Repurposing old propane cylinders disaster

  1. minimutly Member

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    Now, don't panic, no-one died, nothing went bang. I had a need to make a melting machine to melt some alloy scrap. My daughter had three old cylinders,way out of date, some rust etc. I needed 20 inch diameter by around 28 inch height, so I set to with the hose pipe and thin discs.
    Topped and tailed 2 of them, split one vertically, cut acsection out of the second to let into the other.
    This needed some porta power action, big hammer etc. Now I'm normally very good re ppe, and I did thinkI should have been wearing gloves. But the point was brought home when the ram slipped and the rolled steel cylinder sprang back, taking about an inch of the skin off my little pinky.
    Ouch I said...
    Pics of the melter to follow, it's a welded cylinder, pivot tubes and tilter welded on, waiting for bottom and top metalwork.
     
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  2. gaz1

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    snigger you should have known better

    but still you pressed on knowing it :D
     
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  3. minimutly Member

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    But I put a glove on after the first aid treatment!!
     
  4. brightspark

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    [QUOTE="minimutly, post:.
    Ouch I said...
    how strange when I get a good belt of the electricity at work I say ohh dear me I have just got a shock :whistle::rolleyes::laughing:
     
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  5. Parm

    Parm Oh how I’ve missed my play pen this year

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    is that in a Yorkshire accent?
     
  6. minimutly Member

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    Yes very good. Only ever had two - one at home when I was a boy, and one when working in the milk factory. The second one made me jump back, shook me quite a bit. My apprentice, looking very concerned, asked if I was Ok?
    Yes I said, and thanks. For what? Not laughing said I, 'cos I would have....
     
  7. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Live and learn....
     
  8. doubleboost

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    Image of injury needed
     
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  10. minimutly Member

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    Ok, if you insist...
    Not quite ready to lift it off, but pretty sure i't's dead...
     
  11. Spark plug

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    by that do you mean bite the raggy bits off and carry on regardless.
     
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  12. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Ouch!
     
  13. doubleboost

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    Aye good one
     
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    This will make it feel better
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  15. badabec

    badabec Forum Supporter

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    Push or tease all the raggedy bits back into place then cover with a plaster. It will heal much better that way rather than cutting or biting those bits off. No Savlon, no Sudocreme. A plaster will keep it warm and damp, ideal for new skin to grow. 'Let the air get to it' was discounted in the 60s, unfortunately they never told anyone.
     
  16. TechnicAl

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    Oh Ok....when you said your "little pinky" I was expecting something else....but I was worried when you mentioned photographs
     
  17. Lewis_RX8

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    Had to make the photo cover me whole screen :o

    Most recent of mine was a nasty bleed on the thumb from a erm misplaced hammer strike
     
  18. metalmelt Member

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    Get one of those silver coated plasters, heal much quicker.
     
  19. Migmac

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    I’ve always thought letting air at a cut was a good thing. Live and learn
     
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  20. Screwdriver

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    The key issue with a workshop injury is to make sure it's clean, then dress it. Remove the dressing every so often to make sure it's not festering (that's what I understand the "air drying" recommendation means) because if it's kept damp under a used plaster which is wicking away at the infection, it can be a breeding ground for infection to develop. So if I end up with a decent wound, I will change the dressing as often as possible commensurate with allowing a scab to form.
     
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