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a thread celebrating the "not so bright"

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  • #46
    [QUOTE=welder_one;16945]not too long ago, a man brought a trailer to me fro me to weld a piece of metal onto the tailgate. i cut and fit and pull out the machine to start welding. my hood is the miller elite '27 roadster and as i put it on, this man commented on my hood. i siad thanks. i then say cover and flip my hood down. after a few good tacks i hear the man yell "holy s**t" i look up quickly thinking that i started a fire and i see him holding his eyes. i said whats up and he said dang that light is bright. i told him that you are not supposed to look at the light.

    Ithought I was the only one that ran into people like this. I was beginning to think I was a magnet for ignorance. Thanks for the great thread. My uncle is a millwright at a lumber yard, years ago he told me the story of a man accidentally cutting his fingers off (hands in the wrong place) while running a trim saw. They were able to put his fingers back on, but later he was showing the safety man and supervisors exactly what happened HE CUT THE SAME FINGERS OFF AGAIN. He promptly lost his job. Almost unbelievable ain't it

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    • #47
      Originally posted by welder_one View Post
      not too long ago, a man brought a trailer to me fro me to weld a piece of metal onto the tailgate. i cut and fit and pull out the machine to start welding. my hood is the miller elite '27 roadster and as i put it on, this man commented on my hood. i siad thanks. i then say cover and flip my hood down. after a few good tacks i hear the man yell "holy s**t" i look up quickly thinking that i started a fire and i see him holding his eyes. i said whats up and he said dang that light is bright.
      and you put it in a "not so bright thread...LOL



      1 we got a guy in the shop named Jose ...the bosses "snitch/B!CTH".
      and its always i dont know or dont care.
      2. hes a "WELDURRR"(welding for 6 months.knows nothing about welding ,but monkey see monkey do )

      3. i yelled at he for pulling the MM210 by the whip and said ...oh i dont care.

      4. started a fire yesterday.welding above a can of laquer thinner.

      5. i really pissed him off the other day after i told him to piss off ,when he threw a freshly welded part at my feet and asked if i could
      grind it ...when he had a grinder in his hand after i tacked and squared the pieces he just welded up

      I MEAN COME ON>>>>> WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • #48
        "Jose" been there a while?

        Be patient, what comes around goes around.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by welderman23
          yes he has .hes been there for a few months more than me. i try not to talk to him.


          he went went and squealed on our millwright for drinkin coffee while drilling through a thick chunk of steel ant the same time.
          saying he was drinking coffee and doing nothing.

          he!! i drink the stuff from open to close.
          the first thing i do is walk in the door in the mornin and fire up the tar pot
          That kind of crap is exactly why I re-examined my great idea of only running my shop part time and having a "job" also!!! Never been happier
          Now I drink a pot before I even get there when I get around to it!!!

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          • #50
            New kid at work asked what we thought was wrong with him because we kid him so much? I spouted out"too much bad dope at an early age", this is what prompted that reply. truck tranny has blown vacuum modulator, sucking fluid and burning it, no leaks. Took it to dealer, they told him it was leaking internally and filling up driveshaft, had to be fixed quickly. $1100 for a rebuild, said was most reasonable price he could find. Kids today!

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            • #51
              These stories have nothing to do with welding-I am a contract field operator for a large Canadian oil & gas production company here out here past where the cows go to die... The plant I work at is small-two guys working across from each other on a 9-and-5 rotation. I have worked with my current cross-shift for just over a year-a very interesting year. For a man with a 3rd class steam ticket, he has very interesting ideas.....don't want to bore anyone with geology stuff, but the oil wells in our part of the world rely on gas pressure in the formation to push the oil to the wellbore. On buddy's 1st day here, he wanted to install a choke on the casing gas side to "force the oil to go to the pump". No amount of patient explanation from me seemed to suffice-only reason it never happened was that he couldn't work up the ambition to book a crew to do it. Also has a penchant for cleaning running, loaded engines with Brakleen -after I pointed out to him the turbocharger on the sales engine as a likely ignition point, he informed me he would switch to Varsol because it is way less flammable.....yeah, spraying it out of a garden sprayer creates way less of a vapor cloud. After he had been here 6 months or so (keep in mind he has lived 3 miles from the plant for 13 years or so), I got a message on my phone one weekend off after midnight from him-the power co. had dropped a phase in a storm. His message informed me he had called the power co. and they had no record of an outage-unfortunately the one he called does not operate within 100 miles of us. Not only has he paid his power bill to one company for 13 years, he bought a surplus truck from them less than a month before this! Can you see a pattern developing here?

              None of this should surprise me I guess-before he transferred here, at a safety meeting where the company rolled out its alcohol and drug policy, he basically informed everyone that it was BS and unfair that we couldn't get drunk on the weekends when we were working and on call---I don't care what your thought process is, maybe don't state it to the safety guy? I can't get out of here fast enough.....

              Jason

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              • #52
                i wanna hear about some more dum dums

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by welderman23 View Post
                  i wanna hear about some more dum dums
                  Did you hear about the guy who wore a cowboy hat on top of his welding helmet?

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                  • #54
                    LOL!!!

                    yeah i heard of him. i think ive seen him i a bar before

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by welderman23 View Post
                      LOL!!!

                      yeah i heard of him. i think ive seen him i a bar before
                      He ain't a weldor ether, just keeping it safe when he hits on the girls that are fuggly enough to need a #12 glass.

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                      • #56
                        Maybe O/A cert. isn't a bad idea after all! Follow this link to see why. I warn ya, it bad stuff!



                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjKRbgGDhHs

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                        • #57
                          It looks like a rock crusher. It also looks like he forgot to turn of the gas BEFORE the oxygen! I watched a guy almost blow his hand off once from the same mistake. The torch body blew up in his hand as he was setting it down. It's a good thing he wasnt holding the torch with a normal grip at the time or he'd be missing his hand! Not many shop tools more dangerous than a torch setup. If the thought of a rocket straped right next to a bomb doesn't scare you into following the proper saftey precautions then please do not use a torch within 500' of me.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by STRENGTH AND POWER View Post
                            Did you hear about the guy who wore a cowboy hat on top of his welding helmet?
                            No.
                            I think its just a urban myth.
                            Nobody would do that.

                            But;
                            what do ya think about them so-and-so's who come in after hours,
                            use your bench grinder, and leave a big trench, or 'V' groove in the wheel?
                            Would that make ya crazy, or what?

                            (Personally, I'm leaning towards, 'or what'.)

                            .
                            Last edited by Winger Ed.; 05-10-2008, 12:16 AM.

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                            • #59
                              It seems that the simplest things are the biggest problems.
                              If your welder does not work than check these seemingly obvious factors.

                              -is the ground connected
                              -is the plug plugged in
                              -is the power on
                              -did your girlfriend go bezerk and sabotage your machine

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Vicegrip View Post
                                He ain't a weldor ether, just keeping it safe when he hits on the girls that are fuggly enough to need a #12 glass.
                                hey man i may be blind ,but i aint that blind ...and NO they do not look better at last call.


                                here's my woman... see a REAL TEXAS WOMAN
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