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    Helping a buddy out the day before yesterday with building an utility trailer and was holding a piece of metal for him to weld and I thought I was looking completely away from the arc. Guess I wasn't or the UV rays were bouncing around his shop cause I ended up with my left eye really badly burnt. Of course it should have been my right eye cause of the way I was positioned to him when he was welding so I assumed it must have reflected off of something in the shop, maybe the window that was close by.
    Anyway, I don't think I can play PR for a day or two till it heals up. Awfully blurry and painful, been using some eye drops but not helping out to much, just keeping some of the sandpaper feel cut down some. Of course this isn't my first burnt eye from a welder, when I was younger nobody had told me not to stare at a welder and of course that was what I was doing. This burnt eye is nothing compared to then but still painful.
    Next time he ask me to hold a piece of metal for him to weld I will say no and for him to hold it while I weld it in place or at least put on my torch glasses if I do hold it for him. At least I will have the helmet on if I am doing the actual welding :). I can only look at the monitor for a short time before it irritates me really bad and if I go outside I need to wear my shade 5 glasses I would use if I was using a cutting torch.

  • #2
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    Feel better dude :D
    Hope for a speedy recovery!

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    • #3
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      I know "EXACTLY" how you feel..It hurts.. hope you get some releif soon.

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      • #4
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        good luck with your recovery. always wear a mask :>)
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        • #5
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          just don't look at pics of Skud or Dirtboy to minimize the damage
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          • #6
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            damn dude that sucks... im a welder by trade and ya it hurts. deal with it alot.

            theres a cream you can get but cant remember the name dangit or find the tube

            i had here, must have used it all :( ask your family doctor bro,, im sure he has delt

            with it before,,, the cream REALy HELPS with the bucket of sand in your eye :)

            my uncle (welder by trade also) told me MILK works also,, duno never tried it but

            hell worth a shot eh???

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            • #7
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              I feel your pain, tried it once. Was one of the most painful experiences I've had in my life.
              If people are becoming so bored when playing that they have to resort to this immature behaviour I will give them something to do, call it a project. The project is "appeal a ban". - Wicks



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              • #8
                Re: I feel like an idiot

                Close your eyes if its a ghetto shop/garage with no extra set of those welding goggles.
                Right before the weld starts, have a word like shoted like,'O.K.', then close your eyes before and during the weld.
                Watch for splatter on your face,neck and arms.

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                • #9
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                  If you find yourself in a fair fight, then you have obviously failed to plan properly.

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                  • #10
                    Re: I feel like an idiot

                    Originally posted by sabre_tooth_tigger View Post
                    ghet-to

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by llPANCHOll View Post
                      ghet-to
                      Wrong.
                      Ghet-TOW.

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                      • #12
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                        Accent is on first syllable.
                        ghet-to is correct in this situation.
                        It is being used in a subtle case.

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                        • #13
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                          Shhhh dont argue with little people, we always win. ;)

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Mr_Fighter_99 View Post
                            Shhhh dont argue with little people, we always win. ;)
                            that's NOT what she said.
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                            • #15
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                              I know what your eyes feellike msdz.
                              Feels like somone pored a bucket of salted sand in your eyes.
                              Youll get better in a couple of days man!
                              All the best

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