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  •  Welding was a large part of my job before I (3+ / 0-)
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    retired and I actually did once manage to burn off some of my beard, and some hair, and a shirt, all at the same time.  I was laying on my back, inside a two ton mixer, welding a broken ribbon and caught my flannel shirt on fire. Didn't know it until  the flames got big enough that I felt the heat. Cramped quarters,and awkward position made for a difficult shirt removal and by the time I got it ripped off me, the flames had singed off all of the beard and hair that extended beyond the helmet. Funny now but at the time, not so much. And yep, I knew better, but I also knew I was indestructible back in those days. Not so much now.

    That Japanese video is cool, thanks.  

    Just give me some truth. John Lennon--- OWS------Too Big To Fail

    by burnt out on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 03:18:55 AM PST

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    •  Wow. That could make a guy scurry in that... (3+ / 0-)
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      situation. I'd likely knock my head and electrocute myself and die trying to get up and out.

      net F = ma ..... it's the law.

      by jim in IA on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 05:00:41 AM PST

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      •  It got real exciting for just a bit there. Too bad (2+ / 0-)
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        no one took a video of it. It'd be hilarious and I bet it'd get a million hits on youtube.

        Just give me some truth. John Lennon--- OWS------Too Big To Fail

        by burnt out on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 05:38:32 AM PST

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        •  we can laugh now....flaming puddle of acetone (2+ / 0-)
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          I was welding and heard several things fall over as I bumped some steel bits that fell..I could tell by the noise which parts had fallen..each have their own little note they make....about six things (I wasn't stopping my welding while I had the setup and position, so I kept on...) then I heard a 'clunk'...I thought hmmm that sure sounded like that quart can of acetone...well, I better look.

          YIPES! hippity skippity was I as I took away the welding hood and saw that the can had, (loose cap and all)  gushed acetone around my feet and the sparks had lit it up: I was standing in a four foot diameter circle of yellow (a cool flame) burning acetone on asphalt.
              hilarious running around and fire extinguishing mess ensued..
            The beard's trimming was another time 'cricklecricklewhat'sthatsmelllikeburninghair? hood off, whackitawhack..but I certainly remember the little orange smoldering ends crinkling up the exposed strands of my dopey award winning beard, the late.

          But burnt, geez! inside machinery welding, now that is way more manly and dangerous than any fool stunt I ever tried, not funny at all what could have happened. And that maybe was some huge spark throwing buzz box as different than my little sissified MIG wire feed that is so easy even a monkey can weld with it...and then overhead welding, ugh! Glad you survived that adventure!

          This machine kills Fascists.

          by KenBee on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 12:31:22 PM PST

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