Dumb Ass

Dumb Ass

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 7:40 am

Yes that's me. Yesterday while helping my boys renovate a small cottage, I shot a 3 1/4" framing nail in the palm of my hand. This was my nail gun that I've had for 30 plus years and used thousands of times. One second of carelessness and whamo! Hurt and still hurts like hell. When it happens your hand is instantly numb and of course you are also shot full of adrenilene. So I grabbed it and pulled it right out. I had a tetanus shot earlier this year. I don't think I hit any bones or at least just glanced off of them. Hand is very swollen today and can't close my fist. I've had ice on it off and on. Hopefully in a couple days mother nature will make it right. :oops:
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal

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PostBy: lzaharis On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 7:53 am


Get a tetanus booster quick!!!
It will not cause you problems if your
within the 7 year window.

I would be more worried about the adhesive on the nails!!
Call the nail manufacturer and check with them as soon as they
are open for business.

You have to be proactive even if the nails are in the plastic coils/bandoliers as some of the plastic could be in the wound OUCH!!!
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KAA-4-1 dual fuel boiler
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: kerosene for dual fuel Keystoker

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PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 7:53 am

Not as bad as using a hole saw attachment on a drill and drilling it into your chest.

If the women don't find ya handsome they should at least find ya handy !
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 8:03 am

Indeed DM :clap: toothy CK, it's that coating that hurts like a bastard. That tetnus booster don't sound like a bad idea if ya feel like sittin around the ER for a day & a half ;) I had a helper put one in my thigh & it was screwed up for a week or so, swelling, pain, etc. Hang tough dude :)
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

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PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 8:44 am

OOOUUUCCCHHHHH! That dang cottage is getting some revenge on the old guys....broken arm on the FIL and now you shoot yourself in the hand. Is that place haunted?!?!?!?!?!

Those dang puncture wounds are the worst. The entry point heals over too quick and all the gunk gets stuck inside and cant drain out. My backwoods self healing wound therapy is to keep the entry point open for a couple days and squeeze out the bad stuff while pouring on the hydro-peroxide.

Can't you get tetanus shot from one of those walk in health clinics out there Fred?? No 4 hour ER wait with those, walk in and within an hour, depending on the line, you are done and a lot cheaper than the ER.

some nail gun stories......a buddy of mine was leaning off a ladder holding fascia board with one hand and nail gun in the other. nail went through the board and caught his hand and he was stuck. couldn't reach it with the nail gun hand & had to keep jerking the stuck hand back to get off it. nearly fell off the ladder. of course we laugh about it now.

Another time a guy was using a nail gun doing some framing and he had a nail ricochet off the board and hit a guy right in the front tooth knocking it out. Tooth got put back in but from then on whenever we work with them and somebody breaks out the air gun to start using it we call out....'guns out, nobody smile'
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

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PostBy: Sting On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 8:58 am

Your not alone! :oops:
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PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 9:14 am

Heal well CK, "patty cake" with one hand sucks!
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

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PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 9:46 am

Ouch is right ! Yeeeoooww.

If your hand starts turning red and gets hot, you really should seriously think about seeing a doc.

I've stepped on a few nails doing construction work and even with a current Tetanus shot, there are other bad things that can get in there too.

Local liquor store owner died a few days after getting a cut on a finger while working in his garden. By the time he did something about it, the blood poisoning had gone too far.

Sunny Boy
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
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PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 1:55 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:Ouch is right ! Yeeeoooww.

What he said! :eek2: :fear: :jawdrop:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

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PostBy: Short Bus On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 4:04 pm

Been there, done that, got the Tee shirt :(
Short Bus
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

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PostBy: gaw On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 4:16 pm

That had to have hurt like hell. My *censored* does summersaults just thinking about it.

Tetanus is serious. A local farmer died from it several years ago now but it raised everyone’s awareness about keeping their vaccine up to date.

When my grandmother was living she would occasionally tell us a story of when she stepped in a nail in the barn floor that went through her foot. She bandaged it with a piece of bacon fat over the hole. She was pregnant at the time and showed the doctor several days later when he stopped by to check on her about the pregnancy. I never asked and she never said what the idea behind the bacon was but I speculate it had more to do with the salt than the pork.

Did you consider putting in some kind of ferrule or grommet and have a permanent hole in your hand like a lot of guys with the big holes in their ears? You could be a trend setter and start the next big thing.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

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PostBy: Lightning On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 4:18 pm

Dude... Reading about your unfortunate event wrecked me..


Pardon me while I get a drink or a few...

Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

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PostBy: tsb On: Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 7:06 pm

Years ago on an ER visit I sat next to a guy that shot one into his knee.
He was still sitting there when we left. They were waiting for an orthopedic
surgeon to remove it. Nasty ass painful !
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II
Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue. Jul. 29, 2014 5:15 pm

009to090 wrote:
Sunny Boy wrote:Ouch is right ! Yeeeoooww.

What he said! :eek2: :fear: :jawdrop:

Ditto !
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

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PostBy: lsayre On: Tue. Jul. 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Well, it's been a full day. I the swelling going down any?
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Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)