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Important DIY leson learnt

Oranoco Aug 1, 2008

  1. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    I'm midway through ripping out my old kitchen ready for the electrician tomorrow. Whilst trying to shift a very stuborn screw I slipped and smacked my elbow on the oven. Being hot, sweaty and bad tempered I punched the bottom of the worktop to make myself feel better. Unfortunately the claw hammer that was on the worktop promptly fell off and bashed me on the head.

    I now have a sore elbow, a sore fist and a sore head and to make matters worse that poxy screw still won't shift:sob:
     
  2. Andy_S3

    Andy_S3 Member

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    Ouch, shame you werent filming it, would have been a classic for youve been framed
     
  3. karl7900

    karl7900 Active Member

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    Just use the claw hammer to pull the screw out.
     
  4. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    It's recessed :(

    Phoned the wife and she just laughed at me. Wait till she gets home :asskicking:
     
  5. karl7900

    karl7900 Active Member

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    Whats the screw holding in or on?
     
  6. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Holding the unit to the wall.

    Got it sorted I dismantled the cabinet round the screw and then used the claw hammer to shift it.

    Much brute force but soo satisfying.
     
  7. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    brute force is always the best way... although when I pulled that fireplace surround out in my house, perhaps it wasnt... it was damn heavy!!
     
  8. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    If all fails, just get a bigger hammer.
     
  9. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    I sliced my wrist open when I did my kitchen, was on a screw that held the plywood down on the floor made a bit of a mess but just stuck it back together with electrical tape lol
     
  10. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    lol at fingermouse. Did the same when I was 19 and put my hand through a window at home. Should have gone to casualty really but electricians tape was so much easier.
     
  11. Nickynibbles

    Nickynibbles Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!

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    :lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao: Sorry dude but if i'd been there I would of pissed myself laughing!! Glad you got it sorted though!
     
  12. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Don't apologise mate. I know it was daft but I can laugh at myself and thought others could have a little giggle at my expense :cool:
     
  13. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    DIY hospital repairs are even better than the DIY lol bit of rag and electrical tape can sort out most cuts lol :)
     
  14. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    Ive always used superglue myself... goes in the shower then.
     
  15. Spec

    Spec Currently just a Clio owner :(

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    lol!!! Unlucky mate ;)
     
  16. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    lmfao sounds like the sorta thing i would do... i one lit a fag off the gas hob on the cooker, turned the not to turn it down a bit, but turned it up, burnt my face, punched the solid brick wall and broke 2 of my nuckles. i had a set to play the day after. i was djing with a hoof hand being called dj hoofy all night!!

    i feel for you man, still funny as **** tho!!
     
  17. Jacko4130

    Jacko4130 Goodie Gum Drops

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    Brute force is the answer when it comes to diy in my house.
     

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