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Old 01-15-2012, 09:58 AM   #16
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Trip wires--you forgot to put in trip wires!!!

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:26 AM   #17
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"Trip wires"??
Don't worry - we had an "escapade" with those - with the "Police Chief" and
the "Fire Chief"!!

Why do we need "trip wires"?
We've got "Artillery"!!!
Man - we were dumb, stupid, "puppies"!!!

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Old 01-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #18
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So, we "high-tailed" it out of there!
We got back to my house and obtained shelter in the "3 season", porch
on the back of my house.
We didn't close and lock the "real" door - we locked the storm door.
Our "assailant" shows up.
He proceeds to try and "jimmy", the door with a "pen", knife!

What will happen to our hopeless, band of "idiots"?!?
Fear ensues!!
Just when we thought "all was lost"!!
TAAAA-DAAAA!
The trumpets were blaring!
The "Cavalry" shows up!!
We're saved from implacable, wrath!!
The "Cavalry" being -
My mother!!!
She comes out into the porch and sees this poor, person trying to get
through the storm door.
She opens the door and proceeds to read this person "the riot act"!!!
That was the maddest, I've ever seen her!!
He beats a hasty, "strategical", advance to the rear!!
We all get grounded - "Forever"!!
(I'm still "grounded" - however, I can still order out for pizza and beer!!)
(I'll give my mother "two-points" - as mad as she was - she didn't swear!)

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Old 01-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #19
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What was the outcome of this event?
We had seen our "toy" "splash" into the river - we realized - what if it had hit the person!
Very, bad result!!!
(Skull fracture)
We had "artillery" - they had "older brothers"!

No more "rock fights".
Instead, we started to hang around with the kids from the other side of
the river.
They "hung around" with us.
Some of the best snow-ball fights I've ever been in, happened on that "island" - not "us" against "them" -
everybody against everybody!!
"Full, Tilt, Boogie"!!!

We never "played" with that particular, "toy" again!!!

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Old 01-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #20
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Next -
The "epilogue"
When I found out, that the "toy" we had been "playing" with -
Was not a "toy"!!

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Aww for pete's sake, and how long is that going to be? The only thing I can think of is you were throwing dynamite caps instead of fire crackers. Don't ask how I came to this guess.
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"Pete's sake"?
I don't remember dragging "Peter Pan" into this story?!

Remember, "Dr. Jimbo" -
"Good, things come to those who wait"!
("Good", is probably "stretching" it!)

Sorry for the delays!
I mentioned earlier in this thread, something concerning a "plumbing repair".
Bad, old, galvanized, gate-valve.
How hard is that??!
Simple - right?!
Ha, ha, ha!
Now, my friend has new, copper pipes, in their basement.
(Man - copper is expensive, now!!!)

I better get on with this!
("Dr. Oz" told me that "Dr. Jimbo" should not be subjected to undue,
stress!!)

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Time for a "cig" break!

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"Epilogue"

Years later - I'm a sophomore, in High School -
I'm on a bus with the Junior Varsity, wrestling team.
I'm sitting next to a person (I even remember his name!)
We're on the way to Elgin, Ill. - wrestling match.
We're just "killing time", "BS"ing -
I notice, he's missing part of a finger on his left hand -
He also has, substantial, flesh damage - on his hand.
I ask him - what happened?
He tells me.

He, and his "gang" of young, stupid, "puppies" were playing around with
the same "toy": that, we were!!
(Brilliance, has no boundary!)
They were "tamping", down the propellant - the projectile exploded!
He also, had some scars on his face.
He said - he almost lost an eye!!

We put together, hundreds of these "toys"!!!
(Dozens, at a time)
I think we were lucky!!

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"jiju1943"
"Pete's sake"?
I don't remember dragging "Peter Pan" into this story?!

Remember, "Dr. Jimbo" -
"Good, things come to those who wait"!
("Good", is probably "stretching" it!)

Sorry for the delays!
I mentioned earlier in this thread, something concerning a "plumbing repair".
Bad, old, galvanized, gate-valve.
How hard is that??!
Simple - right?!
Ha, ha, ha!
Now, my friend has new, copper pipes, in their basement.
(Man - copper is expensive, now!!!)

I better get on with this!
("Dr. Oz" told me that "Dr. Jimbo" should not be subjected to undue,
stress!!)

But, first -
A word from our sponsors!
Questions - problems?
You've come to the right place!!!
"DIY Chatroom"!
If we can't answer it - we can tell you "where to go"!
I mean where to find an answer!!!

Time for a "cig" break!

RF

Man you crack me up, too late though, trying to figure out what the "toy" is has sent me over the edge.
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"Epilogue"

Years later - I'm a sophomore, in High School -
I'm on a bus with the Junior Varsity, wrestling team.
I'm sitting next to a person (I even remember his name!)
We're on the way to Elgin, Ill. - wrestling match.
We're just "killing time", "BS"ing -
I notice, he's missing part of a finger on his left hand -
He also has, substantial, flesh damage - on his hand.
I ask him - what happened?
He tells me.

He, and his "gang" of young, stupid, "puppies" were playing around with
the same "toy": that, we were!!
(Brilliance, has no boundary!)
They were "tamping", down the propellant - the projectile exploded!
He also, had some scars on his face.
He said - he almost lost an eye!!

We put together, hundreds of these "toys"!!!
(Dozens, at a time)
I think we were lucky!!

RF
Good gravy, fertilizer and diesel fuel I tried that one time, couldn't keep the cow mess from splatterin out. hehehe
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Man you crack me up, too late though, trying to figure out what the "toy" is has sent me over the edge.
I didn't mean to cause any "cracks"!
Perhaps, you should seek guidance in the "General Discussion", or
"Building & Construction" sub-forums - for your "crack" problem!
(My advice, though - try not to "Crack-Wise"!)
My first "expert-hack" solution to your "crack" problem would be -
A BIG, bead of caulk!!
(Your choice of color and "flavor"! - I usually use "Pistachio-Tutti Frutti"!)


As far as "over the edge" -
Perhaps you should visit the "Safety", sub-forum!
Advice on "Fall-Arrestors", "Nets", etc....!
A wealth of information!!
(Don't tell them, that "rossfingal" sent you - they already know I'm
"unsafe at any speed"!)

I'll "PM" you with the things we used to create our little, "toys".
You'll laugh when you find out how simple they were!
However, we're still not "out of the woods" with our "plumbing repair"
problem!
Later!

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I didn't mean to cause any "cracks"!
Perhaps, you should seek guidance in the "General Discussion", or
"Building & Construction" sub-forums - for your "crack" problem!
(My advice, though - try not to "Crack-Wise"!)
My first "expert-hack" solution to your "crack" problem would be -
A BIG, bead of caulk!!
(Your choice of color and "flavor"! - I usually use "Pistachio-Tutti Frutti"!)


As far as "over the edge" -
Perhaps you should visit the "Safety", sub-forum!
Advice on "Fall-Arrestors", "Nets", etc....!
A wealth of information!!
(Don't tell them, that "rossfingal" sent you - they already know I'm
"unsafe at any speed"!)

I'll "PM" you with the things we used to create our little, "toys".
You'll laugh when you find out how simple they were!
However, we're still not "out of the woods" with our "plumbing repair"
problem!
Later!

rossfingal
Man that plumbing must really be a lulu, hope you get it going your way soon Ross. I will be looking for your PM.

There is no need for me to visit all them forums, I am beyond help.

By the way, did you ever make a spoke gun? We made them out of a spoke off a bike and use the heads of matches to make them shoot, very loud.
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We made a chlorine bleach bomb once---it killed a bush and the lawn for about 15 feet in every direction--That would have been dumb if it had gone off early---(the're are like a hand grenade)

I've got a couple of neighbor friends that like to make oxyacetylene bombs---those will wake up the police--

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Man that plumbing must really be a lulu, hope you get it going your way soon Ross. I will be looking for your PM.

There is no need for me to visit all them forums, I am beyond help.

By the way, did you ever make a spoke gun? We made them out of a spoke off a bike and use the heads of matches to make them shoot, very loud.
As with all adventures, dealing with old, plumbing - things that are bad -
can get "worser"!!
We had a hard time with the main shut-off, valve on the street-side of the meter - inside the basement.
Also, found that the water supply line from the street to the house is
"Lead"!
Had to go back and add a gate-valve on the "house" side of the meter -
just in case!
We'll deal with the "Lead" supply line this Spring - money, permitting.

"beyond help"???
YOU!?!? - NO - IMPOSSIBLE!!!
It's funny you should mention that, though!
(Just between you and I - that's the same thing that "Dr. Oz" said!!)
Don't worry - I wouldn't tell anybody!!

"PM" - in the works.

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Mike that bleach bomb sounds interesting, I will ask you later.

Ross the lead sounds scary, I wonder if a whole house filter would do any good. I put one on our house because we get our water out of the Tennessee River and it has a nasty taste to it. They filter and all that stuff but it still tastes bad. We have problems here with high water pressure because they have to pump the water up the mountains, without a regulator it will blow things up, water heaters, filters, water hoses, ice maker lines. I don't know what this has to do with lead pipes but since I have written it I am leavin it. I think what happened is the lead and water filters cranked this up. Man this gettin old stuff...

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