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Old 06-29-2004, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Welding blankets

I use wet blankets but have thought about getting a welding blanket. So does the welder store have them and about how much??? Don't need one much just thought it would be nice to have instead of soaking down the blankets every so often. I know welding and water that was kind of the point of the question.
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Old 06-29-2004, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I bought some cheap ones from Harbor Freight a while back. They work pretty well, but I've got a couple of holes in them from spatter. But for the price I figure what the hell.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I got a 6'x8' for $75 from weldingsupply.com. Its one heavy mother of a tarp (thats the best way to describe it). Don't know if that was a good deal or not but I didn't want to take any chances at the time because I wanted to protect a dash and a headliner at the time. If I remember right the local welding house had them for about $20 more.
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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see if you can get ahold of some ceramic wool that is the best thing to use. It can take direct heat from a rose bud torch and whats on the other side will be just warm to the touch.
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Old 06-30-2004, 03:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have three of the HF welding blankets. Heavy duty canvas tarp covered in some russian chemical compostition. Work OK, they will get burn holes in them, but they stink, probably the chemical covering.

However the 3 HF blankets cost less than a decent blanket from the welding supply store in town, so I consider them good value.

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Old 07-02-2004, 10:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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if you buy a real one locally you can expect to spend around $100...online you can get them cheaper...my question for those that consider the HF ones to be good value, what good does it do if spatter and sparks can burn through? seems kinda a waste to me.
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I bought one from the local welding supply store. Paid about $70 for it.

Be sure to wear long sleeves and gloves when you are handeling them. Whatever in in it gave me a nasty rash.
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Just for some food for thought, I bought one of the HF welding aprons and it has an odd warning label that says if it catches fire it might cause cancer.
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Old 07-02-2004, 04:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You can check www.mcmaster.com they have all kinds of welding blankets.
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Just for some food for thought, I bought one of the HF welding aprons and it has an odd warning label that says if it catches fire it might cause cancer.

Maybe wet blankets aren't too bad.
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Maybe wet blankets aren't too bad.
They can probably be either really good or really bad, just depends on the source of the wetness.
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They can probably be either really good or really bad, just depends on the source of the wetness.
I don't soak the blankets they are just damp so they don't burn.
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I don't soak the blankets they are just damp so they don't burn.
I was kinda going for the wet spot vs. piss stain analogy.
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3M anti-splatter paper. Works great 3m part #05916. You can get it at almost any paint suppy or online.

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