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Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)... #15: Bricking up a house-vac.

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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 01-28-2020 11:12 AM 486 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Boys and Girls,

We all like to brag about our achievements and sweep our failures under the carpet… well, my carpet has run out of space so I’ve decided to group my failures and mistakes under Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)….

However, with this offering…
As the dough said to the dearMore bang for you bucks!

You’re getting two for one…
  1. a Stupid Ideas/Buys instalment (here).
  2. a handy Workshop Operational Tips instalment (elsewhere).

How I got in the shit.

If you ever want to hide from SWMBO how dirty the floor is, on your side of the bed, offer to do the vacuuming when a tradie does a whole lot of drilling inside your house into brickwork or concrete.

I vacuumed a whole pile of rubble off the floor with one of our household vacs rather than using a shop vac from the workshop, or the one from the garage, or the back shed, or the back patio or borrowed the neighbours’… I had to use our good household one. After about 30 minutes, I was totally perplexed why the dust cloud hadn’t settled in the Dyson’s, what they refer to in the manual as the clear bin.

Well my clear bin was not clear and on closer inspection, I noticed that the swirling action of the bricks and mortar acted like a sand blaster inside the now opaque bin,

OOPS… I lit up a few cigarettes with the hope I could disguise the cloudiness, but SWMBO was no longer a fool, she quickly wised up after marrying me and all I managed to achieve was a couple of hefty clips behind the ears and a lengthy tirade about screwing up her Dyson!

To see how I extricated myself from this screw-up, you’ll need to make a pilgrimage to my Workshop Operational Tips. on Cleaning a Cleaner

Now if you followed the bouncing ball… in the right order… you should be back here.

Moral of the story and Stupidity was, to volunteer unnecessarily… should’ve let her sand blast the vac… I’ve never seen a SWMBO clip herself behind the ear.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD



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#1 posted 01-28-2020 07:10 PM

duckie you should know better than mess with mommas tools,i mean you want her goin into the laboratory and playin with your cnc or lasers.i think not,but i see you did fix your screw up.probably took a lot of vino though ;-)

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-28-2020 08:50 PM



... you should know better than mess with mommas tools…
- pottz

Thanks pottzy, after your inspirational suggestion, I advised SWMBO that I will never touch another housekeeping item ever again… you just earned me another clip behind the ears… Now I do need a lot of vino.

However, I did suggest to SWMBO that if I put the buffer on my lathe, with it’s extra speed I could make that plastic so transparent she could look right inside the neighbour’s house… she kissed my ears better!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 01-28-2020 11:13 PM

ha ill bet your ears are pretty sore most of the time huh? hey where’s are old buddy rc,back at #1 house again i suppose.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 01-29-2020 03:31 AM



... your ears are pretty sore...
- pottz
sore – YES, pretty – NO… nevertheless I’m proud of my cauliflower ears,

As for rc, I believe he’s done an Arnie and be back, however, wouldn’t surprise me if he’s planning a dramatic entry!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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