Things get worse...

Things get worse...

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    Things get worse...

    I always hate it when you take on a project that seems easy enough, you do your research, ask a few questions and prepare to tackle it yourself... but the end result always turns out worse then it was before you "fixed" it. It's usually something you didn't foresee before hand, you don't have the tools or skills to fix the unplanned issue, so you wing it and make it worse...

    Hey... at least I tired.


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    When that happens to me, I step out of the way and let the wife fix it!
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    BTDTGTTS.

    HATE when that happens...
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Like turning a $40 dollar brake pad change into a $175 dollar master cylinder and brake overhaul? Who knew you had to bleed from the brake on a Toyota? Seems if you just push in the cylinder it tweaks the master. Ooops. I could go on. Sometimes I even get lucky and waste 3-4 hours, but don't cost myself any extra money.
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    Reminds me of a sign I saw in a gunshop.

    Shop Charges
    $25 an hour
    $30 an hour if you watch
    $40 an hour if you help
    $100 an hour if you worked on it first
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    I'm glad you tried, as I make a lot of money as a direct result of your efforts.

    No slight intended. Nature of my occupation. The trick is, that if you screw up, figure out where you screwed it, how to fix it, and get it done...and don't do it again.
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    Life in general is that way. the longer you work on making is simple, the more complex it seems to get. Not that much gold to be found in the "Golden Years"
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    My rule of thumb is if the project requires more tools than I own or can easily rent, I'm gonna hire it out. DIY can be more expensive than paying the professional.

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    Sounds a bit like some of my past plumbing projects with the help of my now retired father.

    I'm like, It's just a 10 minute plumbing job, Dad. What could go wrong?"
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    Sometimes to get out of something you need to go further in.
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    Experience is the best teacher they say!

    Or was it "If all else fails, read the directions..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    I always hate it when you take on a project that seems easy enough, you do your research, ask a few questions and prepare to tackle it yourself... but the end result always turns out worse then it was before you "fixed" it. It's usually something you didn't foresee before hand, you don't have the tools or skills to fix the unplanned issue, so you wing it and make it worse...

    Hey... at least I tired.
    So exactly what did you usae your dremel on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Experience is the best teacher they say!

    Or was it "If all else fails, read the directions..."
    how many engine parts are spread across the front yard and how many times were they hit with a hammer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Experience is the best teacher they say!

    Or was it "If all else fails, read the directions..."
    Those things are made to be thrown out.

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    My "Plumbing Technique" always required THREE trips to the hardware store, hence I moved next door to a professional plumber. Really.

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