miata V8 engine fire fail - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-05-2013, 11:28 PM   #21
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,328
Total Cats: 1,926
Default

Closest I've come to a "serious" burn was a few years ago during the big southwest blackout. I went out on the back porch and used my MAPP torch to cook a hamburger on a sheet of 1/8 steel plate for a couple of minutes. Then I turned off the torch and set it down on the ground, carried the burger inside, and brought out a bun to toast. Without even thinking, I reached down and pickup up the torch with my right hand, fully grasping it by the tip.

After soaking my hand in icewater* for a bit, I then ate the burger on an un-toasted bun.

Took a while for that one to heal, though there wasn't any scarring. It wasn't so severe a burn that I felt I needed hospital treatment, just a whole lot of blistering / loose skin.


* = note that I calmly selected icewater, rather than bleach or hydrochloric acid, to soak the hand in.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 12:37 AM   #22
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,133
Total Cats: 598
Default

Did you start an i'm dumb fund?
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 02:52 AM   #23
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,328
Total Cats: 1,926
Default

No, I just applied hydrocortisone and bandaged it for a couple of weeks.

And switched to the left hand for, you know...

















Using the mouse.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 09:22 AM   #24
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Beckley, WV
Posts: 868
Total Cats: 36
Default

Burns suck. When I was working at McDonalds while in Highschool I was carrying a box of burger patties and went to stop and my feet just kept going. They slid out from under me and I threw the box and reached to catch myself. I just so happen to catch myself on the flat top grill. 3rd deg. burns to my hand and from my wrist up to my elbow.
Tekel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 06:50 PM   #25
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,133
Total Cats: 598
Default

Well 3rd degree burns dont hurt as bad as the other 2 so.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 08:11 PM   #26
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 9,642
Total Cats: 954
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
2. Was reaching for the soldering iron, not looking, stuck my knuckle right onto the tip. That one didn't hurt for several seconds. Then it did.
I once picked up a 40w soldering iron like a pencil. The first thing I noticed was the smell.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 12-15-2017 09:00 PM
1994 Spec Miata Race Car SM/SM2/SSM For Sale Quinn Cars for sale/trade 6 10-23-2016 08:58 AM
Need help - Stock Balancer and Fastforward overlay pulleys Frank_and_Beans Supercharger Discussion 13 09-12-2016 09:17 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:40 PM.