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I killed my ankles playing squash, by 13 I had to give up...could have played pro
Playing football my ankles were always heavily strapped. I always keep rigid strapping tape in the van, it’s awesome stuff. Can repair a hose or an ankle lol
Can make huge industrial bandaids
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I used my underarm deodorant aerosol can as freezy spray to ice it quickly
Works amazing!!!!!
The magic medical pain/ice spray is only pure propellant, so deodorant is safe to skin and smells fresh lol
Then wrapped it up right quickly before swelling set in
Finished agitating and then cleaned carpets and went home to stick it in a bucket of ice
Lucky was last job
And worked the next morning..
Another Hot Tip:
When I buy new work shoes/sneakers, I normally cut the heel cup/counter off them and turn them into “Japanese Tiling Slides”
Easy to kick on or off when shoes have chems on them
With my ankle, had to wear my Japanese slides for a couple days
Besides I find if you keep moving ankle heals much faster than sitting on your ass, and it keeps the bills paid
I was playing basketball with my brother in law and his Achilles snapped and rolled right up back his leg. Worst sound and looking muscle injury I’ve seen. Thanks but no thanks
 
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Watch out for spiders when attaching water hoses. Presumably this what happened to this cleaner. Brown Recluse spiders can make the skin molecules explode and leave nasty holes in your skin. Being a pest control applicator I personally like spiders as they are natures natural insecticide as they eat other pests. But a couple can cause nasty infections and scars.


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Also watch out for water extractions. This cleaner showed up to what he thought was a washer over flow in a basement but ended up being a toilet back up. He had a cut on his foot and it got infected from CAT 3 water and he got 2 bacterial infections that cost him half a toe and part of his foot.

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Damn thats nasty
 

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Yeah personally I'm AMAZED at the lack of PPE in a lot of water restoration companies. Absolute fudgeing joke how many of them treat their employees and just toss them into situations with little education or training.
 

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This guy his "courtesy hose" got away from him and went across his face. In a split second he got this. Maybe they should call it the "not so courteous hose".

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Had a "courtesy" hose blast my foot once took the 1st couple layers of skin off before i could get my shoe and sock off. Courtesy hoses came off all my trucks that day and haven't been back on since.
 

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Had a "courtesy" hose blast my foot once took the 1st couple layers of skin off before i could get my shoe and sock off. Courtesy hoses came off all my trucks that day and haven't been back on since.
Spencer this really shows how much heat we lose over 50-300' of solution lines. Ambient temps have a much greater effect than most realize until we use a courtesy hose that is only inches away from the heat exchangers.
 

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Spencer this really shows how much heat we lose over 50-300' of solution lines. Ambient temps have a much greater effect than most realize until we use a courtesy hose that is only inches away from the heat exchangers.

I’m in the desert and ambient temps can fool with my temps on my grill!

Also elevation can affect the speed with which temps are reached those times are negligible but still atmospheric pressures make a difference
 

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This is a well known East Coast truck mount mechanic who was grinding a bolt off. Ended up grinding part of his finger off too.

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This is a well known East Coast truck mount mechanic who was grinding a bolt off. Ended up grinding part of his finger off too.

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Lol that happens. Also end up at the eye doctor at least 3 times a year for shrapnel in my eyes caused by cut off wheels. No matter how careful you are that tool is sneaky and will bite ya when you least expect it.
 

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Yeah personally I'm AMAZED at the lack of PPE in a lot of water restoration companies. Absolute fudgeing joke how many of them treat their employees and just toss them into situations with little education or training.
"Hi mrs smith. Im here to clean that wine stain out of you living room carpet"
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Yeah personally I'm AMAZED at the lack of PPE in a lot of water restoration companies. Absolute fudgeing joke how many of them treat their employees and just toss them into situations with little education or training.
Actually it's more amazing that they get payed to dry and remove mold. Yet every job i come in behind them. There is mold, wet lumber and sometimes even wet carpet. Now that's a fkn joke. But hey, they are certified
 

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Actually it's more amazing that they get payed to dry and remove mold. Yet every job i come in behind them. There is mold, wet lumber and sometimes even wet carpet. Now that's a fkn joke. But hey, they are certified
That’s no joke don’t know how many jobs were left with microbial growth and nothing was said to the homeowner
 
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Box cutter last year cutting through a braided rubber hose. Yep, I’m an idiot
 
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Another courtesy hose burn. Stuff is no joke.

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Here are two guys who used caustic soda (lye) sodium hydroxide.

First guy put some prespray that contains lye (caustic soda sodium hydroxide) in an energy drink bottle to use for spotting and accidentally drank it not thinking. Almost killed him and burned his esophagus out. Second guy got it in his eye and blinded the eye. Burns the cornea immediately.

Moral story, avoid presprays (there are a few smaller garage companies pushing this toxic mess) with sodium hypochlorite or caustic soda sodium hydroxide lye. They can kill you even by breathing it, but esp if you drink it.




I'm guessing this was from zerorez with all that lie .. I mean lye?
 
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