Excess Oxide Removed

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Oct 052010
 

Cough.  Sput­ter.  Good lord that was a lot of dust even with mask.  Due to the sever­i­ty, I end­ed up using a fine steel wire brush on the drill.  Worked per­fect.  Swept and air hosed out the bus sev­er­al times.  Every­thing is ready for tomor­row being paint day.  Assum­ing I don’t end up seri­ous­ly ill.

Random Lessons I Have Learned: Part 2

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Oct 042010
 

Bus smoke!  Don’t  breathe this!

Seri­ous­ly.  Wear a mask.  That thick white pow­der is zinc oxide.  You know, the stuff that makes welders sick?  While I was smart enough to wear the mask for the bulk of today’s exper­i­men­tal scrub­bing in a dry area, I failed to do so in a patch at the back door.  It wasn’t much, but it was enough to make me feel like crap.  It isn’t just for welders to keep in mind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever

Purchased a welder.

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Sep 032010
 

Actu­al­ly pur­chased it a month and change ago, but I failed to post notice about it.  Excel­lent deal on it and a very sol­id unit but heavy as all hell.  Going to need to put in some new wiring this win­ter to run the thing.  Basi­cal­ly end up con­vert­ing the well­house into a weld­ing shop.  Thank­ful­ly it won’t run too much mon­ey to get that done.