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Old 08-02-2020, 10:48 AM   #376
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This has turned a little gross.

When in the hospital, get an apple juice for breakfast.

Put it in the specimen cup for urine.

Wait for the nurse to come in, and when she picks up the cup, and says,

" A little cloudy today."

Grab the cup, and say, " Well let me run it through again."

And drink it.

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Hear are a few from my journey specifically for people using this site......

LISTEN to those that have travelled the path before you (sometimes many times) You may be told the opposite of what you want to hear but 99% of the time the people here know what they are doing. The advice given here is often given from years of experience and at no charge and is priceless. The people here are willing to help and although you might not like the answer there is a REASON you are being given it.

Doing it yourself does not always save money.....sometimes you need to step back and get a professional in to do some work. Refusing to accept you are out of your league will cost you in the long run, and not just money but also in dangerous conditions for you and your family. Does not mean you are a failure and lots of times if they understand the project and what you are dealing with they will offer advice and guide you on your journey. Know when its time to get a professional in and if you are not sure ASK.

Pictures are worth a 1000 words. If you can, post a picture of your issue as sometimes what you are describing is the opposite of what people are thinking.

Search is your friend...most of the time the question you have asked has been asked before with really good information in the answers.

The most important THINK SAFETY!!.....your life is not worth a bandaid fix or a jerry rig. If you have family and you are doing DIY - YOU are responsible for your work!! Take the time to understand what you are doing and do it RIGHT not quick. Your family might depend on it.

WEAR YOUR DAM SAFETY GEAR and always test wiring before playing with electrickery!!

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Save those expired credit, AAA and used up money cards. They come in handy for small glue-up projects.

Using pinking shears, snip along the wide edge of the card. The now serrated edge spreads the glue like a serrated trowel spreads mastic on floors. And, because the cards are plastic, the wood glues easily washes off them.
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Save those expired credit, AAA and used up money cards. They come in handy for small glue-up projects.

Using pinking shears, snip along the wide edge of the card. The now serrated edge spreads the glue like a serrated trowel spreads mastic on floors. And, because the cards are plastic, the wood glues easily washes off them.
Been doing that for years, it works great.

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Save those expired credit, AAA and used up money cards.
get cards free at walmort or whatever = gift cards.
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Cheep fire starter: Use old gas and styrofoam to get your burn pit going. lots of styrofoam in a little gas makes a sticky past that will not go out easily.
Caution- use sparingly only when you can't get your wet stuff to start and also remember something that's sticky that burns for 4 to 5 min isn't good to play with.
I'll bet you love the smell in the morning.

You have pretty much made napalm.

And yes, it is very sticky.
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This has turned a little gross.

When in the hospital, get an apple juice for breakfast.

Put it in the specimen cup for urine.

Wait for the nurse to come in, and when she picks up the cup, and says,

" A little cloudy today."

Grab the cup, and say, " Well let me run it through again."

And drink it.

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Old, old, old prank!
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Old, old, old prank!
But all the young nurses under 30, have not been pranked by it YET.



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Old 08-09-2020, 09:47 PM   #385
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But all the young nurses under 30, have not been pranked by it YET.


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Just imagine, or possibly most know, how many times / day an old man could pull that prank on a green nurses. Every 30 minutes minimum.
Are you sure this is not the joke section?


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Old 08-21-2020, 03:56 PM   #386
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Do not throw out those old vinyl roller shades, especially the heavy blackout ones. They are perfect in the shop for other purposes.



Place them under glue-ups. It protects the workbench or table-saw top, if that is what you use, from drips.

They are also a great drop cloth on the bench when painting or staining small projects.

When you are done and the drips are dry, just roll it up until the next project.
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Sometimes we do not have enough room to store a hose on a hose reel and so tend to just roll the hose and hang it on a hook.

The problem is that it is almost impossible to get all the residual water out of the hose so it often drips on the floor.

To prevent this, after coiling the hose and before hanging it up simply screw the two ends together thereby preventing the any water from dripping out.
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Sometimes we do not have enough room to store a hose on a hose reel and so tend to just roll the hose and hang it on a hook.

The problem is that it is almost impossible to get all the residual water out of the hose so it often drips on the floor.

To prevent this, after coiling the hose and before hanging it up simply screw the two ends together thereby preventing the any water from dripping out.
As an adjunct to this, I try and pull them over the back of a chair, fence railing or similar object. As long as you pull it a bit slower, it should help get most of the water out, and with @Drachenfire 's wonderful tip, drippage should be minimal.
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Many of us keep a small tool kit in our vehicles. But often, the one thing missing from that kit is an emergency escape tool.



This tool allows you to cut through seat belts and break vehicle windows in the event of an emergency.

Unlike your other tools, this one should be kept where it is readily accessible such as the glove box or center console.

At less than $15 for a set of two, it is cheap insurance against potentially being trapped in a burning or sinking vehicle.
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Many of us keep a small tool kit in our vehicles. But often, the one thing missing from that kit is an emergency escape tool.



This tool allows you to cut through seat belts and break vehicle windows in the event of an emergency.

Unlike your other tools, this one should be kept where it is readily accessible such as the glove box or center console.

At less than $15 for a set of two, it is cheap insurance against potentially being trapped in a burning or sinking vehicle.
Practicing SANE DEFENSIVE DRIVING, prevents any need for a gadget like this.




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