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Jack stands save lives!!!

Discussion in 'Safety & Security' started by Godvain-ps3, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Godvain-ps3

    Godvain-ps3 FEOA Member

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    Its just another form of safety. Anything could happen. You might have a hairline crack in you stand or something and be working on it all weekend and it finally spreads the crack causing it to drop while you may or may not be under it. Accidents happen we don't plan them lol otherwise none of is would of had things happen to us. I'm not one for being injured on purpose I can tell you that lol
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    Unless it'll keep your head from getting reshaped, try not to set the wheels shifted too far to the center or the weight of the engine is likely to throw the backend in the air and crush the individual(s) anyway; though still much less than the full weight of the vehicle.

    No single method of support is fool-proof. So within reason, the idea is to have backups and redundancies. Relatively speaking, equipment can be easily replaced in short-order. Repairing and fully rehabilitating broken or crushed limb(s) can take 3/4 of a year minimal.
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    Have you LOOKED in junkyards lately? Escorts getting scarce.

    Blue Cross. FTW.
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    Lol have to agree with Dchawk they are starting to go the way if the pinto lol. Better buy a parts car while you can. Still my old job put almost 20k into my knee from a dislocation resulting in a cracked knee cap after I reset it. I can buy a new escort for that price. So personally it's gonna be the car that gets hurt not me lol
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    My body is decrepit. I'd rather have new parts.
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    Lol I hear you between my back and knee wore out all the time. I drive a sit down forklift for 12-13 hour days. I get off go home and lay on the couch. I work 2 on 2 off so I always have time to do things.
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    I'm actually out on disability right now due to warehouse work. :-/
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    That sucks man! Hope you get back on track. What did you do, your back?
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    No it's not my back. I thought maybe (another) hernia but it's something else. Don't know what yet.
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    Man I hate to hear that. Hope they get you fixed. My old supervisor had a hernia he was always in pain.
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    Yeah hernias are horrible. I only seem to have pain when I'm active though so it's definitely not a hernia again. I can do some things, like work on my cars, if I go super slow and don't try to lift anything heavy.

    The doc limited me to 20lbs and no repeated bends, squats, twists, etc. My work couldn't accommodate that for light duty so I'm on disability.

    I feel a little weird about it though because it's not like I'm bedridden or anything.
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    Yeah mine did me that way. Wouldn't even put me on a forklift lol dirtbags.
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    Plenty of them in my local yard here!
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    Gamer92 what state? Might need to move there. Only one I found lately the guy decided he was gonna retire and crushed half his yard. My one and only escort was one. Can't find any others close.
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    Lousiville, KY Pull A Part.

    I have been to the ones in Tennessee too and they had quite a few.


    Can you drive to Knoxville?

    They had around 20 when I went a few months ago.
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    Yea actually knoxvilles only about 1-2 hr away. I'm from Chattanooga originally. I'm wanting to go up there when I get some cash saved up. Want a spare motor and tranny. Wonder if I could talk them into shipping me a TB for a 2.0 SPI that'd be nice. They only want like 100$ for a 1.9L buy it get a master rebuild kit have me a new motor just hanging around ready to go.
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    Nashville also had a good stock of them.
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    Thanks bro I'll have to check the Knoxville on out it's closer lol nashvilles about 2.5 hrs away.
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    I will assume that this person was working under the car with a regular scissor jack?

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    You know there probably isn't anything wrong with using scissor jack as as long as the wheels are blocked from moving and the parking brake is used, and the transmission is in park, and the car is on level ground (important). My preferred method involved the car on solid concrete blocks (emphasis on solid, do not use hollow concrete blocks):
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    Yea it was a plain ole regular scissor jack can't remember if it had the little cut in the center for the edge of the frame for sure but I don't think it did. Afterwards he chunked the jack into some huge ditch. I do kinda like the solid block idea there that you purposing!! That genius wonder if it would be safe going two blocks high...

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