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M4wdFab

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Fire / welding reminder
« on: September 02, 2016, 09:30:22 AM »
I usually keep the no welding unless 20 minute still in the shop after done policy

this time i was slug welding some unibody stiffeners, big puddle holes lots of heat.  did 4. done. 

moved on the the cross member in the rear.  10-15 minutes later smelled odd smelling almost like electrical burn.  could not locate. continued on.   Mark more stopped over for some YJ parts, fiddled with that and him for a half hour.  continued on, finished 2 other projects on it.  noted small smoke from end of frame rail. 

identified HOT area under driver seat carpet.  tried blowing with air gun (usual fire fix)   made it worse.  had to resort to soaking carpet with water.  took 3 tries about 5 minutes apart, ended up ripping up carpet and soaking hot embers from underneath. 


crazy, it was like 2 hours later and still going. 
didnt realize there was no floor or upper unibody rail above where i was welding, just carpet.  nuts. 

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Re: Fire / welding reminder
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 10:09:12 AM »
Good reminder
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