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What not to do with your soldering iron - FUNNY as heck!


By vdojaq

4 years ago



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  • 35 posts
  • 27 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 years ago by CNKay
  • Topic is favorited by 7 Pinsiders

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    #2 4 years ago

    Reminds me of someone well known in pinball. That would sniff the tip of a soldering iron to see if it was hot. And not once, but twice shoved the tip up his nostril.

    If the same person sees this, and wants to remain anonymous. I'm sure it could be arranged $$$$.

    LTG : )

    #3 4 years ago

    Wow. I laughed very hard at almost all of that. The guy seems like he chose the wrong field to work in.

    #4 4 years ago

    Not the first time I've seen it but it's ALWAYS funny. It's get the feeling it's all staged though, he couldn't possibly be that inept and still be alive.

    #5 4 years ago
    Quoted from jibmums:

    Not the first time I've seen it but it's ALWAYS funny. It's get the feeling it's all staged though, he couldn't possibly be that inept and still be alive.

    I don't know, but IF it is staged, his reactions are certainly real. I can't see the soldering iron to the nose and then burning the pants staged. Could be?

    #6 4 years ago

    Obviously staged, but you are forced to watch the whole thing.

    #7 4 years ago

    He is very informative. If you are looking for what not to do.

    #t=55.9718099

    #8 4 years ago

    Staged or not, I laughed my ass off!!!

    #9 4 years ago

    Awesome!

    #10 4 years ago

    Very high voltage equals low current which does not kill but still hurts like heck. Those ignition coil zaps had to hurt like a mother!

    The caps exploding where fairly tiny and newer. Try plugging an older larger 10kuF cap into end of extension cord outside and see what happens. More like an M80.

    Wire frying, soldering burns shooting solenoid projectiles. Alll shown in fun by a trained dumb ass (professional). Glad it was not me. All pretty funny but all real examples of how fast electronic mishaps do and can happen.

    Stay safe my friends.

    #11 4 years ago

    I've done all that shit, too.

    Like a clown on fire, it's kind of funny, and kind of sad.

    #12 4 years ago

    some folks will do anything for money!... Jerry Lewis...Stan Laural...the whole jackass crew...

    #13 4 years ago

    I am STILL laughing my ass off!! I can relate! Not to this degree, but still.

    #14 4 years ago

    That was halarious!

    #15 4 years ago

    2:48 brings it right back to pinball!
    What not to do with your solenoids!

    #16 4 years ago

    He reminds me of a guy, I knew when I was a kid. His dad cut down trees for a living. He always seem to cut the limb off he was standing on. Surprised he didn't kill himself.

    #17 4 years ago

    Zapping yourself, standing up quick and slamming your head (usually under playfield), then yelling at the wife you are ok. OHHH Man been there sooo many times.

    #18 4 years ago

    Soldering iron Rule #1: If you drop it, let it fall.

    Worked with a technician once who tried to catch his dropped soldering iron. He somehow managed to grab the cord and flip the tip of the iron right into his nostril. Ouch! He wore that badge of stupidity (burn going from his left nostril down to his lip) for a while.

    #19 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jvspin:

    If you drop it, let it fall.

    +1 but I may add, step back.

    I let an X-Acto blade fall once and did not observe that last part. Right through the sneaker and into the side of my big toe. Still have the scar.

    #20 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jvspin:

    Soldering iron Rule #1: If you drop it, let it fall.
    Worked with a technician once who tried to catch his dropped soldering iron. He somehow managed to grab the cord and flip the tip of the iron right into his nostril. Ouch! He wore that badge of stupidity (burn going from his left nostril down to his lip) for a while.

    I was doing some creating soldering inside a game and had an iron fell on face. that burn took forever to heal.

    #21 4 years ago

    How is this guy still alive? I know I laughed long and hard, but seriously this is a dangerously informative video. So, does this guy have a real YouTube channel where he tries to give you tips?

    #22 4 years ago
    Quoted from Letter_K:

    How is this guy still alive? I know I laughed long and hard, but seriously this is a dangerously informative video. So, does this guy have a real YouTube channel where he tries to give you tips?

    My understanding is that he's a professor and knows exactly what he's doing.....even though it's still gotta hurt! They are basically "What not to do" videos when dealing with electricity.

    #23 4 years ago

    Ah, so he's seriously showing us what would happen? My hat is off.

    #24 4 years ago
    Quoted from henrydwh:

    Staged or not, I laughed my ass off!!!

    I thought it was staged at first but now I'm not so sure.

    Either way, I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes!

    #25 4 years ago

    I think some of the things were staged. For one, when he put his fingers in the light socket resulting in sparks flying and the power shutting off. In reality, I think he would just get a jolt and pull his hand back.

    #26 4 years ago

    Its staged. This guy has been around for a long time. Its his shtick. The pain in real however.

    #27 4 years ago

    Hardest I've laughed in a while. Had to pause it at one point for a minute just to let the belly laugh subside.

    #28 4 years ago

    I dripped hot solder on my own forehead last week while attaching a loose wire to a coil.

    15 years in pinball and I'm shocked at the new ways I still find to do something stupid.

    #29 4 years ago

    Most of it looks staged...probably is. I was still laughing my ass off the entire time.

    #30 4 years ago

    Follow the click to his channel.

    He does some really cool stuff and instead of 'saying' "Do not cross polarity" or "Use the right gauge wire" he instead does what he should not do. Watch his rail gun coil vid, lucky he didn't shoot his nads off.

    -1
    #31 4 years ago

    ISIS kicked this guy out of the Bomb Making Department at Raqqa World Headquarters, so he's trying out comedy to support his wives and his camel.

    #32 4 years ago

    It's all staged. It gets annoying if you see all of his fails on a compilation. He's actually a very good electrician.

    #33 4 years ago
    Quoted from CNKay:

    Try plugging an older larger 10kuF cap into end of extension cord outside and see what happens. More like an M80.

    I have this issue with gophers. Are you telling me that if I smear some Peter Pan on a 10kuF cap and attach it into an extension cord that I could just sit on my patio and plug it in after the first lick? Seems a lot easier than traps.

    #34 4 years ago

    For anyone with a 'stash...

    and

    #35 4 years ago
    Quoted from JoeGrenuk:

    I have this issue with gophers.

    Absolutely!! Make sure to take a video.
    You should probably ask Mr mustche for the correct uF needed.

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