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To all fill station operators They tell you to wear gloves.... they mean it

#1 User is offline   B-boo 

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:17 AM

When I got out of PTI basic classes..... they told us all about wearing eye protection and gloves...... I thought..... nobody does that!!! so when I went to work at Splatz indoor paintball I didn't think anything about it. until this happened.
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and this
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which caused my hand to be like this
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something inside the valve on that tank messed up and caused the tank to start leaking like crazy out of the valve and the fill station! I couldn't drop it because by that time it was already frozen to my hand and it took litterally seconds to happen. I finally got the fill station turned off with one hand and then had to use a towel to rip the tank from my other hand. It took off some skin with it! Yeah it hurt.... just a reminder that if you don't do what you are trained to... you become an idiot. if you continue doing that you become an injured idiot. I am an injured idiot. Keep safe
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:18 AM

maybe you should invest in a nice pair of gloves to accompany the glasses.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:23 PM

i had that happen once, if your hand freezes to a CO2 bottle.......do not rip your hand off the bottle as it will cause major skin damage, place your hand in water or under a running tap to seperate your hand from the bottle, its going to be painful until you your hand comes free but it will safe you heaps of issues with your hand!

i did this when a bottle suddenly decompressed on me once and besides a mild sting in my hand i was fine


to the poster that mentioned gloves, they would freeze to, from the bottle cooling during the filling and gas dumping process condensation forms on the side of the CO2 bottles, which is absorbed into the gloves, and depending on the gloves will soak your hands and it slowly builds up and your gloves will freeze and your hand if this happened with a bottle
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:32 PM

That looks like it hurt a lot.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:06 PM

it did
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:09 PM

Like Aussie said, if you have it happen again, or have it happen to someone you know, put it in WARM water (NOT HOT) and let the tank separate from your hand. It's A LOT less painful. I had this happen to me one time. Luckily I thought before I ripped the tank off and found some warm water.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:10 PM

9 oz freeze up quickly and easily. You go to take them off and in 3 minutes it's a popsickle. I once had a tank freeze to my fingers and got frost bit from it on the tips of my fingers. It stuck to me like a grade three sticking a tongue out and a lamp pole.




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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:19 PM

View Postblackcelldrumr15, on Sep 30 2008, 11:09 PM, said:

Like Aussie said, if you have it happen again, or have it happen to someone you know, put it in WARM water (NOT HOT) and let the tank separate from your hand. It's A LOT less painful. I had this happen to me one time. Luckily I thought before I ripped the tank off and found some warm water.


Yeah beleive me this happened quite a while ago... about a year I think... and since then I have kept up with all of that stuff. as well as started wearing gloves. Splatz closed down due to bad management though...so I am once again limited to my personal fill station
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 03:34 PM

hey its good advice and a good reminder to everyone to be safe and smart when filling
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 03:48 PM

ouch...ya wear gloves man
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:05 PM

gloves are a must...kinda like licking the flagpole in winter (or does that only happen here in Canada?)

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:44 PM

View PostOP4delta, on Oct 1 2008, 04:05 PM, said:

gloves are a must...kinda like licking the flagpole in winter (or does that only happen here in Canada?)

HPA anyone?


yea, HPA FTW anyone?

man that sucks...hope you dont end up with nerve damage...I was workin on some custom stuff with PVC about a month ago...I was trying to cut a 1" mark in the PVC with a 5" combat knife...the tip slipped up and levered down on meh hand...it just closed...they said any wider, and it wouldve cause major nerve damage...if you ripped that tank off you may end up with some dead zones...

hopefully not tho...and on the frat boy level "...dude...nice..."
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:29 PM

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......do not rip your hand off the bottle as it will cause major skin damage


lol little to late for that advice

but that really sucks dude, hopefully your a righty
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 07:29 PM

View Postbuffaloclone, on Oct 1 2008, 08:29 PM, said:

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......do not rip your hand off the bottle as it will cause major skin damage


lol little to late for that advice

but that really sucks dude, hopefully your a righty


Yeah I am a righty!!!! I am fine, it just took the first pretty calloused layer of, but it stung like crazy!!! and it bled a little. I have learned my mistake, but I did think the pictures were a good effect. I know that this isn't much compared to other stories I heard! Thanks guys.
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:34 PM

Well, unless this happened when you were unscrewing the tank, if you had it on a scale, it would not have been in contact with your hand. Too many PB fields do not use scales and fill it by ear, it really doens't take that long. all you need is a old spring scale, not a digital, and just look how much the needle moves when you fill it, it's just as fast and safer.
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