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Fivetoes
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Handloading warning:

Post by Fivetoes » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:23 pm

Do not accept open cans of powder, it doesn't really matter who you get it from, toss it.

This guy was lucky that he didn't think he knew it all and asked some questions.

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Re: Handloading warning:

Post by Erik » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:36 pm

Yeah, I read that too.
After the accident at my club, it was once again strongly suggested to the newer members that if/when we start reloading, to first talk to the more experienced members.

He was lucky, and good thing he asked before going ahead..
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Re: Handloading warning:

Post by Netpackrat » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:59 pm

Good grief, lucky somebody wasn't killed. Sad to say, it doesn't just happen with reloading. I'm aware of one incident where persons unknown evidently had to get rid of contaminated deicing fluid, and the only container available was an empty 5 gallon hydraulic fluid (skydrol) container. Then, they left it sit around rather than transporting it for disposal, with the predictable result that eventually it wound up in the back of a maintenance van. Fortunately for all concerned, the mechanic who was called upon to service the airplane using that can was on his toes, discovered what had happened, and reported it immediately, so the airplane never left the ground until it had been purged.
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Re: Handloading warning:

Post by Dedicated_Dad » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:35 am

Wow. Wifey/kids and I had a go-round about this just yesterday. I put tylenol in a small bottle that was marked for something else. I made a new label and taped it on - they laughed at me.

I've yelled at them for similar stuff in the past - wife put windex in my water-squirt-bottle - if it wasn't blue, someone could have lost an eye.

I get stupid FAST over mis-labeled containers...

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Re: Handloading warning:

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:40 am

Yeah, but the bigger problem is that your wife puts substances in containers meant for other things before they are emptied....
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Re: Handloading warning:

Post by JustinR » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:44 am

Netpackrat wrote:Good grief, lucky somebody wasn't killed. Sad to say, it doesn't just happen with reloading. I'm aware of one incident where persons unknown evidently had to get rid of contaminated deicing fluid, and the only container available was an empty 5 gallon hydraulic fluid (skydrol) container. Then, they left it sit around rather than transporting it for disposal, with the predictable result that eventually it wound up in the back of a maintenance van. Fortunately for all concerned, the mechanic who was called upon to service the airplane using that can was on his toes, discovered what had happened, and reported it immediately, so the airplane never left the ground until it had been purged.
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Re: Handloading warning:

Post by BobbyK » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:10 pm

Dedicated_Dad wrote:wife put windex in my water-squirt-bottle - if it wasn't blue, someone could have lost an eye.
DD,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't your wife routinely make low-to-mid-grade chemical weapons that she calls "Cleaners?"

Shouldn't HazMat be called if she gets within 50 feet of a source of Windex?

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Re: Handloading warning:

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:46 pm

Well, if you've never had to drain and purge two out of the four hydraulic systems on a B747, trust me. You do not wanna go there. Skydrol is horrible, beyond nasty stuff. As can be attested to by two former co-workers of mine who were up in the gear well cleaning up the mess from a hydraulic leak, when the customer's rep up in the cockpit decided to pressurize the system. The leak hadn't been fixed yet.
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Re: Handloading warning:

Post by Termite » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:21 pm

Netpackrat wrote:Well, if you've never had to drain and purge two out of the four hydraulic systems on a B747, trust me. You do not wanna go there. Skydrol is horrible, beyond nasty stuff. As can be attested to by two former co-workers of mine who were up in the gear well cleaning up the mess from a hydraulic leak, when the customer's rep up in the cockpit decided to pressurize the system. The leak hadn't been fixed yet.
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Re: Handloading warning:

Post by Catbird » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:21 pm

Netpackrat wrote:...when the customer's rep up in the cockpit decided to pressurize the system. The leak hadn't been fixed yet.
Lockout - Tagout - Tryout is a good thing.

Regarding Skydrol, there is an urban legend around the Boeing factory about a woman who received burns on her backside. I seems that some of her coworkers were from cultures where one uses the facilities by crouching over a hole in the ground. When a western style toilet is used in this manner, any residue you track in with your feet will be left behind on the toilet seat. Ouch!

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