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Old 09-10-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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I have a small shop, several weeks ago I was doing some tack welding with my mig. Yes, I know you are supposed to be in a well vented area but I had the A/C on, it was 104* outside. After a couple hours I noticed there were some fumes. I opened the big shop doors and sweated the last bit out. This past weekend I wanted to do a little more welding but the hurricane left 100% humidity and I didn't want my freshly sandblasted doors to start rusting. I was going to open a window and blow the exhaust out but that still would have brought a lot of humidity back in. Then I came upon this idea, and it worked. I duct taped the vacuum head to a large welding magnet and mounted it about 4" to 5" above the area I was spot welding. The exhaust end of the shop vac I stuck through a cardboard filler in the window. The smoke was sucked into the vac and blown outside. This was light welding and not continous but it let me tack pieces together without changing the air in the shop every 5 minutes.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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you have 454 posts.

Neat idea! just like in welding class
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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Red would be proud!
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Cool idea. Red would be proud.....
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #6
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Necessity is the mother of invention. I'll tell my ol' pal Red the next time I see him at the hardware store buying duct tape.

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #7
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Another slick idea was using the metal siding on the inside of your shop, wish I'd have seen that before hanging and painting a unit of OSB.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #8
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Being from Illinois I'm proud of ya son! I never met this Red Green guy. But a few people used to say I looked like Harold.
What's the possiblity of suckin a flame or sparks into the shop vac?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:57 PM   #9
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Remeber if your wife doesn't find you hansome she oughta find ya handy !
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:33 PM   #10
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:47 PM   #11
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I can't belive you guys know who Red Green is. I thought the show was just a Canadian thing.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:05 AM   #12
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I favorite episode is when he steals the neighbors garage door opener and makes his car have gullwing doors.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:06 AM   #13
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:48 AM   #14
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:38 AM   #15
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I have a small shop, several weeks ago I was doing some tack welding with my mig. Yes, I know you are supposed to be in a well vented area but I had the A/C on, it was 104* outside. After a couple hours I noticed there were some fumes. I opened the big shop doors and sweated the last bit out. This past weekend I wanted to do a little more welding but the hurricane left 100% humidity and I didn't want my freshly sandblasted doors to start rusting. I was going to open a window and blow the exhaust out but that still would have brought a lot of humidity back in. Then I came upon this idea, and it worked. I duct taped the vacuum head to a large welding magnet and mounted it about 4" to 5" above the area I was spot welding. The exhaust end of the shop vac I stuck through a cardboard filler in the window. The smoke was sucked into the vac and blown outside. This was light welding and not continous but it let me tack pieces together without changing the air in the shop every 5 minutes.
hey i see the problem here. your garage is inside out! i love the tin on the inside but i bet the sheetrock on the outside hates the rain
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:22 AM   #16
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hey i see the problem here. your garage is inside out! i love the tin on the inside but i bet the sheetrock on the outside hates the rain
LOL! That siding used to be on the outside until he turned on the shop vac! I think that happened on an episode of the Red Green show once. Red built a shop vac powered by the engine from Moose Thompson's Crown Vic!
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:46 AM   #17
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I can't belive you guys know who Red Green is. I thought the show was just a Canadian thing.
Red Green is my hero. Used to watch his show on Ch. 56 in Detroit when I lived there. Moved here to Az. & they have his show on Sat. nites.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:47 AM   #18
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #19
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My wife often comments me about to her friends, "Well, at least he's handy."
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:24 AM   #20
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Hey Red Green on hamb!!!

I remember seeing The Red Green show for the first time back in 1994 when I was in El Paso for a week of training and I couldn't sleep. I was watching TV at 2am.

I remember the one section: "The winter of my discount tent"
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Now that is funny right there.
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