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ten commandments of welding

1.    thou shalt not weld on an unpurged tank,=20
            for the noise will be very loud when the tank explodes and =
thy friends will console thy widow in ways generally                     =
        unacceptable unto thee.

2.    thou shalt secure thy tanks,=20
            lest one fall on thy foot and transform thee into less than =
a graceful dancer when called upon by thy wife or other                  =
       female friend.

3.    thou shalt clean thy work carefully,=20
            lest thee gaze upon thy work falling apart as it passeth out =
of sight.

4.    thou shalt place thy work in jigs,
            or other holding fixtures for thy eye is a poor instrument =
for the measurement of angles and great will be the wrath of             =
        thy leader as thou art doing thy task a second time.

5.    thou shalt not weld near batteries,=20
            compressed gasses, or flammable materials lest a spark from =
thy labors create a fire which cause thee to continue thy                =
 chosen profession in an open field or other such drafty place.

6.    thou shalt take great care of thy tools and equipment,=20
            lest thy friend who is in charge of such things smites thee =
about thy head and shoulders for being a wastrel and a                   =
      knave.

7.    thou shalt not perform thy art without proper ventilation,=20
            for the smell of toxic gasses produced by the heating of =
primers, and painted or plated surfaces is worse than a bad              =
       cigar and will remain with thee until the end of thy days.

8.    thou shalt not weld without goggles,=20
            nor shalt thou allow others to gaze upon thy labors, lest =
thy employment, or the employment of others be changed to                =
     sitting on cold and rainy streets while selling pencils.

9.    thou shalt wear sturdy gloves,=20
            for burns upon thy hands are a source of great pain when =
thou art attempting to raise thy bowling average.

10.    thou shalt ground thy work,=20
            when thou weldeth with a machine of arcs, for thou art a =
poor conductor of electricity and the shock which thou shalt             =
        receive shall ruin thy plans for thy weekend.

Re: ten commandments of welding


11th  commandment:=20
Thou shalt not fart in insulated coveralls....
For hot air rises and you'll not escape....
  ten commandments of welding

  1.    thou shalt not weld on an unpurged tank,=20
              for the noise will be very loud when the tank explodes and =
thy friends will console thy widow in ways generally                     =
        unacceptable unto thee.

  2.    thou shalt secure thy tanks,=20
              lest one fall on thy foot and transform thee into less =
than a graceful dancer when called upon by thy wife or other             =
            female friend.

  3.    thou shalt clean thy work carefully,=20
              lest thee gaze upon thy work falling apart as it passeth =
out of sight.

  4.    thou shalt place thy work in jigs,
              or other holding fixtures for thy eye is a poor instrument =
for the measurement of angles and great will be the wrath of             =
        thy leader as thou art doing thy task a second time.

  5.    thou shalt not weld near batteries,=20
              compressed gasses, or flammable materials lest a spark =
from thy labors create a fire which cause thee to continue thy           =
      chosen profession in an open field or other such drafty place.

  6.    thou shalt take great care of thy tools and equipment,=20
              lest thy friend who is in charge of such things smites =
thee about thy head and shoulders for being a wastrel and a              =
           knave.

  7.    thou shalt not perform thy art without proper ventilation,=20
              for the smell of toxic gasses produced by the heating of =
primers, and painted or plated surfaces is worse than a bad              =
       cigar and will remain with thee until the end of thy days.

  8.    thou shalt not weld without goggles,=20
              nor shalt thou allow others to gaze upon thy labors, lest =
thy employment, or the employment of others be changed to                =
     sitting on cold and rainy streets while selling pencils.

  9.    thou shalt wear sturdy gloves,=20
              for burns upon thy hands are a source of great pain when =
thou art attempting to raise thy bowling average.

  10.    thou shalt ground thy work,=20
              when thou weldeth with a machine of arcs, for thou art a =
poor conductor of electricity and the shock which thou shalt             =
        receive shall ruin thy plans for thy weekend.


Re: ten commandments of welding
In simple ascii for our Unix members and others.

Yesterday a large fuel tank that had only 1 million gallons
of #2 oil was caught on fire by - dumb - workers taking the
tank apart.  Just didn't finish taking all of the oil out.

You can figure - most of the central coast of Ca has a coat.
Massive black and sooty fire.

Martin
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Martin Eastburn, Barbara Eastburn
@ home at Lion's Lair with our computer snipped-for-privacy@pacbell.net
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Re: ten commandments of welding
I wonder if that was actually planned to happen that way.... If I read
correctly, that was waste oil that was nearly the consistency of shoe
polish. What better way to dispose of a quantity of oil that you don't want
to/can't pump out than to simply burn it and pay the fine? Can you imagine
the cost of disposal through EPA-approved means?
Just my opinion.... but I've seen enough to make me wonder.
r/
Steve

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