Careful when using brake clean if you are welding. - S-10 Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 09-06-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
A CLEANMACHINE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: ORLAND PARK ILLINOIS
Posts: 1,141

User is: A CLEANMACHINE is offline
Send a message via Yahoo to A CLEANMACHINE
Careful when using brake clean if you are welding.

http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm


99 ext cab auto, 7psi mitsu 14b turbo ported, and coated 2 1/2'' exhaust to turbo muffler,fake cat,underdrive pulley,efan,56mm t/b,42lb racetronix inj,4.3 fuelpump,aem wideband,pyrometer,f/press guage,.lowered rear 2'',hhr seat , counsole,and finished fabbed cowl hood.5 angle valve job,ported head,methanol injection
A CLEANMACHINE is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 09-06-2012, 09:47 PM
SSRT-S10
 
my_nightmare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,135

User is: my_nightmare is offline
Garage
Re: Careful when using brake clean if you are welding.

We used to, at my main shop, spray brakekleen in/over the 50 gallon drum. Somewhere down the line, this 50 gal steel drum became a trashcan(I wish I could find the idiot that started this). Then someone shoved this can near the main vise. You guessed it. I'm over there torching up a metal plate to make a braket..,and it didnt even cross my mind to think about that can.., and WHOOSH!! A BIG flame the size of hell came out of the can at me !!! No more eybrows.., no more hair in front.., and barely any moustache left.., burned my shirt.., it burned me up really good !! I cursed everyone in the shop out for 4 days afterwards !! "If ya got to spray it.., spray it on the concrete floor or in the parts cleaner!!!", I said to them. I forgot to mention.., 4 of the cans in the drum still had stuff in them AND THEY also exploded due to the trash catching on fire. I since removed the barrel from that area totally and painted on it "scrap metal only or your job !!!"

Now everyone there still thinks/and talks about this deal. To them, this is funny as hell.., `cause I sure looked stupid with no facial hair.
my_nightmare is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 09-07-2012, 02:09 PM
Registered User
 
sas10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: coshocton ohio
Age: 26
Posts: 2,149

User is: sas10 is offline
Re: Careful when using brake clean if you are welding.

wow, that's crazy how a little puff of smoke can do that much harm. goo to know though!


Quote:
Originally Posted by 96blazer View Post
Your brother drives a Sunfire. Is he gay?
Quote:
Originally Posted by _juice_ View Post
The "dog" lol, that's my buddy 'Jerry with a G' there's another one behind him at the back of the car, that's 'pickles' thems my attack goats.
sas10 is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 Old 09-07-2012, 04:16 PM
No longer a pizza tech.
 
90blueS10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Topeka
Age: 27
Posts: 12,179

User is: 90blueS10 is offline
This discussion pops up every now and then.

Ryan
90 2.5 5 speed, bag project
01 Jimmy 2dr 2wd daily driver
90blueS10 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 11-17-2012, 05:57 PM
22 psi...stock
 
low-s-dime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: dirty jerz
Age: 37
Posts: 3,792

User is: low-s-dime is offline
Send a message via AIM to low-s-dime
Re: Careful when using brake clean if you are welding.

my weld prep is limited to a degreaser and acetone or alcohol. both get the job done and both evaporate quickly.

Dan
04.5 2500HD LLY CCSB 4wd
07 impala SS

mig...tig...stick...any questions
low-s-dime's (lincolnmetal) welding learning center
http://www.gmtruckforum.com/fab-shop/
s10forum.com member since 2002
low-s-dime is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 11-18-2012, 02:24 PM
Registered Asshole
 
rstadelmaier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,059

User is: rstadelmaier is offline
Re: Careful when using brake clean if you are welding.

i'ver read about this before, and heard about it from an older guy i used to work with. shits very dangerous



because i just can't be normal>>> https://www.s10forum.com/forum/f125/p...ckhalf-488914/
rstadelmaier is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 11-18-2012, 04:19 PM
Registered User
 
AWD V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Age: 65
Posts: 6,904

User is: AWD V8 is offline
Re: Careful when using brake clean if you are welding.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sas10 View Post
wow, that's crazy how a little puff of smoke can do that much harm. goo to know though!

Many years ago I was gas welding across the roof on a Beetle, custom attempt. I had removed the headliner and the foam that is glued to the roof. I was tacking the panel and I guess I was too close to a patch of foam and glue residue and a wee bit of black smoke came up through the open door window. It suddenly felt like I had a knife jabbed up my nose into my sinuses and everything went black and I felt like I was falling. I was able to grab something as I went down and held the torch away from me. I came to sitting on the floor.

The by product of burning foam is arsenic, it only takes one good whiff to take you out. I just survived that one.

I'm not old, I'm ripe - My LS Jeep project
AWD V8 is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 11-19-2012, 10:41 AM
No longer a pizza tech.
 
90blueS10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Topeka
Age: 27
Posts: 12,179

User is: 90blueS10 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by AWD V8 View Post
Many years ago I was gas welding across the roof on a Beetle, custom attempt. I had removed the headliner and the foam that is glued to the roof. I was tacking the panel and I guess I was too close to a patch of foam and glue residue and a wee bit of black smoke came up through the open door window. It suddenly felt like I had a knife jabbed up my nose into my sinuses and everything went black and I felt like I was falling. I was able to grab something as I went down and held the torch away from me. I came to sitting on the floor.

The by product of burning foam is arsenic, it only takes one good whiff to take you out. I just survived that one.
**** that.

Ryan
90 2.5 5 speed, bag project
01 Jimmy 2dr 2wd daily driver
90blueS10 is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 11-28-2012, 07:03 PM
Registered User
 
sas10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: coshocton ohio
Age: 26
Posts: 2,149

User is: sas10 is offline
Re: Careful when using brake clean if you are welding.

^^^ that's no good to say the least. glad you made it out ok. its good to know this stuff. i know i have welded some stuff and it was not clean on the opposite side, wont be doing that again.


Quote:
Originally Posted by 96blazer View Post
Your brother drives a Sunfire. Is he gay?
Quote:
Originally Posted by _juice_ View Post
The "dog" lol, that's my buddy 'Jerry with a G' there's another one behind him at the back of the car, that's 'pickles' thems my attack goats.
sas10 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 08-09-2015, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
A CLEANMACHINE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: ORLAND PARK ILLINOIS
Posts: 1,141

User is: A CLEANMACHINE is offline
Send a message via Yahoo to A CLEANMACHINE
Re: Careful when using brake clean if you are welding.

Quote:
Originally Posted by A CLEANMACHINE View Post
i'm updating this as some problem comes up on link i originally posted w/404page not found.try this as this info cannot be ignored thanks.


http://www.brewracingframes.com/safe...sgene-gas.html

99 ext cab auto, 7psi mitsu 14b turbo ported, and coated 2 1/2'' exhaust to turbo muffler,fake cat,underdrive pulley,efan,56mm t/b,42lb racetronix inj,4.3 fuelpump,aem wideband,pyrometer,f/press guage,.lowered rear 2'',hhr seat , counsole,and finished fabbed cowl hood.5 angle valve job,ported head,methanol injection
A CLEANMACHINE is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 08-10-2015, 08:53 AM
RPO Delete
 
tealtank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,255

User is: tealtank is offline
Re: Careful when using brake clean if you are welding.

Good write-up and I'm glad you're around to tell the tale.

Unfortunately, most people learn safety accidentally. Hopefully, this will prevent people from encountering a similar situation.

1995 - S10 Blazer - 4x4 - 4.3 W code CPI
www.cardomain.com/ride/3904104

My seller feedback
tealtank is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the S-10 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome