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    What I did today was set machine #9 on fire while modifying a guard with a cut off wheel.

    I would have to agree that I have become entirely too complacent using cut off wheel in the plant. Our major product is fiberglass cloth, and as you know fiberglass doesn't burn.

    Until it DOES.

    I managed to send sparks under the gearbox which was covered in oil soaked fiberglass bits. It was dam impressive how quickly they built up to a very healthy flame.

    We got it out pretty quick, just a couple wires singed and three damaged air lines.

    A bad mistake with good outcomes.

    Lessons learned are many.

    #1. hot work permit (with fire watch) needed for cutting discs. Be aware of where the sparks are going.

    #2. Know where the fire extinguishers are. After the fire breaks out is too late to figure out where the closest one is.

    #3. Work can be moved to the metal shop or other methods used such as a jig saw.


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    Thank you 34_40, much appreciated.
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    your list is what I had to follow all the time where I worked. BUT even following the rules you can have a bad results. You can never have to many eyes on the job. I could go on about this and I'm sure any one in maintenance could too.
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    Yep, I've lit myself and my place on fire a time or two...okay 3 or 4! Extinguishers never seem large enough neither!
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    The CO2 don't leave residue. I'm going to mount one on the side of my tool box and name it "SPARKY"
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    The CO2 don't leave residue. I'm going to mount one on the side of my tool box and name it "SPARKY"
    ...and Sparky thinks the trains talk...
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    ...and Sparky thinks the trains talk...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O3IzIzoVvk
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post

    You got it!
    Crikey; we're showing our age aren't we?

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    Some mistakes are too much fun to be made only once.

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    How about now? What are all of you doing? I've been doing nothing.
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    Hi Ryan, nice to see you again.. was thinking about trying to reach you as a local had some 40 ford parts for sale. I was curious if you needed anything?

    My work has changed (again) so I'm trying to figure out where I fit in and how this will all work... The cranberry harvest is in.. (utter worthless thanks to ocean spray! ) but on the good side, my work life has become much lighter and I am home a lot more so maybe I can start getting back into projects and actually take some real vacations! And of course my big acquisition was a new puppy back some months. So I have spent some time working with him and have been hanging out at the local K9 club, we're participating in a couple sports and that has pulled me away from the cars and the shop.

    Speaking of the shop, discovered a "bad spot" in the floor... so we'll soon be opening that can of worms and that gives me a warm wet scared feeling LOL....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Yep, I've lit myself and my place on fire a time or two...okay 3 or 4! Extinguishers never seem large enough neither!
    ME TOO more than once. Not very exciting either.
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    boredom has consumed me .. i`ve always kept my neighbors golf cart functional as he cant fix his way out of a paper bag but for most of this year i was not interested in finding out why the rear end begin roaring .. at the risk of junking it anyway i decided to open up the dif and see what i could find .. inner axle bearing were disintegrated .. i`m not about to guarantee the repair but i will replace the bearings and see what gives ...pinto is in winter storage ..
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    I pulled the trigger on a FIREBIRD!

    No details until I can dist pixels, it's getting shipped from Texas.
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    Couple days ago, I attempted to get the Camaro
    started. It has not been driven in about a year now.
    4 hours on a charger and absolutely nothing. Not
    even a weak buzzer. Jump start was a Big Nada too.

    I foresee a new battery over the weekend.

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    Today I moved some dead trucks around so I can get back working on one the owner ran out of money on a while ago. I'm trying to use this beautiful weather we have because Tuesday it goes back to reality. Actually, lower temps than November norms.
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