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Question Welding in Carharts? fire?

I read the warning label on my Carharts-knockoffs (walls) that says not to weld in them because they may catch fire.

is this an actual safety precaution for a real problem? or is this one of those "caution: fire may be hot" kind of warnings they put on there for legal reasons?

are Carharts and the like more flammable than other clothing?

I don't have a welding jacket yet, so i was going to use the Walls since its pretty tough and I won't worry if it gets singed a little.

got to take advantage of this weather and get my new welder going!

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you'll burn through them.... but you'll smell smoke before it gets to the insulation, if the insulation goes, your gonna be in a bad spot....

That said, I will weld in my old walls jackett, but I wouldn't want to ruin a new one....

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weld in my carharts all the time.. wouldnt do it with a new set.. but these are pretty ragged out..

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I have never welded in my insulated carharts where the sparks could get to the pants, but I weld all the time in my non insulated ones and my insulated jackets. Like said they will burn through, but I have never caught on fire or anything..

If you follow all the warning lables you will be sitting in the closet in the dark with a tin foil hat on your head!

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Carhartts burn like any other cotton clothing.

But there's a remedy. Get some sodium silicate, also known as waterglass. Make a solution with water and dip your jacket in it. Wen it dries the cloth will be fireproof. If a hot spark lands on it, it will smolder and if the spark is big enough, eventually burn through, but it won't flame up. The treatment is good until you wash the garment, but it's cheap to do over and doesn't show.

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If you follow all the warning lables you will be sitting in the closet in the dark with a tin foil hat on your head!
Hey I resemble that remark, just came out to get me a drink, hit the head, and check the board, heading back in now, talk to y'all in a while...... we need a smiley with a foil hat

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The best way is to do your welding naked. If a big spark hits you, you'll know it.

But wear shoes - not fun to move your foot and step in a hot dingle-berry.
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The best way is to do your welding naked. If a big spark hits you, you'll know it.
I agree...sort of. Unless you're welding over your head and upside down just go with blue jeans and a t-shirt. (welding helmet too of course) You don't have to worry about your new Carhardt coat burning, get to work on your tan, and you'll learn to like the smell your hands get after welding with no gloves on.
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you'll learn to like the smell your hands get after welding with no gloves on.
Mmmmm....smells like bacon!

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Did somebody say Bacon???

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