1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Important DIY leson learnt

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Oranoco, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Oranoco
    Offline

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,136
    Likes Received:
    183
    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:
    #1
  2. Andy_S3
    Offline

    Andy_S3 Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Messages:
    722
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ouch, shame you werent filming it, would have been a classic for youve been framed
    #2
  3. karl7900
    Offline

    karl7900 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just use the claw hammer to pull the screw out.
    #3
  4. Oranoco
    Offline

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,136
    Likes Received:
    183
    It's recessed :(

    Phoned the wife and she just laughed at me. Wait till she gets home :asskicking:
    #4
  5. karl7900
    Offline

    karl7900 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    1
    Whats the screw holding in or on?
    #5
  6. Oranoco
    Offline

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,136
    Likes Received:
    183
    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.
    #6
  7. Kontraband
    Offline

    Kontraband Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,995
    Likes Received:
    0
    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!!
    #7
  8. jojo
    Online

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    25,996
    Likes Received:
    1,588
    If all fails, just get a bigger hammer.
    #8
  9. fingermouse
    Offline

    fingermouse thats me

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,771
    Likes Received:
    12
    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
    #9
  10. Oranoco
    Offline

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,136
    Likes Received:
    183
    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.
    #10
  11. Nickynibbles
    Offline

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

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    2

    :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!
    #11
  12. Oranoco
    Offline

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,136
    Likes Received:
    183
    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:
    #12
  13. fingermouse
    Offline

    fingermouse thats me

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,771
    Likes Received:
    12
    DIY hospital repairs are even better than the DIY lol bit of rag and electrical tape can sort out most cuts lol :)
    #13
  14. Kontraband
    Offline

    Kontraband Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,995
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ive always used superglue myself... goes in the shower then.
    #14
  15. Spec
    Offline

    Spec Currently just a Clio owner :(

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    lol!!! Unlucky mate ;)
    #15
  16. ALPINE
    Offline

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,096
    Likes Received:
    2
    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 fook tho!!
    #16
  17. Jacko4130
    Offline

    Jacko4130 Goodie Gum Drops

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    1
    Brute force is the answer when it comes to diy in my house.
    #17

Share This Page