Protective Gear used when Building A Wrought Iron Fence

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Protective gear and advice on wrought iron fences, wearing a helmet, your hood, and learn about amber colored safety glasses in this free construction video. View Video Transcript

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Terry Leafty

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On behalf of Expert Village, I'm Terry, and I'm here to tell you about building a wrought iron fence. As you can see we put a welding hat on the camera, so that, so you too at home can watch me weld. Never look at the art, never weld without a helmet. The ultraviolet rays will burn blisters into your eyeballs. You can actually be blinded for life if you look directly into it, into the weld. If you can catch, like say you have safety glasses on, someone could be welding behind you and you can actually catch the reflection and it will bounce off of your glasses and into your eye. Just imagine pouring a whole shaker of salt in your eye and rubbing it around for eight hours, that's about how long it lasts. It's very, very painful and you don't want to do that. My suggestion to you if you are welding around other welders would be to wear amber colored safety glasses or shooting glasses. You can find those in any sporting goods store or whatever. The amber reflects the ultraviolet lights, therefore, you don't get your eyes burned. When I was younger, I use to get them burned all the time because the amber colored safety glasses weren't readily available. And that's been probably about seventeen years since I've last burnt my eyes. So really, they're a good deal. Always wear your hood.