light problem from back of hood

by Tim
(Colorado)

whats the secret to solving the problem of light entering the back of your welding hood and such, making it hard to see your weld due to the glare?
I've seen pictures of pipeline welders wearing goggles instead of helmets.
Whats the deal with that?
Tim, the welding self teacher

----------------------------------------------------

I dont know of any secrets but I have seen many welders use bandanas taped to the helmet to block glare when welding outside.

some pipeliner welders use a pancake hood that blocks sunlight and also shields only one side of the face so they can see to get a new rod, but wont get flashed from the buddy welding the other half of the pipe.

pancake welding hoods

Return to Stick welding.