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Splattering solder into eye?

Started by Peter Hucker October 25, 2008
> Not bad, you may just loose your eye. WEAR SAFTY GLASSES!
It's hard to believe, but I'm actually seeing the English language's pronunciation and spelling change. For example, Americans are starting to adopt the British pronunciations of certain words, principally by changing the stressed syllable. I also notice that many people have decided that "lose" is spelled "loose". Though "lose" and "loose" are related words, they have distinct meanings.
"William Sommerwerck" <grizzledgeezer@comcast.net> wrote in message 
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>> Not bad, you may just loose your eye. WEAR SAFTY GLASSES! > > It's hard to believe, but I'm actually seeing the English language's > pronunciation and spelling change. For example, Americans are starting to > adopt the British pronunciations of certain words, principally by changing > the stressed syllable. > > I also notice that many people have decided that "lose" is spelled > "loose". > > Though "lose" and "loose" are related words, they have distinct meanings.
William... I held the O button too long. Should read what I type before sending. I wondered who would catch this. WW
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Peter Hucker wrote:
> Has anyone ever actually been unlucky enough to get solder splattering into their eye? I've had it hit my leg, hand, and face, but never in my eye. How bad is it? >
No but I used to get the smoke from frying rosin in my eye when I used to build short wave radios many years ago. Burns like nothing else. -- Claude Hopper :) ? ? &yen;
WW wrote:
> "Peter Hucker" <none@spam.com> wrote in message > news:op.ujk7x4q44buhsv@fx62.mshome.net... >> Has anyone ever actually been unlucky enough to get solder splattering >> into their eye? I've had it hit my leg, hand, and face, but never in my >> eye. How bad is it? >> >> -- >> http://www.petersparrots.com http://www.insanevideoclips.com >> http://www.petersphotos.com >> >> Confuscious say: "War doesn't determine who's right. War determines who's >> left." > > Not bad, you may just loose your eye. WEAR SAFTY GLASSES! > >
No but I used to get the smoke from frying rosin in my eye when I used to build short wave radios many years ago. Burns like nothing else. Safety glasses don't help for that. -- Claude Hopper :) ? ? &yen;
On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 03:28:55 -0700, "William Sommerwerck"
<grizzledgeezer@comcast.net> wrote:

>> Not bad, you may just loose your eye. WEAR SAFTY GLASSES! > >It's hard to believe, but I'm actually seeing the English language's >pronunciation and spelling change. For example, Americans are starting to >adopt the British pronunciations of certain words, principally by changing >the stressed syllable. > >I also notice that many people have decided that "lose" is spelled "loose". > >Though "lose" and "loose" are related words, they have distinct meanings. >
But... Maybe his eye *will* fall out? (and he may want it to if he gets molten solder in it!)
On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 22:40:37 +0100, The Phantom <phantom@aol.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 16:57:30 +0100, "Peter Hucker" <none@spam.com> wrote: > >> Has anyone ever actually been unlucky enough to get solder splattering into their eye? I've had it hit my leg, hand, and face, but never in my eye. How bad is it? > > A friend, repairing a console TV that was too heavy to move by himself, got > on his back under the TV and was replacing an electrolytic when a drop of > solder fell into his eye. Ouch! > > It didn't hit the cornea, but it stuck to the white. In extreme pain he > drive himself to the hospital. It had no lasting effect on his vision, but > I suspect that had it landed on the cornea there would have been serious > damage. Safety glasses are the order of the day in a situation like that! > > In ordinary, upright, circumstances I've never had a drop of solder even > hit me in the face. But I learned early that when unsoldering a joint > where wires may be under tension, they may sling solder when the solder > melts. I pay attention to that possibility and restrain the wires. > > And, of course, wearing glasses of some kind is the prudent thing to do.
I'm thinking more of minute amounts that splatter when melting fresh solder from the reel. Maybe it's only flux? -- http://www.petersparrots.com http://www.insanevideoclips.com http://www.petersphotos.com A man is a person who will pay two dollars for a one-dollar item he wants. A woman will pay one dollar for a two-dollar item that she doesn't want.
On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 23:20:50 +0100, WW <ccco@bresnan.net> wrote:

> > "Peter Hucker" <none@spam.com> wrote in message > news:op.ujlgrqzd4buhsv@fx62.mshome.net... >> On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 19:57:44 +0100, Paul E. Schoen <pstech@smart.net> >> wrote: >> >>> >>> "Peter Hucker" <none@spam.com> wrote in message >>> news:op.ujleqrp64buhsv@fx62.mshome.net... >>>> On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 19:18:23 +0100, WW <ccco@bresnan.net> wrote: >>>> >>>>> "Peter Hucker" <none@spam.com> wrote in message >>>>> news:op.ujk7x4q44buhsv@fx62.mshome.net... >>>>>> Has anyone ever actually been unlucky enough to get solder splattering >>>>>> into their eye? I've had it hit my leg, hand, and face, but never in >>>>>> my >>>>>> eye. How bad is it? >>>>> >>>>> Not bad, you may just loose your eye. WEAR SAFTY GLASSES! >>>> >>>> It's quite a small risk, so I've never bothered. I only use a soldering >>>> iron perhaps once a month, and have done for 20 years. In all that time >>>> not one piece has hit my eye. >>>> >>>> If it lands on the skin, there is no mark left, and no lasting pain, so >>>> wouldn't I be fair to assume that the eye wouldn't be damaged any more >>>> than say a fly whacking into it while cycling? >>> >>> I had it happen once when I was unsoldering a wire from a terminal, and >>> when it came loose, a small piece of solder hit my eye. I think I even >>> heard it sizzle. >> >> Do the eyelids not automatically close? >> >>> Luckily, it was a small piece and it hit the white of the >>> eye, so it did not affect my vision, and eventually it worked its way >>> out. >> >> You mean it stayed there for a while? If it hits the skin, it usually >> knocks straight off. >> >>> Since then, I always wear glasses. >> >> Did it hurt? >> >>> Of course, now I also wear them so I can see what I'm doing. >> >> :-) >> >>> You should also always wear eye protection when cycling. A fly might not >>> cause damage, but a bumblebee or other large insect could put an eye out. >> >> I've never heard of any accidents or serious injuries resulting from stuff >> hitting a cyclist's eyes. > > -I was trying out a new motor cycle on the way home from work and did not > have my riding gear. Only going to go around the block. A speck of > something entered my eye. It had to be surgically removed. This was > painfull until removed. WEAR SAFTY GLASSES.
At what speed? I was talking about a bicycle. -- http://www.petersparrots.com http://www.insanevideoclips.com http://www.petersphotos.com Bad command or file name! Go stand in the corner.
On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 23:51:03 +0100, Anthony Fremont <nobody@noplace.net> wrote:

> Peter Hucker wrote: >> Has anyone ever actually been unlucky enough to get solder >> splattering into their eye? I've had it hit my leg, hand, and face, >> but never in my eye. How bad is it? > > I think you'll find a much larger set of people that have picked up a > soldering iron from the wrong end. Interestingly, you'll find that they > probably never did it again though.
I have done that three times. I let go immediately and the pain did not continue, I just ended up with some hard skin on my fingers for a few days. -- http://www.petersparrots.com http://www.insanevideoclips.com http://www.petersphotos.com The longest word in German is DONAUDAMPFSCHIFFAHRTSELEKTRIZITAETENHAUPTBETRIEBSWERKBAUUNTERBEAMTENGESELLSCHAFT, "the club for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube steamboat electrical services" (name of a pre-war club in Vienna), according to 1996 Guinness.
On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 13:12:38 -0000, Claude Hopper <boobooililililil@roadrunner.com> wrote:

> WW wrote: >> "Peter Hucker" <none@spam.com> wrote in message >> news:op.ujk7x4q44buhsv@fx62.mshome.net... >>> Has anyone ever actually been unlucky enough to get solder splattering >>> into their eye? I've had it hit my leg, hand, and face, but never in my >>> eye. How bad is it? >>> >>> -- >>> http://www.petersparrots.com http://www.insanevideoclips.com >>> http://www.petersphotos.com >>> >>> Confuscious say: "War doesn't determine who's right. War determines who's >>> left." >> >> Not bad, you may just loose your eye. WEAR SAFTY GLASSES! >> >> > No but I used to get the smoke from frying rosin in my eye when I used > to build short wave radios many years ago. Burns like nothing else. > > Safety glasses don't help for that.
You could have used a full face gas mask. Try an army surplus store. -- http://www.petersparrots.com http://www.insanevideoclips.com http://www.petersphotos.com /\ __ \/ __ \_\_\/\/_/_/ _\_\/_/_ __/_/\_\__ /_/ /\/\ \_\ /\ \/
On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 10:28:55 -0000, William Sommerwerck <grizzledgeezer@comcast.net> wrote:

>> Not bad, you may just loose your eye. WEAR SAFTY GLASSES! > > It's hard to believe, but I'm actually seeing the English language's > pronunciation and spelling change. For example, Americans are starting to > adopt the British pronunciations of certain words, principally by changing > the stressed syllable. > > I also notice that many people have decided that "lose" is spelled "loose". > > Though "lose" and "loose" are related words, they have distinct meanings.
No they haven't. They just write the wrong one. -- http://www.petersparrots.com http://www.insanevideoclips.com http://www.petersphotos.com A man is driving down a deserted stretch of highway when he notices a sign out of the corner of his eye....It reads: SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION 10 MILES He thinks this is a figment of his imagination and drives on without second thought.... Soon he sees another sign which reads: SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION 5 MILES Suddenly he begins to realize that these signs are for real and drives past a third sign saying: SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION NEXT RIGHT His curiosity gets the best of him and he pulls into the drive. On the far side of the parking lot is a stone building with a small sign next to the door reading: SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS He climbs the steps and rings the bell. The door is answered by a nun in a long black habit who asks, 'What may we do for you my son?' He answers, 'I saw your signs along the highway and was interested in possibly doing business....' 'Very well my son. Please follow me.' He is led through many winding passages and is soon quite disoriented. The nun stops at a closed door and tells the man, 'Please knock on this door.' He does so and another nun in a long habit, holding a tin cup answers the door... This nun instructs, 'Please place $100 in the cup then go through the large wooden door at the end of the hallway.' He puts $100 in the cup, eagerly trots down the hall and slips through the door pulling it shut behind him. The door locks, and he finds himself back in the parking lot facing another sign: GO IN PEACE. YOU HAVE JUST BEEN SCREWED BY THE SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS.