mig welding while laying on ones back

by fred deacon
(ontario, canada)

(fred's question)

How does one go about welding repair panels to the

under side of a 40 ft. steel hull while laying on ones back?

Thank you for your input.


well, a comfortable creeper for working on cars would certainly help.

also, a leather apron to keep sparks away helps.

other than getting into a comfortable position, welding should be done pretty much the same as if it were flat.

same settings, short stickout, not much gun angle.

also, think about wearing earplugs to keep sparks out.

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