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Old 03-30-2013, 10:44 AM   #976
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Always switch your multimeter probes back from the current measurement shunt before testing an outlet. On the plus side, the tips of the probes burn off quick enough to prevent major damage to the meter.
Yes, that is a good one!
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:18 PM   #977
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That IS really funny.

Kinds of pops em off just like a fuse filament.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:34 AM   #978
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tip design

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That IS really funny.

Kinds of pops em off just like a fuse filament.

Is that why they have a small groove? To give a fail point?

Engun ears iz smrt!
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:24 PM   #979
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It's fine to check your valve clearances before lapping them, but do make sure to check them after. Especially on a kick only bike
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:49 PM   #980
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If your drawbar is stuck in your receiver tube and wailing on the ball with a rubber mallet is just rocking it from side to side, when you grab the drawbar with your off hand to hold it still, make sure all of your fingers are out of the way before you start swinging the mallet again.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:00 PM   #981
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On a related note (to self), sailboats don't run so good when you top up the diesel tank with water (thankfully I didn't top up the water tank with diesel). Nothing like walking down a dock in BVI and having people you don't even know call out "Hey Waterboy!"


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Fuel tanks caps do not have dipsticks on them

Some times hydraulic tanks do

We were trying to get to a pallet out of the back of one of our buildings (had to completely empty a row to get to the back) and there wasn’t enough room on the dock for all the pallets so we had them strung out in the parking lot. The forklift was out of fuel so I sent Mr M to go get some fuel, when he go back he started dumping the fuel into the forklift. I happened to walk outside and noticed that he was on the wrong side of the forklift!!! (the fuel tank is on the other side he was dumping fuel into the hydraulic tank) After asking why he didn’t read the labels on the tanks he mentioned that he had never seen a dipstick on a fuel tank before and thought it was strange. We called the service center and they told us not to run the forklift with fuel in the hydraulic oil it was going to be the next day before we could get the tank drained so we had to drive another forklift from our other site 15 miles away
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:24 AM   #982
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When lighting your cigarette with a push button MAAP torch, don't cup your hand around the end of the smoke to shield it from the wind as is your habit. Those torches do 2nd-3rd degree burns instantly.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:40 AM   #983
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When lighting your cigarette with a push button MAAP torch, don't cup your hand around the end of the smoke to shield it from the wind as is your habit. Those torches do 2nd-3rd degree burns instantly.
Hey Plaka,

Another reason to give up smoking. (but I will admit I still miss it)
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:04 PM   #984
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That rag you sprayed brake clean on do not put in your front pocket it will take a bit but you'll feel the burn.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:41 PM   #985
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That rag you sprayed brake clean on do not put in your front pocket it will take a bit but you'll feel the burn.
I did something similar as a kid (8-9 YO) at the swimming pool in a trailer park. One of the pool attendants tossed a bunch of chlorine tabs into the pool (while it was in use!) and I picked up two of them and put them in my swimsuit pocket for some reason. Then I complained later to the babysitter about a burning sensation and some skin bleeding. She had me throw the tabs back in the water and rinse off, but there was visible scarring for years afterward.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #986
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Yeah the burn only lasts a little bit but its surely not enjoyable.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:42 PM   #987
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When the drain under the kitchen sink rusts out and you cant get to the store for new pieces for a couple of days so you use a 5 gallon bucket to catch the water then get the parts DONT pour the bucket into the sink to get rid of the water!
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:18 AM   #988
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Damn, I laughed so hard the dog jumped at my feet.

Holyshit I can see myself doing just that very thing.

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When the drain under the kitchen sink rusts out and you cant get to the store for new pieces for a couple of days so you use a 5 gallon bucket to catch the water then get the parts DONT pour the bucket into the sink to get rid of the water!
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:43 AM   #989
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Holyshit I can see myself doing just that very thing.
So can I, because I did....once.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:23 PM   #990
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When attempting (key word, attempting) to manhandle a large anvil around the garage, make sure not to do it over a new case of oil.

At least the Studebaker hood that became an impromptu 'back splash' won't be rusting anytime soon.
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