Ordered Welding Blanket
[ Friday July 5th 2019 at 10:10 pm ]
A few days ago I ordered a fire blanket. I purchased this to protect the area surrounding where I use my welder. It arrived. I just tried to use it for the first time and it was an utter disaster. What I needed to purchase was a welding blanket. These are made out of carbon fire. I've read carbon fiber based welding blankets are able to temporarily tolerate 3,000° F and sustained temperature of 2,000° F. A fire blanket made out of fiberglass isn't able to tolerate the heat of sparks created well welding. This created roughly 60 holes in the fiberglass fire blanket. It is a life lesson. By writing this blog entry I am hopeful others won't make the same mistake as me in this purchase.
In addition to the carbon fire blanket I also purchased (2) ¼" x 12" x 12" squares. These will be helpful for spot protecting the item I am welding. My next major welding project is adding gusset plates to my mobility scooter with the purpose of significantly increasing the ruggedness and durability of my mobility scooter. This is a modest increase in weight for significantly reinforcing the structural members of my mobility scooter.