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welding and exaust Q's?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nicotine, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. nicotine

    nicotine 1/2 ton status

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    welding and exaust Q\'s?

    alright if i weld on my truck without disconnecting the battary what will happen? for the exaust i would like to see some pics of exit styles.... thanks /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: welding and exaust Q\'s?

    ive done it, nothing happened

    my exhaust ends about 1.5' before the rear axle
     
  3. nicotine

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    Re: welding and exaust Q\'s?

    i did it and it drained my battery quite about any idea why?
     
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    Re: welding and exaust Q\'s?

    Where did you have the ground lead conected to?
     
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    Re: welding and exaust Q\'s?

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    alright if i weld on my truck without disconnecting the battary what will happen?

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    Easiest thing to do if you are wondering/worrying is to disconnect the battery before you weld on your rig. I always do just because of the worry factor /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: welding and exaust Q\'s?

    I have welded my plow frame many times,and forgot to dissconnect the battery first,and had no ill effects,but at another friends shop,I saw the tail lights of a F- 250 ford both light up like flashbulbs while he welded his rear bumper--after he was done,the truck had no tail lights,both bulbs were all black inside,and the altenator no longer charged--we changed the altenator,but it was a fuseible link that fried that caused the problem. I try to be very careful to make sure my ground cable is off the battery when welding--I would be especially anxious if I had a computer controlled rig with EFI,doesnt take much of a surge to wreck a computer.Considering how many vehicles get welded on at exhaust shops daily,its suprising there arent more problems--many of theese places dont even bother to dissconnect the battery(or know that they should,or just dont care!) /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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