ok to hold the rod with your supporting hand to start it?

by oscar
(peoria Arizona)

Is it ok for a person to hold the actual rod to help support the rod while starting and running the rod?

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as long as you have a glove on.

pipe line welders do it routinely..in fact, they guide the rod along for root pass welding long after it starts.

regards,

jody

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