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Battery and welding. DANGER !!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nali, May 30, 2013.

  1. I always disconnect the battery when I weld on a car. And it comes out if it there is any safety concern. I do most of my welding outside as an added precaution.

  2. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    from Iowa

    That's one of those bite-you-in-the-rear statements, they'll get you every time. I once told a girlfriend "I've never dumped a motorcycle in my life" and a few seconds later I learned I should have kept my mouth shut. It's funny now, wasn't then.

    I've blown a battery up, 56 Ford with a hole in the crossover pipe pointed right at the battery. :eek:
  3. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 709

    big M

    Amazing how hydrogen and an ignition source react.....

    Please be careful!

  4. HighSpeed LowDrag
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
    Posts: 968

    HighSpeed LowDrag
    from Houston

    These are the things that happen if you don't take precautions. Glad you didn't get hurt.
    Joined: Feb 24, 2013
    Posts: 171

    from England

    A friend that didn't know was charging a battery with the caps on and he stood with his back to it, had a cigarette in his hand too when it went BOOM!!! He got acid all down his back and legs. It melted his jacket and jeans and skin. We fell about the place laughing but was serious. Glad no one was hurt and lesson learned.
  6. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    It's always funny, when someone gets hurt.:rolleyes:

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