How to burn down the house

Steve Eh

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Around 1997, I was doing some loading in a spare bedroom I'd converted to my reloading den. I had an RCBS Partner digital scale that used 9V batteries I primarily used to weigh brass. Also at the time, I would use 0000 steel wool to clean case necks. I don't recall the exact reason why, spare battery, weak battery or removed and sitting on the bench. There was a bit of clutter on the bench and I kind of swept/pushed open an area to work in. Well the battery and steel wool came into contact and ignition happened. I remember grabbing the wad of steel wool and running to the kitchen. I don't recall how badly my hands were burnt, basic first aid only.

To this day, if I am done with a 9V battery, I tape over the electrical terminals with a few wraps of electrical tape to prevent accidental contacts.

 

OSOK - Crash

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I learned to start fires this way back when I was a kid in scouts. It does work!

Thanks for sharing. Brought back some memories!

 

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