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Paul Lousick22/05/2020 06:50:16
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Found this link to a cheap DIY electric welder. devilsecret

And I do mean CHEAP !! Would I use it ? NO

Something that I learnt somwhere told me that salt water and 230V of electricity do not mix. What are your thoughts ?

Paul.

**LINK**

DiogenesII22/05/2020 07:24:05
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Has the potential for a great Class Action, maybe?

(Much as I admire the pioneering spirit of exploration, appreciate the hard work of the poster, and am a grateful recipient of that knowledge... etc.)..

Edited By DiogenesII on 22/05/2020 07:28:32

Mike Poole22/05/2020 08:21:04
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Posted by Paul Lousick on 22/05/2020 06:50:16:

Found this link to a cheap DIY electric welder. devilsecret

And I do mean CHEAP !! Would I use it ? NO

Something that I learnt somwhere told me that salt water and 230V of electricity do not mix. What are your thoughts ?

Paul.

**LINK**

A very dodgy setup, not sure marigold gloves are approved for electrical safety. Brine starters were used for limiting the current on large motors, when I was an apprentice there was still a couple in use for starting the 600hp motors on the air compressors in our power house. Long gone now though.

Mike

Hopper22/05/2020 08:26:37
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And sunglasses for arc welding???? Ouch.

Good trick welding brass to steel with a steel rod though. Must try that some time.

AdrianR22/05/2020 08:27:14
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I love the manly pink marigold safety gloves. I can see that might work, the salt water is just a water resistor. Although I suspect there is a welder attached just out of view.

When I was a kid I made an arc light using a 1KW electric fire element and carbon rods from D cells. Great way to top up the skin cancer.

Some of his other videos are great, free electricity anyone? **LINK**

Adrian

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