Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
I build tractor implements and hydraulic crap in a one man shop... some days I dont even "weld", I would say 1/8 of my time is used for layout, 1/8 cutting parts, 1/4 time cleaning parts that come off the burn table- dross removal, cleaning holes, and edging, 1/8 drilling, 1/8 grinding, 1/8 tacking and fitting, and 1/8 welding... I need a welders helper.
no ventilation required where Im at, but I throw on the respirator when grinding A LOT, and when the burn table lights up... that plasma dust is nasty crap. I will be starting my own shop soon, respiratory protection will be required whenever there is any grinding or any plasma cutting going on. Im gonna try to set up a ventilation system, but ive just been using a large industrial fan by the bay door to "push" any smoke or dust outside.
98 XJ- 4.0L, NP231, AW4, chryco 8.25, 4.5" mid arm 3-link, 285/75 Herc terra tracs on moabs, V8 ZJ tie rod, fabbed bumpers...