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Old 07-06-2010, 07:00 PM   #61
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Surprisingly, it came out of my hair by the next day - with a comb and my fingernails, strand by strand.

When I had it on my hands and fingers, acetone didn't work to take it off.

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:53 PM   #62
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I think its a given that GREAT STUFF will come in contact with you no matter what precautions you take.

Sticky eye lids from the mist are no fun either.

Great Product just hate using it though.
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:31 PM   #63
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I've actually managed to go through a few cans with no stickies.... but more often than not.....
The BEST thing to do with any that drops on the floor, etc. and not on you is to LEAVE IT ALONE and let it set up, then it can be picked right off! DO NOT WIPE! LOL

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Old 07-07-2010, 04:47 PM   #64
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Yeah best to let it set, and think that actually goes for skin too. I went and washed my hands which made things worse as it just spread it.

I'm STILL trying to get some of it off LOL. But the worst is gone. It's mostly all in the pores of the skin now, think the skin will dry and it will flake off. Hopefully this stuff is not TOO toxic lol.
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I have too many to mention but i'll start with a recent one (well last year)
I was installing my fence and my neighbor had told me that there used to be a chainlink fence there prior to me moving in but the old owner took it out.
I managed to find quite a few cemented posts that i had to dig completely out. One was right next to the house though and for the life of me couldn't get it out. Brother in law suggested using his true temper wheel barrow with a piece of 14/2 wire on the bottom brace connected to vice grips which were connected to the pipe stub left in the footing.

Both of us grabbing the handle pulling upward however i was standing at the edge of the handle (he was more towards the tub part) 14/2 snaps, handle hits me you know where . I was on the ground for a solid 5 minutes while the brother in law drank a beer and laughed!

Needless to say we didn't try that method again. I ended up using a car jack and it came right up!

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Old 07-09-2010, 10:46 AM   #66
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Like they say, it's always funny 'til somebody gets hurt.... then it's hilarious.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:35 AM   #67
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Who else has got an eyefull of sawdust, shavings, paint chips, rust, etc. while your safety glasses are either on top of your hat, hanging from your shirt, or in your pocket?

I've done all of the above, in every combination, more often than I like to admit.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:44 AM   #68
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Yeah best to let it set, and think that actually goes for skin too. I went and washed my hands which made things worse as it just spread it.

I'm STILL trying to get some of it off LOL. But the worst is gone. It's mostly all in the pores of the skin now, think the skin will dry and it will flake off. Hopefully this stuff is not TOO toxic lol.
well, with all the problems in the world today, you should be well insulated from everything then.
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I'm in the process of repainting the basement. Since we're also replacing the old carpet, I figure I might as well move the carpet away from the walls to make it easier to paint the baseboard. This morning I went into the basement, barefoot, to get something and stabbed my big toe on one of the exposed carpet tacks. OK, I figure that's my fault for not paying attention and go back to cleaning up around the house. After about 15 minutes, I finally notice the blood spots. My toe was bleeding and I was leaving little blood smears all over the house (kitchen floor, rugs, oriental carpet, stairs, etc.).

From a couple of years ago: I replaced all of the basic "builder's grade" electric outlets with Decora outlets. One winter I got an electric room heater for the basement. It worked great for a little while then it stopped working and the basement smelled like burned oil. After some investigation... An outlet earlier in the line, behind a bookshelf, had literally melted down. Thankfully there was nothing flammable in contact with it. When I replaced the outlets, I got lazy and used the conductor insertion hole in the outlet rather than wrap the conductor around the bolt. I also did a crappy job of tightening the wire bolt. The high resistance generated enough heat to destroy the outlet.
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one time i was trying to drill a 5/8ths hole through 1/2 inch steel and my dewalt 14 volt died almost at the end , so i found an old heavy duty drill sitting on the shelf it was one of those old powerful drills that needed a pipe handle screwed in so youd use both hands well it didn have the pipe handle and i thought well im almost through so ill be careful, well the drill bit got stuck and spun out of my hands the momentum of the drill made it wrap the cord around the trigger then it kicked on again and spun until the cord pulled itself out of the drill. my hand almost got broken again. one of those things i did cause i was tired and lazy. not sure if the old roomate ever noticed the black tape yet though ...
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Well I learned a few lessons on my own. One being when they saw keep loose clothes away from power tools they mean it, I had my angle grinder with a wire wheel working on something, had a big loose fit shirt on, good thing its a old shirt, wind blows, next thing I know I have my angle grinder in my gut, turning off and spent a bit unrolling my shirt. Tore the shirt to crap, scratched me a little.

Ever stick your hand with a screwdrive? Flat blade to be exact, I have and more then once in the same hand in the same spot, first time is at work, cutting open golf balls, to use as fooseballs at work. Used hacksaw cut around then use flat blade to pry open outer shell, well I slipped and stuck it in the web of my hand between the thumb and first finger. Needless to say it was really sore and it hurt to grab on to anything, could even hold a cup. I did 2 more times at home same thing, same deal same hand, same spot. After that I quit cutting golf balls open and just order the right fooseballs.

Its also not fun to be useing a angle grinder grind metal, and grind a small oval indent in the your finger, what was amazing and it never bleed.
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I'm an engineer, so usually I wear khaki pants to work. We're living at my parent's house until the house we recently bought is ready to move in, one of the projects needing to be finished being the roof. I'm doing the roof myself, and it's down to details mostly like ridge cap, new siding on the dormers and so on... But it's a 9/12 pitch, so I've got a safety harness, brackets and so on up there, and the last shingles can't go on until the safety equipment comes off.

But here's the problem: My dear wife bought me new pants for wearing at work. I am well past the part where old nails sticking up tend to snag pants and tear them, so tearing clothes is not something I expect at all. Nevertheless, one day after working on the roof in my new pants, as I'm getting ready for bed and letting the dog out, I notice a breeze.

The roof has actually sanded through the back of my pants to the point where there is a tear under both of my cheeks. Fortunately, this wasn't on a day where I had to pick up more supplies at the store!
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We were building a 60' long single story residence with a trussed roof. I noticed that the trusses had been braced about an inch out of plumb. The foreman, who was standing between the 1st and 2nd truss decided, instead of adjusting them individually, to tie an electrical cord around the second truss, wrap the other end around a utility pole, and pull them all into alignment together. (Believe me, OSHA, I told them not to do it this way!). Anyway, the guy holding the rope couldn't hear the instructions that the foreman was yelling, so he cupped his hands to his ears, thus letting go of the rope and releasing 58 feet worth of 30' trusses onto the foreman who was still between the 1st and second trusses. As I got a length of 2x6 to pry a space for the screaming foreman to slide, the rope "holder" climbed on top of all the trusses to peer down at the poor guy and ask if he was ok! Luckily, no one was injured, just shaken
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I remember a big site I was working on in London, England, when a laborer, who was using a fork to dig nearby, suddenly screaming and writhed around in agony. Apparantly, he'd shoved the fork right thru his boot and the tines were sticking out thru the sole. After we'd removed the fork and the boot, we saw that a tine had slid right between his toes! His screaming subsided quite quickly!
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Last Thursday (Dec 23) I did something so profoundly dumb that I was inspired to locate this thread and post it here in order to inspire others to avoid similar idiocy.

I was using my circular saw as a plunge router to dado some shelf supports. Stupid move #1 (if you don’t count using a circ as a plunge router): I pinned the guard all the way back instead of just thumbing it back the half-inch I needed for my cuts. Stupid move #2: I was wearing a loose-fitting apron over a loose-fitting T-shirt.

Three-quarters of the way done my routing I leaned in too far and my apron must have caught the blade. I felt a sudden tug and the next thing I knew I had a circ saw cinched up tight against my arm and chest and the motor had stalled out. The saw moved so fast I honestly didn’t grasp what was happening until several seconds after it was all over.

Looking down to find a saw embedded in my arm and a pool of blood forming on the floor, I had a moment of profound fear as I saw the use of my fingers passing before my eyes. However, I was saved by the fact that I only had the blade extended a quarter-inch and it went into my forearm (where all the vital bits are covered in a layer of sacrificial flesh). After disentangling myself from the saw I was astounded to find that the damage was essentially just cosmetic (pretty nasty looking, mind you lol). [warning: graphic details]There was a nice kerf out of my forearm exposing fatty tissue and muscle, and I’d ripped a 3" diam. hunk of skin off my left breast, but the saw didn’t go deep enough to damage any muscles, tendons or nerves.[/warning]

I was so relieved that I hadn’t done any serious damage that, after I’d bandaged myself up in enough gauze to contain the bleeding, I practically skipped with joy over to the ER to get sewn up (was only a five minute walk for anyone thinking I’m insane for walking - it would have taken longer to drive and find parking).

The end result was 7 stitches in my arm and 10 in my chest, and I consider myself incredibly lucky to have gotten off so lightly. Six days later and things are healing great:
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