Originally Posted by dog2000tj
So have you got any good stories to tell us?
Sorry for the delayed response but I am not much of a web junkie. I get to the site every week or so.
Actually what we do is relatively boring for a good reason. We all want to go home with all of our body parts in good working order.
Things tend to be well planned.
One thing this forum may find interesting is a standard test for material used in coastal areas following the Miami Dade code. To assess compliance to minimum safety levels, we shoot an 8 ft 2x4 at 55 mph into the product or system in question. Bounces off some things, goes right through other stuff. I don't know what caliber a 2x4 is but the test is a lot of fun. The bounce back is the one you worry about.
Fire tests are usually boring too - until something goes wrong. Never life threatening (safety precautions driven by paranioa are really just self preservation) but unexpected burn through or structural collape can make you pucker up a bit. Wet concrete is a big fear. Water turns to steam with no where and the stuff just explodes. Foam plastic insulation is just plain nasty.
To be honest, after a while, boring because of good planning becomes perfectly comfortable.