2020 – Week 51

A week in which I realised I will need to do something about temperature, if I’m to do any welding before winter… and the house air conditioning failed.

I think I’ve found a solution, for welding at least – a powered icewater coolsuit. I’m still trying to sort out the supply, the distributor has only a few demo units, but they’re half price.

The basic rig is a shirt & leggings, that have thin tubing sewn onto them, each forming a closed loop. They plug into a backpack, which contains a small pump, battery, water reservoir, and ice brick, which acts as the cold source.

You wear it under your work clothes, it keeps you cool while you work.

Add to that my powered respirator welding helmet, I’ll be a freaking astronaut.