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I’ll start.

A few months ago I had a heater tube on the F-150 that was leaking. To change it out I had to pull the top half on the engine apart and use a punch to bent the tube inside.

Then to get the pieces out I had to pull the thermostat.

Put everything back together and things worked great.

Until last week. The truck over heated twice.

Some idiot (aka me) put the thermostat in backwards.

Oh well, live and learn. It’s fixed now.


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Wife tells me I've done lots of things that were stupid but for the life of me I can't think of any. :lolol: :lolol:
 

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Oh this thread isn't what I thought it was going to be. Guess I'm not going to bring up starting myself on fire.:lol: Or Dirty having a big tire fall on him yesterday.:hide:
 

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I’ll start.

A few months ago I had a heater tube on the F-150 that was leaking. To change it out I had to pull the top half on the engine apart and use a punch to bent the tube inside.

Then to get the pieces out I had to pull the thermostat.

Put everything back together and things worked great.

Until last week. The truck over heated twice.

Some idiot (aka me) put the thermostat in backwards.

Oh well, live and learn. It’s fixed now.


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I have heard of that happening. However, I refuse to say where I heard that.

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Oh this thread isn't what I thought it was going to be. Guess I'm not going to bring up starting myself on fire.:lol: Or Dirty having a big tire fall on him yesterday.:hide:
I could’ve sworn this WAS your thread. :lol:
 

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Stupid things we have done in the shop..........Hmmmm.

If it was just stupid things in general, I would have ton's of material. There was a period of time where whenever I would say "Hey watch this" it usually resulted in a trip to the Emergency Room.........and either stitches, staples, a cast or worse.

On Three consecutive Friday's I received a ticket from the same State Trooper for exactly the same violation, 78 mph in a 55 mph zone, in exactly the same location.........and all 3 tickets were written within 10 minutes of the same time of day on each Friday......

Or the time I got 4 tickets going to Florida driving a pickup truck and open car trailer. I got tickets in Indiana, Tennessee and Georgia and the stopped in Daytona Beach. When the Florida officer asked me why I was headed down there and I told him to pick up my new Corvette, he replied "That's exactly what you need. Did you know you would be famous by time you got your new car?":laugh:

Or the time coming home at 3am that I decided to see if my super fast red sports car really could outrun the police radios and Mrs. Bear was with me......(hint, we didn't get caught.....)

Or the time I bought a new semi truck and race car trailer to haul my race cars without mentioning it to my wife...........

Or the time I got stopped on my Harley in a Sioux Indian reservation for doing 105 mph in a 55mph zone..........

Or the time I had a guy point a loaded double barrel shotgun at me over the counter in the store because I wouldn't allow him to return his 8 track tape because he didn't like it........

Or the time.........I faxed back something I had gotten from a governmental agency with a 7 letter message in bold black marker and an exclamation point and it resulted in two armed Federal Agents at my front door at 7:30am the next morning..........

But since this is limited to things in the shop, nothing really comes to mind........I will have to think about it. :dunno:
 

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Oh this thread isn't what I thought it was going to be. Guess I'm not going to bring up starting myself on fire.:lol: Or Dirty having a big tire fall on him yesterday.:hide:
Let's see. You didn't use Coleman fuel to light your BBQ grill did you? :laugh: Or...get hit in the ribs with a table saw kick back?
 

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Stupid things we have done in the shop..........Hmmmm.

If it was just stupid things in general, I would have ton's of material. There was a period of time where whenever I would say "Hey watch this" it usually resulted in a trip to the Emergency Room.........and either stitches, staples, a cast or worse.

On Three consecutive Friday's I received a ticket from the same State Trooper for exactly the same violation, 78 mph in a 55 mph zone, in exactly the same location.........and all 3 tickets were written within 10 minutes of the same time of day on each Friday......

Or the time I got 4 tickets going to Florida driving a pickup truck and open car trailer. I got tickets in Indiana, Tennessee and Georgia and the stopped in Daytona Beach. When the Florida officer asked me why I was headed down there and I told him to pick up my new Corvette, he replied "That's exactly what you need. Did you know you would be famous by time you got your new car?":laugh:

Or the time coming home at 3am that I decided to see if my super fast red sports car really could outrun the police radios and Mrs. Bear was with me......(hint, we didn't get caught.....)

Or the time I bought a new semi truck and race car trailer to haul my race cars without mentioning it to my wife...........

Or the time I got stopped on my Harley in a Sioux Indian reservation for doing 105 mph in a 55mph zone..........

Or the time I had a guy point a loaded double barrel shotgun at me over the counter in the store because I wouldn't allow him to return his 8 track tape because he didn't like it........

Or the time.........I faxed back something I had gotten from a governmental agency with a 7 letter message in bold black marker and an exclamation point and it resulted in two armed Federal Agents at my front door at 7:30am the next morning..........

But since this is limited to things in the shop, nothing really comes to mind........I will have to think about it. :dunno:
I'd say you live an interesting life and probably a bit lucky as well that you're still around.

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Let's see. You didn't use Coleman fuel to light your BBQ grill did you? :laugh: Or...get hit in the ribs with a table saw kick back?
Or get a real good tingle because when you were welding you got a little careless dipping the metal in water and got your gloves wet?

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Ugh yesterday fixing up a fiberglass sun canopy for the Ex3200.....used the tub sealant to reattach the trim around the canopy
Boy what a mess and it did not work/ hold

In my defense it was all I had and trying to save a few $$..... bad idea, :hide:
Redone w sealant glue........
 

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Technically I was on the slab building the shop, but guess that's close enough. Radial saw was new to me. By myself & ripping plywood. Turned the blade the wrong direction. Man did that sheet fly. :laugh:
One of my fond memories of my father involve his never ending temper, a radial arm saw, ripping furring strips, his pick up truck grill and radiator and the 4' long piece of wood which he was able to have the DeWalt radial Arm saw throw through his pick up truck grill and radiator when he was acting like a 2 year old and throwing a fit when he should have been paying attention.

Amazing how far through the radiator that piece of 1x went when it sailed off the end of the DeWalt saw......He kept binding the saw and forcing it and soon, the saw won, just like they usually do. The grill didn't even really slow it down much.....:laugh::lol:

Then, as if scripted, when he was angrily wrestling the piece of 1x out of the radiator, he smacked himself in the head with it when it suddenly came out of the radiator. Oh, how I wish there were video cameras back then.........:lolol:

I learned very early on to stay out of the path of anything he was working with..............as well as out of reach.
 

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SB from your first post ,, just guessing you like to SPEED...:lolol:


Welding with a pair of shorts on and setting them on fire and burning a leg

Not a table saw but just as dangerous if used in correctly. One time using my radial arm saw fed a piece of plywood in the wrong way, I had turned the saw head to rip a piece of plywood. A large piece of wood (a large splinter guessing 24" L by 1" to nothing ) went thru the webbing between thumb and forefinger into the palm of my left hand. Still have a 3/4" scare on webbing of hand and palm of hand.
 

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When I was a kid my stepfather was working on the push mower. The recoil starter spring kept breaking loos as he tightened the cover back on the engine.

After the third time I learned new words. And decided to leave the shop.

I then saw the mower going through the air like a frisbee. I was glad I left.

This sign applied in there.




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