Hi anybody out there doing welding?



by Theknotguy - 2020-07-31 20:42:01

MIG and TIG should be OK.  Arc welding is questionable.  

There is a lot of mis-information out there that gets repeated over and over.  I was talking with one of the rehab people on the third floor of the hospital and she was telling me there was a lifetime limit of lifting no more than 47 pounds on the pacemaker side.  I literally went down to the first floor and was talking with the security guy who also has a pacemaker.  He was telling me he had worked up to bench pressing 300 pounds and he finally broke one of his leads at 300 pounds.  I regularly move 55 pound 4x8 foot sheets of melamine - no problems.  

Because of the legal restrictions in the good ol' US of A the rehab person had to and could only say there was a lifetime restriction of 47 pounds when everyone knew there was no really good reason to say that.  

We've had some people on the forum lose their jobs because they couldn't get the medical people and legal people to agree and the employer wasn't willing to take the risk.  

Otherwise, I hope you adjust quickly to your pacemaker.  


by AgentX86 - 2020-07-31 23:57:08

Isn't that a rather suspicious number?  Not 46, 48, or 50.234 bu6 exactly 47.  Anyone who gives such a precise number for something like this gets everything said after completely disregarded.

BTW, you have two arms.  ;-)

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