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One thing leads to another......

Postby kentishvanman » 11 Aug 2019, 19:42

Hi
Life is never simple with a T3/25. One thing leads to another
The Speedo cable needed replacing. That lead to a trip to A&E cos the crowbar slipped when trying to remove the grease cap and walloped me across the kneecap.....bruising, painful and large lump.
Sink tap stopped working while away. That lead to running new cable from Aux battery to distribution board. Fuse gone in existing cable, that had no continuity, and also unable to trace the inline fuse.
Power restored to distribution board but tap still not working. That lead to re-routing cable from tap fuse to connecting block cos soldered joint to printed circuit had come away.
Decided to fit new triple washer jets. That lead to feeding new tubing behind dash and connecting up under the dash where you can't see or reach. Also working with numb fingers in one hand ......carpel tunnel.
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Postby slowcoach » 12 Aug 2019, 06:59

Blimey, take care out there. Injuries are hard, I've no idea how a professional mechanic (or builder) keeps it up every day. A couple of rare days working on the van and I'm in tatters for days :-|
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Postby moggymorgan » 12 Aug 2019, 07:17

never a proper job unless it has blood on it :rofl
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Postby itchyfeet » 12 Aug 2019, 07:39

yesterday I'm using a wire wheel with shorts on under the van and when I get up there is someting on my leg. I brushed it off only to slice two fingers. When I look down there is a wire from the brush sticking out of my leg, pulled it out of my leg no pain no blood. My fingers were not so lucky.

A few years back I was under the van trying to undo a bolt. when it went I punched myself in the face and gave myself a nose bleed.
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Postby Highroller » 12 Aug 2019, 10:47

I was doing similar work with a wire brush tidying up and repainting the sills last Thursday. Although I was wearing eye and hearing protection I didn't think about my legs and due to wearing shorts I ended up with nasty sunburn.
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Postby Dobble » 12 Aug 2019, 10:59

I was cutting out the foot step on the Syncro last year when the grinder caught, flicked out my hands then ran up my face. Been using grinders for nearly 20 years without a problem but its easy to get complacent. It taught me to have more respect for the tools I use. I now look like a have a minor cleft lip. The worst thing was it happened about 4 weeks before our wedding.

There's a picture on our blog if you want to have a laugh :run
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Postby ajsimmo » 12 Aug 2019, 13:06

itchyfeet wrote:A few years back I was under the van trying to undo a bolt. when it went I punched myself in the face and gave myself a nose bleed.


Yep, been there, done that.
I also knocked my front teeth out when an extension bar slipped whilst undoing wheel nuts on a bus. I went down, but the wheel brace came up to meet my face. Oh, how we laughed...

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Postby Mocki » 12 Aug 2019, 13:50

Yeah them wire brush wheels are nasty buggers ......
Many years ago I had one on a grinder cleaning up some tin ware and it slipped and grabbed my big woolly jumper ( it was mid winter and fecking cold in the secret hideout) it seemed to take ages to get it unplugged as I couldn’t get to the switch with it spinning round in me jumper , scorched the belly of prosperity below the jumper and ripped me t shirt a goodun .....
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Postby 300CE » 12 Aug 2019, 18:18

Reading these stories reminds me of old Reg Prescott:

https://youtu.be/Dg3cyLjp4gk
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Postby Mocki » 12 Aug 2019, 22:05

300CE wrote:Reading these stories reminds me of old Reg Prescott:

https://youtu.be/Dg3cyLjp4gk

All in the best possible taste!
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Postby Mr Bean » 13 Aug 2019, 19:41

Years ago decided to clear next door's overgrown Passion fruit from my flat garage roof with a four inch coarse saw blade in an angle grinder. It was working brilliantly until it caught up in some fencing wire, leaped out of my hand and still running, chased me around the roof until eventually became stalled in a tangle of wire. I was luckily unscathed.
Then another time the little job not warranting safety glasses :oops: and shielding the cutting behind the work, I suffered an impact in my eye and had to visit A&E. A small hooked piece of wire had been ejected from the cooling fan near the handle and got lodged in the white of my eye. :shock: . I was just in time to to be seen by a beautiful young lady doctor who was on her way out to a posh do wearing a low cut little black number. Although I had considerable difficulty concentrating my eyes on the viewing gismo :wink: , she did eventually manage to extricate the little bit of wire in the end. Lesson learned re safety glasses if not good manners.
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Postby Highroller » 14 Aug 2019, 13:05

The lesson here is safety glasses can be replaced, eye's can't.
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Postby Pinkythelabrat » 14 Aug 2019, 17:11

An angler flicking barbed flies caught a gust of wind and ended up with a barbed spike nailing his eyelid into his eyeball (sclera not cornea luckily).

Safety squints are ALWAYS a good idea!

Ps. My grandad. It made a big impression on a small boy to see that horror show!




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Postby itchyfeet » 14 Aug 2019, 17:45

Yes eye protection for so many jobs.

I was once defrosting a freezer which I was doing with a screwdriver chipping away it the ice to speed things up, then I accidentally hit a pipe and the coolant sprayed in my face, I was wearing normal prescription glasses and so I got away with it but if not maybe it would have been bad news.

Another time I was in the loft moving some stuff around and you would not think you would need eye protection but a piece of insulation fibre got in my eye, after ages of trying to get it out I finaly went to A&E where it popped out as I walked through he door.

with power tools ordinary safety glasses may not be enough, bits can get around the edges particularly if they bounce off other objects, full sealed goggles are best.
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Postby Highroller » 14 Aug 2019, 18:24

Bugger, cant believe my grinder just got me for the first time ever. I accidentally pulled the trigger whilst trying to get into position.


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