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Old 23-01-18, 01:44 PM   #121
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At least you have the satisfaction of having made the fitting yourself!
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Old 23-01-18, 05:59 PM   #122
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For those sort of "accidents" we need to get away from the lathe.
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Maybe we should start a new thread for "unforced errors"

My contribution:

a) Putting Villiers flywheel magneto on the bench after spending a couple of hours rubbing down tin-work with wire wool.

b) Pressing aerosol button without checking direction of arrow - face-full of high build primer
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Old 23-01-18, 07:34 PM   #123
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b) Pressing aerosol button without checking direction of arrow - face-full of high build primer
Did it successfully cover the signs of ageing

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Old 24-01-18, 12:00 AM   #124
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One of the best ones I saw was at the engineering works where I was an apprentice. One of the guys brought his Dad's Reliant Regal in to fix the exhaust and put it over the pit.
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Old 24-01-18, 11:36 AM   #125
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Never thought to look, but walking around town I firmly believe that many of the 'young ladies' may indeed be using high build primer.

Years ago my nephew finished welding up an RSJ only to then remember that he had supported it by sliding the end though the ladder he was on.
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Old 24-01-18, 01:53 PM   #126
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Builders seem to have some pretty epic disasters. Best I saw whilst working for the hospital was the site foreman try to knock through a “partition wall” which wasn’t... you’ve never seen anyone set up an acro jack faster!

I also well remember the same chap put a digger bucket through an 8” gas main....

Another favourite was the plumber who had used the wrong fitting on an incoming water main, housed above a suspended ceiling. Upon turning the main valve, 10 bar water pressure blew the 3” main clear and flooded a large area in seconds. I never saw him again!

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Old 24-01-18, 02:45 PM   #127
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One of the best ones I saw was at the engineering works where I was an apprentice. One of the guys brought his Dad's Reliant Regal in to fix the exhaust and put it over the pit.
I will admit, it took more than one read to work out the significance of that situation Charles

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