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Old February 18th, 2009, 02:34 AM
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Default Safety first kids, wear goggles when heating coals

Ive always been paranoid that when im lighting or blowing ash off of coals, that it will pop and get in my eye....

Well, it just happened, a coal "popped" and a piece of glowing orange debris hit me in the eye and it sucked....terribly.

im very happy i didn't go blind in one eye.

it hurts, it sucks, its not fun at all, and i wish it didnt happen and from now on im wearing safety glasses.

I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN
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Old February 18th, 2009, 02:40 AM
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Default Re: Safety first kids, wear goggles when heating coals

use tongs. big tongs. from a distance. better yet, have a trained adult do it for you
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Old February 18th, 2009, 02:42 AM
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haha damn that sucks! one time i blew down through my homemade windcover (aka foil haha) and ash came flying up out of the bowl and got in my eyes. Yeah that shizz sucks lol Be careful kids!
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Old February 18th, 2009, 02:42 AM
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lol, well, i wasnt blowing them off at the time, i was just flipping them on the coil heater which was like 4 feet away from my face.
i touched it with the tongs and it popped and sent crap flying out.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 05:33 AM
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You'll put yer eye out, kid!
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Old February 18th, 2009, 05:39 AM
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You'll put yer eye out, kid!
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Old February 18th, 2009, 05:48 AM
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im glad i wear glasses
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Old February 18th, 2009, 07:29 AM
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Default Re: Safety first kids, wear goggles when heating coals

ha ha, that hapend to me once but the coal went down my shirt and hit my chest.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: Safety first kids, wear goggles when heating coals

I had a similiar event happen to me, but I was about to put the coals on the bowl, and i blew on it gently to get it red hot, and pop, and ouch, yup right in my eye, it sucked, I never had coals pop right in my face before, it scarred the shit out of me to, I jumped like 5 feet back and screamed like a banshe
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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:07 AM
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Never put axe on your shirt while lighting coals, it only takes one little spark to light your shirt up lol, i laughed since it burned a blue flame and then went out. But yeah now i just use a mini usb fan for all that coal blowing
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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:15 AM
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Damn that sucks.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:30 AM
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I wear glasses and it would happen to me all the time. But after I started using coco nara coals it doesnt really happen anymore. QL are the worst for that I can't even count the amount of burns a friend of mine has from charcoal breaking on him.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:37 AM
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I had blown a QL the other night and this happened except it hit someone else... sorry... im getting naturals so i hope this doesnt happen as much or at all
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Old February 18th, 2009, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: Safety first kids, wear goggles when heating coals

i like to get up in full fireman gear when lighting my instants, also, i light them with a hose handy just in case
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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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Default Re: Safety first kids, wear goggles when heating coals

ive had it happen before, and just have gotten used to how to do it (not really a way to describe it just muscle memory).

but i have gotten to the point that i feel weird if i am not wearing glasses because my eyes feel vulnerable (maybe i am just used to being in places that i need eye protection)

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Old February 18th, 2009, 07:36 PM
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I just set them on the burner and come back when they are done
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Old February 18th, 2009, 07:46 PM
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Sometimes when u light QL they make a torch with sparks and i was blowing on it close to it and it got in all my face and i hurted
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This is why I only use my heat vision super power to start coals. it is a gift.... and a curse.
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Default Re: Safety first kids, wear goggles when heating coals

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
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Old February 18th, 2009, 09:14 PM
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What coals were you using?
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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:03 PM
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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?

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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...

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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
ya i was going to say, did you drop the whole coal down your shirt.

and welding jackets are your friends, i just got a decent cotton one for like 25 bucks but of course its for a short stocky person with a huge neck not a normal sized short person so the neck is still lose on the tightest button and i worry ill get stuff down it but o well, flesh heals

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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:12 PM
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Default Re: Safety first kids, wear goggles when heating coals

I was drunk once and picked up a coal with my hands from off the ground....bad idea
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Old February 20th, 2009, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Safety first kids, wear goggles when heating coals

^^Nice pic, btw.

I had one QL that was just sitting on the hookah and all of a sudden we heard a crack! and half the charcoal went flying across the room. We looked at the pieces after retrieval and it seems there was a very large air bubble.
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Thanks for the horror stories, guys. Now I won't ever feel safe again lighting QLs

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