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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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Last week I'm using the oxy/acetylene cutting torch to cut some flat steel on the workbench. The hoses are on the floor (like normal? normal to me). The guy I work for comes running across the shop and starts yelling at me. He told me to NEVER use the cutting torches near where the sparks/slag might go, because thats how the hoses get ruined.

I have two issues with this life lesson. First, I'm sure that some engineer when they were designing cutting torch hoses MUST have had that facepalm moment when they realized they should make the hoses out of some sort of flame resistant material. You can't seriously fucking tell me that fucking torch hoses are so fucking delicate some sparks will fukc them up.

Second, how in the sweet fukc do you use the torches WITHOUT being anywhere near where sparks might hit the hoses? Is there a cordless version I'm not aware of? Am I supposed to dingle-dangle the fucking hoses from the fucking ceiling?

The other one that really pisses me off is apparently I'm wearing out a $7000 tire machine by dismounting old truck tires all the time. I know I'm not a rocket appliance by any stretch, but how the fukc do you wear out a tire machine "faster than normal"? I've probably brought in 60-100 tires in the past couple years, does that mean the tire machine just lost 2 years off it's work life? It grunts and groans as much doing a 50 series tire on a 20" rim as it does any of my old shitty tires.

Who the fukc knows. Maybe I do fail at life, maybe I should hang it up and grab a welfare check and be a freeloader. Fuck me goodday.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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"Here's your sign." Give them to those people at facepalm moments.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 07:19 AM   #3
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I suggest you buy your own tire machine, go into business utilizing it for your business, get to the point where you are to busy to do all the work by your self. Hire some one to perform work that you pay by the hour. Witness them using your expensive equipment fucking around doing personal stuff.

Please post back with your feelings on the matter after you have done these things, it may take you less than 20 years of work to get there.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 08:04 AM   #4
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1) Repeated exposure to 'clinkers' from a torch cutting operation will break down the hose. Getting in a good work habit of having the torch cart behind you will minimize damage to the hoses (Unless you enjoy spraying yourself with molten metal)

2) What Doug said. That tire machine has pneumatic cylinders and bearing surfaces the wear with usage. Since YOU are not paying for the use of the machine, he is losing money each time it is used for a non paying job.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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Old October 28th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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I understand your frustration, but when people i work with cmplain about similar things i tell them like this. The emplyer is paying you to do what they tell you and they own the equipment, no real right or power to get upset about it when they tell you to do something their way.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 08:57 AM   #7
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Isn't it funny how people who complain about their job don't get the response they want from this board?
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Old October 28th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #8
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I work in a office. The boss of another division wanted us to look at something on the computer. I think it was those amazing pumkin carving guys, anyway, she sat down at a computer in our office, looked at it for a minute then slid over to my co-worker and said this computer does not have google do you have google on yours?

We looked at each other in awe. This person makes close to 6 figures. LMAO
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Old October 28th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #9
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I was taught to drape the hose across your shoulders, so as to keep the hot shit that falls to the floor to roll away, doing no damage to the hoses. They last a lot longer that way. Isn't it just a hoot that shop owners get picky about having to spend money on shit they don't need to for careless employees?
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Old October 28th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #10
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I was cutting a piece of plate with a torch and a small chunk of hot steel took a wrong bounce and landed on the torch hose. It was hot enough that it burned into both hoses then lit on fire which basically instantly burned the hoses the rest of the way apart. The hoses were whipping around with a 4' flame coming out of them. The lesson of this story is try to keep you torch hoses away from the fire. You sound like a shitty employee with a shitty attitude.
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You sound like a shitty employee with a shitty attitude.
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Flame resistant material or not....seems kinda stupid to keep torch hoses laying on the floor right next you where you could possibly trip on them, or even after repeated times have a hole burned in them because some idiot decided it's OK to leave in a spot where sparks and slag can fall on them all the time...but hey, that's just my opinion

What's the rant about the tire machine for? I didnt see where he told you to stop breaking down your personal stuff, seems like he just said your wearing it out because you seem to be doing a lot of personal tire work on a company machine, that was bought to make money, not for free employee use
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that's not stupid...

I had a stupid boss

I was changing oil at a garage, doing inspection of leaks, worn parts, ect trying to make the shop money. I write down on the inspection sheet that the front pinion seal is leaking... go turn the paperwork in, while i'm finishing up the paperwork, the boss comes back and asked me "is it the left one or right one?"

I face palmed.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #14
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You sound like a shitty employee with a shitty attitude.
60-100 tires, i assume you are just scrapping the rims, making money with someone else's equipment. ungrateful prick.
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I would suggest buying a Harbor Freight manual tire machine and breaking down tires at home so the boss won't bitch.



Oh, right- that would mean you would have to work for the scrap dollars.
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Btw...

WTF is a 'rocket appliance'?
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ditto to posts 2~16!
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WTF is a 'rocket appliance'?
It a top secret project made out of burned up torch hoses and 60 to 100 junk wheels and tires. I heard the Canadians were trying to get to the moon.
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You Canadians should just stick to playing hockey smoking dope
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