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Do plumbers use any equiment that is downright dangerous?

I am writing a novel with a plumber and I need to cause an accident to happen to another character. What happens is the plumber is working on a repair job of some kind (the job he's doing does not matter, it can be water pipes or an oil tank, etc) but then he gets a phone call and stands up to take the call and turns his back on his equipment. But then ANOTHER character happens along gets injured accidentally by a piece of the equipment left nearby, or by a tool left nearby. Anything dangerous from a plumber's toolbox or from his repair van that you can suggest?

Asked By: Sandwich Board Room - 9/16/2008
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Many, many years ago a moron that used to do odd jobs for me almost killed himself with a plumber's snake. He was using a large U-cutter head to clear a real stubborn blockage in a 6 inch line and he was running it in reverse and pulling it back onto the spool. He was pulling like hell and not paying attention and... More
Answered By: callipygenous - 9/16/2008
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First thing that comes to mind is a torch. They use either MAPP or acetylene to sweat joints on copper pipe, and it's HOT. Another potential weapon is a pipe wrench. The larger ones can weigh upwards of 30 lbs, and can easily cause injury. Hope this helps.
Answered By: woodtick314 - 9/16/2008
 
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