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Armed with my new Mig welder, i plan on lowering my seat pans for added headroom. Do I have to disconnect all my electrical stuff before i weld. I heard that I can short out the electrical components
by not disconnecting them. The muffler shop never has any problems? Don't wanna toast my crane ignition!

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I've heard the same thing, though have not had direct experience yet. I've also heard it depends on where you're welding and what is the shortest path between welding eloctrodes (electricity takes the shortest path, and if you clip the grounding wire close to where you are welding, you may be alright).

By the way, which welder did you get?

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I got the Lincoln 155 Weld Pac.

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Zo tell me Mister Gear, how long haf you been waxink ze shop floor? Hummmmmm???? LOL. With any kind of welding you do not want to have another path to ground that is closer than the electrode. Just to be safe I would disconnect the battery when doing a bunch of welding around the engine compartment.

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I guess i'll be OK then, i'll pull the battery cables to make sure. The picture makes things look better then they really are, floor is dirty and so is the car! Pic will be shrunk down as soon as I get home to my FTP
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Nice garage...wanna share your plans? *G*

I'd disconnect the battery while welding, just to be on the safe side.

Let me check your shorts! My multimeter is just a-waiting!
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