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Red Green welding vent

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chevy Gasser, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Chevy Gasser
    Joined: Jan 23, 2007
    Posts: 676

    Chevy Gasser

    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.
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 35,965


    you have 454 posts.

    Neat idea! just like in welding class
  3. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,430


    Red would be proud!
  4. 1927Tudor
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
    Posts: 179


    Cool idea. Red would be proud.....
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  5. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,750

    Buddy Palumbo

    No kidding !
  6. 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. :rolleyes:

  7. 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.
  8. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    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?
  9. haychrishay
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
    Posts: 918


    Remeber if your wife doesn't find you hansome she oughta find ya handy !
  10. I can't belive you guys know who Red Green is. I thought the show was just a Canadian thing.
  11. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,860


    I favorite episode is when he steals the neighbors garage door opener and makes his car have gullwing doors.
  12. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,860


  13. Chrisbcritter
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,436


    Even more appropriate here:
    "If it ain't broke, you ain't tryin!"
  14. cayager
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 293


    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
  15. LOL! :D 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! :eek:
  16. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,230

    from Arizona

    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.
  17. What's that rear axle goin' in? :cool:
  18. JimInrADFORDva
    Joined: May 14, 2012
    Posts: 41


    My wife often comments me about to her friends, "Well, at least he's handy."
  19. 01spirit750
    Joined: Oct 27, 2010
    Posts: 80

    from Ohio

    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"

    Now that is funny right there.
  20. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,695


    that's not a bad idea. i like the tin interior to the shop as well; tin won't rot nor catch afire. i don't think a spark would keep heat long enough inside the hose to cause trouble; as long as there's nothing in the catch bin to be flammable i'd never give it a second thought. now, if ya been using the shop vac to empty gas tanks, well......
  21. LZ
    Joined: Sep 9, 2007
    Posts: 618


    Red Green rules... Unfortunately our local station no longer carries it.:(
  22. I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.
  23. braindamage
    Joined: May 9, 2010
    Posts: 62

    from Arnold Mo

    Best one ever is when he makes a carburetor out of a toilet on a camero. The worlds biggest flying toilet carb.
  24. Here is a no vote for the vacuum cleaner. They are full of dust, dust is explosive, mig welding creates sparks.
  25. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,165


    That is one funny sumbitch
  26. Chevy Gasser
    Joined: Jan 23, 2007
    Posts: 676

    Chevy Gasser

    The very first thing I did before using the vacuum cleaner was to clean it out as good as new. I even blew the filter out with air. It does move quite a bit of air.

    The rear end is for the 1 1/2 ton '55 chevy truck that I am restoring that used to haul the gasser in my avatar. That is also what the doors are for.
  27. Kevinsrodshop
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 587


    Thats exactly what I was thinking! Never thought Canadian television made it outside out our borders.
  28. cayager
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 293


    some moron around here a couple years ago made the paper for sucking the gas out of his snowblower with a shop vac to put it away in the spring. you have one guess as to how it turned out!:cool:
  29. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,108


    Good use for the shop vac,,,it is a multi use for sure ..I made small sandblast cabinet out of a old metal filing cabinet and got the shop vac hooked up to it to suck dust out of cabinet so I can see what i am doing . Being poor or just plain cheap nurtures creativity.

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