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CRT's are dangerous becareful

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Roland @ B4, Apr 18, 2002.

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  1. Roland @ B4

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    I have just been hurt by a 7" CRT but in the most unusual way.

    I was looking for something or other in the bottom of a box of bits in the workshop. I didn't bother to turn the light on because I knew it was in a cable box on the floor under some racking. After rummaging around for a minute or too I thought I heard the box hiss .............. but carried on looking. I lifted some cables. The hiss can again and WHAM something really cold hit my hand.

    **** (insert your own expletive I think I used them all) "I've bitten by a snake!" (remember its dark). and shot backwards as fast as I could landing hard against some more racking. WHAM again as a 7" CRT fell off the self and landed first on my shoulder then into my lap.:eek:

    By this time the adrenalin was flowing and I was out side getting ready to fight just about anything.

    I looked at my hand and couldn't see puncture marks and it didn't seem to be swelling so I got brave and went on a snake hunt. This time with the lights on. I pulled the box out and with a long piece of metal rod started poking around. The hissing started again only it didn't stop.





    Turns out I was bitten by an angry can of freezer spray. :clown:
     
  2. Couch Potato

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    Do you often have problems with snakes in subtropical Reading :eek: :p

    Steve

    PS Hope the CRT's ok :D

    PPS Hope you weren't too badly hurt :D :D
     
  3. laurel

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    Good one Roland. :D

    I used to do stuff like this regularly, until my wife pointed out that it would be quicker and safer to just turn on the light first!

    Common sense - but not funny.:D

    Cheers

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  4. popeye

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    Never mind about you! Was the CRT alright?

    Only Joking Roland, I'm glad it wasn't too seroius.




    popeye
     
  5. uncle eric

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    Better where extra think gloves and have plenty of light on next week when you come down. I've got a black mamba snake in my BD808s :rolleyes:

    Best Wishes
    Eric
     
  6. Paul D

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    Christ you were lucky!!!! :eek:
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    Well if it had been a 1209, we may have been reading your obituary! :D
     
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    Hope its nothing too serious Roland and that you are alright.

    And how is the poor PJ, I bet in that moment of life threatening adrenalin rush it took some punishment:kisses:

    And i always had a feeling that one day i would see the words Uncle Eric and Big Black Mamba in a sentance but thought it would ahve been in The Sun.:eek: :kisses: :D
     
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    Of course here is the real culprit. Anyone who has seen Roland's boxes will know just how dangerous they are. I wouldn't put my hand in one thats fer sure!
     
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