Worst prank EVER

So I broke a wheel off my lawnmower, no big deal, just weld it back on. How was I supposed to know that a wooden stump would break it? Anyways, since i have a shitty flux core mig welder from Harbor Freight, I decided I'd ask a friend to use their gas mig to fix it. I bring the lawn mower over, bring the welder outside, clamp the wheel bracket back on, and start the weld. All of a sudden, there's a huge ball of fire all over my mask. I immediately stop welding, and jump backwards.. yelling out, while he sits there on the ground laughing. He switched the argon with acetylene, at 10psi. Not cool. It was hilarious, but not cool.

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Goodhart9 years ago
Someone removed the governor from our gas lawnmower one time and reversed the throttle lever. I started it, decided I needed to get some water first, pushed it over to full stop....it roared and the crank shaft came out through the side of the engine....not cool. :-(
cvxdes (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
That must have been.. loud. Very loud.
Goodhart cvxdes9 years ago
I instinctively dropped to the ground thinking as if a bomb had gone off. The neighbor thought that a flying piece of shrapnel had gotten me, he came running over to make sure I was ok (I was, no harm to me, except temporary deafness).
cvxdes (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
Was it an expensive lawn mower? I have a massive Gravely pro 150, 12 HP. Thing's a beast.
Goodhart cvxdes9 years ago
Just a little push mower, but it had been "repaired" and then the shop "sold" it, and so we got this odd beast in it's stead. some people...
LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
Not funny! Thats dangerous stuff
cvxdes (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
It's not dangerous if you have the right safety equipment, if I didn't have a mask on I'd suffer slight loss of hair (burnt hair smells so bad), but nothing that bad.
I know, but the bossibilities of what could happen are very bad

Best Prank Ever

But dangerous.