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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #200 on: July 01, 2019, 05:11:43 AM »
@crowhill , i bet if you get them to tighten down, they will not loosen up any time soon. :D
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« Reply #201 on: July 01, 2019, 11:04:45 AM »
If you tack weld the nut to the bolt that should end the loosening issues.
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« Reply #202 on: July 01, 2019, 01:49:19 PM »
loctite, marring the thread a little, or "dimpled" lock nuts or nylox nuts, may also help.  i also like to double nut some bolts to lock them if they have room and a recurring problem.  
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« Reply #203 on: July 01, 2019, 07:42:38 PM »
Good to see you guys are keeping this thread alive.  My most recent very dumb thing did not actually happen to me, but one of my firefighters.  We were working on a bus that we will use for training.  He hit a pry bar with a sledge hammer.  I noticed a tiny red spot develop on his arm.  Within seconds blood was squirting out like a garden hose.  A sliver of metal had broken off the bar and went in his forearm.  I spent the next 7 hours at the ER with him.  They brought in a plastic surgeon to try and get the metal out.  Well, he couldnít find it, so my guy will live with a sliver of metal.  PSA announcement......wear PPE everywhere.  He was wearing safety glasses, but.....


 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #204 on: July 01, 2019, 07:55:56 PM »
was it a pry bar or a haligan? A haligan should have taken that hit, but a pry bar is too hard and brittle. I have seen then shatter many times. Sorry for your Brother. I sense a tailboard talk coming on. ;D
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« Reply #205 on: July 01, 2019, 08:16:20 PM »
I worked with a guy whose wife was taking care of fire wood as he was splitting the chunks with a maul and wedges that were very badly mushroomed on the top. A piece of that mushroom steel broke off as he hit the wedge and flew into leg just missing the femur artery, missed close enough she spent a couple days in the hospital, never did get that piece out.
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« Reply #206 on: July 01, 2019, 08:38:46 PM »
We all knew better, as it was a pry bar.  He didnít even hit it that hard.
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« Reply #207 on: July 01, 2019, 09:12:11 PM »
I have a bunch of 3/4" foundation stakes in various lengths that I've picked up for free off CL.  I got about a dozen that were badly mushroomed (must have been driving them in concrete!).  I spent an hour grinding them clean.  Probably should have just cut the top end off!  Also had an old steel splitting wedge that too a lot of grinding to make it safe again.
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« Reply #208 on: July 01, 2019, 09:22:17 PM »
Good to see you guys are keeping this thread alive.  My most recent very dumb thing did not actually happen to me, but one of my firefighters.  We were working on a bus that we will use for training.  He hit a pry bar with a sledge hammer.  I noticed a tiny red spot develop on his arm.  Within seconds blood was squirting out like a garden hose.  A sliver of metal had broken off the bar and went in his forearm.  I spent the next 7 hours at the ER with him.  They brought in a plastic surgeon to try and get the metal out.  Well, he couldnít find it, so my guy will live with a sliver of metal.  PSA announcement......wear PPE everywhere.  He was wearing safety glasses, but.....

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« Reply #209 on: July 01, 2019, 09:31:59 PM »
Bad news if he ever has to have an MRI.
Naw, that will just pull it out! :o
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« Reply #210 on: July 01, 2019, 09:40:10 PM »
Thatís what we both said at the ER.  Just put him in mri and pull it out.
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« Reply #211 on: July 02, 2019, 12:23:33 AM »
had a guy running a metal muncher press, and some of the die popped off and hit him in the lip.  sewed up his lip and he when he came back to have stitches out, he asked, "what is the lump in my cheek?"  did an x ray and there was the metal, it tracked through the soft tissue of his cheek, from his lip.  spent an hour taking that out, then more stitches.  he thought it was funny, but I learned to do the x ray in the first place.
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« Reply #212 on: July 02, 2019, 06:08:34 AM »
That's bull, can't find it.
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« Reply #213 on: July 02, 2019, 06:40:38 AM »
It's possible the bleeding actually flushed it back out of the wound?

If there was a chunk of metal left in there it would show as a definite spot on an X-ray. 

Other option is that it's already moved to some other part of the body, but if you still alive, that's probably not the case?
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« Reply #214 on: July 02, 2019, 08:40:06 AM »
I am pretty sure you can see the dot in the middle of the x-ray. There is a lot of sift tissue in there they will capture it eventually, assuming it doesn't go for a walk about first. Doc can say better, but I think if it develops an infection, it will be much easier to find and remove.
 I understand why everyone thinks if they know it's there, they should be able to find it, but if you have ever worked down inside live tissue, it can be a confusing places with lots of colors and camouflage and hiding spots. Add to that the fluids, blood, etc. and it is like trying to hand dig rocks out of a hole that is flooding faster than you can dig. It really isn't as easy as one might think it should be. That fleck in this one looks really small.
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« Reply #215 on: July 02, 2019, 08:43:39 AM »
looks like a white spec overlying the bone on the x ray.  soft tissue foreign bodies have consumed a fair amount of my life.  spent 4 hours on a sliver of wood to the butt, and 2 hours on a bb I could feel.  you have to be a little careful what you are cutting through to get it.  that is why we leave in bullets sometimes.
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« Reply #216 on: July 02, 2019, 09:12:17 AM »
Ha, you know I still have (whatever is left of) a BB in my butt from when I got shot at age 16. It has given me less trouble these last 15 years though, so I think it's pretty much gone. Being shot where I was, it was hard to find a friend to dig it out (that's when you find out who your real friends are), so I left it. If they guy that shot me wasn't a coward and shot me from behind, I could probably have gotten it out myself. But I have never actually seen it, so.... ;D :D
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« Reply #217 on: July 02, 2019, 10:20:49 AM »
the body will wall it off and or in the process, form a tract to the surface and spit it out.  I will leave the "pain in the asthma"  jokes to you @Old Greenhorn 
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« Reply #218 on: July 02, 2019, 10:53:57 AM »
 I will leave the "pain in the asthma"  jokes to you @Old Greenhorn
Thanks, butt I am not going there. ;D
 That BB gave me a recurring boil on my butt for 20 years. Funny story from that: The guy that shot me faded off into memory and I had no contact with him. Years later when my wife and I married we were at our reception and I ran into the catering hall Chef, and guess who it was? So I thanked him for making up for shooting me with a fine dinner and let it go at that. Still wish I could have shot back. ;D ;D
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« Reply #219 on: July 02, 2019, 11:17:29 AM »
had a kid come in at 2 am.  he was having a sleep over and had got shot in the arm accidentally while showing friends his bb gun.  his dad was still sleeping as there were strict rules regarding the bb guns.  so his mom snuck him in, but on x ray we found a second bb, so I a little gruff and interrogated him.  I was able to "break" the pre teen and he admitted they were playing bb gun wars.  He was far more concerned with what dad would have to say when he found out!

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