#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, July 20th, 2013 16:27
#2 By: Rob Bos, July 20th, 2013 16:35
Keep on at it, you'll have a Fremen stillsuit before you know it. Just remember to tuck it into your boots.
#4 By: Jeremy Erwin, July 20th, 2013 17:46
So how much does a positive pressure welding helmet go for these days? Are welders selling obsolete (and no longer code compliant) ones off for cheap?
#5 By: Voice In The Distance, July 20th, 2013 17:54
May cooler heads prevail.
#6 By: Tyler Good, July 20th, 2013 18:10
Any links to similar products? I'm not sure on the specs of what he's using there
#7 By: Grant Wing, July 20th, 2013 20:34
Hmmm, sounds good about now. The next step is going solid state with Peltier tiles sewn into an complete insulated suit.
#8 By: John Young, July 20th, 2013 22:26
Hi Jerwin! i think I paid, like... sixty... bucks for it?
The Google juice is "3M W8000", which will show you a bunch of results on eBay. If I were looking for a helmet to do welding with, I would want of the new ones, but since I was looking for, you know, something to be Halloween-y with, I got one of the ones out of the "scratch and dent" section.
#9 By: John Young, July 20th, 2013 22:32
Here we go!
- 3m W8000 welding helmet
- Generic five-gallon plastic bucket
- Generic desk fan
- Generic bag of ice
- Generic styrofoam cooler
- Plastic drain/bilge hose from the hardware store (I went with the white, because it looked more space-suit-y, but black is available too)
Everything EXCEPT for the helmet is totally standard trip-to-the-hardware-store stuff.
#10 By: John Young, July 20th, 2013 22:34
With the electric fan, I get a slight, barely-noticable (but pleasant) icy breeze. It's not that exciting, though.
So I tried it with a shop-vac instead. Which generates a huge gust of air. It's like duct-taping a vacuum cleaner to your head. Because that's exactly what it is, I suppose!
Here's a Vine I took with my phone jammed inside my helmet, with the shop-vac going: https://vine.co/v/hmlbnVaADIg
#11 By: Jimh, July 21st, 2013 19:05
Except that shop vacs are so bloody loud...
#12 By: Mark Frauenfelder, July 25th, 2013 16:27
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