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    Harsh lesson.

    so today i learned, when breaking down a dryer to not hit it with an axe then try to pull wires out. got a gash down to the bone on my arm... 8 stitches and a trip to the medical supply store later... i'm here talking about it.



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    Ouch!!!! Please be careful, you're going to need that arm.... Feel better soon.

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    At least you are still here. I cannot count the number of accidents I have created for myself. Best lesson was removing a capacity from a micro wave. Could have learned about it from the forum, but had to learn it through the school of hard knocks.

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    I'm just curious why you would use an axe to do the 'break down'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondN View Post
    I'm just curious why you would use an axe to do the 'break down'?
    needed to take the stainless drum out. so why not just go crazy and beat the sh*t out of it with an axe or sledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrmaka View Post
    why not just go crazy and beat the sh*t out of it with an axe or sledge.
    I guess you found out 'why not'


    I'm glad you're alright...
    Last edited by DiamondN; 06-17-2013 at 07:47 PM.

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    There are better, safer ways to do what you did. Hopefully you don't make that same costly mistake again.

    Glad you still have use of the arm.
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    Unkiller what happened to your arm. Its alot easyer to take it out with a socket wrench. Did you finish the dryer?

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    Ditto on the dissasembly points, and throwing caution to the wind, caution sometimes is your friend.

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    stainless drum vs 8 stitches and a trip to the medical supply store

    sometimes it's ok to turn something in dirty (steel, not blood)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    Unkiller what happened to your arm. Its alot easyer to take it out with a socket wrench. Did you finish the dryer?

    there is about 1/2 a shell left. the rest got ripped up, and met 38.

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    Did you check that drum with a magnet before you bled all over it...most are low grade (sticky) stainless.
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    yeah, it was good n/m stainless. even though my yard will NOW consider it dirty.

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    Take it easy partner! Glad you're okay. Always remember safety first.

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    I too like using a bfh when the situation calls for it. However, and iam sure some will disagree, an ax or hatchet is designed to chop wood not metal. The blade can and will break off in chunks. Think about what that can do if it hit your body. Especially your head or eyes. My 2 cents. Safety is job #1. Scrap is never worth injury to yourself or someone else. Glad you are OK. Could have been so much worse.

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    when you wrestle with major appliances,

    always beware of the cheap metal folding chairs if you missed wrestling practice and don't know the acting script 100%.

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    There is no shame in taking classes at the School of Hard Knocks, so long as your learn.

    The problem is when you start retaking classes.
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    All of us have probably attended the School of Hard Knocks at one time or another, some will acknowledge a class or two. Others seem to never get it and take classes there over and over again.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChildhoodDream View Post
    when you wrestle with major appliances,

    always beware of the cheap metal folding chairs if you missed wrestling practice and don't know the acting script 100%.
    Acting script?

    You mean it's not real?!?!?!?

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    always beware of the cheap metal folding chairs if you missed wrestling practice and don't know the acting script 100%.

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