Success, More or Less

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GlennW
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Re: Success, More or Less

Post by GlennW » Thu May 25, 2017 6:29 am

My extinguishers were just serviced last week, and are done annually.

If you need one, you need it to work!

Years ago I was TIG welding and just dropped the Acetone rag on the floor next to me thinking it would be OK. Well, it wasn't! As I was welding it caught fire and proceeded to set my pant leg on fire as well.
Glenn

Operating machines is perfectly safe......until you forget how dangerous it really is!

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Re: Success, More or Less

Post by SteveHGraham » Thu May 25, 2017 10:09 am

There are a lot of good reasons not to have video cameras in workshops.
Every hard-fried egg began life sunny-side up.

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GlennW
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Re: Success, More or Less

Post by GlennW » Thu May 25, 2017 10:25 am

I was teaching someone TIG welding at the time...so a bit embarrassing regardless.

He' was the one that pointed out that my pants were on fire. :oops:
Glenn

Operating machines is perfectly safe......until you forget how dangerous it really is!

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Re: Success, More or Less

Post by warmstrong1955 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:44 am

Solved the pants on fire situation years ago, after one of our welders didn't notice his were on fire till they were gone to his knees. Wore out frayed jeans smolder away quite easily.
Was quite a fancy dance when he finally felt the heat! :)
For his birthday, we gave him a "Personal Fire Suppression System".
Two long filled water balloons, with sting on each end, so he could tie them them to each of his legs.
:D
Bill
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