How many Distortion pedals could I use at once, and would it make much difference?

So I had a revelation yesterday and i thought of the idea of using 2 or more distortion/overdrive pedals on a custom pedalboard, for my electric guitar.

I'm very reluctant to try because I don't know what will happen, and as a school kid I dont really have any money to throw away.

What I want to know is has this been done before?; Will it mess up my amp, or worse my guitar?; And Will it have any effect on the sound, or will it remain constant?

Thanks for your time :D

if no one answers. I might just dare to try

adamgillies6 years ago
If you keep everything at a reasonable volume it shouldn't hurt your amp, guitar, or pedals.