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Old 04-27-2022, 01:08 PM
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Default One reason I don't wear jewelry...

A dumbass stopped by the shop lastnight. Thought he would be a hero by tightening a pretty girl's battery cables.

Battery 101 is you NEVER put tools on top of the battery EVER! This was not the case but did involve a wrench on the (+) terminal, a ring on a finger of the hand holding the wrench and a steel battery hold down bolt. Once the circuit was made by the ring and wrench touching the hold down, POP! the ring and wrench glowed red hot as seen by this week-old injury. Yes it was worse!
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Old 04-27-2022, 03:48 PM
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Years back I had a gold wedding band. Very soft, like 22K gold. Got it in Thailand. One time I hopped a couple feet off an aluminum stepladder and it caught on the edge of the extruded step. No real harm done but the soft ring elongated into a pear shape.

I don't wear jewelry anymore. I did start wearing underwear in my later years.
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Old 04-27-2022, 03:53 PM
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Something to do with being tough when your dumb,.... LOL !

Have not been there and done that. Done allot of other stupid similar shit,...

When I was in school a class mate laid a large combo wrench across the terminals in error..

Luckily he was the only near by when the battery exploded... he was wearing allot of the battery acid, when the smoke cleared.
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Old 04-27-2022, 03:55 PM
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Was told in high school welding class about wearing rings & hot BB's landing on said jewelry causing a burn.
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Old 04-27-2022, 05:55 PM
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Had a classmate in Freshman auto class get a "Twistoflex" metal watch band across a battery positive cable on an Alternator and ground. Turned instant red hot, burned the shit out of his wrist and other hand trying to get it off. Human flesh roasting doesn't smell like steak, pretty stinky actually.
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Old 04-27-2022, 08:17 PM
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I was only 22 and married for three years. Doing ranch work. Riding a horse through a gate and put my hand on top of the wood post as the horse walked on. A 16 penny nail head stuck up abut a 1/4" caught my ring and the horse walked on while I was drug off the back of the horse. Very little bleeding but that was the end of wearing the wedding ring. Still have the ring in a box in the bedroom.
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Was told in high school welding class about wearing rings & hot BB's landing on said jewelry causing a burn.
I wonder how that works with nose rings
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I wonder how that works with nose rings
I graduated HS in 1979 so was a long time ago, when was in 11th grade there was someone with a lightening bolt ear ring in his nose, but also never saw him in any shop classes.
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Leaving High School one day my car would not start. After removing the starter I went into the auto shop to test it with the battery charger. The charger was being used at the time so I placed the starter on the ground next to the car being charged. If I had not been kneeling down at the time I disconnected the battery clamp I probably would not be typing this now.

The battery exploded with enough force to blow the top off. Plastic and acid few everywhere. I escaped without injury but the principal of the high school had to get a new battery.

Since then I developed a protocol for disconnecting charging auto batteries.

1: unplug charger
2: blow top of battery with a few breaths
3: turn face away from battery and disconnect clamp

I understand the connection should be made to ground away from the battery but this is not always easy to do. For the last forty years my diligence at maintaining protocol has successfully offset my laziness.
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