never has this once happened to me. don't blow on it until it stops sparking if it's a ql. it's that simple. if a coal ever explodes in your tongs it's because they are too stiff. i would drop coals a lot and squeeze them to hard (making them explode) with my old tongs then i got some newer ones that weren't nearly as stiff and i haven't dropped a coal since.
oh and why not just close your eyes when your blowing up close?
Originally Posted by chain
this happened to me cept the spark went down my shirt and burned a hole through my jeans........but i was welding so i guess that doesn't count
lol just wait till you drop some slag on your foot...