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Old 03-16-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Just thought I would start a thread so we can share stories or point out unsafe situations like useing cinder blocks and 2x4's for jackstand's.I will start don't wear 50% Polyester shirts while grinding,They will flame up real quick!Maybe it could turn into a safety section to help prevent accidents.
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When welding, splatter may make the ends of your pants catch on fire. Make sure the grinder is completely off before getting it too close to your body.
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always wear safety glasses.....i know its a no brainer but i see people not doin it all the time.
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Take the hoses and guages off your bottles when done and put the bottle caps on. Strap the bottles to the wall.
Don't grind aluminum with a porous wheel, it could explode( the grinding wheel).
Put a blanket on that winchline near the middle!!!
Don't cut or otherwise remove the grounding prong on electrical equipment, it is there for a reason.
Keep your kids and pets away from the area when you weld and your mother in law too.
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more grinder tech

ALWAYS unplug a grinder before changing wheels/disks. I sent a 5/8 wrench through the wall from about 30 feet away one time.

If you drop a grinder don't assume the disk is still ok, CHANGE IT! Saw a seasoned tech drop a die grinder with a 3" disk, kept using it and BOOM.
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I once got some weld spatter in my ear. Booooooy did that hurt. I wear ear plugs now when welding.
Good leather gloves saved my hands many of times..when working with a cut off wheel on a grinder.
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ALWAYS unplug a grinder before changing wheels/disks. I sent a 5/8 wrench through the wall from about 30 feet away one time.

This is a good one....i have seen it happen on a chop saw.
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always wear safety glasses.....i know its a no brainer but i see people not doin it all the time.
I even have my 9 year old son already trained to wear kid-size safety glasses when we're working on stuff that requires it. For things like grinding or working under a rig where dirt is likely to be raining down, I prefer to wear a full face shield. Sometimes that stuff gets past safety glasses.
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Thought of one more, not 4WD related, but many folks make their own BBQ pits from old 55 gallon drums. BEFORE you start to cut, make certain that you know what was stored in it. If it was anything even remotely flammable, clean it out, then clean it out, then clean it out again before you even think about taking a torch to it. A kid I went to high school with nearly got killed when the one he was cutting into blew up. The force smacked him off the roof of the shop he was working in...
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Take the hoses and guages off your bottles when done and put the bottle caps on. Strap the bottles to the wall.
Don't grind aluminum with a porous wheel, it could explode( the grinding wheel).
Put a blanket on that winchline near the middle!!!
Don't cut or otherwise remove the grounding prong on electrical equipment, it is there for a reason.
Keep your kids and pets away from the area when you weld and your mother in law too.

Wait.... enlighten me on the "dont grind aluminum with a porous wheel". are you serious!!! Is that a grinding wheel?, on any aluminum? I know its been 15years since ag class, but didnt remeber that one.
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yuppers, that's mine......I need taller jack stands, got any I can borrow
Gerald? I give 'em back in 6 months or so...
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You won't realize how bad you need them until you get something in your eye and have to go to the doc/emerg room.
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Wait.... enlighten me on the "dont grind aluminum with a porous wheel". are you serious!!! Is that a grinding wheel?, on any aluminum? I know its been 15years since ag class, but didnt remeber that one.
Yes, I am very serious. I did make a poor choice of words by using wheel instead of disc and not specifically saying hand held high speed grinder. My bad as they say. A person may get away with it for many years then one day, BOOM. What occurs is the aluminum or brass or any "soft" metel gets trapped inside the pores of the grinding wheel and the soft metal gets very hot and like all porous rocks the wheel will explode if it gets hot enough to expand too much thereby cracking the grinding disk. I shall be much more specific next time thank you.
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Yes, I am very serious. I did make a poor choice of words by using wheel instead of disc and not specifically saying hand held high speed grinder. My bad as they say. A person may get away with it for many years then one day, BOOM. What occurs is the aluminum or brass or any "soft" metel gets trapped inside the pores of the grinding wheel and the soft metal gets very hot and like all porous rocks the wheel will explode if it gets hot enough to expand too much thereby cracking the grinding disk. I shall be much more specific next time thank you.
Thanks oldgoat!! had no idea. i wont do that anymore.
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Wear a dust mask when grinding or sanding.
Use a non conductive ladder when working on your shop or house wiring.
Be double sure that breaker is OFF, check it twice and even put a tag on it saying DANGER OUT OF SERVICE. It could happen where someone tries to turn on a light or plug something into a receptacle and it does not work so they go to the breaker panel and turn the power back on while you are working in another room.
NO OIL on or around your Oxygen cylinder. Clean oil and grease off your hands before touching the regulator or connections and hoses.
Certain household and shop cleaners should never be combined due to the fact of toxic fumes or in some cases explosions:
NO bleach and Vinegar
Bleach and amonia
Bleach and acidic products.
If you use any caustics like LYE (NaOH) keep a jug of vinegar or lemon juice close by in case you get the caustic on your skin.
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This one might seem obvious, but I've seen it happen too many times. When setting a rig down on jack stands, such as to change out leaves, SLOWLY release the jack. Don't just turn the handle and BOOM, it could slide off the jack stand.
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To add, take the time to know where and what medical facility can handle eye injuries.
A friend of mine, (kinda country), using a wire wheel no safety glasses, ouch, 2 emergency rooms later and 90 miles, he found a doctor that wasn't going to take his eye and got the wire out.

another friend, Very country, (Kentucky), riding his four wheeler, using safety glasses for eye protection, comes out of a hole, the quad flipped backwards and, using the safety glasses, promptly removed both cheeks from the eye socket down. He got them sewn back on, but now has a weeping eye, permantly.

Me, not country, just occasionally ignorant to the use of a razor blade.
So 5 stitches later and a cauterized(sp?) vien later,
gloves, cut gloves, cut away from your self, not towards your buddy, or your other buddies. Try to find some other means if nessary
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