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    Re: Funny stories I tell customers

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    I've seen truck tires seated with starting fluid, but I think it's essentially the same thing. You need the sudden explosion to seat the tire rim. The fire is instantly extinguished when the oxygen is consumed. =^..^=

    Yup. I seen it used on tractor tires that were as tall as I am. You have to spray most of the can in that big tractor tire.
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    Re: Funny stories I tell customers

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    I've seen truck tires seated with starting fluid, but I think it's essentially the same thing. You need the sudden explosion to seat the tire rim. The fire is instantly extinguished when the oxygen is consumed. =^..^=
    Ether starting fluid. Exactly the same thing.

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    Re: Funny stories I tell customers

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    I've seen truck tires seated with starting fluid, but I think it's essentially the same thing. You need the sudden explosion to seat the tire rim. The fire is instantly extinguished when the oxygen is consumed. =^..^=
    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    Yup. I seen it used on tractor tires that were as tall as I am. You have to spray most of the can in that big tractor tire.
    You have to be exceeding careful with truck and trailer tire that have a split rim. They are referred to as widow makers. If you don't have a proper tire cage I would advise not to try inflating one. Watch the video closely at the 1:20 mark.


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    He said that the machine was filthy and had grease all over the gears so he called the idiot manager back at the shop and he told him to go buy a can of ether and spray it on the grease.


    He didn't unplug the machine and when he sprayed the ether on the machine there was a loud explosion and the copier caught on fire. He said that the explosion burned his eye brows off and the hair on his arms. He said the preacher ran back to the copier room and was freaking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsbservice View Post
    My, oh, my...only in America baby


    I didn't see country boys were all smart. You gotta check this out. LOL






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    Re: Funny stories I tell customers

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    You have to be exceeding careful with truck and trailer tire that have a split rim. They are referred to as widow makers. If you don't have a proper tire cage I would advise not to try inflating one. Watch the video closely at the 1:20 mark.

    We used to use ether (starting fluid) on the farm when I was growing up, for seating beads but because it is so ridiculously dangerous, my uncle made a bead seater similar to this.

    Bead seater


    OK, getting this thread back on track. I've never caught a machine on fire but have had a couple fried mice that were the reasons for the service calls. Both were on EP450Z machines back in the late 80's or early 90's. The calls were "My machine smells like something is burning." Of course, what had burned was a mouse that had gotten caught in the drive chain for the fuser and then pulled into the end of the heat lamp and fried or in the other case, got caught between the fuser rollers and was flattened as well as fried.
    Started in the copier service business in the fall of 1988 and have worked at the same company since then, now the senior tech, since 2004.

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    Re: Funny stories I tell customers

    Quote Originally Posted by srvctec View Post
    We used to use ether (starting fluid) on the farm when I was growing up, for seating beads but because it is so ridiculously dangerous, my uncle made a bead seater similar to this.

    Bead seater


    OK, getting this thread back on track. I've never caught a machine on fire but have had a couple fried mice that were the reasons for the service calls. Both were on EP450Z machines back in the late 80's or early 90's. The calls were "My machine smells like something is burning." Of course, what had burned was a mouse that had gotten caught in the drive chain for the fuser and then pulled into the end of the heat lamp and fried or in the other case, got caught between the fuser rollers and was flattened as well as fried.

    Fried mice is a delicacy in some countries.


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    Re: Funny stories I tell customers

    It was fall, and the catholic elementary school had just resumed classes. Over the summer a family of mice had moved into the fuser of a Mita DC-111 (not-"C"). Unfortunately for them, the mice did not evacuate quite quickly enough. The call was for "Strange smell." They were well done, by the time I arrived.

    But no fire. =^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.
    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Although I couldn't collaborate(mainly due to lots of dead brain cells) this is really entertaining bitter-sweet thread full with great memories from the good times! I really enjoy it. Thanks to author and all fellow techs sharing their experience good or bad 👍
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    Re: Funny stories I tell customers

    This had to be 2008-2010 time frame....
    We had a local public school district that had over 300 Panasonic DP series machines. Had a machine in a school that finally escalated to me. Found out they had been having the problem "all year", I got the call in April and it was repeated jamming form the 1st paper tray.

    I set to work, removed the feed head and drive unit. As I pulled the drive unit out, I heard something fall onto the floor. I looked down and on the floor was a ladies fingernail. It was a custom job with a Christmas tree and ornaments and gifts under the tree. On this tiny nail, even as a man, it was quite impressive. Reassembled the machine ran, 100s from tray 1; problem solved.

    I take my findings the the main office where the secretary asked me what I found. I smiled and placed the fingernail on her desk. She looked at me and asked in this was n the machine. I explained it was caught on the drive unit, probably bouncing around since Christmas time. As I am explaining all this to her, another teacher walks by and over hears our conversation. She looks down at the nail, looks back up at me then says "shit, Ive been looking for that muthf&*^% since Christmas". Myself and the entire office burst into laughter.

    I nailed that service call !


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