TIG burn
RSS | Subscribe | Contact Us | Advertise | About Us
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: TIG burn

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    East Durham, NY
    Posts
    263

    TIG burn

    Never had this problem, just within the last year, 3rd time. This was from TIG welding for approx 5mins at the most, at only 130amps max. Hate to have to cover up more now that warmer weather is here. Unless somehow I've become more sensitive to UV? Either that, or just another "Getting older" symptom.Name:  arm2.jpg
Views: 417
Size:  121.0 KB

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,400

    Re: TIG burn


    ljdm


    Quote Originally Posted by ljdm View Post
    Never had this problem . . . or just another "Getting older" symptom.
    I recently rode a bike - for three long days with my sleeves rolled up - my
    arms are just healing from the burn. I have not been 'body sunburned' for
    fifty years -

    It flaked and peeled - just like when I was a kid - new rules may apply . . .
    . . . but in the shop - Dual Shield will burn you thru a shirt . . .

    Pick your poison - Industrial Radiation, or Global Warming - the choice is
    yours . . .

    Not really: Industrial Labor is generally informed about risk - the General
    Common Kooter
    - has no idea about the risk they produce . . .


    Opus

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    384

    Re: TIG burn

    cover up, skin cancer is no joke.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    East Durham, NY
    Posts
    263

    Re: TIG burn

    Thing is, I almost never burn(dark Italian skin), and was such a short time welding, at only 125 amps. Guess my skin has changed over time.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Lockhart,Tx (BBQ capitol of the world)
    Posts
    980

    Re: TIG burn

    I've read somewhere that the UV from Tig is much more intense than from stick or mig all parameters being the same.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    PNW
    Posts
    108

    Re: TIG burn

    Might as well ditch the hood and boots, and rock sun glasses and flip flops at those puny amps.

    After all it is summer time, and everybody knows all the cool kids ditch their PPE come summer time.
    Just say, Know.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    PDX PNW
    Posts
    8,482

    Re: TIG burn

    Quote Originally Posted by OPUS FERRO View Post

    ljdm




    I recently rode a bike - for three long days with my sleeves rolled up - my
    arms are just healing from the burn. I have not been 'body sunburned' for
    fifty years -

    It flaked and peeled - just like when I was a kid - new rules may apply . . .
    . . . but in the shop - Dual Shield will burn you thru a shirt . . .

    Pick your poison - Industrial Radiation, or Global Warming - the choice is
    yours . . .

    Not really: Industrial Labor is generally informed about risk - the General
    Common Kooter
    - has no idea about the risk they produce . . .


    Opus

    That’s typical for being in the sun all day you know, Wise up and use sunblock next time

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    SoCal-LA
    Posts
    9,227

    Re: TIG burn

    You taking medications that make your skin sensitive to burning?
    Weld like a "WELDOR", not a wel-"DERR"
    MillerDynasty700DX,Dynasty350DX3ea,Dynasty200DX,Th ermalArc400GTSW,LincolnSW2002ea., MillerMatic350P,MillerMatic200w/spoolgun,MKCobraMig260,Lincoln SP-170T,PlasmaCam/Hypertherm1250,HFProTig4ea,MigMax1ea.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    East Durham, NY
    Posts
    263

    Re: TIG burn

    Quote Originally Posted by shovelon View Post
    You taking medications that make your skin sensitive to burning?
    Funny you mention that, just this morning I was talking about it to my brother-in-law, he said one of my meds does say stay out the sun. Go figure. I'll just have to cover up more than usual.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Mount Tabor VT
    Posts
    5,951

    Re: TIG burn

    Sun block.
    An optimist is usually wrong, and when the unexpected happens is unprepared. A pessimist is usually right, when wrong, is delighted, and well prepared.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,400

    Re: TIG burn


    shovelon


    Quote Originally Posted by shovelon View Post
    You taking medications that make your skin sensitive to burning?
    Great, 'out of the box . . .' Tech Tip -

    Thanx -


    Opus

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    3,968

    Re: TIG burn

    Quote Originally Posted by OPUS FERRO View Post

    shovelon




    Great, 'out of the box . . .' Tech Tip -

    Thanx -


    Opus

    Opus, some medicines for the clap cause sensitivity to the Sun. When you say outa the box, is that what you meen???

    I once heard that you ain't a man til you had the clap but at the same time, it was also said, your lucky if you didn't get it. That's confusing just like what you say sometimes

    Edit: ljdm, I like aloe if you can get it off the plant but the drugstore type also cools and soothes the burn. I heard aloe farms in Texas were growing for nuclear radiation burns and I believe that
    Last edited by Insaneride; 06-12-2019 at 11:20 PM.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    American Samoa
    Posts
    304

    Re: TIG burn

    If i have a lot to do, i wear a welding jacket; i then sweat so much i get zapped by the high frequency start and toss my torch across the shop....dang, it ain't easy living in the tropics!

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Cave Creek AZ
    Posts
    2,821

    Re: TIG burn

    Once I hit about 40 the little burns started leaving lasting marks. Somewhere around 4t I couldnt weld without a welding coat on or I would get sunburned. It only gets worse the older you get. I think once you reach about 90 you must spontaneously combust if you leave any skin exposed while welding.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
RSS | Home | Penton Media | Contact Us | Subscribe | For Advertisers | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement