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Old 04-23-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default PSA: Clean the lid cut before doing any more work.

So I had a fun night last night. Got to take a trip to the ER and get 16 stitches put in. Literally a second before I did this, I said to myself, "Wait for Geoff to come by tomorrow and finish the keggle then." But no, the night was young and I wanted to get it done.

I was pulling the dimple tool through on the bottom of the keg when the socket slipped off the bolt. Not that the socket or bolt were rounded or anything. I was just being a dumbass and reaching too far trying to do it by myself.

It could have been worse. I nicked the muscle, but hit no tendons or anything major. Still have full mobility and all that.



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Old 04-23-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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Yikes! Consider yourself very lucky. I would stay away from glass carboys entirely if I were you.


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Old 04-23-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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Haha. Yeah I started with and will continue to use better bottles/PET carboys.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:03 AM   #4
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Sorry dude! Pretty stitching...
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:50 AM   #5
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Chicks dig scars.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:14 AM   #6
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Haven't used this word in a while but I think your picture qualifies....

GNARLY!
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I shoulda got a shot of it before stitches. It was gaping open about an inch or maybe a little more. Could see all the fatty tissue. When the nurse was cleaning it out I could see the muscle. Pretty gnarly indeed.
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Wow!

Although mine is deburred and sanded down I still think it could cut and i've often thought of putting some sort of grommet on there. We'll see.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:08 AM   #9
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TV show Dual Survival the guy cut himself on purpose and then poured black powder on it and set it on fire to Cauterize the wound. Ouch, that guy has some balls. Could have save you a trip to the ER.

I did a mini version of what you did cleaning my kegs, no stitches, just some bandages at home and a ton of cursing my stupidity.
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Well I'll remember that if it happens again when we are in nuclear fallout and the world is in shambles. Still must make beer!


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