0000 steel wool + 9v battery =

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    0000 steel wool + 9v battery =

    An almost burnt down garage

    so here I am polishing my armour pieces I let get a little dull over the last few months and suddenly I see a puff of flames!


    sitting here holding some ice on my finger tips, lesson learned! Dont use 0000 steel wool on a messy work bench

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    Re: 0000 steel wool + 9v battery =

    Yep, there is more power in a battery than most people give them credit for. Glad the bad stuff didn't happen (burnt down garage). I have seen guys put battery packs into their pockets full of change and just about set their pants on fire.

    So what were you working on?

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    Re: 0000 steel wool + 9v battery =

    Yikes. Takes longer to work on stuff with tidyness but it is definitely safer. Thanks for the head's up safety tip!

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    Re: 0000 steel wool + 9v battery =

    Nine volt batteries and steel wool is like bleach to ammonia! Bad news

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    i had no idea. i'll have to remember that!

    and now i want to go into a fireproof area and try it.

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    Re: 0000 steel wool + 9v battery =

    you are basically completing the circuit and have an open filament that gets hot real quick and trys to dissapate all of the energy in the battery.

    If you try it get ready for some heat. You can lay a dime across the top and feel the heat build up in a more controlled enviroment.

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    Re: 0000 steel wool + 9v battery =

    If you leave a turps or thinners coverd rag crumplt up it can set it self alight to , almost burnt down a house i was working on with this lukily they hadent layed the carpet and it just burnt it self out

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    Re: 0000 steel wool + 9v battery =

    stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    i had no idea. i'll have to remember that!

    and now i want to go into a fireproof area and try it.
    Wow! Me neither! Holy **** dude, hope you're ok

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    Re: 0000 steel wool + 9v battery =

    Wow? I've never thought about that before? time to start tidying up? lol

    Ice

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    Re: 0000 steel wool + 9v battery =

    Steel Wool and 9v batteries are actually recommended for if you go camping and need to start an emergency fire.

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