Re: [MBZ] Gasoline in eyes burns

2015-09-13 Thread clay via Mercedes
 I am surprised just how retarded I am and that I was not set aflame like a 
Buddhist monk

clay

On Sep 9, 2015, at 2:10 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:

> Yes, the father of some folks that I went to school with was a mechanic.
> He went under a car with a trouble light and gasoline was dripping. It hit 
> the trouble light and ignited.
> He was badly burned and it likely would have been worse if there had not been 
> someone there who grabbed him by his legs and pulled him out from under the 
> car.
> 
> RB
> 
> On 09/09/2015 2:24 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:
>> Wow, that could have ended much worse; glad it didn't!
>> 
>> -
>> Max
>> Charleston SC
>> 
>> On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 3:16 PM, clay via Mercedes 
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> I woke this morning to an overwhelming stench of petrol.  Bedroom on the
>>> third floor of the home, garage at the bottom.
>>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Gasoline in eyes burns

2015-09-13 Thread clay via Mercedes
20/20 hind sight

I wish I had read that the morning I woke to the stench of fuel.

clay

On Sep 9, 2015, at 9:40 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:

> Simple #2 lead pencil is my friend when working live fuel lines. The taper
> point slips right in all fuel lines up to 3/8th inch and makes a nice tight
> plug with minimal loss of fuel while making the plug action.
> 
> If you have a larger line, use a kids fat pencil same result..
> 
> Insert sharpened end of pencil with a slight twisting motion to seat into
> the rubber ID and it seals, no leaks..
> 
> When replacing complete hoses from a live tank, pre-cut the replacement
> hose, plug one end with the pencil, remove the securing clamp from the tank
> outlet and work that end of the hose to "almost off". Place the new hose
> with plug in place in easy reach and remove the old hose while slipping
> your thumb over the outlet fitting then present the new hose to the
> fitting as you slide you thumb off. You should be able to capture the inner
> edge of the new hose and slide it on far enough to stop any loss of fuel
> and not lose more than a few drops.
> 
> Naturally, wear surgical gloves and full eye protection.. no smoking .. etc
> etc..
> 
> If you don't have a selection of Hemostats [blood vessel clamps used in
> surgery] get come.. Clamp the new line mid point, remove the pencil..
> install on receiving fuel pipe.. don't forget the hose clamps before you do
> this.. The pencil plug will let you slide the tank hose clamp over it
> nicely...
> 
> Be safe.. vent the area.. no sparks, water heaters, sources of ignition..
> gas vapors are extremely volatile.
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>> That's a miserable job.  I've done it by using my finger to
>> cork the end of the pipe while I worked one-handed.  A small
>> rubber or cork stopper in the end of the pipe would also work,
>> but usually isn't anything handy.  I usually strip to the waist,
>> you're gonna get gassy anyway so why bother messing up clothes
>> (aka wicks in the case of ignition!) too?
>> 
>> -- Jim
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Re: [MBZ] Gasoline in eyes burns

2015-09-13 Thread clay via Mercedes
The more I think on it, the more I am surprised I did not end up a toasted 
critter

clay

On Sep 9, 2015, at 12:24 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

> Wow, that could have ended much worse; glad it didn't!
> 
> -
> Max
> Charleston SC
> 
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 3:16 PM, clay via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> 
>> I woke this morning to an overwhelming stench of petrol.  Bedroom on the
>> third floor of the home, garage at the bottom.
>> 
>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Gasoline in eyes burns

2015-09-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Simple #2 lead pencil is my friend when working live fuel lines. The taper
point slips right in all fuel lines up to 3/8th inch and makes a nice tight
plug with minimal loss of fuel while making the plug action.

If you have a larger line, use a kids fat pencil same result..

Insert sharpened end of pencil with a slight twisting motion to seat into
the rubber ID and it seals, no leaks..

When replacing complete hoses from a live tank, pre-cut the replacement
hose, plug one end with the pencil, remove the securing clamp from the tank
outlet and work that end of the hose to "almost off". Place the new hose
with plug in place in easy reach and remove the old hose while slipping
your thumb over the outlet fitting then present the new hose to the
fitting as you slide you thumb off. You should be able to capture the inner
edge of the new hose and slide it on far enough to stop any loss of fuel
and not lose more than a few drops.

Naturally, wear surgical gloves and full eye protection.. no smoking .. etc
etc..

If you don't have a selection of Hemostats [blood vessel clamps used in
surgery] get come.. Clamp the new line mid point, remove the pencil..
install on receiving fuel pipe.. don't forget the hose clamps before you do
this.. The pencil plug will let you slide the tank hose clamp over it
nicely...

Be safe.. vent the area.. no sparks, water heaters, sources of ignition..
gas vapors are extremely volatile.



On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> That's a miserable job.  I've done it by using my finger to
> cork the end of the pipe while I worked one-handed.  A small
> rubber or cork stopper in the end of the pipe would also work,
> but usually isn't anything handy.  I usually strip to the waist,
> you're gonna get gassy anyway so why bother messing up clothes
> (aka wicks in the case of ignition!) too?
>
> -- Jim
>
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Re: [MBZ] Gasoline in eyes burns

2015-09-09 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes

That's a miserable job.  I've done it by using my finger to
cork the end of the pipe while I worked one-handed.  A small
rubber or cork stopper in the end of the pipe would also work,
but usually isn't anything handy.  I usually strip to the waist,
you're gonna get gassy anyway so why bother messing up clothes
(aka wicks in the case of ignition!) too?

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] Gasoline in eyes burns

2015-09-09 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Wed, 9 Sep 2015 12:16:21 -0700 clay via Mercedes
 wrote:

> He sees me dumping the dirt and inquires if I am going to be burning
> dirt now.  I tell him it is dragon poop, toss a match on it and watch
> his eyes grow big.

Good! I needed a laugh!

Thanks,


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] Gasoline in eyes burns

2015-09-09 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Wow, that could have ended much worse; glad it didn't!

-
Max
Charleston SC

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 3:16 PM, clay via Mercedes 
wrote:

> I woke this morning to an overwhelming stench of petrol.  Bedroom on the
> third floor of the home, garage at the bottom.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Gasoline in eyes burns

2015-09-09 Thread WILTON via Mercedes

ATTABOY on the repair + impressing the neighbor.

Wilton

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From: "clay via Mercedes" 

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Subject: [MBZ] Gasoline in eyes burns


I woke this morning to an overwhelming stench of petrol.  Bedroom on the 
third floor of the home, garage at the bottom.


I ran down to see if the neighbors had decided to torch my house.  Turns 
out the rear flex fuel hose had perished and was piddling on the garage 
floor.


This is not a good sign, so I open the door and back the car out into the 
driveway to get a better look.  Roll Froggy up on the ramps and see the 
line is original and soaked, the fuel drooling along the hard line and 
piddling on the ground.  I can either tackle this myself, or have my indy 
swap it out in five minutes.  I figure it is worth the Jackson to have him 
tackle it, so I give them a call.


No answer, and it is shop hours.  Maybe the receptionist is piddling her 
own self.  Fire up Froggy and drive the three miles to the shop.  They are 
gone until mid month.  DANG!  Looks like I am going to have to do this my 
own self.


FLAP has a vast selection of sizes, and I did not know just how fat a hose 
I need, so I guesstimate that it is .025" id.  Head back home and put her 
on the ramps again.  Pull out the needle nose clamping things and seal off 
the line so I can undo the hardline side.  While unscrewing the hose 
clamp, the hose fails and dribbles fuel on me.  I put another plier clamp 
on and it stops


Until the tank side line fails as well and now it is coming out in 
earnest.  Eating my gloves while I am trying to cap the dang thing off.  I 
had already cut a length of hose and had clamps on it, but I have to get 
the dead hose off so I can install the new hose.  All the while petrol is 
flowing down my arms and onto the underside bits of the car, such that it 
gets past my safety glasses and into my eyes.


While my eyes are burning, I yank off my gloves and make a wad of them, 
slap that onto the nipple spewing fuel all over and clamp it with the 
pliers.  Strip off my shirt and jacket and run into the house to the 
closest sink so I can flush my skin and eyes.  After a few minutes of cool 
water running over eyeball, I can see again, but keep on flushing.  I 
fetch a new shirt and head back under the car.


It turns out the .025" id is a bit too tight to go over the hard lines, 
and the gloves are beginning to dissolve.  Fuel is now piddling again and 
I scamper around looking for another object to plug the flow.   I got 
nothing.  I figure I will just stopper it with more fresh glove and clamp 
it, hoping it holds long enough to get to FLAPS and back with a more 
proper hose.  I grab the dead hose as an example so I do not have to 
guess.


Back from FLAPS, I cut an appropriate length of hose and set clamps on it. 
The wad of shop glove is holding well and I am able to seat the one end of 
the new hose to the hard line.  Tank side, there is still a 0.5" section 
of dead hose stuck on the nipple.  Much head scratching ensues while I 
contemplate just how much fuel may spew while I remove said obstruction 
and then struggle to hook up the new hose.  I could try to toss a bucket 
or such under, but from the spread of fuel all up on the suspension, I 
would need a kiddie pool size bucket.  Decide that a kitty litter barrier 
downstream will have to suffice.  Mix it with garden dirt for a fair dam, 
and plunge ahead.


I lost about a quart of petrol while getting the nipple clear and the new 
hose on and clamped securely.No fuel in my eyes, but much on the 
flesh, even with gloves on.  No more dribbles from the fuel lines, which 
is desired result.   Use a small yard sprayer with water in it to hose off 
the petrol from the underside of the car.  Then gather up my dam of litter 
and mud into a bucket and take it to my fire pit to dump.


I have an idiot neighbor.  He was let go from M$ and now works as an 
Amazon slave.  He thinks he is the smartest thing on the planet.  I think 
him a moron.  He sees me dumping the dirt and inquires if I am going to be 
burning dirt now.  I tell him it is dragon poop, toss a match on it and 
watch his eyes grow big.





clay

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Re: [MBZ] Gasoline in eyes burns

2015-09-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes

Yes, the father of some folks that I went to school with was a mechanic.
He went under a car with a trouble light and gasoline was dripping. It 
hit the trouble light and ignited.
He was badly burned and it likely would have been worse if there had not 
been someone there who grabbed him by his legs and pulled him out from 
under the car.


RB

On 09/09/2015 2:24 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

Wow, that could have ended much worse; glad it didn't!

-
Max
Charleston SC

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 3:16 PM, clay via Mercedes 
wrote:


I woke this morning to an overwhelming stench of petrol.  Bedroom on the
third floor of the home, garage at the bottom.



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