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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-13-05, 06:01 PM
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A cautionary tale!

Here's why you DON'T use an angle grinder near a charging battery...

http://www.cbmsys.co.uk/photo/dsc00031_small.jpg

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-13-05, 07:01 PM
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Re: A cautionary tale!

in article orrtk1l9dsn4ehkhg7tl5h4g6unbasdf1l@4ax.com, Alex at
nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk wrote on 14/10/05 12:35 am:

> Here's why you DON'T use an angle grinder near a charging battery...
>
> http://www.cbmsys.co.uk/photo/dsc00031_small.jpg
>
> Alex



I hope no-one was hurt.


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Nikki

2000 Discovery V8
1990 Discovery V8
1979 Lightweight 2.25 petrol
1976 Series lll 2.25 petrol - in need of repair

 
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 12:01 AM
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Re: A cautionary tale!

Alex wrote:
> Here's why you DON'T use an angle grinder near a charging battery...
>
> http://www.cbmsys.co.uk/photo/dsc00031_small.jpg
>


What's really scary is when they develop a high-resitance connection
that gets hot internally and do that on their own without an external
ignition source. I've seen the results of one doing that underbonnet in
an old Cortina and also had one self-destruct in the workshop whilst on
charge overnight.

Ayway, I hope nobody was hurt and that there isn't too much acid to
clean up.


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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 01:01 PM
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Re: Re: A cautionary tale!

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 00:07:11 GMT, Nikki <nikki.cluley@ntlworld.com>
wrote:

>in article orrtk1l9dsn4ehkhg7tl5h4g6unbasdf1l@4ax.com, Alex at
>nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk wrote on 14/10/05 12:35 am:
>
>> Here's why you DON'T use an angle grinder near a charging battery...
>>
>> http://www.cbmsys.co.uk/photo/dsc00031_small.jpg
>>
>> Alex

>
>
>I hope no-one was hurt.


Fortunatly no-one was hurt, although i did get splashed by acid. Given
me some little red blotches on my forearms from very mild acid burns.
Took about 2 hours and a large bottle of caustic soda to clean that
lot up.

Alex
 
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 02:01 PM
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Alex wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 00:07:11 GMT, Nikki <nikki.cluley@ntlworld.com>
> wrote:
>
>> in article orrtk1l9dsn4ehkhg7tl5h4g6unbasdf1l@4ax.com, Alex at
>> nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk wrote on 14/10/05 12:35 am:
>>
>>> Here's why you DON'T use an angle grinder near a charging battery...
>>>
>>> http://www.cbmsys.co.uk/photo/dsc00031_small.jpg
>>>
>>> Alex

>>
>>
>> I hope no-one was hurt.

>
> Fortunatly no-one was hurt, although i did get splashed by acid. Given
> me some little red blotches on my forearms from very mild acid burns.
> Took about 2 hours and a large bottle of caustic soda to clean that
> lot up.
>
> Alex


I would also suggest you don't wear a fleece whilst using an angle grinder.
I set myself on fire doing just that. It was my garage fleece and was
covered in oil and grease, burns nice. Was a zip up the front one so came
off very quick. Was nice and warm though, would have been good on a cold
day.

Nigel
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 03:01 PM
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> I would also suggest you don't wear a fleece whilst using an angle
grinder.
> I set myself on fire doing just that.


Aye. I set my padded shirt on fire the same way. I managed to pat it out
with a gloved hand.
Wife has referred to it as my smoking jacket ever since.
TonyB


 
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 04:01 PM
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"TonyB" <Norfolk@soxclara.co.uk> wrote in message
news:dip43q$k03$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> > I would also suggest you don't wear a fleece whilst using an angle

> grinder.
> > I set myself on fire doing just that.

>
> Aye. I set my padded shirt on fire the same way. I managed to pat it out
> with a gloved hand.
> Wife has referred to it as my smoking jacket ever since.
> TonyB
>
>


I remember in the 80's having a girl in my science class with a big afro
full of coconut oil leaning over a bunsen burner; when I looked up all I
could see was a stream of thick white fumes coming off her head. Certainly
taught me a lesson, years later we had a warning to take care with kids and
hair gel which has the same effect.


 
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 04:01 PM
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Re: A cautionary tale!

in article hmtvk11439mkrqa5gln0vg3og62u3qhbcv@4ax.com, Alex at
nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk wrote on 14/10/05 7:19 pm:

> On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 00:07:11 GMT, Nikki <nikki.cluley@ntlworld.com>
> wrote:
>
>> in article orrtk1l9dsn4ehkhg7tl5h4g6unbasdf1l@4ax.com, Alex at
>> nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk wrote on 14/10/05 12:35 am:
>>
>>> Here's why you DON'T use an angle grinder near a charging battery...
>>>
>>> http://www.cbmsys.co.uk/photo/dsc00031_small.jpg
>>>
>>> Alex

>>
>>
>> I hope no-one was hurt.

>
> Fortunatly no-one was hurt, although i did get splashed by acid. Given
> me some little red blotches on my forearms from very mild acid burns.
> Took about 2 hours and a large bottle of caustic soda to clean that
> lot up.
>
> Alex



Caustic Soda is pretty nasty stuff too. Bruce uses it to dip and strip
doors and furniture. He keeps an old squeezy bottle with white vinegar in
for any occassional splashes that get past protective clothing.
--
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2000 Discovery V8
1990 Discovery V8
1979 Lightweight 2.25 petrol
1976 Series lll 2.25 petrol - in need of repair

 
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 05:01 PM
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Re: A cautionary tale!


"Nikki" <nikki.cluley@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:BF75E51F.3C96%nikki.cluley@ntlworld.com...
> in article hmtvk11439mkrqa5gln0vg3og62u3qhbcv@4ax.com, Alex at
> nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk wrote on 14/10/05 7:19 pm:
>
> > On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 00:07:11 GMT, Nikki <nikki.cluley@ntlworld.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> in article orrtk1l9dsn4ehkhg7tl5h4g6unbasdf1l@4ax.com, Alex at
> >> nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk wrote on 14/10/05 12:35 am:
> >>
> >>> Here's why you DON'T use an angle grinder near a charging battery...
> >>>
> >>> http://www.cbmsys.co.uk/photo/dsc00031_small.jpg
> >>>
> >>> Alex
> >>
> >>
> >> I hope no-one was hurt.

> >
> > Fortunatly no-one was hurt, although i did get splashed by acid. Given
> > me some little red blotches on my forearms from very mild acid burns.
> > Took about 2 hours and a large bottle of caustic soda to clean that
> > lot up.
> >
> > Alex

>
>
> Caustic Soda is pretty nasty stuff too. Bruce uses it to dip and strip
> doors and furniture. He keeps an old squeezy bottle with white vinegar in
> for any occassional splashes that get past protective clothing.
> --
> Nikki
>
> 2000 Discovery V8
> 1990 Discovery V8
> 1979 Lightweight 2.25 petrol
> 1976 Series lll 2.25 petrol - in need of repair


you are right there Nicky and mixing the two creates heat as well
Bicarbonate of Soda( Sodium Hyrogen Carbonate solution) is better to
neutralise battery acid as it doesnt react as violently or attack the skin
or metal afterwards but the best advice is plenty of water to dilute and
remove clothing which has become contaminated
Derek


 
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 05:01 PM
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>>>
>>>> Here's why you DON'T use an angle grinder near a charging battery...
>>>>
>>>> http://www.cbmsys.co.uk/photo/dsc00031_small.jpg
>>>>


>>> I hope no-one was hurt.

>>
>> Fortunatly no-one was hurt, although i did get splashed by acid. Given
>> me some little red blotches on my forearms from very mild acid burns.
>> Took about 2 hours and a large bottle of caustic soda to clean that
>> lot up.
>>
>> Alex

>
>I would also suggest you don't wear a fleece whilst using an angle grinder.
>I set myself on fire doing just that. It was my garage fleece and was
>covered in oil and grease, burns nice. Was a zip up the front one so came
>off very quick. Was nice and warm though, would have been good on a cold
>day.
>


Yes, i've had fleeces smouldering before whilst using an angle
grinder. Oxy-acetelene welding is also not a good idea in a
fleece.....

Alex
 
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