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Always think safefy first!

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OWW OWW OWW! Boy was I stupid. Went to replace the fuel pump to carb fuel line (it was hard and cracked) and when it popped off the carb fitting, a nice stream of fuel was silhouetted against the sky and then landed right in my eye. Man, I have never felt something burn that bad! I blindly jambed the fuel line back on the fitting to keep 3 gallons of gas from dumping out and ran to the sink. After about 20 minutes of running water over my eye, it's tolerable now. Don't ever get lax about safety. I should have been wearing safety glasses and instead, I was stupid. The previous owner of my 716H said that he put the belt guards back on the mower deck to sell, but said I should take them off. Another no no. I haven't taken them off, but I can't imaging it would feel good to drop some toes into a moving belt/pulley.[A href='http://www.wheatfarm.com']http://www.wheatfarm.com[/a]

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your right as a méchanic put always always safety glasse, remember me removing cap on a battery back 1986 no glasse on for the first time because it was a fast ckeck-up(stupid idea) when I removed cap a nice fluid call acid come to my eye nice feeling just like received salt and tabasco in my eyes I remember since SAFETY GLASSE ALL THE TIMES Don.P (Montréal)

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I was on the receiving end of a ford 350 van spinning tires on gravel. I ended up wearing the gravel. Needless to say, I have had two surgery's done to my eye and have probably been seen by a Cornea Specialist almost 40 times in less than 8 months. The moral to my story is you cannot be too safe when it comes to eye protection. We don't appreciate what we have until we lose it. Definately always think safety, we all think we are invincible until something happens that is irreversable and then it's too late.

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