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    Default Re: Almost crushed by BX

    boy there but for the Grace of God go us....

    read the OP post twice, like a bond movie of impending doom in slow motion.
    Boy am I glad you did ok.
    I have big rubber chocks all over the place and use them religiously.
    But I forget too...

    It's like getting in the cab. Put your seat belt on.
    Getting out of the cab, put the brake on. Lower the FEL...etc, etc.
    repeat eight zillion times....

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    Default Re: Almost crushed by BX

    I hate working underneath things but when I do, I also put stacks of solid concrete blocks underneath as well with a final shimming using wood so that it is tight. That minimizes the chance that the equipment drops down and knocks the piles over.

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    Concrete blocks can break apart while the vehicle is blocked up on them. I'm a retired paramedic and saw a man killed this way.

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    Default Re: Almost crushed by BX

    And make sure if you're using jackstands, that they are of sufficient rating and quality! I had a jackstand crumple as I was working on my Suburbans rear brakes! Luckily I wasn't under it, and it only dropped down on the drum.

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    These are the 4" solid concrete patio blocks and they are shimmed with the wood so you do not have the added force of the object dropping onto them to break them. But yes, they could still possibly crack and fall apart. The way I do it, I think the risk is small but it definitely is not zero. They are put there as an added safety to the jack stands. I also usually have solid 6 x 6 PT beams stacked under it too but they certainly would not prevent one from getting hurt (too easy to have the stack fall over) but they might save your life even if they do fall over. Even with all of that, I do my best not to get under the trailer etc and if I must, I minimize the part of me that is under the trailer and the time I spend under the trailer. I am a real wimp when it comes to working under loads. I still remember as a kid seeing the neighbor jack up his van by the front bumper and work with his head stuck over the top of the wheel. I thought he was nuts. He went into the house for something and the jack fell and the van crashed down. Wouldn't you know, he jacks it back up and does the same thing.

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    Wouldn't you know, he jacks it back up and does the same thing.

    if you don't succeed, try, try again...
    The laws of Darwinism sadly will catch up with him.
    I agree with you, belt and suspenders.

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    I know a guy who was trying to knock a dent out of the fender on his car using a small sledge hammer. Missed the fender and knocked himself out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringHollow View Post
    These are the 4" solid concrete patio blocks and they are shimmed with the wood so you do not have the added force of the object dropping onto them to break them. But yes, they could still possibly crack and fall apart. The way I do it, I think the risk is small but it definitely is not zero. They are put there as an added safety to the jack stands. I also usually have solid 6 x 6 PT beams stacked under it too but they certainly would not prevent one from getting hurt (too easy to have the stack fall over) but they might save your life even if they do fall over. Even with all of that, I do my best not to get under the trailer etc and if I must, I minimize the part of me that is under the trailer and the time I spend under the trailer. I am a real wimp when it comes to working under loads. I still remember as a kid seeing the neighbor jack up his van by the front bumper and work with his head stuck over the top of the wheel. I thought he was nuts. He went into the house for something and the jack fell and the van crashed down. Wouldn't you know, he jacks it back up and does the same thing.

    Ken
    One of our patients was a former migrant farmworker, who had married a local girl, and had a couple of daughters, eventually becoming a citizen. They had been my family practice patients for 4 or 5 years and he was exactly the guy you'd want your son to turn out as- very hardworking, honest, generous to a fault, good humored, and completely devoted to his family until...

    ...He was trying to save money by working on his car that was up on a dept store floor jack like you saw at Kmart or Wallyworld all the time. No jack stands, no braces, or other safety devices, he was working alone in a basement garage where no one could hear him, and as best they were able to tell, the jack leaked out allowing the the car to sink down, trapping his head between the tire and the inside of the wheel well. The worst thing was, he may have been conscious for a large part of the night, but mercifully, he was unconscious when she found him in the morning.

    They called it "closed head trauma", and (unfortunately) he "survived" after having been in a coma for a few months, but because of the brain damage, he has become a willful, angry, sexually obsessed 3 year old with the body of an adult man. His wife has the worst of it as he tries to grope her or worse in public, eats what and how much of anything he decides to- leading to cramps and diarrhea at best, and requiring locks on all the cupboards and refrigerator, as well as her having to lock the outside door from the inside, so he can't just go out and wander all night getting into even more trouble.

    I had been treating her for PTSD (from finding him), depression, and anxiety with only minimal success until we found an adult daycare that could cope with him.

    Thomas

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    Default Re: Almost crushed by BX

    Wow...is it safe to pizz? (in a semi- standard toilet, I mean)








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    Quote Originally Posted by J F View Post
    Wow...is it safe to pizz? (in a semi- standard toilet, I mean)

    I knew a guy who......
    Sounds like you may want to use both hands.
    :-)

    Thomas

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