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After you have been welding or grinding in the garage do you go out later to check there are no smouldering ashes? I do usualy after 30 mins then 30 mins later and 30mins after that.:tup:

Dont want a fire to start.:tdown:

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Agreed. I always do the same after once setting fire to a bag of plaster under the bench. I didn't notice it smouldering until I switched the lights out before I locked up.
 

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i used to do site work and we had to have a hot works permit,
we had to write on it what time we finished a hot work and we could not leave the area until an hour after,

this was about 5 yrs ago so things may have changed,

but at home or workshop i give it half an hour
 

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Yes and me, I had a near miss years ago but it made an impression. I go back a couple of times and sniff around.

Rog.
 

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i used to do site work and we had to have a hot works permit,
we had to write on it what time we finished a hot work and we could not leave the area until an hour after,

this was about 5 yrs ago so things may have changed,

but at home or workshop i give it half an hour
Nothings changed, had to do a hot works permit today and the 1 hour rule still applies.
 

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interesting that you said that your fuse keeps tripping, mine does that but only when I use my old arc welder. With my mig its fine and my uncles inverter its also fine.
 

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interesting that you said that your fuse keeps tripping, mine does that but only when I use my old arc welder. With my mig its fine and my uncles inverter its also fine.
I could be wrong with the description as i'm no electrician but what you need is a D type rough service breaker, normally used on electrical motors that have an initial high start-up current pull.
 
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