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Dont Ever Do This!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by diesel4me, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    My friend was siphoning some gas into a gas can about a week ago,to lower the level of fuel in his leaky gas tank so he could put some J-B Weld on it,in the process he spilled some on his hand and bare arm--he started to sand the tank with sandpaper,but that was taking too long,so he got his cordless drill and chucked in his 3 inch wire brush.This guy works at a boneyard for about the past 15 years,and is a daredevil of sorts--I'm always telling him to be more careful--he calls me a "wuss"or "Sally"or "pussy" for being too careful,says I'm too paranoid--well,glad I wasnt there to see this--the second he pulled the trigger on the drill-it exploded into a thousand peices,and set his hand and arm on fire,he had no water at his disposal(the well pump died about 3 months ago)and he had to run outside,on fire,and rub it in the wet dirt---he went to the E.R.and they did what they could,but told him he should get a specialist at the Shriners Burn Institute in Boston---he refused because he has no insurance,and he didnt report it as a work accident because it happened on a sunday,doesnt want his boss to flip out and fire him for being there on a non workday--so now he has second and third degree burns on his hand,it looks like a cheese pizza /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif--I hope he comes out of it ok--but I think he'll be a little more careful and a lot less daring now--too bad it took this to bring him to his senses. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    So all you CK5'ers out there be careful--I know after welding and cutting for years without an incident you tend to get jaded,and wonder if all the precautions are too anal,like it probably would never happen--well,it does happen,and the results can be fatal--monday a guy was crushed to death in providence RI under a 63 impala he was restoring--he didnt want to spend money for jack stands or he couldnt buy the parts to fix it,so he used milk crates and cinder blocks and blocks of wood to hold it up--he should have used all wood--the cinder blocks and crates let the car slip sideways when one side buckled,and the car fell 2 ft down on top of his head--he wont have to worry about fixing it now-- /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    I feel kinda lucky after my motor swap I still have all my fingers and toes(my back might never be the same though!)but there are a lot of things that can happen when working on theese things,my eyes took a beating with all the dirt and rust that falls in them,and its not hard to injure yourself doing this kind of work--I want all of you guys to be careful while you work.I almost had a fire in my shop when I dropped the droplite and it popped the bulb in a small gas spill from the fuel pump line--in a few seconds it can change everything! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I watched my druggie nieghbors back in my college days use car batteries for jack stands once. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    WHen I spilled a lot of gas in my shop dropping a tank, I ran awayyyyyyyyy, ran back, hit the circuit breaker,a dn then ran into the house, screaming all the time

    I'm pretty tough I think, but gigantic accelerant fires on my skin are not fun
     
  4. veris

    veris Registered Member

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    I had a similar incident not a month ago.
    I had been storing my truck for a while (3 months) next to my house. i decided to start her up, fired right up, went into the house to make a sandwich. After i came out about 10 min. later I smelled gas! Ran to a back of the truck and found a big gas puddle, the gas line was leaking right next to the exhaust pipe!

    turned off the truck, and hosed down the back with the garden hose. Yikes! , needles to say i had it towed to a local mechanic to patch.

    lucky for me, if the truck went up the house would have also!
     
  5. speedyvision917

    speedyvision917 1/2 ton status

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    gas is dangerous and i got scars to prove it /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif
     
  6. darkshadow

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    i don't know where it is but i have a pic of my hand and arm on fire from gas its a good party trick, freeks people out, it only lit for 10 sec tops. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif

    sucks as long as he keeps it clean he will be fine /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    WHen I spilled a lot of gas in my shop dropping a tank, I ran awayyyyyyyyy, ran back, hit the circuit breaker,a dn then ran into the house, screaming all the time


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    that sounds like something I'd do /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     

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