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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Really.
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    I wear prescription safety glasses. I'm more worried about getting something in my eyes than going blind while brazing.
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    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    There's several situations where you could get a piece of silver solder drip or splash into your eyes.... From either bouncing off another object or brazing above yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greend88 View Post
    There's several situations where you could get a piece of silver solder drip or splash into your eyes.... From either bouncing off another object or brazing above yourself.
    yea, takes skill to braze in shorts! If you get sloppy...

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    Tinted saftey glasses rated for brazing can be bought in several places online .A coworker of mine who was brazing daily on sites is now having serious trouble with sight loss.Its probably too late for us older guys it wasnt the done thing to wear glasses when we started years ago but new entrants and younger guys should be encouraged to wear safety glasses when brazing whether they look cool or not

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    thankyou

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    Was working on a gas rooftop (Fedders?) many years ago. Turned the heat on, could smell gas- the ignitor not snapping- stuck my head down to the firebox- the stupid ignitor snapped once- the explosion of fire and the percussion sent me flying back a few feet. My face burned, my eyelashes crusted into my eyes which were also burned, my hair almost gone. I had the presence of mind to feel for the gas cock and turn it off, took off my coat and rolled around on the roof in case I was on fire, stumbled down the ladder and made it a block down the street to a fire station where a cop drove me to the hospital. Spent 4 hrs under a drip that washed my eyes and in more than bad pain from my face which still felt on fire.
    The next two weeks wore bandages on my eyes and rubbing aloe vera gel from a plant I had on my face.

    Although we think we need safety glasses when performing certain tasks- an accident can happen anytime from any source we aren't ready for.

    My vision returned to normal after a month (20/15 each eye) and I can tell you it was the greatest emotional gift I can remember at that time.


    I might add- don't be stupid enough to stick your face where it don't belong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    LOL..
    im not sure I find the humor in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob-k View Post
    im not sure I find the humor in it?
    I found the lack of capitalizing the "Yeah" funny, since we were talking about sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    I found the lack of capitalizing the "Yeah" funny, since we were talking about sight.
    sometimes the lack of communication verbally leads to wrong assumptions, thanks for clarifying!

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    All my life I have always thought that safety glasses and shields looked way cooler than the large dark glasses, white cane, and bored looking dog which can be the alternative.

    Whenever I was asked if I was some kind of pussy - which used to be a lot on construction jobs - I always answered yes.

    Now yes; it has been statistically proved that we are have to die some time and of some thing. But, after giving it a lot of thought, I have decided that my preference is for it to be as the result of extremely old age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldjoe View Post
    Tinted saftey glasses rated for brazing can be bought in several places online .A coworker of mine who was brazing daily on sites is now having serious trouble with sight loss.Its probably too late for us older guys it wasnt the done thing to wear glasses when we started years ago but new entrants and younger guys should be encouraged to wear safety glasses when brazing whether they look cool or not
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    Bare minimum, eye wear my readers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjpwalker View Post
    Yeah. Kind of like I never wear my seat belt for driving. Only for dangerous stuff like crashing.

    and did you wear that seat belt before it was a law? ever go outside with out sun screen on? sun rays are said to be bad for you too! what about refer? cant you freeze your eye? dont know that ive seen a video of charging a unit or anything of the like with guys wearing safety goggles! or maybe I wasnt paying enough attention!...........eye protection is a great idea, something i have thought about and never really put into effect but need to dont get me wrong.

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