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post #1 of 10 Old 10-20-2010, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
funny stories of mal funtions on our DIY projects

my DIY pipe system mal functioned today and i flooded my aquarium room.looks like i'm not so handy after all lol

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-20-2010, 03:11 PM
oh no... are your fish ok?
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-21-2010, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
theres a trap to prevent fish from being sucked in.only the tiny ones can get through.luckily the pipe connected to the tank was only 4 inches deep in water

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3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
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post #4 of 10 Old 10-21-2010, 07:26 AM
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funniest DIY story i have ... must be only one right???

building my return plumbing i PVC glued myself to the pipe LOL it took a little to get separated from that mess.. truns out that stuff can stay on you for a few days after you get off the PVC LOL

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funniest DIY story i have ... must be only one right???

building my return plumbing i PVC glued myself to the pipe LOL it took a little to get separated from that mess.. truns out that stuff can stay on you for a few days after you get off the PVC LOL
LOL. We'll have to start calling you Tim "the toolman" Taylor (from Home Improvement).

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post #6 of 10 Old 10-21-2010, 12:56 PM
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if you only knew the half of it my friend.. if you only knew the half...

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post #7 of 10 Old 10-22-2010, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
wished my gum was that strong.my pipe gave way because the gum din't hold.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
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3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-15-2010, 11:18 AM
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well on my latest DIY I found to my surprise that I had super glued my middle finger to a piece of PVC. . It was very funny after the first round of shock went away!!!! I looked at the wife and said " this ain't even funny" then we both started to laugh uncontrollably. What was so surprising is that I made sure to keep that hand away from the portion that was being glued. Guess i didn't do so well. then we started to go through the jokes of going to the ER and trying to explain why I had a 29" piece of PVC glued to my middle finger!!!!!!!!. Thanks to fingernail polish remover I was able to extract my finger from the PVC but now it has my finger print on it in super glue!!!!!!!

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well on my latest DIY I found to my surprise that I had super glued my middle finger to a piece of PVC. . It was very funny after the first round of shock went away!!!! I looked at the wife and said " this ain't even funny" then we both started to laugh uncontrollably. What was so surprising is that I made sure to keep that hand away from the portion that was being glued. Guess i didn't do so well. then we started to go through the jokes of going to the ER and trying to explain why I had a 29" piece of PVC glued to my middle finger!!!!!!!!. Thanks to fingernail polish remover I was able to extract my finger from the PVC but now it has my finger print on it in super glue!!!!!!!

hope y'all have a good laugh!!!!!
LOL yeah, that super glue is pretty strong and instant stuff. I used to work for a manufacturing company where we used super glue occasionally and there were a couple times I accidentally glued my fingers together.

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-16-2010, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
seriously.the last time my aunt glued her finger together they had to do a minor operation to saperate them.

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3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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