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#16 TomLGT195 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2015 - 06:30 PM

Glad everything turned out okay.


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 07:34 PM

I would recomend a fire extinguisher :poke: Glad your okay though...


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Believe it or not I set a garbage can full of water on fire one time.  A guy gave me an old champion out board motor I was trying to get running.  Was not having any luck to see if I had spark pulling the wind up rope.  I put a 1/2" drill on the rope wind cup and squeezed the trigger on the drill.  Yep, I had spark all right.  The engine was flooded and gas had run all over the back and down onto the water.  Everything was in flames and this was inside a 5 bay garage.  I don't know how much a 32 gallon steel garbage can with a boat motor weighs but I drug that out through the overhead door like it was nothing.  Saved the motor but had to fiberglass the tank together as gaskets were NLA.


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 08:52 PM

yup count me into the been there done that club.... not involving a gt though. couple push mowers that I flooded and then went to check for spark over the years, fortunately those were outside.

 

but back about 25 years ago, when my Father in-law was still alive and he had his own business in an industrial area, I had been given an old station wagon as payment for work that I did on another car.   the car needed exhaust, I had a buyer if I could fix the exhaust, so I asked if I could do it at his shop (not an automotive place, he did train locomotive work) one weekend. 

Well I didn't consider that something combustible may be sitting right on the topside of that floor pan..

Talk about racing chest mine sure was... yikes!!!  I did get it extinguished before anything but the car itself got damaged and before the gas tank blew, but wow... that was scary....


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 09:14 PM

Believe it or not I set a garbage can full of water on fire one time.  A guy gave me an old champion out board motor I was trying to get running.  Was not having any luck to see if I had spark pulling the wind up rope.  I put a 1/2" drill on the rope wind cup and squeezed the trigger on the drill.  Yep, I had spark all right.  The engine was flooded and gas had run all over the back and down onto the water.  Everything was in flames and this was inside a 5 bay garage.  I don't know how much a 32 gallon steel garbage can with a boat motor weighs but I drug that out through the overhead door like it was nothing.  Saved the motor but had to fiberglass the tank together as gaskets were NLA.

One would think you were trying to set it on fire. :poke:  :D Just goes to show yah anything can happen



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Posted December 04, 2015 - 09:28 PM

Chieffan, I didn't know I could move that fast. I'm 58 and slow moving, not today. Amazing what you can do in a emergency. Noel.

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Posted December 04, 2015 - 09:38 PM

I think we have all managed to do the dumb one already. Just not always with the worst possible results.
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Posted December 14, 2015 - 10:43 PM

Last thing I set on fire was my crotch. I was trying to get an old chain saw running. My back started hurting so I sat on the ground and tinkered with the carb. Then I pulled the spark plug out and gave the rope a tug. Of course it sprayed fuel out the plug hole, onto my crotch, and the coil actually fired for the first time. It didn't take me long to pour my thankfully cold coffee on myself. Steph was dying laughing.
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Posted December 15, 2015 - 12:52 AM

Last thing I set on fire was my crotch. I was trying to get an old chain saw running. My back started hurting so I sat on the ground and tinkered with the carb. Then I pulled the spark plug out and gave the rope a tug. Of course it sprayed fuel out the plug hole, onto my crotch, and the coil actually fired for the first time. It didn't take me long to pour my thankfully cold coffee on myself. Steph was dying laughing.

I had the same thing happen but I was welding a mower deck and the grass below me caught fire and I didn't know. 


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Posted December 15, 2015 - 09:39 AM

Last thing I set on fire was my crotch. I was trying to get an old chain saw running. My back started hurting so I sat on the ground and tinkered with the carb. Then I pulled the spark plug out and gave the rope a tug. Of course it sprayed fuel out the plug hole, onto my crotch, and the coil actually fired for the first time. It didn't take me long to pour my thankfully cold coffee on myself. Steph was dying laughing.

You are lucky she didnt try to stomp it out


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Posted December 17, 2015 - 01:39 PM

My ego said leave go! No, sez I, I need to let them know they're not alone.

 

Yesterday I stuck my finger in the table saw. Not really bad. 5 stitches. I was making my wife some rosewood earrings and it's hard to rip little pieces of wood without getting your hands near the blade.

 

Yes, I'm stupid, too!


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Posted December 17, 2015 - 03:06 PM

 

 

Yes, I'm stupid, too!

Don't we all have those moments..........


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 06:46 AM

These calamities could be classified as learning experiences. Second time around is deja' vu. Third time 'round??? 


Edited by Jazz, December 18, 2015 - 06:49 AM.

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Made some improvements. Bought these, and had my other two recharged.

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 12:51 PM

Reminds me that I should get a new one again.
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