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Old 06-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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Just remember to disconnect the battery, that you can damage.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:35 AM   #12
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Just remember to disconnect the battery, that you can damage.
That's a new one on me! Never heard that one.
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That's a new one on me! Never heard that one.
I still remember that from my apprenticeship in the early sixties.
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I still remember that from my apprenticeship in the early sixties.
Have never in 72+ yrs seen anyone disconnect a battery on anything being welded other than to protect an alternator years ago(60's,70's). Cars, trucks, heavy equipment, or anything with a battery the last 35 yrs, No!.
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There is a theory that when welding on steel with bearings, an arc could create a spot on a bearing that would ruin it. It was thought that this arc would occur on any bearing between the ground and the welding point. In all the years I worked in the maintenance field, I never saw that happen, not even in babbitt bearings. Good welding practice would be to attach the ground as close to the welding point as possible.
Tiggerdad I disagree respectfully, I have had the pleasure of replacing bearings that some welder slapped his ground on the end of a large shaft and was welding on the draw works skid, arked the balls to the bearing race, these were very expensive bearings, needless to say the welder was skidded, your last statement is correct
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All the work is done and I kept the ground next to the welding spot. Thanks
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