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  • triggerman
    started a topic Stories.........Let's get it started.

    Stories.........Let's get it started.

    A few years ago I had to repair a 2" copper line on a building air conditioning system. We found the leak in a chase between the third and fourth floors. In order to make the repair, I was standing on the top of the third floor wall with my left foot, the right was just hanging out in the air of the chase. I had my left arm wrapped around the support for the pipe and held a mirror in my left hand to see the hole that had been rubbed in the copper. I had my turbotorch handle in my right hand pointed kinda back toward my face while my partner held the tank off the floor so the hose would reach where I was working. And (the best part) I had to hold the stick of SilPhos in my teeth.

    Not something I care to repeat.

    How bout your story?

    Trig

  • welder_guy
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    Originally posted by doobie View Post
    Made a potato cannon out of a 100lb propane tank with a 2"x8 foot barrel.at 175psi it would launch said potato over 1000 yards.well after a few barley pops,me an my bro decide it would make some cool bubbles if fired into the water,so we charge it up and off to the dock we go.we laid it over the end of the dock,straight down and sat on it because it had quite of kick.Well,8 foot barrel and only 5 feet of water and 3 feet of very soft mud.The last thing i saw before i closed my eyes is what looked like a brown mushroom cloud bigger than any bubble i have ever seen.When i opened my eyes there was a 25 foot brown circle of mud with me an bro in the middle.his brand new boat was also tied up to the dock and had an inch of mud all over it not to mention the two of us that only had two white eyes.The wives and friends on shore were laughing so hard that one of them actually peed and the others couldnt even stand up.Wow those were the days.


    I could not stop laughing. Do it again acecpt get it on video

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  • Bert
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    WOW! Healing up real nice!! Lucky for her!!!

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  • dabar39
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    I just thought I would put up some updated photo's of my nieces bit off finger tip. It's healed up quite nicely and not too noticeable at a quick glance
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  • Anti-GMAW
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    Originally posted by SignWave View Post
    boner??? stiffy, hard on, flagpole, lighthouse, etc.....
    Sorry, I was half asleep when I read your post.

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  • SignWave
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    wher have you been man!?!

    Originally posted by Anti-GMAW View Post
    ???
    boner??? stiffy, hard on, flagpole, lighthouse, etc.....

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  • beamwalker
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    Originally posted by STRENGTH AND POWER View Post
    I have suspended twice, once with 12 8ga. hooks face down on an aluminum framed rig in the shape of a cross powdercoated red, it was quite the photo op. My first time was on my birthday, I don't think there is too many people that have had Happy Birthday sung to them while they are hanging from 4 6ga. hook across the shoulders. It quite the experience because yer body and mind are at conflict with each other it seems. I haven't hung in several years as I moved to a different state but there will be another time for sure
    whats the point?

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  • beamwalker
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    Originally posted by MD Welding View Post
    I was asked to fix a leak in a sprinkler system at a Home Depot during construction. I said sure. I messed up a knee earlier in the week and had to wear one of those blue knee braces. I got to the job and they said the man lift could'nt get to the leak. I had to climb out of the lift on to a pallet rack of patio stones and reach up and weld it. The manager just kind of look at me and walked the other way. I was cursing the knee when I had to jump from the lift to the pallet of stones. I will say they made me wear fall protection while in the lift. I guess I didn't need it when I got out.

    This happened on another job. I had to wear fall protecction in a lift but not on a 40ft ladded. What's easier to fall off?
    we had 3 guys here killed when lift catapulted them out of it in etowah north carolina last year. i dont see no need to tie off on ladder until you get in position but you should always tie off in lift

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  • Bert
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    Originally posted by SignWave View Post
    dontcha mean "back boner"? hehehehee!!
    Looks like Anti-Gmaw doesn't get the synonym backbone vs backboner!!!
    lmao!!!!!!!!!!! Are we showing our age???

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    Originally posted by SignWave View Post
    dontcha mean "back boner"? hehehehee!!
    ???

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  • SignWave
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    dontcha mean "back boner"? hehehehee!!

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    Originally posted by SignWave View Post
    Nothing like a good body carving to liven the senses....Sorry AG, But I think I'll leave this sort of thing to those such as yourself. Im comfortable just he way I am.

    I dare ya to get that done on yer weeny right next to the piercing...
    My trouser mouse Will NEVER be altered in any way shape or form. I don't have THAT much backbone!

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  • SignWave
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    Nothing like a good body carving to liven the senses....Sorry AG, But I think I'll leave this sort of thing to those such as yourself. Im comfortable just he way I am.

    I dare ya to get that done on yer weeny right next to the piercing...
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    Last edited by SignWave; 04-17-2008, 11:57 PM.

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    Originally posted by SignWave View Post
    I know that some native indian tribes would do this as a right of passage. They used leather straps and bones to pierce the skin on their chests. then they would go into a trance all the while moving in a circle about the perimeter of a pole to which the leather was attached. Every now and again they would lean back and let their wieght be applied to the bone and strap.
    the whole thing gives me the shivers.
    Anyway im goin' to go fire up the ol' O/A and heat some metal cherry red... I feel a branding coming on....
    I'm kinda entertaining the idea of getting some scarification work done. Think tattooing with a scalpel.

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    Originally posted by STRENGTH AND POWER View Post
    I have suspended twice, once with 12 8ga. hooks face down on an aluminum framed rig in the shape of a cross powdercoated red, it was quite the photo op. My first time was on my birthday, I don't think there is too many people that have had Happy Birthday sung to them while they are hanging from 4 6ga. hook across the shoulders. It quite the experience because yer body and mind are at conflict with each other it seems. I haven't hung in several years as I moved to a different state but there will be another time for sure
    A superman aka crucifiction and a suicide. One other person there did a superman face down and his girlfreind did one face up hanging from him. He 32 hooks in him. I'll be doing it again in may (I can't wait!!!). I'm thinking of hanging from the knees. Here's a link to my peircer if you wan't to see some of his other suspentions:

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...5-0378f9ae6bc2

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