.


    I am sitting in the dark now, waiting for my eyes to normalize.

    Seriously, they should make it so when the battery is dead, that NO light goes through as the default.

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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    Continuous problems with electric helmets is why I gave them up. I still use one at work once in awhile, but for most stuff I use an old passive helmet with a little window.

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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    Speedglas helmets have warning lights or" low battery" lights, they flash for 3 seconds when you turn press the on/off button. they go away after you install two 2032 cell batteries.
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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    When in doubt flash an acetylene striker first.

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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    I guess some eyes are more sensitive than mine. Over 55 years of welding I've flashed myself many times without the hood down and just see a black spot for less than a minute. If I forget to turn on the speedglas I get no aftereffect.
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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    My helmet has a test button. I try to remember to test the batteries by pushing the button before the first use of the day
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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    How couldyou have installed it backwards?
    The controls are on the inside of an auto lens....

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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    @ Joker11 - treat yourself to a PASSIVE welding helmet. You can score a new FiberMetal Pipeliner and modify it to accept a Sellstrom FlipFront lense. Integrate a Phillips Gold glass lens. Use glass lenses and glass outer covers. Total package ~ $110.

    We use Pipeliners for 90% of our welding. TIG, Stick. For repetitive MIG work involving lots of tacks and physically moving around an assembly, an ADF helmet is nice alternative. Then, we use a Lincoln Viking 3350 4C. Excellent headgear.

    Hope your eyes heel up bro.
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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    My Snap On helmet has no on/off or test button, so I point it to the sun to test it.

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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManoKai View Post
    @ Joker11 - treat yourself to a PASSIVE welding helmet. You can score a new FiberMetal Pipeliner and modify it to accept a Sellstrom FlipFront lense. Integrate a Phillips Gold glass lens. Use glass lenses and glass outer covers. Total package ~ $110.

    We use Pipeliners for 90% of our welding. TIG, Stick. For repetitive MIG work involving lots of tacks and physically moving around an assembly, an ADF helmet is nice alternative. Then, we use a Lincoln Viking 3350 4C. Excellent headgear.

    Hope your eyes heel up bro.
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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    My first AD helmet was questionable at best. So I made it a habit to look at the florescent shop light just before striking an arc. Saved my eyes more than once. Spening 20 minutes having to chase up to the house for fresh batteries and/or dry the module out is worth it.

    The new one (2007, solar powered) hasn't let me down yet. But I still make sure it is working before each use.
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    Re: Son of a bisquit! Flashed again.

    To answer the above posts, how did I put it in backwards? I was half blind. When I couldn't hit the test button is when I realized it was behind the glass and I couldn't press it.

    I have old school helmets. But I really like this lincoln viking motorhead 3350 welding helmet.

    My eyes are ok. Thanks for the comments.

    They healed up a bit later. The burn from the hot filler rod on the bottom of my arm hasn't yet though.....geez. It's always that "one quick job".
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